In this detailed tutorial we are going to guide you on the step by step process to download and install Android M Developer Preview 3 factory images on your Nexus devices including, Nexus 5, nexus 6, nexus 9 and Nexus Player. The 3rd release of the Android 6.0 M is announced as Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is available to download at official developers blog. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer preview 3 is packed with the latest features including new beautiful boot animations and other cool stuff to enhance user experience, the update also carries multiple improvements and enhanced support for the developers.
You can also update your Nexus device via OTA(Over The Air) method if you are already running the second release of the Android M Developer Preview. You use your device to download the firmware file if available, the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether OTA is available for your device navigate to,
Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates
This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Google servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash later.
If you don’t find any notification about the availability of latest firmware, don’t worry there is an other way to flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 images manually on your Nexus devices using ADB. The process to update Android 6.0 M Developer Preview 3 images on your Nexus devices is almost the same, Nexus user’s with their devices with unlocked bootloader can immediately flash the latest factory image on their Nexus devices manually using Platform-tools in Android SDK.
To update your Nexus device manually, you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.
Before you Begin:
Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.
- Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%
- Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging
- Download USB drivers for Nexus.
- Download Latest version of Android SDK
Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 Images for Nexus devices from the link provided below.
Download Android M Developer Preview 3 Image for Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)
How to update Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer preview 3 images on your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player
The process is very simple all you have to do is just follow the below simple steps to install Android 6.0 M Developer Preview 3 images on Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 & Nexus Player.
- Extract the Android 6.0 M Developer Preview 3 image file you have downloaded earlier.
- Turn of your device & reboot into bootloader mode either by typing the following command using Platform-tools/ADB.
adb reboot bootloader
- Once your device reboots into bootloader mode, now run,
- The installation process will take some and when it is completed you will be notified.
That’ it! You have successfully updated your Nexus device to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 update. 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.