Update Nvidia Shield Tablet to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official OTA Update

The latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update has been rolled out for the Nvidia Shield gaming tablets via OTA. The Android 5.0.1 covered all the tiny issues that were facing by the users because Android 5.0 came with many bugs. The latest mobile OS released for the Nvidia Shield tablets with software upgrade 2.1 that brings several important enhancements to improve the Shield experience and some of the key features included in this update are Shield Advanced Power Control Menu, Live HD Effects in the Camera App, OpenGL 4.5 Support and other performance optimizations.

So if you have Nvidia Shield Tablet and want to get the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official OTA update on it then you can easily get it on your tablet via OTA. Its size is above 700 MB and you can update your device by going into Settings > About Phone >  System updates. But if this update is currently not available in your region yet then don’t worry, here we’ve a step by step guide that how to manually install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop official OTA update on Nvidia Shield Tablet. Thanks to the XDA Developers for sharing OTA zip files.

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Here we’ve given two methods to update Shield Tablet to Android 5.0.1.

  1. Update via Recovery Mode
  2. Update using ADB sideload

Go ahead and follow the given instructions to flash the latest Android version onto the Nvidia Shield Tablet.


The OTA files given in this guide are only working with Nvidia Shield Tablet. Do not try to install this update on any other variant, as a result your device might get bricked.


AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any kind of damage or lose occurred to your device during or after the installation process on your Nvidia Shield Tablet.

Before Getting Started:

  • Make a proper back up of all your data before flashing the stock OTA firmware on your Shield Tablet.
  • Enable USB debugging Mode on your tablet by navigating to Settings > Developers Options.
  • Download and setup the minimal Fastboot/ADB tool on your PC.
  • Download and install Nvidia Shield Tablet Drivers on the PC.
  • The Shied Tablet should have above 70% battery charge.

Required Links:

Steps to Install Android 5.0.1 OTA update on Nvidia Shield Tablet using Recovery:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 5.0.1 OTA file for your Nvidia Shield Tablet from the given above download links on the PC.

Step No 2:- Copy the Android 5.0.1 OTA .zip file to the internal storage of the tablet.

Step No 3:- Power Off your Shield Tablet in order to boot it into Recovery Mode.

Step No 4:- Power On the tablet by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together to enter Bootloader mode.

Step No 5:- While your device is in Recovery, choose Install choose OTA zip from the sdcard and then confirm the flashing process. This process may take a while.

Step No 6:- Reboot the tablet once the installation successfully finished. It will take about 5 minutes to complete the initial boot after installation.

Steps to Install Android 5.0.1 OTA update on Nvidia Shield Tablet using ADB Sideload:

Step No 1:- First of all download the ADB files from the above given link and then extract them on desktop of your PC.

Step No 2:- Open the extracted ADB Folder and run command prompt.

Step No 3:- Plug your Nvidia Shield Tablet to PC via its USB data cable and reboot it into Recovery Mode.

Step No 4:- In the recovery mode, enter ADB sideload menu:

  • For CWM, navigate to Install > Install Zip from Sideload.
  • For TWRP, go to Advanced > ADB Sideload.

Step No 5:- Transfer the Android 5.0.1 OTA .zip file to the ADB folder.

Step No 6:- Type and enter the following command in the command prompt.

adb sideload

Step No 7:- The above given command will copy the .zip file to the device. Once the file is copied, it will be automatically installed on the Shield tablet. Reboot the tablet, once the installation finished.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the latest Android 5.0.1 update on your Nvidia Shield Tablet to enjoy a lot of system improvements.


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