Google surprised everyone with an early release of Android 7.0 Nougat this week. The newly released mobile operating system version is compatible with several Nexus devices. While Google has started to roll out the update to Nexus devices, it will take a while for everyone to get the notification. We have already shared with you Android 7.0 Nougat OTA files to manually update your devices. We also shared the steps to help you update Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X to the final version of Nougat. For those of you waiting for the factory images, they are now live. You can download Android 7.0 Nougat factory images from the links shared below.
Download Android 7.0 Nougat factory images
Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat brings a number of new features, improvements and performance enhancements. Some of the major highlights include split-screen multitasking, an improved Doze mode, better notifications, VR support, and better Android Pay functionality among others.
You can taste all these and several other Nougat features after flashing Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M factory images on your Nexus devices. The latest release supports Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus 9 WiFi, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and General Mobile 4G (Android One).
Following are the direct download links of Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices. We will be updating this post as the links go live for more devices.
- Download Android Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 6P: NBD90X
- Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 5X: bullhead-nrd90m-factory-d215f148.tgz
- Download Android Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 6: Shamu-nbd90z
- Download Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus 9: volantis-nrd90m-factory-b718f71b.tgz
- Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Pixel C: ryu-nrd90m-factory-6aec2222.tgz
- Download Android 7.0 Nougat NRD90M for Nexus Player: fugu-nrd90m-factory-ecb8ca56.tgz
You can flash these full factory images on your Nexus devices after unlocking bootloader and backing up your data. These files can be used not only to update your devices to the latest OS, but also to go back to stock Android 7.0 Nougat when you need to. For more details, please visit the Google Developers page.