Google Nexus 6 Gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat Right Now


Nexus users have been quite upset with Google lately because lately, the US based tech giant has switched its focus towards its “own-made” Pixel brand. The reason why Google is trying prioritizing the Pixel line is because the company wants to make the devices seem more appealing towards customers and Google is doing this by providing the Pixel line with the latest Android updates ahead of time but what’s really upsetting Nexus owners is that some of Nexus devices get their update really late.

Nexus 6 is the smartphone which seems to always be forgotten by Google and Nexus 6 users are seeing this as being a marketing scheme, but Google cleared everything up when it stated that there’s actually a bug which is causing this delay. Well, it looks like Google wasn’t lying because Android 7.1.1 Nougat recently started rolling out, but Android powers users who have rooted their devices can install the upgrade themselves right now.

Installing Android 7.1.1 Nougat On Nexus 6

Before heading into the installation process Android users should make sure that they have backed up their data and that their device is rooted with TWRP custom recovery. Also, very important is to not forget to enable USB debugging on the device and also to download the CM 14.1 custom ROM and GApps package.

  • Connect the designated device to a PC via USB and duplicated the downloaded files on the device’s SD card.
  • Disconnect the smartphone and boot it into recovery mode by simultaneously pressing the power button and volume keys.
  • Using the same physical buttons perform a factory rest and then wipe the cache (don’t forget the dalvik partition).
  • Using the TWRP recovery menu browse over to the SD card where the files have been duplicated and confirm their installation one by one.
  • The only thing left to do now is to reboot the system.


2 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6 Gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat Right Now”

  1. When are we gonna get this as an official update? I really don’t fancy going throught these steps, I’d much rather my phone got the update itself.

  2. I’m confused as to why you say that Google has released the factory images, but if a Nexus 6 user wants to use 7.1.1, that the need to download Cyanogenmod and the Gapps. CM is not even maintained anymore since CM inc shut down. It would make more sense to say goto the Google Factory Android Images and download from there.

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