We had clues earlier today that the over-the-air Lollipop 5.0.1 update for the Nexus 5 would be happening imminently, but now Google has updated the factory image page on its developers website with download links to make it easy to update your devices manually if that’s something you might be interested in doing…

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You can find the download over at the “Factory Images for Nexus Devices” page or, if you’re lazy (and you trust us), you can simply click here if the Nexus 5 image is what you’re after. The download is straight from Google’s servers, and sports build number LRX22C.

The Nexus 5 was one of the last devices we were waiting on, with downloads already available for the Nexus 4, 6, 7 (certain models), 9, and 10.  If you’d like to install one or any of these factory images without waiting for the over-the-air update to hit your device, check out our comprehensive guide.

Otherwise, both T-Mobile and Sprint updated their support websites this morning to say that the OTA rollout of the 5.0.1 update for the Nexus 5 should begin within the next 24 hours. If you’re not one for tinkering with your device’s software (or just scared of losing data), the best way to go about updating is to check the “System updates” page under Settings -> About phone.

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