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

1. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

must be nice

12. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Yea, this is one of the main reasons I always try to have a Nexus phone at all times. Can't wait for my Nexus 6P

34. curtdragon

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Yes it is

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

hmm cant wait for this to hit my Nexus

3. diegoauron

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Time to upgrade my Nexus 4 :(

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW the Nexus 4, 10 and 7 (2012) are still getting security updates Its LMY48T or LMY48W Has Security Patch Level of October 1, 2015 (same as Android M)

23. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Don't worry, it'll still get support from custom roms. :)

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I can't wait to get the update on my Nexus 6.

5. surethom

Posts: 1714; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hope uk gets it quicker than lollipop. Ny nexus 5 needs an update :) maybe before my nexus 5x arrives?

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: 3790; 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: 5720; 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/

40. pearleye

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Thanks guys (redbaronk12,vincelongman,Awalker), manually flashing it using fastboot worked ! @bucky, No I was using official android 5.1.1 image previously.

26. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That happens to me once in a while. You have to flash it manually.

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: 5720; 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

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.

14. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

21. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well you do

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...

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: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

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