Google has commenced the rollout of its sweet Android flavour that comes with version 6.0 and codename Marshmallow for Nexus users across the globe. Nexus 5, 6, 7 2013 model, 9 and nexus Player are devices eligible for receiving the new Android version that is gradually making its way, as this is a phased rollout.
As has been reported on several occasions earlier, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2012 failed to make it to the list. If you are purchasing either Nexus 5X or 6P, you don't have to wait for the OTA, as the Nexus duos launch with the latest Android version on-board.
The Android Marshmallow OTA files bearing build version MRA58K are currently available for Nexus 9, 7 2013 Wi-Fi and LTE variants. However, we will update the list as OTAs hit other nexus models. If your region is yet to receive the update notification, consider using the OTA links to install manually them on your Nexus phone or tablets. Do not forget to back up the data of your device, before performing a manual installation.
OTA links for Android 6.0 Marshmallow build MRA58K
How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus devices (rooted/non-rooted)
Step-1: Download Android 6.0 OTA files according to the model number of your device from the above links
Step-2: If your Nexus phone/tablet is rooted with custom recovery running, then perform the following;
- Copy the OTA zip file to the internal storage of Nexus device
- Reboot it into custom recovery mode
- Install the zip via recovery, like you do with any other recovery flashable file
If you have a non-rooted device running stock recovery, do the following steps to install the stock firmware:
Step-1: Reboot the device in to stock recovery mode by holding Volume Down and Power buttons together for a few seconds. When you see the fastboot menu and Start, press Volume Up button for a few times until the Recovery appears on the screen. Now press Power button to enter recovery mode
Step-2: You should see an Android logo with a red exclamation mark on the screen. Press Volume Up and Power buttons together. You will be presented with a menu. Select the second option from the menu that reads, apply update from adb
Step-3: Connect the Nexus device to your PC via USB cable
Ensure that you have the latest version of adb that supports the sideload command (If you don't have, download the latest Android SDK to get updated adb.)
Step-4: Open a command prompt (CMD in Windows, regular shell if your system is running on Linux or Mac) in the same directory, where you have saved the downloaded OTA file
Step-5: Execute the following command
.adb sideload (followed by the OTA file).zip
You should see a progress bar indicating the installation. The update should now start installing on your Nexus
Step-6: When the installation is reboot your Nexus phone/tablet
You can now get started with your Nexus device powered with Android Marshmallow. To check the Android version, head over to Settings>> About device.