How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Windows

Google revealed the Android 5.0 Lollipop version. Before the actual launch, we named Android 5.0 as L, which means a lot to developers, users and much more in terms of material design. Google also recently revealed the Android 5.0 SDK image file which can be installed on a Windows machine. If you are a Nexus 7 2013 owner in our recent post we provided the detailed article about How To Update Nexus 7 2013 To Android 5.0 LPX13D Factory Firmware.

Also read: Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Ringtones and Wallpapers

This tutorial is really helpful for the developers and Android enthusiasts to try the latest version Android 5.0 virtually straight on their Windows machines. For complete details read our “How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Windows” article.

How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop On Windows-Full Tutorial

  1. Download the Android SDK install Windows version.
  2. Install the downloaded copy of SDK on your machine.
    Note: If you have downloaded the zipped version of SDK, you don’t need to install the program. Directly open the extracted files and run the SDK Manager.
  3. After installation click on the”SDK Manager” program shortcut to launch.Android SDK Manager Installation
  4. After launching the program select packages, you need to download and install. Here, select Android5.0 (API21) and Android SDK Platform tools to install.
  5. After everything installed now you need to set up the Android emulator in order to run the Android 5.0 Lollipop virtually on your Windows machine.
  6. Here, go back to the Android SDK folder and run “AVD Manager”. Now click on New and create a virtual device.
  7. Set up using default settings and run the AVD Manager. In the AVD manager select the virtual device and click on start.
  8. Now click on the launch button without changing anything in the options panel.
  9. The emulator will start and you’ll notice an Android device booting logo on your Windows screen. (Few command prompt windows appears on the screen during the launch).
  10. It will take some time to load for the first time and the home screen appears within few minutes.

That’s it, now you can test and explore the new Android 5.0 Lollipop features on your Windows machine.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
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