Android Nougat bet stock images for Google’s Nexus 6P were released on December 5, 2016. Unfortunately, the Verizon users were excluded from the initial update. This was seemed unfair as the Nexus 5X Verizon users received Android Nougat update.
Don’t Panic! The XDA Developers took the risk and flashed factory images to their handsets on the Verizon network. It turned out that almost everything is perfect. So here is a roundup on how to update your Verizon Nexus 6P.
Install ADB & Fastboot
Verizon and Google are yet to release an OTA update so the only option you are left with is installing it manually. So, to update your Nexus 6P to Android beta, the first thing you should do is install the ADB and Fastboot
files on your Desktop.
Download Factory Images
The next step is downloading Android Nougat beta factory images from Google’s official website. Click on the link below to get the files.
Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory images for Nexus 6P from Google (.zip)
Enable USB Debugging & Developer options
Enabling USB Debugging & Developer options are important actions since we must use them to flash the factory images and unlock the device bootloader.
Activate OEM Unlocking
Go to the Settings and tap to the ‘Developer options’ menu. Enable the switch next to OEM unlocking. This allows you to flash the update and unlock your bootloader.
Reboot to Fastboot and unlock the Device Bootloader
Unlock the device bootloader before you start playing with the Nexus 6P’s operating system. This makes sure that you can restore your handset if something goes wrong.
Do this before flashing the factory images.
- Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB data cable
- Open the Terminal or the Command Prompt
- Change the directories to platform-tools folder in your ADB installation directory
- Enter adb reboot bootloader and press Enter
- Wait for the fastboot to boot up and then enter fastboot oem unlock
- Confirm that you wish to unlock your bootloader
Type fastboot reboot-bootloader
on the command Prompt to reboot. Once you have done that install Android Nougat beta by flashing the factory images with flastboot flash
commands. One of the commands is flash-all.
Type it and hit enter to install the entire stock firmware.