August 15, 2022
How to Download and Manually Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus Devices


The first major update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has started rolling out to Nexus and Android One devices. If you are impatient and want to download the update immediately, you can do it manually. Google has released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow factory image for various devices in its Nexus range.

We have listed the new features in Android 6.0.1 and if you have one of the eligible devices, you will get an OTA update soon. The following devices will get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

There are many risks involved in manually downloading and installing Android factory images. You can lose all your data and the process is quite complicated, it is best to avoid it if you are new to this kind of thing.

,See also: Best Android 6.0 Marshmallow Features)

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is currently available for the following devices – Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 6, Google Nexus 7 2013, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus Player, Google Nexus 6P, and Google Nexus 5X. Here’s how to manually install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on these devices.

1) Download and install the latest android studio preview on your Windows computer. It installs the ADB and Fastboot programs, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC.

2) Add the SDK folder to the path by following these steps:

3) Right click my computer and click Property,

4) Click on advanced System Settings,

5) Click on System Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables,

6) 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.

7) Enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Settings > About phone > Software information,

8) Tap build number seven times.

9) go here Settings > Developer Options, tick USB debugging,

10) Download the correct factory image for your device.

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 5

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 6

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 7 2013 mobile

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 9 LTE

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus Player

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 6P

Android 6.0.1 for Nexus 5X

11) Extract the image to your computer. This should give you a tar file. Take it out again.

12) Connect your device to your computer via USB.

13) Start the device fastboot way.

The easiest way to do this is by holding down a key combination while powering up the device. For Nexus 5, press and hold the volume up, volume down and power button while the device is on. There is a complete list of key combinations for different instruments Here,

You can also boot into fastboot mode using the adb tool: With the device turned on, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader

If necessary, unlock the device’s bootloader through your computer using the command terminal and execute: fastboot oem unlock

1) Open a command terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

2) execute flash all.bat, which was part of the unzipped image file. This script installs the required bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. For this to work, you need to add the folder where adb and fastboot are installed to the system’s path as described in step 2.

3) When this is done, Google recommends that you lock the bootloader for security. You can do this by booting the device into fastboot mode while connected via USB, and using Terminal to execute the command: fastboot oem lock,

This will install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Nexus device. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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