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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Factory Images Go Live! (Updated)

Google just posted Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player! The updates are available as build MRA58K.

Factory Images [Binaries]

Here are instructions on how to flash Nexus factory images.

Update:  Google says that the over-the-air (OTA) updates have started as well. Grab those URLs!

  • Anirban Champ

    I just upgraded manually to Android M but my SIM card is not getting detected now. Any help would be appreciated.

    • Dirge

      Did you try turning it off then on again?

      • Anirban Champ

        Yes multiple times but to no use. Other sim cards are working fine and my sim is also working fine on other mobiles but not on mine.

  • John

    Can I still flash if I have Xposed? Or do I need to uninstall first?

  • James Cooper

    Keen for feedback on Nexus 5 battery life after this flash.

  • Scott Kart

    Need help installing the images on my Nexus 6. I have a Macbook Pro running El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta…and for some reason I cant get my computer to recognize my phone while in the bootloader (aka it stays charging, and I cant get it into MTP). My computer recognizes my phone perfectly find and shows up as a device in adb when its booted up normally, but I have to manually select MTP when i connect my computer. Is there anyway to automatically select MPT when I connect to my computer?

    • CoreRooted

      MTP isn’t available while the device is in Fastboot.

      “On Mac OS, you’ll need to add the “Platform Tools” directory to your $PATH variable. That means opening up a terminal, typing “sudo nano /etc/paths,” entering your password, and adding the path of the “Platform Tools” directory to the bottom of the file. Then hit “control+X” on the keyboard, “y” and then “enter” to save, and you’re done. Then you just need to run “flash-all.sh” from the terminal.”

      via http://androidforums.com/threads/guide-how-to-flash-a-nexus-factory-image-manually.706533/

      • Scott Kart

        Thanks brotha..I’m good to go…appreciate the help. For some reason… Adb worked for the previous Android m betas….but now I had to use fastboot…and I’m good to go.

  • vincent scala

    i wonder the difference between this and DP3

  • Totally off topic – but will someone recommend me a case for the N6 that allows it to lie flat and not wobble side to side AND have a kickstand?

    • ROB

      seidio

      • Some of these look kinda curved… hopefully the description will say. I think I looked at Seido awhile back but they must have had newer cases come out soon. Thanks.

  • MaxPower27

    My Nexus 6 feels like a completely different phone. I can’t believe how much faster it is now.

    • Dirge

      That was the first thing I noticed after I flashed it this morning!

    • Rich Robinson

      I’ve gotten numerous popups since flashing: “Unfortunately, ___ has to close.” I’m afraid I might have to do a factory reset…

      • MaxPower27

        I always factory reset for any Android update, especially a major version update like this one.

      • CoreRooted

        For a major update (even Preview x to full version), you should do a factory update.

  • MichaelFranz

    Anyone have a working Super SU flashable to install. heard the SuperSu from chainfire 2.46 and 2.49 do not work

  • Rich Robinson

    Wugfresh Flash Stock + Unroot time!! I’m going to assume that this can be rooted…

    • PhantomGamers

      I believe you need SELinux set to Passive for root to work on Marshmallow.

      • Rich Robinson

        Not sure what that means…I had heard rooting the 6.0 Preview was not smart but Google wouldn’t have made the official release difficult … right?

        • PhantomGamers

          Google’s interest is not to allow root no matter what, their interest is in security and some security fixes will do things to prevent root.

          I haven’t tried it myself but there’s no reason to expect it to be different rooting it on the official release vs on the preview.

    • dcvolcom909

      Yes it can be rooted. Just unencrypt, flash twrp, install leankernel and SuperSU 2.49.. The only painful part about 6.0 is no xposed yet. Other than that I am loving the subtle improvements in Marshmallow

      • Rich Robinson

        Thanks but I’ll just wait for the Nexus Toolkit. Getting too lazy these days…

  • Slot_Machine

    No love for the original WiFi nexus 7?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Nope, that was already stated last week.

      • Slot_Machine

        Wrrryyyyy

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well, they stated they are only going to be supporting devices for 18 months after they stop selling them. That might have something to do with why.

  • Mike

    How do I root this?

    • JSo

      If it’s the same as the Previews, you will need a custom kernel to root. But I don’t know if its going to be the same or if they made some changes that might require a new method. Might have to wait and see what people say after attempting it.

  • Justin Martin

    It’s flappy bird again 🙁

  • Ricardo Latham

    If you are running the developer preview 3 with you get the OTA update?

    • Dirge

      No.

      • Jim

        is there an announcement stating this?

        • Suicide_Note

          Yes, direct from Google. There’s were. OTAs for the preview builds, bit to go from DP 3 to the final build of 6.0 requires one to flash the factory image.

          • Jim

            thanks

  • evan brown

    This makes me happy. Never getting a non nexus again

    • Fiorta

      Same

  • Shagnscooby

    For fun, to commemorate the occasion I made up a Marshmallow tshirt. Let me know what you think. I didn’t want to just post a link and come off as spam.

  • VAVA Mk2

    Hail Duarte!

  • Xavier_NYC

    Let the custom Roms flow…

    • JSo

      I need one for my Nexus 10. 🙁

  • Tyler Durden

    I’ll wait for OTA

    • Godzilla

      why? just google wugfresh, download that, and call it a day.

      • Tyler Durden

        I might

        • Tim P

          iSheep doesn’t know how to flash..

          • Tyler Durden

            I’ve flashed plenty on my Nexus 6. I am just lazy.

      • Daniel Garcia

        I too shall consider this. Wish there was a step by step tutorial just to make sure I don’t screw something up.

        • Godzilla

          youtube, its really easy

        • Brian Menius

          http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/05/how-to-flash-nexus-5-factory-images/ This may or may not have been posted as a link at the end of the very story you commented on.

          I’ve used it several times in the past. It was thorough enough to break me free from the one-click Wugfresh method, though there’s nothing wrong with going that route.

      • Wow. Haven’t heard that name since my GNex days. Looking forward to 6.0 on my N7 though. Lollipop has made it run like crap.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Hopefully you have the N7 2013, or hopefully Rom developers get on it for the N7 2012

        • Godzilla

          still works

      • Tim P

        he is an iSheep, may not know how to flash, lol..

        • ROB

          that’s just mean

    • just flash the Bootloader, Boot, Radio, Recovery, and System .img files. then use NexusRoot toolkit to re-root

      • Are you sure nrt root works on Marshmallow?

        • It did for the previous build MPA44I, Im not at home to look at it currently. so no, im assuming when they add the released build that it will as well.

      • TylerChappell

        Don’t forget the cache.img!

  • Patmw123

    Awesome

  • jimt

    I would guess this is not for Tmo users, beware!

    • Jeremy Gentry

      i’m wondering the same thing?

      • yankeesusa

        yes, it all works.

    • William Hughes

      Since wifi calling is part of android now, it should be fine.

    • Christopher Bement

      There’s only one build now, which supports T-Mobile and Project Fi features.

      • Jeremy Gentry

        are you saying that 6.0.0 (MRA58K) will support t-mobile nexus 6? has anyone actually tested this out or are you just assuming.

        • yankeesusa

          no need to test. I had it on tmobile with preview 3 and it worked with volte,wifi calling and native visual voicemail built into the dialer.

          • Jim

            I can verify this also as the nexus 6 worked fine on preview 3 on tmobile also

        • Mark

          I’m curious about that too.

        • Christopher Bement

          Came up on reddit.com/r/projectfi this morning. A trusted source verified wifi calling and such is now built into AOSP (we knew about this earlier in the year). So there’s no need for separate builds.

    • yankeesusa

      No reason to beware of anything. Marshmallow has all these things for every build. The tmobile sim card will activate the specific things like wifi calling and native visual voicemail too.

    • Suicide_Note

      It works for all users. Wifi calling it’s baked into Marshmallow now, as is visual voicemail.

  • Tobi De la Cuz

    WooHOO!

  • Daniel Garcia

    **Check for update** **Check for update**

    • Godzilla

      screw that, just use an automated ADB setup like wugfresh.

      • mrc0mments

        Haven’t touched that in a long time. Will that install the update without overwriting user data?

        • EricMayBell

          This is what I’m curious of too

        • CoreRooted

          You should always do a full flash when upgrading major versions (and also previews). There have been a lot of reports of people dirty flashing and getting tons of FCs from apps afterwards.

          Edit: I tested it on my N6 and sure enough, tons of force closing apps. After a full wipe and flash, all is good again.

  • Tim Massing

    Wow 1Gb for the Nexus 6.

    • dcvolcom909

      I think I’m going to clean flash this time around lol

  • Rod

    The wait for OTAs officially begins.

    • just flash the .img files, Bootloader, Boot, Radio, Recovery, and System without the userdata or cache. does the same thing. Still retains all data and apps

      • jimt

        There are about 5 different 5.1.1 files I would think that will be true for 6.0 also.

        • ? not sure what you are talking about. I have been doing updates like this for years on every version, no issues

          • mrc0mments

            Sounds like jimt misunderstood you and capecodcarl is responding to his comment which has nothing to do with your post.

          • EricMayBell

            When are the options given to you for what files you want to flash/keep? I’m new at this. I downloaded the 6.0 file and adb. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

          • ok here are step by step (assuming you already have the android dev kit, adb and fastboot files already)

            1. download image file from google
            2. open tgz file (i use winrar)
            3. extract the Bootloader and Radio .img files from first folder on your desktop (or easy access)
            4. open the image zip file within the first file
            5. extract the boot, recovery, system .img files and place in prev folder with other img files **DO NOT** use cache or userdata
            6. place all the .img files together in your adb folder (the root/top folder)
            7. connect phone to usb, make sure usb debugging is enabled
            8. open cmd (type cmd at the told of the folder where adb is)
            9. type “adb reboot bootloader” (no quotes, should reset your phone into bootloader)

            10. type “fastboot flash X (type of file) Z (file name)” [example “fastboot flash radio radio.img’]
            11. type above for each image file with system.img being the last one. MAKE SURE IT WRITES AND SAYS COMPLETE

            12. type “exit” and restart your phone

          • yankeesusa

            Weird, this time around after extracting image zip there is no user data or cache in there. Trying to install without wiping data and app data.

          • Richard III

            keeps saying image is corrupt when downloading from source

        • capecodcarl

          No, I’m pretty sure Google combined everything into one image now so you don’t need to download a separate Project Fi image or a separate T-Mobile image anymore. There was only one image for Android M Preview 3 when I tried it and it worked fine with T-Mobile.

        • Suicide_Note

          Just one image for 6.0. No more of that multiple versions nonsense.

      • yankeesusa

        How do you not install the userdata and cache files?

  • CHRIS42060

    They even got the images up for the LTE versions of the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013)…… Was not expecting that.

    • T4rd

      Now let the bug reports/complaints begin! =p

  • duke69111

    The nexus 7 2013 is still an awesome tablet. It runs as fast and smooth today as it did the day I got it.

    • OF

      So if I were to buy a used one it wouldn’t be a bad ? I don’t NEED a tablet but I wouldn’t mind one.

      • duke69111

        I’ve been using mine since Dec. 2013 and love it. Its the prefect size for carrying around. I do email, web browsing and a lot of video/netflix on it. I probably use it most for video. I’m not much of a gamer, but the few I have played had no trouble (Deer Hunter 2014 and PBA® Bowling Challenge). A used one would probably be a lot cheaper than a new nexus 9 anyway. Be sure you get the 2013 version and not the older 2012 version if you decide on one. They have the same name.

        Swappa has them from $90 to $160. https://swappa.com/buy/nexus-7-2013-wifi

        • Aaron

          I bought a used one on CL for $75. 16GB version though 🙁

      • michael arazan

        Can find them for $50 on ebay. Check seller first, some of the refurbished ones aren’t good. Bought an OG N7 that the battery died after a month and wouldn’t hold a charge. Still used it anyway to replace my broken screen one, still a good deal for glass and digitizer.

      • mizkitty

        You can buy a new one from ASUS.com still…

  • Godzilla

    Over under 10 days for motorola? Im gonna go with this Friday.

  • griddlle

    Did they also publish AOSP code?

  • Dirge

    Wooohooooo! FLASH ALL THE THINGS!!!!!!!

    • OF

      All over my face!!!

      • Van_Hammersly

        ._o

      • rodney11ride

        O_O