As promised by biggest search giant Google, finally Android 7.1.1 Nougat is released for Nexus 6. The Android 7.1.1 Nougat build for Nexus 6 carries build number N6F26Q and is available as OTA and factory image. Nexus 6 remained on Android 7.0 Nougat for quite a long time but now Google kept it’s promise and latest Nougat build is here. In this guide we are going to show you how to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based N6F26Q factory images on Nexus 6.
If you are a lucky Nexus 6 user then you will be receiving the OTA notification any time soon but if you want to flash the factory images without waiting for the OTA update just follow our step by step guide below. First give a check for the OTA notification whether it’s already about to knock at your device, go to
Settings >> About device >> System update and check for the software updates.
How to install Android 7.1.1 N6F26Q Nougat factory image on Nexus 6
Before you Begin:
- Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
- Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging
- Download USB drivers for Nexus.
- Your device bootloader should be unlock or Follow our guide (You can follow this guide as the bootloader unlock process is almost same for every Nexus device)
- Download adb-and fastboot
Download N6F26Q factory images for Nexus 6 from the link provided below.
Once done with the pre-requisite files and tools needed in the installation process then just go ahead and follow the below simple steps. The process is very simple all you have to do is just follow the below instructions to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat N6F26Q factory images on Nexus 6.
Download the firmware files from the link mentioned below and extract the N6F26Q firmware into the adb-fastboot folder’s directory.
Now it’s time to turn off your device & reboot into bootloader mode, to do so press and hold the Volume down + Power button at the same time until you see a screen with fastboot written on the top.
Once your device reboots into bootloader mode, now open the ad-fastboot folder where you have extracted firmware.
Connect your device to PC and run the “flash-all script” file present in the same folder.
The installation process will take some and when it is completed you will be notified.
That’ it! You have successfully updated Nexus 6 on Android 7.1.1 Nougat N6F26Q firmware. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.