No software rollout would be complete without a few early bugs, and Android L is no exception — especially on the Nexus 5. The latest version of Google’s operating system has an issue connecting to Wi-Fi networks following the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update, if you can get it to install correctly.
Android L (5.0) devices won’t connect to Wi-Fi, developers have been telling Google for nearly a month. One developer complains that the Nexus 5 saves passwords but then fails to actually connect, as Business Insider pointed out. The issue seems to also be affecting Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets.
Update: Some users report that they are having no issues with Wi-Fi on the Nexus 5, while others report losing data while installing the over-the-air (OTA) update. It is always wise to back up photos and other personal files before installing a major update like Android L on your device. Note that not all of your apps may be compatible once you install Android 5.0.
The issue seems to come from the current version of Android L for the LG Nexus 5, or build LRX210. Google has not yet come up with a fix for the issue — which could be major for users who rely on Wi-Fi. This is the second Wi-Fi issue to affect the Nexus 5 following the release of Android L — the first drained battery life, but has since been fixed.
While the Wi-Fi bug affects Nexus 5 models running Android L, a number of owners say their device cannot complete the installation due to a “missing system.img” error message. The bug cancels the installation of Android L on the Nexus 5 as well as a number of other devices… see more