Nexus 7 (2013) is the second iteration of the flagship tablet designed and developed by Google, in conjunction with Asus. With improvements across the board, the Nexus 7 (2013) features a 7-inch, 1200 x 1920 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core chip, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 or 32 GB of internal storage.

All the variants of Nexus 7 (2013) have received support from Google for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. For those who have not yet received the OTA, factory image can be used to update this tablet. If you are interested, a detailed tutorial is given below.

Nexus 7

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 device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!

Pre-requisites and Backing up your device:



  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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