How to update Nexus 9 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop using AOSP ROM

Nexus 9 was arrived with Android 5.0 Lollipop and it was the first device to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box and here in this guide we have brought an AOSP ROM for Nexus 9, just in case you are a fan of Custom ROM’s. This ROM is based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware. This was the first AOSP ROM based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware and as it is new developer hasn’t mentioned any bugs and we hope there will be no bugs in this ROM.

Nexus 9 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update Nexus 9 to Android 5.0 Lollipop LRX21L firmware – Guide

If you are looking for Custom ROM based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for your device, then this ROM is best suited for your needs, so let’s proceed and update Nexus 9 to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.


  • Backup your important data to a safe place, as installing this ROM will erase all of your data.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device from Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
  • Charge your device to at least 75%.
  • Unlock Bootloader on Nexus 9.
  • Root your device and install Custom Recovery on it.
  • Create a Nandroid Backup, so that you can restore your device to normal state if you have messed up with it.


How to update Nexus 9 to Android 5.0.2 firmware using AOSP ROM:

Download the AOSP ROM Package and Google Apps Package from the links above.

Copy them to your phone’s storage and make sure to copy them at root but not inside any folder.

Power off Nexus 9 and boot into Recovery Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume up and Home button and while holding them power on your device. Hold these keys until Bootloader / Fastboot Mode option appears.

Now from Bootloader Mode select Recovery and press Power key to select and you will be booted into Recovery Mode.

Once you are in Recovery Mode, wipe all of your data, cache and dalvik cache.

Now Select “Install Zip from SD card” and choose the ROM Package and install it.

Now in the same way install the Google Apps Package and install it.

Once done, Go Back and select reboot system now to reboot into normal mode.

When the device is booted up, you are ready to enjoy Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Nexus 9.

Do let us know in the comment section about your opinion about AOSP ROM on your Nexus 9.