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.

Along with the Nexus 4, Nexus 6 factory image has been uploaded by Google. They have started rolling out OTA. This process happens in batches so not all devices will get it at once. Instead of waiting for the OTA, use the factory image to install it manually. Follow the guide below.


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 Nexus 6:


  • Nexus 6 drivers installed on the computer
  • Android SDK installed on the computer
  • ADB and Fastboot installed on the computer
  • Nexus 6 factory image


  1. Make sure ADB and fastboot files are placed in the same folder.
  2. Download the Nexus 6 factory image and extract it to a convenient location.
  3. Connect the phone to the PC.
  4. Power off your phone and boot it into Fastboot/Bootloader mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons until the Fastboot menu and START icon appear on the screen.
  5. Go to the folder obtained by extracting the files in step 2. Copy and paste all the files to the Fastboot directory.
  6. 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 “” using Terminal.
    On Linux: Run the file “”.
  7. Wait for the process to complete. The phone will reboot automatically.

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