August 10, 2022
Android Nougat: How to Download and Install Now


Android Nougat is rolling out to Nexus devices via an OTA update. You’ll get this update soon if you have any of the following devices: Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, General Mobile GM 4G, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, or Pixel C.

The easiest way to get the update is to wait for it to appear on your phone, or check for OTA update manually:

How to Download Android 7.0 Nougat Via OTA Update
The easiest way is to download the over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 7.0 Nougat. Follow these steps to check if you have received the update.

  1. Open Adjustment , about , system updates,
  2. tap check for updates,

If the update shows up here, you can download and install Android Nougat on your Nexus device. If it doesn’t show up, you should ideally wait until it does. If you don’t want to wait, read on.

,See alsoAndroid 7.0 Nougat is here: 8 new features you need to know


How to Download Android 7.0 Nougat Through the Android Beta Program
If the OTA update hasn’t appeared yet, you can try installing Android 7.0 Nougat via the beta program. Release builds are available via this method for some devices such as the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi), and Pixel C.

We strongly recommend that you back up your Android device before attempting an update. For devices that do not have a release build, this method will install a preview version and you may lose data and apps may stop working properly.

  1. meeting g.co/androidbeta on your desktop or mobile browser.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account associated with your eligible Nexus device.
  3. Scroll down and tap enter device, Once you are enrolled, go here Adjustment , about , system updates,
  4. You will now see the details about the update including the build name in the second line. It appears later in parentheses android number,
  5. The release build name for the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C, and Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) is NRD90M. If the build name on your device starts with np, it is a preview build, and we recommend that you do not install it.
  6. To remove your device from the beta program, go to http://g.co/androidbeta, sign in and tap Cancel Enrollment Device, If you have updated to the release build of Android 7.0 Nougat, de-enrolling your device will prevent No Remove update.

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat Manually
The beta program is the easiest way to get Android Nougat right now, but if you don’t want to do it for some reason, you can try another method. We do not recommend installing Android 7.0 Nougat using this method and flashing is a process that can wipe your data if something goes wrong. Be sure to back up all your data completely and proceed at your own risk if you:

  1. install latest Android Debug Bridge (ADB) Tools on your PC.
  2. This installs the ADB program, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC.
  3. Add the folder where you installed ADB to PATH by following these steps: Right click my computer and click Property, click on advanced System Settings,
  4. click on system properties , advanced , Environment Variables, In the window, select waythen click editAnd then type the name of the directory where you installed the SDK, and remember that each entry is separated by a semi-colon.
  5. Enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Adjustment , about phone , software information, tap build number seven times.
  6. go for Adjustment , Developer Options, tick USB debugging, Download the correct OTA binary for your device:
    Nexus 6P
    Nexus 5X
    Pixel C
    Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi)
    nexus player
    Links to other tools were not available at the time of writing; We will update the post as soon as more links become available.
  7. Connect your device to your computer over USB, and make sure that USB debugging is enabled as described above.
  8. Via the adb tool, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot recovery, Your device is now in recovery mode, and users will see an Android logo with a red exclamation mark on their display.
  9. Hold down the Power button and press the Volume Up key once, and you will be shown a menu. Within the menu, choose apply update from ADB, Remember, the volume keys help you navigate up and down, while the power button makes the selection.
  10. Run the following command on your PC via ADB Tool: adb sideload (ota file.zip), Replace ‘ota file.zip’ in the command with the actual name of the OTA file you downloaded.
  11. Once the update is installed, users should choose the option reboot system now,

This will install Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus device. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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