Nexus 6 is getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update once again

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is probably the last major update that the Nexus 6 will receive. Even so, Google hasn't been able to provide Nexus 6 owners with the update until now. Although Android 7.1.1 Nougat was pushed to the smartphone months ago, the update was riddled with bugs, so Google was forced to pull it quickly.

Earlier this week, Nexus 6 had started to receive the long-awaited Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The update weighs in at around 370MB and it probably includes one of the latest security patches (July or August).

Obviously, in order to update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, your Nexus 6 must be on the most recent Android 7.0 Nougat build that Google released. If you happen to be on the previous version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the one pulled by Google, then you'll have to flash back to the main update track.

Also, don't wait for other major Android OS updates like Android O since Nexus 6 is already reaching its EOL (end of life) status, so it's unlikely that it will get any new software upgrades in the future.

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

I have a notification for this update and it says 910MB..


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

My battery started acting up after the update was rescinded. It would charge slow or not at all. I bought a battery off of ebay because Google no Motorola claimed to have parts. There is a issue and after a search I found I was not the only one even though both parties claimed they never heard of no charge or slow charging issues. I installed new battery and it came on but will not charge. It is said that the strip that connects to the battery needs to be replaced.. Go figure.... Note 8 here I come.... Too bad I liked my nexus 6. I have a og n5 and 6p also.

3. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

I always side loaded the updates through Wug Fresh's Nexus Root Tool kit. Works like a charm.

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