Updating the Nexus 6P to Android 7 Nougat .. Now!

Here are the steps to update your Nexus 6P to Android 7 (final) release.

Step 1. Install Android Studio

Download and install Android Studio from here. If you think you already have everything you need, at least verify your adb version like so:

.. Check adb version

adb version
Android Debug Bridge version 1.0.36
Revision af05c7354fe1-android

Step2. Download the full Android 7 image for the Nexus 6P

wget https://android.googleapis.com/packages/ota/google_angler_angler/47ceb0f81a49e6866428f9996f8212aba8c29fbe.zip
mv ~/47ceb0f81a49e6866428f9996f8212aba8c29fbe.zip nougat.zip

Prepare your phone

Make sure Nexus 6P is in developer mode, has USB debugging and (just in case) OEM unlocking enabled.

Boot the nexus 6P into recovery

adb reboot recovery

When in the infamous ‘No command’ screen appears, press-and-hold the Power button then press-and-release the Volume-Up button, to get to the standard Recovery menu.
Navigate to ‘Apply update from adb’ and select with the Power button.

Push and flash the zip from your computer

adb devices
(if no connected device is shown unplug the USB-C able and plug it back in)
adb sideload ~/nougat.zip


Eventually, the standard Recovery menu will reappear. Navigate to ‘Reboot system now’ and select with the Power button again.

All done .. Android 7 now runs on the Nexus 6P

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