Google posts Android 6.0 Factory Image for the Nexus 6P

Those planning on doing some customizing of their Nexus 6P should be happy to hear that Google has posted the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Factory Image belonging to the Nexus 6P. This way, if something goes wrong while installing a custom ROM, you can flash the Factory Image and have Android 6.0 on your device once again.

There happens to be two Android 6.0 builds of the Factory Image, MDA89D and  MDB08K. One theory is that of the two builds, one is for the Project Fi version of the Nexus 6P. The Google owned hybrid carrier now allows subscribers to use the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X along with the Nexus 6. Both builds of the Factory Image should work on a non Project Fi phone.

Despite the posting of the Factory Image, there is one major issue that could make Nexus 6P users decide not to flash custom ROMs on the phone. Apparently, unlocking the bootloader on the device blows a QFuse which cannot be reset to the default setting if you decide to re-lock the bootloader.

If you want both builds of the Android 6.0 Factory Image for the Nexus 6P, click on the sourcelink.

source: Google via AndroidPolice

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. Chilidog

Posts: 29; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

Unlocking the phone does not blow the qfuse it has already been confirmed by quite a few people

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

PA is slack when it comes to Nexus devices Another example is in their review they complained about inaccurate colors and low brightness But other reviewers have said it's on par with the Note 5 in terms of accurate colors and high brightness (obviously, in sRGB mode and with Adaptive Display turned off)

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Exactly what is this Qfuse?

4. thowersome

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

"Qfuses are one-time-programmable (OTP) elements that are used to enable and disable security and debug features of the MSM7xxx device. The Qfuses are implemented as anarray of one-bit fuse blocks. The Qfuse banks are used for two purposes — providing non-volatile, immutable storage of data, and configuration of hardware features. For immutabledata storage, the Qfuses are read via a shadow register which contains the actual valuestored and includes error correction.For configuration, each Qfuse is associated with a one-time write register. The value of each Qfuse is sensed at powerup and stored in a register. Blowing Qfuses is done byplacing a value to a register and applying current to the fuse. The fuse registers areaccessible through JTAG and software readable address locations." Source:​​a_hardware_fuse_that_blows/

3. thowersome

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 08, 2015


5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The development...its happening!

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