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How to Install Android M on Your Nexus Device

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At the I/O 2015 conference, Google announced the next version of Android. The company detailed some interesting features that will be available on Android devices later this year. With Android M, they have focused on improving the system’s overall quality and fixing the bugs found on Lollipop. While Google SVP Sundar Pichai’s speech seemed impressive, we wanted to see for ourselves what the fuss was all about.

We installed Google’s Android M developer preview on our Nexus 6 and decided to share the step-by-step procedure.

Disclaimer: 

  • Before you decide to install Android M on your device, consider the fact that it will wipe the smartphone’s memory entirely.
  • The developer preview also contains several bugs and may be unstable.
  • We wouldn’t recommend installing the OS on the Nexus device you use on an everyday basis. Some of the major applications are having trouble loading on Android M.
  • The Developer Preview is only out for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.

Preparation 

  • Back-up your Nexus Device.
  • To make this quick and easy, before you begin, make sure you have ADB and fastboot installed on your computer.  The easiest way to install ADB on your machine is by inserting the following command on your Command Line/Terminal:
    bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/corbindavenport/nexus-tools/master/install.sh)Android M 3
  • Download the factory images for your device here. Unzip and save them on a file on your desktop.

Method

  • Now to begin, enable your device’s debugging mode and connect it to your computer via a USB cable.
  • Open an ADB command line and enter ‘adb reboot boot loader’Android M
  • Open the folder containing your factory images.
  • Now on the ADB command line, enter ‘flash-all’ to run the installation. This is the final step and it will initiate the process, as seen below: android M 2

You will now have to wait till it gets installed. It took us approximately 5 minutes.

Now you can enjoy fiddling around. To read more about Android M, click here.

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Nitya Uppal
Nitya Uppal
Nitya is a Fashion Geek and a girl who is excited by the awesome. She loves her burgers and cannot get enough of them. She heads content at iGyaan Network and iGyaan Publishing. Find her on twitter below.
32 comments
Akash Parmar
Akash Parmar

hu aatlu badhu nathi vachvano . compo na lakh pls :3

Lipi Mehta
Lipi Mehta

Joine etle evu joine k kai device mate 6.. Mare nexus 5,6,9 k nexus player na hoy to b tu mane tag kare em.. Ne koi ahiya radtu nathi jiemdishi \U0001f60f

Akash Parmar
Akash Parmar

joine su ? che to karva ma aavse .. radvanu nai jiemdishi :3

Lipi Mehta
Lipi Mehta

K! \U0001f64c next time at least joine tag karj pan..

Lipi Mehta
Lipi Mehta

To su pan etle tag karvana khali dekhadva I have "3" friends who own a "nexus" device \U0001f612\U0001f612

Aarsh Pandit
Aarsh Pandit

Bhai pan am b thoda months ma lauu 6u navo.... J 6 e chalse ty

Akash Parmar
Akash Parmar

i have 3 friends, who owns a nexus device so stfu

Lipi Mehta
Lipi Mehta

To tag km karto hase \U0001f60f\U0001f612

Akash Parmar
Akash Parmar

Lipi Mehta tane to em em j kari che tag .. srsly na lais :v

Akash Parmar
Akash Parmar

Aarsh Pandit la .. engineering e su sikhvadyu ? risk loh and problem ne jate solve karo .. :3

Lipi Mehta
Lipi Mehta

Its only for nexus 5,6,9 and nexus player 😖😭😔😪 ne "it will wipe the smartphone’s memory entirely." To chalse baka hamna 🙏

Aarsh Pandit
Aarsh Pandit

Bhai pan nexus na group ma badha keh 6 k etli b stable nathi so risk nai leto!\U0001f605

ArpitKumar
ArpitKumar

Can u suggest me the best camera under 30k??

Bhavey Durga
Bhavey Durga

No i will wait for it to come from googles factory.

Dhairyadev Arora
Dhairyadev Arora

It probably wont be bug free, but you can revert to the factory OS anytime. Data will be lost.

Shiva Kumar
Shiva Kumar

just use multirom Android M zip to just test new version

Bhavey Durga
Bhavey Durga

iGyaan.in is it bug free and can we revert back our stock os if we want