After upgrading my Nexus 5 to vanilla Lollipop a few days ago, I'm no longer able to assign pictures to my contacts. I can tap "Choose photo" and select a picture, but when I confirm I get the error "No pictures are available on the phone". How can this happen? It doesn't make any sense. I already tried wiping cache from recovery because some people say that it can fix some upgrade problems, but that didn't solve anything for me.


You need to have a gallery app installed like the default "Gallery" or "QuickPic" app.

I had the same issue since "Gallery" doesn't come with Android 5.0 Lollipop, only "Photos" (which I disabled since I don't use Google+)

  • I was able to browse through my photos but after selecting the photo the error popped up. I was able to resolve it by installing a third-party photo editor. – Pieter Dec 11 '14 at 20:50

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