Android TV, one of those niches announced back in June at Google I/O 2014 where Android plans to branch out, is also getting an update to Android 5.0 which it will most likely roll out OTA. But not just to everyone yet. We feel you when you say that it’s stressing you out waiting for the OTA update – we’ve all been there. So if you’re up for it, you can actually sideload the official update to your ADT-1 right now.

The steps aren’t as intuitive as just waiting for the OTA update – but if you don’t want to wait, then having the update ASAP should be an added incentive for you to go through what might seem a complicated set of steps. If you’re confident enough, check out the source link below. The guys at Android Police have put it together, so you can scroll down to see the steps listed out clearly.

The process involves downloading the official update from Google, which they have already made available. Then you will be required to boot to “Recovery Mode”. For Android smartphones, this might be an easy thing to do, but this will be what might scare you off at first. Don’t worry, there are a lot of ways to do it. After that, it’s just a matter of typing a command and waiting for the update to finish.


The aesthetic changes aren’t major, there won’t be anything in Android 5.0 that will need you to learn to do something new. The biggest change? Android 5.0 lowers the running temperature of your box from almost melting the plastic to just a few degrees above room temp. That, if any, should be the reason why you should get this update ASAP.

SOURCE: Android Police