You know how much of a pain it has been to activate a non-Verizon branded Nexus 6 on Verizon, even though the phone is completely unlocked at all times and fully works on Verizon’s airwaves? For a while, it was pretty tough. In fact, it took months before Verizon allowed the Nexus 6 from Google Play or other carriers to be activated on its network. Now, we’re talking activating, not SIM-swapping. There is a difference here.
Verizon, like with the Nexus 7 (2013), likes to use this “we are still testing the device and haven’t certified it yet” when telling people they can’t activate unlocked phones or other devices. Again, these phones all fully work and more than likely (like 99.999999999999999%) won’t do harm to their network, but they still must test. And since they are testing, they won’t just activate anything. (more…)
After issuing a quick update to build MPA44I (well, new images) that followed the initial release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3, Google is now starting to roll updates out over-the-air (OTA) to compatible Nexus devices. We have a running list of the .zip Preview 3 OTA updates for your Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player (soon) below, in case you either didn’t get prompted to update your device or didn’t feel like messing with the factory image files. (more…)
Last night, Google posted new image files of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Preview 3 for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player as build MPA44I. We aren’t sure why the sudden update was released, but they must have found something needing immediate attention.
The preview build was MPA44G. (more…)
Just last Friday, we may have got our first glimpse at what to expect from the LG-made Nexus device for 2015, followed by an actual photo of the supposed device this morning. Now, the same is being done for the Huawei-made Nexus smartphone, as 3rd-party renders have been made from measurements sent out to case manufacturers. (more…)
UPDATE 8/19: Google has already posted even newer images. Find them here.
Google just made Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” official, but along with that news, they also released the final M Developer Preview (MPA44G) for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9. The images are up, but there will also be over-the-air (OTA) updates for those not interested in flashing images.
You can grab the files at the download link below for each device. You’ll find factory image flashing instructions here. (more…)
Over the course of the following month, you have the opportunity to enter for your chance to win both, a Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, from the DL Deals Store. To enter is simple. All you need is a valid email address (how the winner will be contacted), and to gain additional entries, you can tweet the contest or share with your friends. (more…)
Update 8/13: We now have all available files below.
Last week, Google released factory images for most of its Nexus devices that were supposed to address Stagefright vulnerabilities. While those images are there for the flashing and will get you all patched up, we know that many of you like to wait for over-the-air (OTA) updates to hit your devices. If you are still waiting for those and are willing to sideload the updates instead, we are compiling them in a list below.
Before long, we should have .zip files for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi, Nexus 9 WiFi and LTE, and Nexus 10.
We will continue to update this post as we have more URLs. (more…)
Last week, shortly after Google announced a new monthly update schedule of security patches for Nexus devices, the search giant posted factory images that contained Stagefright patches. The initial set of patches dropped in as Android build LMY48I, which was the proper build almost all of the Nexus devices outside of non-T-Mobile and non-Project Fi Nexus 6s. Last night, Google posted the specific factory image for the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile as build LYZ28J. (more…)