Update Nexus & Pixel Devices to NRD91N, NBD91K, NDE63X, NDE63V Nougat
Google has now started rolling out November security updates to its devices, patching some critical security vulnerabilities. You will receive over-the-air notifications to update your Pixel and Nexus devices – which are now collectively called as “Google devices”. If you don’t want to wait, you can manually update your Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and other devices to the latest Android 7.0.0 and Android 7.1.0 Nougat security patch.
Prerequisites to update Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and other devices to NRD91N, NBD91K Android 7.0 Nougat
- Create a backup of all important data on your Nexus device.
- Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
- Unlock Nexus bootloader.
- The Android SDK should be installed on your PC with ADB and Fastboot command working.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to enable USB Debugging.
- Ensure that your Nexus phone carries more than 70% of charge.
Steps to update Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P to NRD91N, NBD91K Android 7
Required files: Download factory images for your Google device from here. Remember to download the factory images, NOT the OTA files.
- Connect your device using a USB cable and turn it off. Make sure that Fastboot is installed on your PC.
- Now, start the device in Fastboot mode: Turn on the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys until you see the Fastboot menu and the START text on top.
- Extract the downloaded Android 7.0 file on your PC. Go to _NRD91N_ (depends on your device) folder and copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory (which often is the platform-tools folder inside the Android SDK directory).
- This step involves flashing the desired factory image to your Nexus device. Open the folder containing the Android Nougat factory image downloaded and extracted. In the address bar, type cmd and type the command written below and press enter.
- On Windows: Run flash-all.bat
- On Mac: Run flash-all.sh using Terminal
- Linux: Run flash-all.sh
- Once the script finishes running, your Nexus device will reboot. First boot may take up to 5 minutes, so don’t worry if it takes your device longer than usual to boot up.