Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

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Many of you might be wondering about the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates timeline, but there are also some Nexus owners much luckier than the others. Google has announced that its Android 6.0 Marshmallow is ready for the current Nexus 9 device users and it seems that the new firmware upgrade is rolling out all over the world for all Nexus 9 tablets running stock Lollipop firmware as I am speaking.

But, if you don’t want to wait until the update reaches to your Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi, a manual Android 6.0 installation is the key. However, you can use the guide from below only on the compatible device: I am talking about the Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi tablet and remember that the guidelines are for the advanced users.

I will not be held responsible if anything goes wrong during the update process, so don’t do anything based on your own judgment and assume the responsibility of your actions.

Even more, your tablet has to run the Android 5.1.1 LMY48T firmware as long as the new Android 6.0 MRA58K cannot be installed in any other case, just as it has to run 100% Android for the update to install.

Enable the USB Debugging from the Developer Options menu. If the Developer Options menu is nowhere to be found, enable it first: go to Settings> About Device and tap 7 times on the ‘Build Number’ section. Then, go back to the Settings menu and scroll down to find Developer Options, open it and enable USB Debugging. You must also prepare the original USB cord, download the Android SDK from here and install it on your computer.

At the end, take in consideration the battery charge level and make sure that it is over 60% as this step will prevent the Nexus 9 tablet from powering off and don’t forget to take a backup of all your important data and settings on the Nexus tablet.

How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi:

  1. First of all, take the Android 6.0 MRA58K by using this link;
  2. Place the downloaded update zip in the platform-tools folder that can be found in the SDK directory;
  3. Power off the tablet;
  4. Up next, boot it in Recovery Mode;
  5. Select the apply update from adb option from the Recovery Mode menu;
  6. Connect the tablet to your PC by using the USB cord;
  7. Hold the SHIFT key, then right-click on the folder’s empty space to select ‘open command window here’; like that, you can open a Windows CMD in the platform-tools folder;
  8. Start the updating process by entering this command: adb sideload
  9. Confirm your action;
  10. After the installation is complete, reboot your Nexus tablet in normal mode.

I hope that you enjoyed the above guide and that you have successfully completed it. For further tutorials, keep visiting AndroidFlagship!

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Mike Blass