Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Google Nexus Devices – How To Guide

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Google has just released a great news for all Nexus device users by announcing the availability of its latest mobile operating system Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus Devices. In this guide you will be able to learn how to install Android 7.0 Nougat on Google Nexus Devices. Android N or Nougat factory images have started to surface on the internet and are now available for download, what’s more they are fully working. Android 7.0 Nougat OTA update is not available on all Nexus devices, some users are complaining that they are yet to receive new update notification from Google. Well, if you fall in that category then see the guide below to manually install Android Nougat on Nexus Devices.

You can install and upgrade to latest Android mobile OS right away by using the fully working factory images that are now available online. The guide below will help you to install Android 7.0 on Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus Player, Nexus Pixel C and other devices running on Nexus hardware architecture. Now you can enjoy best new Google mobile OS with latest features on any Nexus device. Without further ado, let’s begin the installation process.

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Before You Start:

Carefully read instructions below to avoid unnecessary device malfunction during the installation process.

  • Make sure you have ADS & Fastboot Drivers with Minimal Tool installed on Windows or Mac PC.
  • Backup entire device data before proceeding as the process below will wipe out current date from your Nexus device. You can restore the data backup after upgrading to Android Nougat 7.0
  • Go to Settings > About Device and tap seven times on device build number to enable Developer Options. Back on main Settings menu, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Developer Options to enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging.

Download Following Files:

Here is the list of Android 7.0 Nougat factory image for respective devices:

  • Nexus 6: Coming Soon
  • Nexus 6P: NRD90M
  • Nexus 5X: NRD90M
  • Nexus 9 LTE: Coming Soon
  • Nexus 9 WiFi: NRD90M
  • Nexus Player: Coming Soon
  • General Mobile 4G: Coming Soon
  • Nexus Pixel C: NRD90M

Extract zip files on PC.

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus Devices:

1 – Download Factory image file for your device from links above and extract zip file content on PC to get firmware files.

2 – Connect your Nexus device with PC via USB cable.

3 – On Windows PC, open ADB & Fastboot folder by going to C:\Program Files > Minimal ADB and Fastboot. Inside ADB and Fastboot folder, right-click on an empty area while holding the SHIFT key and click Open command window option.

4 – In the Command prompt type adb reboot bootloader to boot your Nexus device into Fastboot mode.

5 – To unlock the bootloader for your device, type fastboot flashing unlock (for Nexus 6, 6P, 5X) and fastboot oem unlock (for other Nexus devices) in the command window.

6 – From extracted firmware folder, which you downloaded from links above, launch the flash all file, normally with the name flash-all.bat.

7 – Android 7.0 Nougat installation on Nexus device will begin.

8 – Be patient during the process as it can take several minutes to finish.

That’s all. You can now enjoy best new feature of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat on Nexus devices. Leave queries in the comments section below.

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