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Android 7.0 Nougat Factory Images Now Available! (Updated)

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If you own a Nexus phone that is scheduled to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, the time is now. Google has posted factory images and the OTA .zip files for those unwilling to wait for an over-the-air update to pop-up.

As of right now, we have Android 7.0 Nougat files for the Pixel C (NRD90M), Nexus 9 WiFi (NRD90M), and Nexus Player (NRD90M).

In case you hadn’t noticed something in common with the missing devices (Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6), look at the processor – Qualcomm. We’ll update this post when those go live.

You can grab each image or OTA file at the links below. For instructions on how to flash a factory image, here you go. For instructions on how to flash an OTA .zip file, here you go

Google Links:  Factory Images | OTA .zip files

UPDATE 8/26: Google posted the Nexus 5X factory image and OTA .zip files.

  • Anthony

    I feel like I’ve missed something.

    @msalvatore017 Hmm. The Android 7.0 update has been rolled out globally for the Nexus 6, 9, 5X, 6P, Pixel C & Nexus Player. Hope this helps!— Nexus (@googlenexus) September 8, 2016

  • mcdonsco

    Damn it Jim! No nougat love for the 6p ehh?

  • rottenapple1

    Google has already announced they will be releasing the Nexus 6P Android 7 factory image on October 5. They didn’t want to release it before the new Pixel phones were announced because they were afraid it would affect sales.

  • ankit7273

    When will CyanogenMod 14 (I am presuming that it will be version 14) be launched?
    I read on TheDroidCity that it will be in early november.

  • Fritzo2162

    Honestly, been running 7 for a couple of weeks now (had the beta too), and there’s nothing to get overly excited about. In fact, it’s not a lot different than 6.

  • kj1060

    Flashed the OTA zip for the 5x and everything seems fine, but I am not seeing the “new” launcher. Is that going to be launched later on the new Nexus?

  • Pete

    I added my N6 to the Beta, so I have 7.0 already. Been smooth for the past couple weeks since setting it up!

  • Chilly O

    Any Shamu get it yet….?

  • trwb

    Nexus 5x still worth getting? Andandtech crapped all over it in their review. Looking for a small phone alternative. I HATE the size of my note 5.

    • jimt

      Maybe the new small Nexus, coming soon.

      • trwb

        Yea its between that and the 5x I think. Just worried about the camera quality on a nexus made by HTC, and the chin on the leaked images.

        • jimt

          I’m worried about HTC also. Want the big one, I love my Nexus 6. The 6P was too small. May keep my Nexus 6 til the next Nexus after the coming one.

  • jimt

    I would think there would be 2 versions of the nougat update for Nexus 6, like there is now with Marshmallow. So don’t flash to quickly.

  • I’m glad the nexus 6 is still getting support. It’ll probably be the last year for it though.

  • cdm283813

    Even with updates Apple is still king. Still waiting for my Nexus 6 and I personally don’t care what the excuse is.

    • Daniel Clifford

      You realize its been a matter of days right?

      • rodney11ride

        no he does not realize that or care what the excuse is lol he is complaining in one hand and touting apple in the other yet still uses an android phone… yeah i like doing all the opposite too lol.

        • cdm283813

          I use both iOS and Android because I’m not a blind fanboy. Just calling it like I see it

      • cdm283813

        But still, when Apple releases a update it’s the same day on all the devices they support (including iPads and iPhones). So even if I get my Nexus 6 update tonight Apple still is number one in my book when it comes to updates.
        And even if it’s a matter of days why not wait those few days instead of releasing the update prematurely before all devices are supported?

  • badenglishihave

    Right on my 30th birthday too! Thanks Google!

  • Rich Robinson

    Come on Google – where’s the Nexus 6 love?!!!!!

  • n11

    How will I be able to update my N5?

    • Brian Himes

      Hoping the community puts together an update. It is no longer supported by google.

  • Jérôme Besnard

    Hopefully that fixes my battery drain issue…

    • Daniel Clifford

      Helped mine out quite a bit. Was usually between 15 and 20% when i got home from work. Since the update I’ve seen about a 10% increase and that is with playing around with the phone a little bit more.

  • Одессит

    Would be great if official N for Nexus 6 won’t be the same creepy laggy sh*t as beta was.

  • Tony Kuligowski

    Chrome and exchange on gmail started acting funny and very slow after manually flashing the OTA for the 6p. I wish the factory images would come out and I’ll start over. Not sure what the hold up would be since they are doing OTA already.

  • Chris Awad

    Has anyone with the Moto Nexus 6 (shamu) received the official 7 build? I’ve been in the beta program since day 1. No official yet…

  • CoolSilver

    Backing up so I can force load the OTA

  • rodney11ride

    While im waiting…. advertisment wonder… does anyone have one of those bellroy wallets? 79$!!!?? not cheap anything slim like that cheaper out there?

  • Fiorta

    Let’s go Qualcomm you fucks!

  • kmdavisjr

    Got it on my pixel c but not my Moto Nexus 6 yet. Funny thing: I was in the beta preview for both devices but it looks as if my boot animation is still marshmallow for the final Pixel c Version of Nougat. Anyone else get a Moto 6 OTA update yet?

  • BoFiS

    Too bad no Nexus 7 (2013) love 🙁

    • Keith Taylor

      I still have a Nexus 10…wish they would do one more for the road.
      Last year i bought the Nexus 7,9, and 10 because firstly they were really good prices at 100,200 and 200 bucks respectfully.
      I really like them all however I must admit I do enjoy some of Samsung’s overlays things that they can do as well.

  • Dirge

    You’d think Google would have their ducks in a row before they do all this…apparently not.

  • Justin Martin

    I understand the comment about the Qualcomm processors, but the 5x and the 6p have OTA’s so where is Shamu?????

    • mcdonsco

      No, there is no update for the 6p yet, even today, still no update.

  • romma

    Is My Droid Turbo 2 ready yet??? I keep hitting the Update tab in settings… 🙁

  • Xious

    So is it pointless to ask when non-Nexus phones might be getting the update? I won’t mention a certain manufacturer that I wish would update *cough*Moto*cough*.

    • rodney11ride

      id bet october for MPE

  • lamegamer

    This is great ammo to tell my bosses to GFY because they “read on the Internet” that Nougat was released yesterday and told me to get it to test our app on a Nexus 5X. 😀

  • demarcmj

    “If you own a Nexus phone that is scheduled to receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, the time is now.”

    followed by…

    “As of right now, we have Android 7.0 Nougat files for the Pixel C (NRD90M), Nexus 9 WiFi (NRD90M), and Nexus Player (NRD90M).”
    None of which are “Nexus Phones”

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  • Allen George

    Shamu’s been beached…errrr…. benched I guess… WHERETF is my update?

  • Rod

    6P still missing.

    • Allen George

      You have an OTA though.

      • Levi Wilcox

        Not if you’re on Verizon.

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          Already got it, phone has a Verizon sim.

          Carrier has nothing to do with it

          • Levi Wilcox

            6P on Verizon with MTC20F. “Your system is up to date. Last checked for update 9:55 am” Full battery, on wifi

          • Detonation

            Staged rollout. But the links to the OTA files to manually flash are available for anyone to grab – https://android.googleapis.com/packages/ota/google_angler_angler/47ceb0f81a49e6866428f9996f8212aba8c29fbe.zip

          • Levi Wilcox

            Thanks! I wonder why that isn’t linked on Google’s OTA page.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            The only phones that have received an OTA as of yet are the ones enrolled in the beta program. It’s not a preview build either and you don’t need to be on a preview build first either.

            Best route at the moment is to sideload an OTA update though.

        • Bigmatt503

          When the image is released you won’t have to wait. It’s a Nexus that’s why you own one!!

          • Levi Wilcox

            Oh I know. I’ve flashed the factory image for every release. Easier than having to flash back to stock recovery/system just to accept an OTA. Patience never was one of my virtues.

        • Tyson184

          Sign up for beta on VZ you get it immediately. did mine yesterday – no big thang other than I’ve been running 7.0 for 24 hours now and except for split screen (which I’m not really sure how much I will actually use it) I’m not really seeing much difference other than notifications and Settings details. Sorta bummed by that…

    • theblackdroid

      I’m hoping the reason they haven’t released the factory images for the phones yet is because they are close to releasing allow and it’s included

      • JSo

        It’s most likely just going to be a Play Store app. But who knows.

        • theblackdroid

          this is what im hoping it wont be

  • SlyKrysis

    Is there any difference to flashing these vs. updating via the Beta program and factory data reset?

    • JSo

      No. They both put you on the latest version

      • mustbepbs

        *Unless you’re using a Nexus 6, in which case you won’t get the OTA like the 5X and 6P have been.

  • Suicide_Note

    Flashed the stock MM recovery last night so i could take the Nougat OTA. Rooted and installed TWRP with no issues, so hopefully they post the 6P image soon in case anything gets screwy.

  • Shadowstare

    Welcome to the season of people complaining about updates to their non-Nexus phones. Have Fun.

    • Zach Cline

      I’ve already seen people complaining already lol.

  • Dustin Casper

    (As of the time of writing this) looks like everything BUT my phone has a factory image lmao…Come on 6P!!!!

  • Ray

    Opted into beta on my N9 and got it right away

    • That’s still the Developer preview though, is it not?

  • n11

    When/will Nexus5 ROMs be available? Will the 5X/6P ones be compatible with N5?

    • JSo

      No, you can’t use the 5X/6P images on the Nexus 5. I don’t know if the source has been uploaded fully for developers to use. But when that happens, developers will most likely have a custom ROM available in a week or so.

  • BobButtons

    I’m in the beta program and my 5X still hasn’t gotten the update. Is this normal?

    • JSo

      Pretty sure the majority of the beta users got it first. Use the OTA file

  • Justin Martin

    Come on Shamu!!!!!!!!

    • Me

      I’m seriously thinking about buying one from Swappa. I’m bored

      • Justin Martin

        Still a great phone IMHO

        • Bigmatt503

          Sold mine and bought the 6p and I don’t really notice any huge difference tbh. Shamu is a great phone.. And a bargain too

        • rodney11ride

          yep still going strong over here.

      • Boomdizzle

        Bought mine off craigslist with a tiny crack in one corner of the screen (that’s 90% covered by a slim case) for $80 6 months ago. Worth every penny.

    • kmdavisjr

      I love mine. Have not even thought of upgrading.

  • JSo

    Why couldn’t they have released them yesterday when I was at home. Now I have to wait a full work day before I can flash these. lol

  • Leonard Wong

    I thought they forget it lol

  • Captn Sprinklez

    Am I missing something? I don’t see Nougat for any devices at either links.

    • bkosh84

      They are available for the Pixel C, Nexus Player, and Nexus 9.

      I assume Kellen has been hitting F5 for 24 hours and they are still uploading them.

      • JSo

        I’m not seeing them either. Not even for those devices.

        EDIT: I’m seeing them now

      • Captn Sprinklez

        Strange, I had to clear my browser’s cache for it to show.

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      Yeah there aren’t any Nougat factory images for any devices yet, but there are a couple of OTA zips. The headline isn’t just misleading it’s entirely inaccurate.