Even though an official / nightly built of CyanogenMod 12 based on latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop release isn’t yet available, you should know that those of xda-developers are hardly working in providing ported versions of the mentioned firmware. Thus, in that matter, today, senior member mo976 made available his CM12 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for Motorola Google Nexus 5.
What does this mean? Well, basically, you can start updating your Google Nexus 5 with CM12 right away. This Android 5.0.1 Lollipop custom ROM is based on other versions of CM and on stock Lollipop firmware. Of course, it isn’t an official Android OS and also it is not an official CyanogenMod release. The ROM is developed by third party devs and it is only based on leaked features of CM 12 software.
Anyway, according to the devs and to the users who have already installed CM 12 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS on Nexus 5, the firmware is stable and can be safely flashed for a daily use. There are still minor bugs included in the platform, though there hasn’t been reported significant software related issues. So, bottom line, you can now test the latest CM12 firmware on your own Google Nexus 5 and try new and important features, apps and capabilities for customizing and optimizing your Nexus and Motorola branded smartphone.
CM12 can be updated only if your Nexus 5 is rooted, on an unlocked bootloader and with CWM / TWRP recovery (or any other custom recovery image) installed. All you have to do is to download CM 12 lollipop 5.0.1 firmware from this page on your computer. Then, you have to transfer the update package on your device. Finally, you need to enter recovery mode on your Android smartphone and to flash CM12 from the same environment.
But, don’t forget to save the current ROM that runs on your Nexus 5 first. If CM12 will not be on your taste, or if the Android 5.0.1 OS will be buggy, then you will probably want to get back to stock Android OS – thus, don’t do anything else before completing a Nandroid backup.
If you need our help, or if you have questions, don’t hesitate and contact us – through the comments field from below. Also, remember that unofficial CM12 is currently available for other devices too – such as Galaxy S5, HTC One Max, or T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3.