Google released Android 6.0 Factory Images for its latest Nexus device. You may already know that having a Nexus device is a must if you want to be the first to try the goodies that latest versions of Android brings to users. Almost every carrier and manufacture will update their latest device to Android 6.0 but it will need a long time. We will also have to wait even for developers to create Custom ROMs based on Android 6.0.
However for Nexus users it’s very easy to update their devices to Android 6.0. If you can’t wait to receive a OTA update which will be available in the next days, simply download and install the Factory Image for your Nexus device. Until now only Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 users can enjoy the features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Below is the guide how to install the new Android version on your device. Make sure to follow all the steps carefully and if you have any other question feel free to make in the comment section below.
- Download and install the proper USB Drivers on your PC (link).
- Download and install ADB and Fastboot on your computer (link).
- Download the proper factory image for your device (download link).
How To Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Factory Image on Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9.
- Download Android 6.o factory image for your Nexus device.
- Extract the zip file and put it somewhere on your computer.
- Open Command Prompt CMD and enter the following code.
adb reboot bootloader
Your phone will boot now into fastboot mode
- If your phone is unlocked you are good, if not you have to unlock it by typing the following code:
fastboot oem unlock
- Now the bootloader will be unlocked. So go to the extracted folder of the factory image and double-click on flash all file.
- It will start installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your device.
Once the installation procedure finish you simply reboot your phone. The first boot may take a while because the system will configure the files and make them ready for first time use. Sometime it may take up to 10 minutes. So give it the needed time and in a couple of minutes you will have a Nexus device running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.