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Nexus 5X Android 6.0 factory images officially released

Google just released the Android 6.0.0 factory images for the Nexus 5X, just in time for its official shipping days. If you are an Android fan and love to tinker with the software side of things, this will come right up your alley as you can now download the factory image for the new LG Nexus device.

 

LG Nexus 5X

 

There are three Nexus 5X versions out there, namely MDB08I, MDA89F and MDA89E, that get the factory image treatment, more are still to come.

 

Why is this important?

 

Because, if you screw something up while tinkering with your brand new Nexus 5X, you will be able to have a new image to flash to keep things going. This is also a chance for developers, hackers and modders to look through things in order to find new stuff, bugs, weaknesses and security problems.

 

How to flash the factory image:

 

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  1. Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory.
  2. Connect your device to your computer over USB.
  3. Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
    • Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:
      adb reboot bootloader
    • Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device. For example, to put a Nexus 5 (“hammerhead”) into fastboot mode, press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power as the device begins booting up.
  4. If necessary, unlock the device’s bootloader by running:
    fastboot oem unlock

    The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)

  5. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
  6. Execute the flash-all script. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security:

  1. Start the device in fastboot mode again, as described above.
  2. Execute:
    fastboot oem lock

Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot oem unlock again, which will wipe the data.

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Source: Google Developers

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Marshmallow OTA ZIP files are here along with factory images!

Marshmallow is finally live and now the factory images are up as well. Google just announced the update on its Android blog and you can find the flash images on the AOSP as well. This is version Android 6.0.0 and it is coming to devices like the Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013), 9 and Player.

 

Marshmallow

 

This update brings devices to build version MRA58K.

 

The big problem now is that you can wait for the official update to reach your device – if you have one of the aforementioned Nexii – for days or even weeks! Or you can just get one of the ZIP files below to make things faster. Be sure you back up your phone before flashing the ZIP file, just in case anything goes wrong. You can get the factory images HERE and below you can find the OTA file ZIPs:

Nexus 6

International – 5.1.1 LMY48M → 5.1.1 LMY48T(this is the October security patch)

Nexus 7 2013 LTE

5.1.1LMY48P → 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 7 2013 WiFi

5.1.1LMY8P → 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 9 LTE

5.1.1LMY48T → 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 9 WiFi

5.1.1LMY48T → 6.0 MRA58K

 

Note: If you choose the OTAs, you my have to flash the October security patch first, before being able to flash the Marshmallow OTA. Happy Flashing!

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Android 6.0 officially rolling out next week

Android 6.0 starts rolling out to devices as soon as next week. The first to get Google’s freshest android experience are, of course, the Nexus devices, namely Nexus 6, 5, 7 (2013), 9 and Player. Marshmallow will get to devices probably starting October 5th, as specified in some leaks, and that is also the date when the OS gets to the AOSP.

 

Android 6.0

 

 

The OTA rollout will probably be slow but zip files will be relatively easily procured and then everyone will be able to taste the Marshmallow.

 

The first devices to launch with the freshest Android 6.0 OS are the new Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, of course. The devices were also launched today and they can already be pre-ordered.

 

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On a side-note, the Android page has suffered some changes to match the new operating system. The site now features highlights such as Now on Tap, permission support and smart battery usage. You can also find dozens of new things related to the Marshmallow update (interactive animations included).

 

Source: Marshmallow Android

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Android Marshmallow 6.0 rollouts starting October 5th – which Nexus devices get it?

Android Marshmallow 6.0 will begin rolling out to Nexus devices starting October 5th, and that is not all, because it will be released on AOSP as well. Google has been testing their newest OS over the summer and some developer previews have been floating around too, but nothing compares to the real deal. The official roll-out is scheduled to start on October 5th and it will probably be slow, as there are many devices out there that will take it.

 

Android Marshmallow 6.0

 

The update ZIPs will save us all though, as they will surely be ready for use in a jiffy. Factory images will also be available just in case you need to flash back to stock Android or if you have a rooted smartphone.

 

October 5th marks the date for the final Marshmallow code to be pushed to AOSP as well.

 

Which devices get Android Marshmallow?

 

The big question arises! Who gets the update first? Well, the Nexus devices, of course! Android 6.0 will roll-out to Nexus 5, 6, 7 (2013) and 9 and the Nexus Player will get it too, but Nexus 4, 7 (2012) and Nexus 10 are not getting any marshmallows. These devices are cursed to Lollipop fever forever. Their hardware could sustain an update, but the devs probably don’t want to work on a three-year-old device. Tough luck!

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T Mobile Nexus devices get security OTA – see here which devices get the treatment

T Mobile just announced some OTAs for some Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus 5.You don’t have to get too excited over these because there are no big changes going on. These are just some security updates with minor fixes.

Nexus, T Mobile

 

 

Which devices does T Mobile update?

 

The ones to get this little OTA are Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 9. The carrier has a unique variant of Nexus 6, the LYZ28K version, which means that the OTA will not work on other carriers or unlocked versions. The updates for the other aforementioned devices should be the same for all devices.

 

When it comes to size, the nexus 6 OTA is the largest at 30MB whereas the others sit below at around 20MB each. They will not take long to load but they are rolling out in batches which means you may have to wait for a while for your T Mobile Nexus device to get this security patch.

 

Source: AndroidPolice

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HTC One M9 from Verizon gets Android 5.1 update

HTC One M9 from Verizon got an update to Android 5.1 plus some security changes and upgrades along the way. Mo Versi, the VO of HTC, released the info on his Twitter account yesterday and here is what you will be getting out of this.

 

 

 

Apart from the Android 5.1 update, your One M9 will be getting additional LTE bands for roaming plus Stagefright patches. After the install, users will get the same Android 5.1 improvements that other smartphone users have been enjoying so far. Of course, you will also get the revamped do-not-disturbed settings and the Stagefright patches.

 

HTC One M9 has support for Verizon’s LTE bands and this OTA will enable a few more for roaming needs. The new bands are 3 for 1800 MHZ, and 7 for 2600 MHz. These will basically be useful for Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, Asia and Europe.

 

Source: @moversi