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Factory images for Android 6.0 now available for most Nexus devices

Factory images for Android 6.0 now available for most Nexus devices
Factory images for Android 6.0 now available for most Nexus devices
Owners of the Nexus 5, 6, 7, or 9 can now manually update their Google device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Android 6.0 is just starting to rollout for Nexus devices and is already on its way to a few lucky LG G4 owners. For those who can't wait, however, AndroidCentral has compiled a list of the update images for each major Nexus device. These image packs should be identical to the OTA update that the devices will eventually receive, if not already. Users must manually download the image for the correct phone or tablet and install from there.

The manual process is more involved than simply waiting for the official and automatic OTA update. Users can also inadvertently damage their phones by installing the incorrect image as there may be multiple carrier-specific versions of the same Nexus model.

Needless to say, Android enthusiasts will be jumping right in as they are more likely to already have unlocked devices with custom bootloaders. In the meantime, expect our full reviews on the upcoming Nexus 5X and 6P as we move closer to launch.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-17 (Update: 2015-10-17)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.