How to Update Nexus 6P to Android N Developer Preview

The Nexus series of smartphones are some of the most popular Android smartphones in the world. Nexus device run on stock Android firmware without any bloatware which come when you buy smartphones of other brands like Samsung or Sony. The device firmware updates are also managed by Google, that means Nexus users get latest update faster than any other smartphone. The Nexus 6P is the latest smartphone of Nexus series and the latest Android N Developer Preview is already available for it. In this guide, you’ll learn how to update your Huawei Nexus 6P to Android N Developer Preview.

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Before Your Begin:

  • This method is only for Huawei Nexus 6P only.
  • Download and Install USB Drivers for your Nexus devices from here.
  • Enable USB Debugging in your device. Click Here if you don’t know how to enable USB Debugging.
  • Create a backup of all your important data and contacts.
  • Unlock Bootloader of your Huawei Nexus 6P.

Download Required Files:

How to Install Android N on Nexus 6P:

  • First of all follow all the steps given above properly.
  • Download and extract ADB & Fastboot zip file in a folder.

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  • Now download and extract the Factory image, now go to _NPC56K_ folder and copy/paste all its in folder where ADB and Fastboot files are extracted by you. You will get following files after extracting :
    • bootloader image
    • radio image
    • flash-all.bat
    • flash-all.sh
    • image-xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxx.zip
  • Boot your Nexus device in bootloader mode now. Power off your device and then press and hold volume Down + power button until you boot into bootloader mode.
  • Connect your device to PC with USB Cable (Make sure your device is connected properly and USB Drivers are installed).
  • Run the flash-all.bat (For Windows)/flash-all.sh (For Linux and MAC) script depending on your desktop OS.
  • Now just sit back and let the script do his work. After completion of process your device will automatically reboot.
  • First reboot may take while (5-10 minutes) so don’t get panic.

That’s it!! Your Huawei Nexus 6P device is successfully updated to Android N Developer Preview.

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