Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update on Google Nexus 5

It seems like yesterday when I have showed you How to Flash Android 5.1.1 LMY48M Lollipop Factory Image on Google Nexus 5 (read this guide for further info).

However, Google officially released Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with over 200 new emojis, security patches and not only for its Nexus smartphones and tablets and be sure of the fact that your Nexus 5 is no exception to that.

Over the air updates already started, but you don’t need me to tell you that they don’t always arrive as fast as some of you might like. Have you entered into Settings> About Phone> Software Information/Updates? If not, do it now, tap the updates option and check if the update appears on your device. If you don’t see it there, then be sure that there is no update waiting for you around the corner.

What to do in such a case? Follow this guide to manually update your Google Nexus 5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and leave the waiting behind.

I know that the idea of enjoying the latest Android OS version on your handset is such a tempting one, but you have no excuse for skipping the preparatory steps. Without them, there is no chance to be successful, therefore note that you must create a backup of all important data on your Nexus 5 device, to make sure that you are prepared for any situation and download and install the appropriate USB drivers for Nexus 5 in your computer.

Up next, it’s time to enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Then, you must also tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled. And no less important, ensure that your Nexus 5 can face such a procedure and carries more than 60% of charge. If not, the charging cable is waiting for you!

Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update on your Nexus 5:

  1. First of all, you have to take the OTA zip file from here;
  2. Transfer the OTA zip file from your PC to your phone’s storage or SD card by using the USB cable;
  3. Then, remove it;
  4. Turn off your handset;
  5. Boot your Nexus device into Stock Recovery mode. For that, turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up, Volume Down, as well as Power keys until you see the Fastboot menu and Start on top;
  6. Once your phone boots into Recovery Mode, Select Apply Updates from phone’s storage;
  7. Navigate to the OTA file you just saved on your phone;
  8. The installation process will start on your device and take a few minutes, so have patience;
  9. Once the installation reached to an end, the Nexus handset will automatically reboot.

When you are done, you can enjoy the changes that I have told you about (to be more precise, there are around 200 Unicode 8 emojis to Android, fixes for some bugs with the navigation bar on tablets, changes to the volume controls, not to mention the addition of the Do Not Disturb feature that many of you love from previous versions and more) and stay tuned! I am working on a guide on how to root your Nexus 5 on Android 6.0.1 MMB29K Marshmallow.

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