Android 6.0 rollout announced and factory images live for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Nexus Player

Android 6.0 rollout announced and factory images live for Nexus 5, 6, 7, 9, and Nexus Player
Today is the day that Google promised the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to start rolling out to Nexus users and while we have yet to hear about over-the-air (OTA) updates hitting devices, Google has posted a number of factory images for various Nexus devices. If you're the type of person who likes to do a clean install of a new update, this is your time.

Google has announced that OTA rollouts have started, but we have yet to hear any reports that users are getting those updates. Of course, not all Nexus devices are on the update list. Factory images have been posted for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. This leaves out the Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (2012), and Nexus 10, and so far there is no indication that any of these devices will be seeing Android 6.0 any time soon. 

If you want to grab a factory image to do a clean install for your device, just head to the source. Otherwise, sound off in the comments when you start to see the OTA update making it to your Nexus. And, if you do get Marshmallow today, let us know what you think of the new features, like Now on Tap. 

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41 Comments

41. tokuzumi

Posts: 2038; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nexus 7(2012) and Nexus 10 can barely handle lollipop. The Nexus 4 actually improved in performance after the lollipop upgrade. But the phone was released 3 years ago, so I can't complain too much that Google stopped offering updates to the 4.

39. wilky

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Installed it last night on my Nexus 6 clean install not found any bugs as of yet, Marshmallow really is how Lollipop should have been last year from the off. Now my Samsung Galaxy Alpha came out around the same time as the Nexus 6, and it still stuck on 4.4.4 simfree in the UK, be suprised if it get Android Marshmallow & if it does it be well into next year.

38. TheJewishMerp

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Tasty, tasty salt :p

33. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

No update for my 2012 Nexus 7 that Lollipop destroy? That's ok. My Air 2 is kicking ass soon to be join by a 6s Plus.

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, yes, but that's like saying your update damaged your top of range pixcel c stop working from a new update and not some cheap tablet, if you got a 2nd one it cost you less than iPad Air 2

31. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Well let's see once again ios latest 9. supports all the way back to the iPhone 4s which was released 10/2011, and Marshmallow will only officially support Nexus 5 and newer released 10/2013. I'm almost done with Android, Google, blame it on the carriers, blame it on the manufacturers. Blame it on the rain. Android is a utter mess. Yeah I have the Note 5 BTW.

32. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Just move to Apple so we don't have to hear your whining.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry does your iPhone 4s included all what is offered in ios9 and does it run as fast as when you 1st got your phone, oh no

19. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I'm going to wait and see if 6.0 improves the performance and battery life for my Nexus 5. If so then I'll wait till next year and purchase the 6p at a nice low cost.

28. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I just installed the update on my Nexus 5. It seems very speedy and smooth. Hopefully, the battery sees the same kind of improvement.

35. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes, it is just updated, but it's not even close to my edge + in the speed and 100% can not even keep up with the multitasking, so it looks like I be upgrading to the 6p when I can find a good deal for it

18. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Can't wait to install this on my Note 4....oh wait!

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Note 4 got a much better update. It got the touch wiz lollipop that is light years ahead of touch wiz kit kat. If it's anything like my Tab S2 that flies with the Exynos 5433 it would be the best update since project butter. It's like getting project butter twice. I am not sure about the SD805 note 4 but the Exynos note 4 should be just as smooth as the GS6 and Note 5 now after the lollipop update. Not sure why you are complaining. Stock android hasn't changed much since ics and what they did add other skins have been doing it, sometimes better, for ages. I am sure Sony and LG deep sleep tricks are more refined than Googles by now. And the wake stuff is probably done better on moto kit kat devices.

25. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I have an AT&T Note 4 so it is not Exynos. I want 6.0 especially for app permissions.

27. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Right now you're running the latest version Touchwiz. The marshmallow version of Touchwiz hasn't been released yet.

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Well, maybe Marshmallow will convince me to finally upgrade my 7 past 4.4.4 w/ Qualcomm optimized Dalvik/Bionic libraries & Xposed. Can't wait for reviews...

14. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well you do

9. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Anybody want a "Bricked by Lollipop" Nexus 7 2013 paperweight to fix (for $200) and try 6.0 on?

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

$200 for a bricked Nexus 7? You can pick up a brand new one for $150 that actually works.

29. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

$200 is what ASUS wants to fix it after it was bricked by Lollipop.

30. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol ASUS is trying to rip you off. You might be able to sell it for 40 bucks somewhere.

8. gofmarat

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Can you redo the battery test for the Nexi and in particular the Nexus 5, Android 6.0 should bring battery life improvements

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5843; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The battery improvements are basically all to do with standby battery life, probably won't show up in PA's test

6. pearleye

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I followed the steps mentioned in the Google factory download page, but I get the below errors when I run flash-all script from windows ! Any one succeeded flashing without errors ?

7. pearleye

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

target reported max download size of 1073741824 bytes archive does not contain 'boot.sig' archive does not contain 'recovery.sig' failed to allocate 1043723460 bytes error: update package missing system.img Press any key to exit...

10. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The guys over at xda will help you for sure. I would normally be able to help but I've been out of the game for a bit. Are you running a custom rom right now? Might be preventing you due to custom boot/recovery.

13. Furbal unregistered

.sig does not make sense for a fast boot file

16. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

When I did this in March to my N6 I couldn't get the script to work either. I was able to unzip the image file and manually fastboot flash the individual img's.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5843; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Try again after updating the Android SDK If it still doesn't work then flash manually Instructions herehttp://www.androidpolice.com/2014/11/12/running-into-the-dreaded-missing-system-img-error-flashing-android-5-0-factory-images-heres-how-to-get-around-it/

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