Nexus 6 features a large 5.96″ AMOLED QHD display, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, giving it an impressive 493 ppi pixel density. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor, with 3GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The Nexus 6 shooter comes in at 13MP, with optical image stabilisation and a twin-LED ring flash, for clearer photos in low light conditions. Other features include a 3220mAh battery and a bundled Motorola Turbo Charger for a quick battery charge.

Google has uploaded the factory image of Nexus 6 Android 6.0.1 update. Using this factory image you can install the latest Android version on your device without having to wait for the OTA. Follow the detailed guide given below.

Nexus6

Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your device:

Requirements:

Steps:

  1. Make sure Android SDK, ADB and Fastboot files are present in the same folder.
  2. Download the system image file of your device and extract it to the folder in the above step.
  3. First you will need to unlock the bootloader.
  4. Switch off the device and reboot to fastboot mode.
  5. Connect the device to PC. Open the command prompt in the SDK folder and type the following command
    fastboot oem unlock
  6. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
  7. Execute the flash-all script which installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware, and operating system.
  8. Your device will reboot and you will see Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  9. If you want to lock the bootloader, follow steps 4 and 5 but this time enter the following command
    fastboot oem lock

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