October’s Android Security Update is Rolling Out (Updated: Nexus 6 Nougat!)

Google is pushing out October’s Android security update (at least we’re assuming that’s what this is; Edit: Yep, it is!) to Nexus devices today and has done so by already publishing both factory image and OTA .zip files. This is the second security patch for Nougat and that means new Android 7.0 builds for a few devices. The security bulletin should be up soon as well (Edit: It is!).  (more…)

Nexus 5X Android 7.0 Nougat Factory Image Now Available

The first Android 7.0 Nougat batch of factory images and OTA .zip files for Nexus devices arrived earlier in the week, but the newest phones of the group didn’t see the love out of the gate. We’re talking about the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 6, all of which also happen to be Qualcomm-powered devices. That’s not me laying blame, it’s just a pointed observation about current and previous factory image releases related to Qualcomm devices.

Either way, the Nexus 5X files are now available for those who need them. The build is the same as the builds we saw earlier in the week – NRD90M.

Go get em!  (more…)

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Android 7.0 Nougat Factory Images Now Available! (Updated)

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(more…)