Android 5.0 Lollipop Source Code Pushed to AOSP

As Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 6 tablet, and Nexus Player have now started to ship, Google has pushed Android Lollipop to AOSP (Android Open Source Project), as well as images for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), and Nexus 10.

You’ll soon be able to retrieve the source code with the following command lines [Update: I still can’t use the lollipop-release branch to retrieve the code, so instead you can use android-5.0.0_r1 tag for Nexus 9, or android-5.0.0_r2 tag for Nexus Player / Android TV]:

repo init -u -b android-5.0.0_r1
repo sync

Currently repo init fails with:

error: in init -u -b lollipop-release --repo-url= --repo-branch=stable: revision lollipop-release in manifests not found

But everything should come online soon. In the meantime, you could still browse the code. Anyway that means Android 5.0 images for mini PCs, TV boxes and other devices will hopefully be available in a few weeks, or a couple of months.

Via XDA Developers

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5 years ago

There’s a missing word there “You’ll soon be able to the source code”.

It’s nice that the source code is available and that Google releases it so quickly. We should start seeing some ports soon and maybe it will be easier than it was before given that the kernel has device tree support now.

5 years ago

Hi CNXSoft, you posted about Google releasing Android 5.0.0 R1 (Release 1) a.k.a. LRX21L source code, but now it looks like tey have also released Android 5.0.0 R2 (Release 2) a.k.a. LRX21M source code.

repo init -u -b android-5.0.0_r2

KitKat to Lollipop (5.0.0 R2) AOSP full changelog:

According to this post on the Android Building group, the android-5.0.0_r1 tag (LRX21L) is for the Nexus 9, and android-5.0.0_r2 (LRX21M) is for the Nexus Player, which means that R2 (LRX21M) is for Android TV.


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