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Google has just rolled out the updated version of Android 6.0 Developer Preview 3 factory images for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player with system level tweaks and bug-fixes for all known issues discovered after the final preview release of Android M (aka Marshmallow).

The new Android M update with build number MPA44I can now be downloaded manually, using the direct download links below:

IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

Pre-requisites

  • The instructions given in this guide are meant for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone as installing this firmware on incorrect variants might brick the device.
  • Ensure the phone has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
  • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
  • Verify correct USB drivers for the device are installed on the computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode via Settings > Developer Options Note: If Developer Options is not visible then you need to enable it as follows:
  • Go to Settings > About Phone
  • Scroll down to the bottom and select Build Number
  • Then tap build number seven times to unlock the Developer Options under Settings and then enable USB Debugging mode
  • Ensure that the device is rooted with CWM or TWRP recovery installed and its bootloader is unlocked.

Steps to update Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player to Android 6.0 Marshmallow build MPA44I via Factory Image

Step 1 – Download the Android 6.0 Factory Image for your Nexus device on the computer.

Step 2 – Connect the Nexus device to your computer via USB cable.

Step 3 – Ensure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. (click to see guide).

Step 4 – Power off your phone and boot it into Fastboot/Bootloader mode.

Step 5 – To boot Nexus device into Fastboot mode: turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until the Fastboot menu and START icon appear on the screen.

Step 6 – If necessary, unlock the device’s bootloader by running the following command: fastboot oem unlock

Step 7 – Then extract the downloaded file to a desired location on your computer (preferably desktop). Go to the firmware folder and then copy/paste all the files to the Fastboot directory.

Step 8 – Using factory image files in your Fastboot directory, run the following commands depending on the OS installed on computer:

  • On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
  • On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
  • On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.

Step 9 –That is all you need to do for flashing the stock factory image on your Nexus phone. Wait for the installation process to complete or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone if in case you are prompted to unlock the bootloader.

Step 10 – Once the installation completes, your phone will reboot and it may take about five minutes for the first boot to complete. So, please do not interrupt the process.

Your Nexus device is now running the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with build MPA44I via stock factory image from Google. Go to Settings > About phone to verify the firmware installed.

Don’t want to wait for an update to hit your device? Here’s the easiest way to do it yourself.

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Dan Graziano is an associate editor for CNET. His work has appeared on BGR, Fox News, Fox Business, and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t tinkering with the latest gadgets and gizmos, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.

An over-the-air update for Android 5.0 Lollipop will begin arriving on Google’s Nexus line of devices in the coming days. The company recently published factory images for the update for the Nexus 5, Wi-Fi-only Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. These images can be loaded onto your Nexus device and restore it to a new, out of box state. It should be noted, however, that this will erase all of the data on your device.

The method outlined in this guide is for Windows computers only. There are other options available for Mac users, although you could always load a boot camp or a virtual Windows PC to perform this.

Nexus Root Toolkit

A developer that goes by the alias of WugFresh created a tool that can easily unlock the bootloader and root your Nexus device. I’ve been using the tool for quite sometime and it’s incredibly straightforward. Please note that is may void your warranty, and that CNET is not responsible for anything that may happen to your device. You should proceed with caution, and non-experienced users may just be better off waiting a few days for the update.

With that said, download the tool from this website and install it on your Windows computer. Launch the program and select the device you are using and it’s current build. To find the build on your Nexus device, enter Settings and scroll down to About phone. You will find the information you need under Build number.

While you are in the About Phone section, click on the Build Number option seven times to enable Developer mode. Then, in the Developer mode options, enable USB debugging. A screen will pop up on your phone when the program attempts to make a connection. Make sure to allow it.

Installing drivers

If the program and computer aren’t recognizing your device, you will have to install software drivers. In the Nexus Root Toolkit, click on the “Full Driver Installation Guide” button and follow steps one through four. This is the most difficult part of the process. Be sure to follow the steps exactly and make sure to restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Flashing the images

Before you can flash a factory image, you must first unlock your bootloader. Click the Unlock button in the Nexus Root Toolkit, click OK, followed by Yes. Your device will reboot a few times, but don’t freak out. Let the program do its thing.

Once your device has successfully rebooted, skip the initial setup and go right into the settings menu. Once again, click the Build number option to enable Developer Mode and select USB debugging.

Now head to Google’s developer website and download the 5.0 factory image. Be sure to download the image that corresponds with your device. I am using a Nexus 5, so I downloaded the “hammerhead” image.

In the Nexus Root Toolkit, click the “Flash Stock + Unroot” button, followed by the option to use an image you previously downloaded. Click OK, select the file from your computer, and copy and paste the MD5 checksum number found next to the file you downloaded on Google’s website.

Once again, this will take some time, so be patient and let the program do its thing. Once your phone has rebooted, you will have a fresh new install of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

If the available internal storage displayed on your device is wrong. Head to Settings, select Backup & reset, click on Reset phone, followed by Erase everything. This should fix the problem.

Google has just released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images with build number MRA58K for a spate of Nexus devices including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player. Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the 2012 Nexus 7 are yet to receive Google’s latest Android update.

Here is a checklist of prerequisites that need to be taken care of, before you proceed to upgrade your Nexus device to Google’s newest operating system:

Prerequisites

  • This guide involves the use of ADB tools and hence it is imperative that you make sure that ADB tools are installed on your computer (download Android SDK).
  • Ensure that your Nexus device is visible on your computer. Launch Terminal app and type the command “adb devices” and hit Enter. If the device is listed there, you are all set. Otherwise, just ensure your device has USB debugging option enabled in the Settings app:
  • Go to Settings > About Phone > tap the build number a few times and then hit the back button > Developer Options. The USB debugging option should now be accessible.
  • Backup your important data and settings on the Nexus phone or tablet.
  • Verify that your device’s bootloader is unlocked by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > About page and tap the Android build number several times on your Nexus smartphone or tablet. Then make sure OEM unlocking is checked. Enter the command “adb reboot bootloader” to go to device’s bootloader and check if it is in locked state. If the device is locked, return to the bootloader screen and enter the “fastboot oem unlock” command.
  • Accept the various confirmation-prompts to unlock your device and hit OK when a prompt suggests that all data will be wiped on your device.

IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to device, during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

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Steps to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow MRA58K factory images on Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9 and Player

Step 1: Ensure the correct ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed (Windows and Mac)

Step 2: Verify that ADB drivers are working correctly by following the guide posted here.

Step 3: Unlock your Nexus device’s bootloader using the guide posted here.

Step 4: Extract the MRA58K update file you downloaded earlier, using free software extraction tool like 7-zip to your computer’s desktop.

Step 5: Disconnect your Nexus device from the computer if it is still connected.

Step 6: Let your Nexus device boot into fastboot mode:

  • Turn off the device.
  • Press and hold both Volume Down and Power buttons together until the screen turns on and Fastboot logo appears on it.

Step 7: Connect your Nexus device to PC via original USB cable.

Step 8: Double-click the flash-all.bat file, which should be located in a folder on the desktop with all extracted contents in it.

  • Linux and Mac users should enter the following command in terminal: sh ./flash-all.sh

That’s it. Once all the files are installed, your Nexus device should be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with build MRA58K. Those who have already installed the new Marshmallow update can go ahead and root the same with SuperSU, using our guide posted here.

We’ve written about the latest version of Android 5.1 Lollipop and how it has been released for a number of Nexus devices, including more recently the Google Nexus 5. Now, Google has released and posted the factory image to Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Google home entertainment system, the Google Nexus Player. The Nexus Player was announced last year as the first Android TV device and is based around a quad-core, 1.8 GHz, Intel Atom processor with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. There’s an HDMI port for outputting to a television and high speed onboard WiFi. As well as running applications and games, the Nexus Player is also fully Google Cast compatible and can be accessorized with a handy Bluetooth 4.1 wireless controller, which is perfect for gaming.

The factory images can be used to restore a Nexus device to the original factory firmware, which can be useful for customers who have installed a custom ROM. It may also be used to update a device before the over the air, or OTA, update arrives and as such it’s great for impatient people! Flashing a factory image will, unfortunately, delete all user data on the device so if you are planning on updating your device, be sure to backup all personal information first. In order to use the system image, you’ll need the fastboot tool, which you can get either from a compiled version of the Android Open Source Project or from the platform-tools directory of the Android SDK (software development kit). You’ll need to add it to the Windows PATH environment as the flash-all script needs to be able to find it. Oh and you’ll also need to set up USB access on your device(s) too. There are detailed instructions at the source website cited below; be sure to hit it up and read these through carefully if you are interested in flashing your Google Nexus Player to Android 5.1.

If have a Nexus Player and don’t want to manually flash the update, not to worry as your device will receive the update in the coming days. As for the differences, most of the changes to Android will be more obvious to smartphone and tablet owners, but the overall performance and reliability improvements should be reflected with the Nexus Player too. But if you have the Nexus Player and receive the update, let us know how you get on?

If you’ve ever tried to update your Android phone manually, you know the process can be unnecessarily hard. There are so many steps and parts, that if one thing goes wrong, the whole process doesn’t work. Recognizing this, the Android team came up with an even easier way.

With the new Android Flash Tool, you can use your browser to update your phone. You don’t need to use a command prompt, install platform-tools, or even unlock your bootloader beforehand. The tool, will walk you through the process, flashing the update automatically — even developer preview updates. In fact, if your phone is soft bricked, it can even get you back up and running in a few clicks.

Requirements

  • Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge 79 or later, or any browser with WebUSB
  • Windows, macOS, Linux, or Chrome OS computer
  • Google Pixel 2 or newer with unlockable bootloader
  • important data backed up (this will wipe your device if your bootloader isn’t already unlocked)

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlocking

First, you will need to activate Developer Options, the hidden Settings menu that has two options we need to make this work. So open Settings, choose “About Phone,” then tap on “Build number” seven times (the one located at the bottom of the page) and enter your lock screen passcode when prompted.

Now, return to Settings, select “System,” and then “Advanced.” Open “Developer options” and enable the toggle next to “USB debugging,” then press “OK.” If your bootloader is not already unlocked, enable the toggle next to “OEM Unlocking” as well. If your bootloader is unlocked, this option will be activated and grayed out.

Step 2: Install Drivers (Windows Only)

If you’re using a Windows PC, you’ll need to install driver software for your computer to recognize your phone properly. If you’re using macOS, Linux, or Chrome OS, you can skip this step.

First, download the Google USB Driver ZIP file below and extract it anywhere on your computer (typically, right click –> Extract).

Now, plug your phone into your computer and right-click the Start button, then choose “Device Manager.” Here, under “Portable Devices,” “Other Devices,” or “Universal Serial Bus devices,” right-click your Google Pixel and select “Update Driver,” then choose “Browse my computer for driver software.”

Now, choose “Browse” on the prompt, then select the usb_driver folder you extracted from the ZIP and click “Next.” Afterward, you should see a prompt letting you know the driver was installed correctly.

Step 3: Add a Build & Start Flashing

Make sure your Pixel is connected directly to your computer with a USB cable. Don’t link to any USB hubs, adapters, or monitors — connect directly to a USB port on the motherboard if possible.

Now, visit one of the links below from your computer. If you opt for the stable version (currently Android 10), select your carrier, then click “Get Started” and choose “OK” on the popup. If you’re installing the beta (currently Android 11), choose the link that corresponds to your Pixel model under Android Flash Tool, then click “Get Started” and “OK.”

  • Builds for Android Flash Tool: Stable | Beta

On the new page, choose “Add new device” towards the bottom.

Now, select your connected device in the popup.

Select “Connect,” and you should see your device listed under “Unavailable.”

This message is because you need to allow USB debugging, the prompt that will have appeared on your smartphone right now.

Hit “Allow” on the prompt, and on your computer, your device should now be listed under “Available” with a green “Connected” underneath it.

Click on your device to advance to the next page, which will show the current build you are trying to install. Once you have verified the build, choose “Install.”

In the final section, you will be presented with a couple of warnings that should be adhered to, minimizing your chance of encountering any issues. Choose “Confirm” after reviewing these warnings.

Now, choose “Allow” on the browser popup asking permission for the Android Flash Tool to show notifications. On the new page titled “License 1 of 1,” select “I accept.”

After a series of restarts, your phone will reboot with the new build, and Chrome will update its page with a message upon completion. Yep, it’s really that simple!

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  • Heya Nexus 6 Users,

    In this thread, I’ll help you to flash factory images on your nexus 6. This process will wipe your device, so please BACKUP YOUR DATA before going through the flashing process. ​

    You can backup your data from some well-known apps from Play Store

    Step 1 : Pre-requisite

    ==> Setup your workspace by following step two from this (Credits @xBeerdroiDx)

    ==> For MAC users, you can follow this thread (Credits @AshtonTS)

    ==> For Linux users, you can follow this thread (Credits @bloodychaos)

    Step 2 : Downloading Factory Images

    ==> You can find Nexus 6(shamu) factory images from here.

    Step 3 : Extracting Factory Images

    ==> Extract the archive you downloaded (First extract shamu-XXXXX.tgz and then extract shamu-XXXXX.tar). You can use WinRaR or 7z etc. It should look like this

    Step 4 : Unlock the bootloader

    Step 5 : Flashing

    ==> Method 1 : (Short and Sweet)

    – Power off your phone.

    – Boot it in fastboot(bootloader mode) by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down at the same time.

    – Connect your phone to your PC through your USB cable.

    – Execute the flash-all.bat script (for Windows) or flash-all.sh(for MAC and LINUX) in the folder where you extracted the factory images.
    **!!** For MAC: You’ll have to edit the flash-all.sh, and add “./” before every fastboot command.

    (For windows users)

    – Wait for everything to flash.

    – After everything finished, select “Recovery” using the volume buttons.

    – When a small dead Android appears, press Power Button + Volume UP.

    – Select “Wipe data/factory data reset”

    – Reboot. Your phone should be stock.

    ==> Method 2 : (Long, but works always)

    – Extract the image-shamu-XXXXXX.zip somewhere easy to access (On C:/image-shamu-XXXXXX for example).
    – In the same folder, from the original archive, extract “bootloader-shamu-moto-XXXXXX.img” (rename it to bootloader.img) and “radio-shamu-XXXXXX.img” (rename it to radio.img). You will have the following files:

    – Power off your phone.

    – Boot it in fastboot(bootloader mode) by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down at the same time.

    – Connect your phone to your PC through your USB cable.

    – Open a CMD window.(By pressing shift key + right mouse click at same time)

    – Type the following commands, in this order (If you have a different folder, change the path)

    – After everything finished, select “Recovery” using the volume buttons.

    – When a small Android appears, press Power Button + Volume UP.

    – Select “Wipe data/factory data reset”

    – Reboot. Your phone should be stock.

    (Credits @Chirag_Galani for testing it )

    Please consider downloading a free/paid version of my ANDROID APP

    Hit thanks if you appreciate my efforts and if this thread helped you at any moment

    Google has just started rolling out the latest build of Android 5.1 Lollipop (LMY47I) update via newly released factory images for its flagship handsets: Nexus 5 and Nexus 6, just a week after the latter received the last updated build of Lollipop.

    The new build (LMY47I) of Android 5.1 seems to be a minor bug-fix update aimed at fixing issues related to SIM card handling, given the ill-consequences of adding multiple-carrier support, according to the unofficial changelog created by the folks at Android Police.

    However, the new update fails to address more critical issues with Lollipop such as the unexpected battery drain, infamous memory leak issue and an aggressive process killer.

    Interested Android users may check the complete list of changes ported to the new Lollipop build in a recent post by Android Police.

    Those who cannot wait for the official Android 5.1 OTA release in their country can go ahead and flash the latest Lollipop build (LMY47I) via official factory image, using the step-by-step guide posted below.

    Note: All Nexus devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop (stock and custom ROM) can be upgraded to the latest build of Lollipop (LMY47I) via the official factory image.

    IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.

    Pre-requisites

    • The instructions given in this guide are meant for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 models only. Verify device model number by navigating to Settings > About Phone as installing this firmware on incorrect variants might brick the device.
    • Ensure the phone has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown (due to battery drain) while installing the ROM.
    • Back up data and settings using a recommended custom recovery tool, like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP, as it creates a complete image of the existing phone setup. In Recovery, choose Backup and Restore and tap Backup.
    • Verify correct USB drivers for the phone are installed on the computer (download Nexus 5 USB drivers orNexus 6 USB drivers).
    • Enable USB Debugging mode via Settings > Developer Options Note: If Developer Options is not visible then you need to enable it as follows:
    • Go to Settings > About Phone.
    • Scroll down to the bottom and select Build Number.
    • Then tap build number seven times to unlock the Developer Options under Settings and then enable USB Debugging mode.
    • Ensure that the device is rooted with CWM or TWRP recovery installed and its bootloader is unlocked.

    Downloads Required

    Steps to Update Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 to Android 5.1 Lollipop Build LMY47I via Factory Image

    Step 1 –Download the Android 5.1 Factory Image for your Nexus phone on the computer.

    Step 2 – Connect the Nexus device to your computer via USB cable.

    Step 3 – Ensure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. (click to see guide).

    Step 4 – Power off your phone and boot it into Fastboot/Bootloader mode.

    Step 5 – To boot Nexus device into Fastboot mode: turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until the Fastboot menu and START icon appear on the screen.

    Step 6 – If necessary, unlock the device’s bootloader by running the following command: fastboot oem unlock

    Step 7 – Then extract the downloaded file to a desired location on your computer (preferably desktop). Go to the folder hammerhead-LMY47I or Shamu-LMY47I and then copy/paste all the files to the Fastboot directory.

    Step 8 – Using factory image files in your Fastboot directory, run the following commands depending on the OS installed on computer:

    • On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
    • On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
    • On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.

    Step 9 –That is all you need to do for flashing the stock factory image on your Nexus phone. Wait for the installation process to complete or follow the on-screen instructions on your phone if in case you are prompted to unlock the bootloader.

    Step 10 – Once the installation completes, your phone will reboot and it may take about five minutes for the first boot to complete. So, please do not interrupt the process.

    Your Nexus 5 is now running the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update with build LMY47I via stock factory image from Google. Go to Settings > About phone to verify the firmware installed.

    @androidsage March 22, 2017 October 26, 2017

    Update: Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview is now available for download. Google brought a surprise today with the Android O Developer Preview for the Nexus and the Google Pixel series devices. The most intriguing update for the Android 8.0 Oreo Developer Preview 1 is now up and available for download. The factory images are already available on the Google’s very own support page. The firmware build number for the DP 1 is “opp1.170223.012“. Google, under its AOSP project, has also updated the Android Studio and API sources for the Android App developers to make their apps compatible with the Android 8.0 O. This also means, soon you will be able to see the Android O AOSP based custom ROMS for other Samsung, Motorola, OnePlus, LG, Huawei, Sony devices. The most probably, the first builds for AOSP ROMS based on Android O may come to the Android One series devices.

    With the latest AOSP sources, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Google Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C users can update their devices to Android O. All the factory images are available and there is a very easy and safe way to flash it; which is listed below. The Android O comes Developers preview and Google will release three more consecutive previews before the official release. The DP 2 may show up in the month of May or June and the final roll out will happen later in Q3 of 2017.

    This great news follows the Google’s release of Android 7.1.2 beta 2 for the Nexus and Pixel yesterday. Once the Android O is out of Developer Preview is out of Beta and rolls out as stable firmware, you may soon expect the Lineage OS 15 or later.

    Caution: Developer Preview 1 is not a stable firmware and is mostly for developers. You will need to unlock the bootloader first which may lead to the void of your device warranty. It will also factory reset your device and remove all the apps and data and perform a clean flash. As the name suggests, developers preview 1 is targeted towards developers, but you can still flash it using the official method below.

    List of Supported devices for DP 1:

    • Nexus 5X
    • Nexus 6P
    • Google Pixel 2
    • Google Pixel 2 XL
    • Pixel
    • Pixel XL

    Download Android 8.1 Oreo DP factory Images for Nexus 5X, 6P, Google Pixel 2 (XL)

    Here are the direct download links for the Android 8.0 O DP1:

    Device Factory images download links
    Nexus 5X bullhead-opp5.170921.005-factory-e5622807.zip
    Nexus 6P angler-opp5.170921.005-factory-a45d3eab.zip
    Pixel C ryu-opp5.170921.005-factory-94249682.zip
    Pixel sailfish-opp5.170921.005-factory-47da29c4.zip
    Pixel XL marlin-opp5.170921.005-factory-56bbae3e.zip
    Pixel 2 walleye-opp5.170921.005-factory-0d727d22.zip
    Pixel 2 XL taimen-opp5.170921.005-factory-879b105d.zip

    This procedure will flash DP factory image on the Nexus device. It will perform a clean factory image installation leading to complete wipe of previous data and apps. Perform a full device backup before installing. There are no OTA updates such as that we found with the Android N Developer Preview. Factory image flash is the only option. Go through the pre requisites mentioned below and then proceed. How to flash Android O Developer Preview factory image?

    Requirements to flash Developer Preview

    • Download and transfer proper Android O Developer preview image for your PC. Verify device for compatibility.
    • Enable OEM unlocking, Advanced Reboot, and USB Debugging option from Developer Options. First, enable Developer Options from Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times. Open Developer Options and enable all the options listed.
    • Install latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection.
    • Make sure ADB and Fastboot environment is setup on PC. Install the quick ADB and Fastboot Installer from here to setup fastboot everywhere o PC. You may also like Universal ADB drivers, Naked ADB drivers.

    Android O Developer Preview flashing instructions:

    • Download the Developer Preview image from above and transfer it to your PC.
    • Extract or unzip the factory image file to get all the boot, system, data, etc image files along with a flash-all batch file.
    • Connect the device to PC and accept Always allow from this computer when you plug in the device for the first time.
    • Now keep your device plugged in and reboot your device into bootloader mode or Fastboot mode. To do so, open a command prompt or terminal inside the factory image folder and issue the following code while connected to the PC.

    Alternatively, from the advanced reboot option, reboot device to bootloader mode by holding onto the Power Key. Otherwise, try button combinations while the phone is turned off, like press and hold volume down and Power keys.

    • Now you may need to unlock the bootloader on your Nexus or Google Pixel device before you flash the developer preview. It will wipe all the user data. Issue the following command for that. If the device bootloader is already unlocked, skip this step.

    For newer devices like Nexus 6P, the code has changed. See the following code. For Google Pixel XL, click here.

    • While the cmd or terminal is open inside the factory image folder, run the flash-all.bat file as shown below. (The image is just for correspondence.)

    Note: For Linux or Mac OS users, run the flash-all.sh file and follow the instructions. But first, open the flash-all.sh file and verify if the files start with “./” prefix for Mac and “sudo” for Linux. If not then add a prefix to every file name.

    • Once done, reboot the device into the system either manually or using the command:

    Upon reboot, you will see a new boot logo. This means your device is now running the latest Android O firmware. First boot may take a while, so be patient.

    Troubleshooting:

    Check the ADB connectivity by issuing “adb devices” command. It should return a serial number of the device. Check Fastboot connectivity by issuing the command “fastboot devices

    If you don’t find the flash-all.bat file or the flash-all.sh file, then you will need to flash each file manually by rebooting into bootloader or fastboot mode. Go through all the steps from above and instead on the flash-all bat file, flash each file manually as listed below. Issue the following commands through the terminal:

    (Note: this command will wipe your device (including \sdcard), EVEN if your bootloader is already unlocked.)

    Now the trick is to find all the files available in your firmware and flash them with the proper extension following the same pattern as above. The files or their names may change according to device or firmware. So verify it.

    @androidsage August 21, 2017 August 30, 2017

    Update: The Factory images, OAT update, and the System images for official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware are now available for download. Google officially named the next Android 8.0 firmware update as Oreo. Following the Nougat, the Android 8.0 Oreo is the next best thing. The first few devices receiving the update are the Google Pixel (XL) phones, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, etc. Some of the older phones like Nexus 5, 6, 7 may never receive the update. However, they will still continue to receive security patches. The official Android 8.0 Oreo is here and see what’s new.

    Android 8.0 Oreo is termed as smarter, faster, and even more powerful. It is claimed to be 2x faster than its predecessors like Android Nougat and Marshmallow. It also limits background running processes for better battery life, and plenty of empty RAM. Autofills now suggest words, saved logins credentials into apps. Picture-in-Picture allows you to run multiple apps at once. New Emojis have been introduced as well.

    What’s new with Android 8.0 Oreo?

    Following are the new features and

    Android 8.0 Oreo is claimed to be 2x faster:

    Boot speed has increased. It boots almost 2x faster. When powering up boot time is a close to that measured on Google Pixel.

    Background limits:

    Android Oreo shall minimize background activity. Mostly the apps you use the least.

    Autofill:

    Autofill remembers your logins, saved usernames and passwords. So no need to worry if you forget your login credentials.

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    snshami

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    • Jan 31, 2018
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  • Nexus Player stuck on ” Can’t Load Android System. Your Data may be corrupt”

    Hi, my Nexus Player is stuck on ” Can’t Load Android System. Your Data may be corrupt. If you continue to get this message you may need to perform a factory data reset. “

    When I do the factory reset it brings me back to this screen. My son told me it happened after an update.

    I can’t get it to do anything else.

    Is there a solution?

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  • Successful restoration of factory image into nexus player

    Update, I did follow the direction posted on another forum and was successful on restoring my nexus player. Here’s the procedure that I found working for me. I had to flash it couple of times since the latest image doesn’t seem to fix it. Also the usb driver tool doesn’t seem to work properly on my windows 7 laptop, but works in windows 10, but it may just be my Win7 laptop that has too much security restriction.

    Here’s the procedure.. good luck. Sorry, since I’m newbie, xda won’t let me post actual link, I have to remove the http, but it is a good link, you just have to paste it into browser

    Google today released the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo for the Pixel, Pixel XL, and compatible Nexus devices. While the OTA update should be making its way to owners of all Pixel and compatible Nexus devices over the coming weeks, you can get Android 8.0 on your handset right away by flashing the factory image.

    Android 8.0 Oreo comes with a number of new features, especially underlying ones that help in improving the overall user experience of the OS. This includes a redesigned Settings menu, background limits, notification dots, and more. Read all about the new features in Android 8.0 Oreo here.

    So, if you know your way around adb and don’t mind formatting your handset to get Android Oreo on it, check out the steps below to know how you can flash the Android 8.0 Oreo factory image on your Pixel or compatible Nexus device.

    Pre-requisites

    • The bootloader of your device must be unlocked
    • Flashing the factory image will wipe your device clean of all your data, so create a backup of all your important data
    • You must know your way around ADB and fastboot

    Worry not if the bootloader of your device is not unlocked. I have mentioned the steps in the how-to below, and if the bootloader of your device is already unlocked, you can simply skip that step.

    Compatible Devices

    • Pixel
    • Pixel XL
    • Nexus 6P
    • Nexus 5X
    • Pixel C
    • Nexus Player

    Setting up ADB and Fastboot

    • Mac: Follow this quick guide to set up ADB/Fastboot on your Mac.
    • Windows: Download and install the 15-second ADB/Fastboot installer by following the instructions mentioned. Also, make sure to download and install the ADB drivers from here.

    Unlock the bootloader

    Step 1: Download the Android 8.0 Oreo factory image for your Nexus (or Pixel) device from here.

    (Optional) If the boot loader of your device is not already unlocked, head over to Settings -> About Phone and tap on Build Number 7 times to enable the hidden Developer Options menu. Head back to Settings -> Developer Options and enable the OEM Unlocking option.

    Step 2: Extract the contents of the Android 8.0 Oreo factory image file inside a new folder called ”android’’ on your desktop. It is extremely important that all the contents of the factory image are present inside this folder. Only extract contents from the zip file that you downloaded. There is no need to extract contents of various other zip files present inside the archive itself.

    Step 3: If you are on Windows, Shift + right-click on the “android” folder and select the ‘Open command window here’ option. On a Mac, open up Terminal, type “cd”, drag ‘n’ drop the “android” folder inside the window and then press enter.

    Step 4: Boot your device into bootloader mode using the key combination mentioned below:

    • Nexus 5X: Volume down + Power button
    • Nexus 6: Volume Down for a few seconds and then press the Power button simultaneously
    • Nexus 6P: Volume down + Power button
    • Pixel/XL: Volume Down + Power button

    Step 5: Confirm that your device is being detected by your PC by running the below command:

    If detected, this command should return the Android ID of your device. If not, restart your Android device and PC. If that fails as well, reinstall the ADB drivers.

    Step 6 (Optional): If the bootloader of your Pixel (or Nexus) device is not unlocked, run the following command:

    You will have to confirm your selection by pressing the Volume Up button on your device followed by the Power button. Once done, your device should reboot. If not, reboot the handset manually. Once it boots back into Android, skip the setup process, switch it off, put it into bootloader mode and connect it to your PC.

    Flash Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image

    Step 7: With the bootloader unlocked, its time to flash the Android 8.0 Oreo factory image on your device. For this, simply run the following command:

    The script will automatically flash the full Android 8.0 Oreo factory image on your Nexus or Pixel. Once done, your Android device should automatically reboot into Android. If not, manually reboot the device into Android by long pressing the power button. The first boot can take its own sweet time, so be patient.

    Once your device has booted into Android, go through the initial setup process and setup the device before you start downloading all your apps and games again from the Play Store.

    If you are facing any issues while flashing the Android 8.0 Oreo factory image on your Pixel or Nexus device, drop a comment below and we will help you out.

    Android Marshmallow MPA44G Developer Preview 3 is now available for Nexus 9. You will be receiving this last preview built over-the-air in the coming few days. However, if you want to manually flash Android MPA4GG on Nexus 9, following guide will help you with the process. It is further added on with the steps to root your Nexus 9 on Android Marshmallow MPA44G developer preview.

    Recommended: Download All the New Android Marshmallow Wallpapers

    Prerequisites to root and update Nexus 9 on MPA44G Android Marshmallow:

    • Create a backup of all important data in your Nexus device.
    • Download and install USB drivers for Google Nexus in your computer.
    • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu >Settings >Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
    • If you are going to root, make sure to have a custom recovery tool like CWM, or TWRP (download link).
    • Ensure that your Nexus 9 carries more than 70% of charge.

    How to flash Android 6.0 MPA44G on Nexus 9:

    Required files: download Android Marshmallow MPA44G for Nexus 9.

    Step 1: Connect your Nexus 9 to your PC using the USB cable making sure that Fastboot is installed on your computer.

    Step 2: Turn off your tablet and get into the Fastboot / Bootloader mode: power Nexus 9 on while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Power keys.

    Step 3: Extract the downloaded file on your computer and go to the folder volantis-MPA44G. Copy paste all the files to your Fastboot directory (most likely the Platform-tools folder in Android SDK directory).

    Step 4: In the Fastboot directory containing the factory images, run the following files depending on your operating system.

    • On Windows: Run the file flash-all.bat.
    • On Mac: Run flash-all.sh using Terminal.
    • On Linux: Run the file flash-all.sh.

    Step 5: Let the factory images flash on your Nexus 9 and follow the on-screen instructions. Once the installation completes, your Nexus 9 will reboot. First boot may take around 5 minutes.

    How to Root Nexus 9 on Android Marshmallow MPA44G:

    Once you have updated your Nexus 9 to the third developer Preview of Android 6.0, here is how to root your device.

    Required files: download Android SDK and install it. Also set it up with platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Download ElementalX Kernel and SuperSU v2.49 (BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip) for Nexus 9 on your PC. Finally, d ownload Fastboot from the following links depending on your OS:

    Step 1: Extract the downloaded Fastboot file in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.

    Step 2: Connect your Nexus 9 with your computer via USB.

    Step 3: Copy paste ElementalX-N9-3.00.zip and BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip files to your tablet’s SD card root folder.

    Step 4: Turn your tablet off.

    Step 5: Enter the Bootloader mode: turn your Nexus 9 on while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys.

    Step 6: Go to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt) and type the following command:

    • fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.7.0-flounder.img and press Enter.

    Step 7: Once done, choose Recovery from the Fastboot menu.

    Step 8: In the recovery mode, scroll to flash zip from SD card > choose zip from sdcard.

    Step 9: Using the volume keys, locate the ElementalX-N9-3.00.zip and select it. Confirm the installation process.

    Step 10: Once done, repeat the above steps 8 and 9 for BETA-SuperSU-v2.49.zip file as well.

    Step 11: After installation is completed, go to +++++Go Back and reboot your Nexus 9. First boot may take a few minutes so please be patient.

    Ta da! Enjoy the Marshmallow sweetness on your Nexus 9.

    You can use the same steps on other supported Nexus devices by downloading factory images from here: Direct Download Links of Android Marshmallow MPA44G Preview 3 for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player

    Just a few hours ago, Android 5.1 became official, though it had been spotted running on Android One devices earlier this year. The new build includes three main features, multiple-SIM card support (a staple for many Asian devices), device protection, and HD voice calling along with bug fixes and the likes.

    While there are no concrete details as to when the update will arrive OTA, Google has thankfully begun to post the factory images. Those who know what to do need only click on the link below, find their device, get their download on, and patch away. For those who aren’t quite sure what to do with a factory image, we have a guide that should help you along the way. Keep in mind that the guide was written for Android 5.0 Lollipop, but the same steps apply. Be aware that making a mistake with the process may brick your device, so please do so at your own risk.

    The factory images are available directly from Google and can be accessed by clicking this link.

    For reference, the images for the following devices are currently provided (the list will be updated as more devices are added):

    • Nexus 5
    • Nexus 7 2012 (Wifi)
    • Nexus 10

    The following are currently unavailable:

    • Nexus 4 – Pending Release
    • Nexus 6 – Pending Release
    • Nexus 7 2012 (Mobile) – Pending Release
    • Nexus 7 2013 (Wifi) – Pending Release
    • Nexus 7 2013 (Mobile) – Pending Release
    • Nexus 9 (Wifi) – Pending Release
    • Nexus 9 (LTE) – Pending Release
    • Nexus Player – Pending Release

    Anyone flash Android 5.1 to your Nexus yet? If so, how is the experience treating you, notice any improvements so far?

    [Update]: Google has finally released Android Nougat to Nexus 6. Download Factory Image and OTA file

    Google surprised everyone with an early release of Android 7.0 Nougat this week. The newly released mobile operating system version is compatible with several Nexus devices. While Google has started to roll out the update to Nexus devices, it will take a while for everyone to get the notification. We have already shared with you Android 7.0 Nougat OTA files to manually update your devices. We also shared the steps to help you update Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to the final version of Nougat. For those of you waiting for the factory images, they are now live. You can download Android 7.0 Nougat factory images from the links shared below.

    Download Android 7.0 Nougat factory images

    Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of new features, improvements and performance enhancements. Some of the major highlights include split-screen multitasking, an improved Doze mode, better notifications, VR support, and better Android Pay functionality among others.

    You can taste all these and several other Nougat features after flashing Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M factory images on your Nexus devices. The latest release supports Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus 9 WiFi, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One).

    Following are the direct download links of Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices. We will be updating this post as the links go live for more devices.

    • Download Android Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 6P: NBD90X
    • Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 5X: bullhead-nrd90m-factory-d215f148.tgz
    • Download Android Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 6: Shamu-nbd90z
    • Download Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 9: volantis-nrd90m-factory-b718f71b.tgz
    • Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Pixel C: ryu-nrd90m-factory-6aec2222.tgz
    • Download Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus Player: fugu-nrd90m-factory-ecb8ca56.tgz

    You can flash these full factory images on your Nexus devices after unlocking bootloader and backing up your data. These files can be used not only to update your devices to the latest OS, but also to go back to stock Android 7.0 Nougat when you need to. For more details, please visit the Google Developers page.

    Nexus 10 users who have bricked their devices may follow our step-by-step guide below to unbrick the tablet and restore stock Android firmware using Google’s Android Factory Image.

    When Android Factory Image is applied on any Nexus devices, it restores to 100% stock firmware while removing all data. Also, users may flash a newer Factory Image over the older version, which is an alternative to an update.

    IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to the devices. Before following the unbrick method users are advised to verify that their devices meet the following requirements.

    Pre-requisites

    1) Install USB Driver for Nexus 10 and install them on the computer. You will download a zip and then extract it on the PC. Connect the tablet to the PC and open Device Manger menu and Update the Driver Software for Nexus 10 device by pointing the ‘updater’ to location the USB drivers are extracted.

    2) Enable USB Debugging on the tablet to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> About tablet. Tap on Build Number several times until a message appears saying ‘You are now a Developer.’ Now enable USB Debugging Mode by navigating to Settings>> Developer Options.]

    3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the tablet, create a backup. If the device has any custom recoveries such as ClockworkMod or, TWRP then back up data using the recovery. [Click here for our guide to root and install CWM recovery on Nexus 10.]

    4) If the Android device powers off due to lack of battery charge during the rooting process, it can damage the device. Therefore, ensure your Nexus 10 has a battery charge of above 80%.

    5) The bootloader of Nexus 10 should be unlocked.

    6) This unbrick method works with Google Nexus 10. Applying this on an incorrect variant might brick the device. So, verify the model number of Nexus 10 by navigating to Settings>> About tablet >> Model number.

    How to unbrick Nexus 10 with Android Factory image from Google

    Step-1: Download the latest Android Factory Image for Nexus 10 codenamed mantaray

    Step-2: Extract the content from archived files with .tgz extension. Place the file in folder on the computer for easy access

    Step-3: Switch off the Nexus 10

    Step-4: Boot the tablet into Fastboot mode. For this press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together for a few seconds. Release all the buttons when the Fastboot Mode shows Start option listed in the upper part of the screen. The Fastboot Mode main menu should appear

    Step-5: Connect the Nexus 10 to the computer using USB cable. Ensure that Google USB Drivers are installed on the PC, so that the computer will recognise the tablet

    Step-6: Navigate to the Factory image folder created in step-2.

    Step-7: Install the Factory Image file by double clicking flash-all.bat file for Windows users. Mac or, LINUX users should double click flash-all.sh file

    Step-8: Wait for some time until the installation is completed

    Step-9: When the installation process is completed, boot the tablet into Recovery Mode. Press Volume Up button until the Recovery Mode option appears then press Power button to boot into Recovery mode

    Step-10: Perform a Factory Reset. Select wipe data/factory reset and confirm the process

    Step-11: Reboot the Nexus 10 into normal mode

    Following the aforementioned guide, Nexus 10 users should be able to restore stock Android firmware.