All you need is a spare Nexus 5 or 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 that you don't rely on, and the instructions we've laid out below. It's worth emphasizing that this is an early, buggy, developer preview you risk seriously messing up your device and losing any data it holds, so make sure photos, music and so on are well backed up before you get started. Android L itself appears stable enough, but many of your favorite third-party apps won't yet be compatible with it and may throw up errors. In other words, don't install Android L on a device you need every day. Our guide below uses Windows 8.1, but the process on other OSes is similar. Downloads and installs You're going to .. [read more] need three downloads from the Web, some of which you may already have if you've dabbled in Android rooting and modifications before. First of all, find the system image you need for your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 from the the official download page . In this guide, we're using the Nexus 7 "Razor" version, which weighs in at 422MB. Keep this in a safe place on your system.
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