Upgrade your Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.0

Ok, check it, you want to upgrade your Nexus 5 to Lollipop 5.0 (apparently this work with the Nexus 7 and 9 as well).

First, you will need Nexus Root Toolkit tool for your desktop – I’m running windows 8.1 for my sins but it may work elsewhere – other OSs are available. You can download the tool for windows here: http://www.wugfresh.com/nrt/

Once you’ve got the Nexus Root Toolkit install it! What am I? Your dad?

Ok, once you have the root kit installed. You need to put your phone into ‘developer mode’. Settings -> about phone -> tab ‘Build number’ a bunch of times and it will pop up and say you’re a developer. Now when you go to settings you’ll see Developer options. Go in here and enable USB Debugging. Ok you’re all set.

Open the Root toolkit on your desktop and plug your device in.


Follow the order.

1. You need to backup. Failure to do so may result in the loss of cat pictures!

2. Then unlock

3. The flash the device. You will have to download the Lollipop software here.

And that’s pretty much it. If you need more help check out this guys video tutorial: here


Reverse Proxy for SabNZDB and NZBDrone with Apache

Hi Guys,

I haven’t blogged for a while. It’s been a bit hectic at this end. I’m no longer working as a sysadmin. I’m now working as a project manager for UC and SCCM solutions.

Anyway, just moved house and am in the process of configuring SabNZDB and NZBDrone. Rather that having to remember the ports for all of these different services e.g. http://domainname.com:8989 I’d like to just remember a short name for each service e.g http://domainname.com/sab or http://domainname.com/drone

Right, lets get started:

1. Setup SAB and Drone as you usually would but rather than opening up ports 8080 and 8989 (Default SAB and Drone ports ) only open up port 80 to the server.

2. Download and install XAMPP. I’m running this on a little Windows 7 box. Here is the link: https://www.apachefriends.org/download_success.html

3. Once its installed and is up and running stop the Apache service from the application tool.

4. Once you’ve done this go to the config location for Apache (Default is: C:\xampp\apache\conf) now find the  httpd.conf file and open it with notepad.

5. Ive added these two sections at the bottom of the file:

<Location /sab>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from all
ProxyPass http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd
ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd

<Location /drone>
order deny,allow
deny from all
allow from all
ProxyPass http://localhost:8989/drone
ProxyPassReverse http://localhost:8989/drone

6. Once you’ve done this and save the files you should be able to get to Sab and Drone from outside your firewall.

E.g http://mydomain.com/sab and http://mydomain.com/drone.

One additional note with NZBDrone

You may see just NZBDrone Ver. If you do, do this:

In NZBDrone:

  1. Go to Settings -> General
  2. Set URL Base to desired path
  3. Save settings
  4. Restart (Restart as administrator on Windows)
  5. Donate ❤

Let me know if you need further details