How to Download and Install Android M on Your Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player

Last version of Android, Android Lollipop will now replace with the coming version of Android i.e. Android M with all updated features. The latest version. Of India’s most popular operating system has announced at google I/O 2015 on this Thursday. The official launch of Android M is away, but the preview version for developers in now available.

The final version of the Android M of New Nexus phone to be expected in OCT/NOV this year after that in a few months it would be available on other Nexus version, but this version of the operating system is not ready to work in all types of mobile phones  so it is suggested not to try installing this on your devices. But if you have Nexus device and want to install and try Android M preview than you are at right place go head to the article and follow some simple steps which are mentioned here. But it is important to take backup of all your data which you have in your phone otherwise you can lose your data in the process. This preview of Android M is currently available on only four devices Google Nexus 5,  Google Nexus 6, Google Nexus 9 and  Google Nexus player. It is recommended not to try in other than these devices.

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Here’s How to Download and Install Android M on Your Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player guide to follow:

  1. First, you have to download and install the latest Android Studio Preview on your windows laptop or computer from this link: https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html#win-bundle
  1. This installs the ADB and Fastboot programs, which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC.
  1. Now Add SDK folder to the PATH with the following steps.
  1. Right click on My Computer, and then click on Properties.
  1. In properties window, click on Advance System Settings.
  1. Now click on System Properties>Advanced> Environment Variables.
  1. In the appeared window Select Path and then click on Edit and then type the name of the directory where you have installed the SDK. One point to remember that each entry should be separated by semi-colon.
  1. After doing this now enable USB debugging on your device. First, go to Setting > About phone>software information
  1. Tap on Build number seven times.
  1. Now Go to setting > Developer options tick USB debugging option.
  1. Now download the correct factory image for your device.
  • Android M for Nexus 5
  • Android M for Nexus 6
  • Android M for Nexus 9
  • Android M for Nexus Player
  1. Extract the image within your computer.
  2. Connect your device to your computer with USB
  3. Now start the device in fastboot mode.

The simplest way to start the device in fastboot mode is to hold a key combination while powering on the device. For the Nexus 5 version, hold the volume up, volume down and power buttons while powering on the device. All devices have different procedure here is the full list of combinations of key for different devices are here.

Using the ADB tool is another way to boot into fastboot mode: When you powered on, with this go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader. If needed, unblock the device’s bootloader through your computer with the command terminal and executing: fastboot oem unlock.

Now open a command terminal and then navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

And execute flash aa.bat, which can find in the unzipped image file. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware and operating system. To work this, we need to add the folder where ADB and fastboot are installed to your system’s path as described above in steps.

When this process has been completed google recommended to lock the bootloader for security reasons. You can lock the bootloader by booting the device in fastboot mode while still connected via USN and then command the terminal to execute: fastboot oem lock.

Now Android M preview has been on your Nexus Device. Android M will receive regular monthly updates until the final version will arrive, you won’t need to repeat this complicated process again. But we also recommend that just wait until the OTA update arrive on your device.