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March 2018 Factory Images and OTA Files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

February 2018 Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for March 2018 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P,  Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Pixel XL.


For now, we have March 2018 Security Firmware files based on Android 8.1.0 Oreo for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL (OPM1.171019.021), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPM1.171019.021), Nexus 6P (OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017), and Nexus 5X (OPM3.171019.016, OPM5.171019.017).

March 2018 Security update for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL also brings Performance, Audio improvements, and other fixes.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File


November Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for November 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL.


For now, we have November Security Firmware files based on Android 8.0.0 Oreo for Pixel 2 (OPD1.170816.018, OPD2.170816.015, OPD3.170816.016), Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.032, OPR3.170623.013), Pixel C (OPR1.170623.032), Nexus 6P (OPR5.170623.011), Nexus 5X (OPR6.170623.023), and Nexus Player (OPR2.170623.027).
Note that for the Google Pixel, OPR1.170623.032 is for Project Fi and Canad, while OPR3.170623.013 is for everyone else. For Google Pixel 2 OPD2.170816.015 is for DTAG, OPD3.170816.016 for Verizon, and OPD1.170816.018 is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Google Nexus 6 finally receives Android 8.0 Oreo via Custom ROM

How to Download and Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Nexus 6 (Shamu) | Unofficial AOSP Android Oreo Custom ROM for Motorola Nexus 6

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update has already started. Additionally, Android Oreo is already available for Google Pixel and eligible Nexus devices.


However, Older Nexus phones like the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 will not get the official update. But you can still install Android Oreo right now via SIX AOSP ROM. Developer "Frankie T (R3Ds)" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nexus 6. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the SIX AOSP Custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo on Nexus 6 Shamu. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download Nexus 6 Shamu

Direct Download: SIX ROM (// +FrankieTR3Ds)

Android 8.0 Oreo Gapps

October Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for October 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.


For now, we have October Security Firmware files based on Android 8.0.0 Oreo for the Pixel and Pixel XL (OPR1.170623.027, OPR3.170623.008), Pixel C (OPR1.170623.027), Nexus 6P (OPR5.170623.007), Nexus 5X (OPR4.170623.009).

Nexus 6 (N6F27M, NGI77B) and Nexus 9 (N4F27P, N9F27M) gets October security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, OPR1.170623.027 is for Project Fi and Canad, while OPR3.170623.008 is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below.

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Pixel/ Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C.

With every new Android OS release, Google posts factory Images and OTA files for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android Oreo update with security patch of August 2017 are now live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL




For now, we have Firmware and OTA files based on Android 8.0 Oreo for the following
  • Pixel – OPR6.170623.011 (Bell, Telus, Telstra, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Rogers/Fido), OPR6.170623.012 (other carriers) 
  • Pixel XL – OPR6.170623.011 (Bell, Telus, Telstra, TMO, Sprint, USCC, Rogers/Fido), OPR6.170623.012 (other carriers) 
  • Pixel C – OPR6.170623.010 
  • Nexus 6P – OPR6.170623.013 (NOT for TMO/USCC/Fi) 
  • Nexus 5X – OPR6.170623.013

Note that Google has already started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo Update through OTA for Verizon and AT&T Pixel and Pixel XL phones.

In case you haven't received the update and want to manually Install the Firmware or OTA. You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Download Android 8.0 Oreo for Pixel and Nexus Devices

Download Android 8.0 Oreo for Pixel and Nexus Devices
Android 8.0 Oreo is now Available for Pixel/ Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C | Download the Factory Images right here!

With every new Android OS release, Google posts factory Images for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android Oreo update with security patch of August 2017 are already live for a number of devices.


Google has posted the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices with build "OPR6.170623.013". The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google has also started rolling out the update through OTA in phases to your Pixel and Nexus phones. In case you haven't received the update, you can download and flash the factory images.

Download: Android Oreo Factory Images



August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

August's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for August 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL




For now, we have August Security Firmware files based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Pixel and Pixel XL (NHG47Q, NJH47F, NKG47S, NZH54D), Pixel C (N2G48C), Nexus 6P (N2G48C), Nexus 5X (N2G48C), and Nexus Player (N2G48C).

Nexus 6 (N6F27I, N8I11B) and Nexus 9 (N4F27K, N9F27H) gets August security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, NHG47Q is for Verizon models, NZH54D is for Deutsche Telekom, NKG47S is for T-Mobile, Fi users, and Rogers, while NJH47F is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

July's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

July's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices
Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for July 2017 are already live for a number of devices.

Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL




For now, we have July Security Firmware files based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Pixel and Pixel XL (NHG47O, NJH47D, NKG47M, NZH54B), Pixel C (N2G48B), Nexus 6P (N2G48B), Nexus 5X (N2G47Z), and Nexus Player (N2G48B).

Nexus 6 (N6F27H) and Nexus 9 (N4F27I, N9F27F) gets July security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, NHG47O is for Verizon models, NZH54B is for Deutsche Telekom, NKG47M is for T-Mobile, Fi users, and Rogers, while NJH47D is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 

Links: Factory Image | OTA File

Android O Developer Preview 3 now Available for Pixel and Nexus Phones

The Android O Developer Preview 3 Factory Images are now available for the Nexus and Pixel Smartphones. For those not in the Android Beta Program, have to flash the firmware manually.

The new Android O Developer preview 3 has build OPP3.170518.006 for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, and Nexus Player. You can download the Factory Images from the link below.

Android O Preview 3 Images | Release Notes

Google now lists expiry dates for Nexus and Pixel Telephone, Online support

We already know that approximate length of Nexus and Pixel Devices to get Android software updates is 18 months and Security Patch is 3 years after available on the Google store and Google already made this clear by providing the exact end-of-life (EOL) dates.


Now, Google has updated its Android updates page to clarify how long they will support both Nexus and Pixel devices with telephone and online support.The Pixel and Pixel XL will be getting Online and Telephone support until October 2019 and so (three years after their initial launch), Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X until September 2018, and Nexus 9 or Nexus 6, until October 2017.
Google now lists expiry dates for Nexus and Pixel Telephone, Online support
Google now lists expiry dates for Nexus and Pixel Telephone, Online support
Via: Google Support

June's Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

Every month, Google posts a new security update for the Nexus and Pixel line of devices. The Android security update for June 2017 are already live for a number of devices.



Google has posted both the OTA’s and the factory images for the selected Nexus or Pixel devices. The supported devices includes Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL. 



For now, we have May Security Firmware files based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for the Pixel and Pixel XL (NHG47N, NJH34C, NJH47B, NKG47L), Pixel C (N2G47W), Nexus 6P (N2G47W), Nexus 5X (N2G47W), and Nexus Player (N2G47X). 

Nexus 6 (N6F27E) and Nexus 9 (N9F27C, N4F27E) gets May security patch based on Android 7.1.1.

Note that for the Google Pixel, NHG47N is for Verizon models, NJH34C is for Deutsche Telekom, NKG47L is for T-Mobile, Fi users, and Rogers, while NJH47B is for everyone else.

You can grab Factory Image or OTA file at the links below. 



Links: Factory Image | OTA File

[Download] Android O Preview Images for Pixel/ XL, Nexus 5X, 6P, Player, and Pixel C

Download Android O Preview Images for Pixel/ XL, Nexus 5X, 6P, Player, and Pixel C

Android O was surprisingly announced yesterday with tons of new features. The latest OS's Developer preview is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, the official Android Emulator, and you also get an emulator for testing Android Wear 2.0 on Android O.

Also Read: Google announces Android O: Here's what's new


Download the Android O developer preview firmware images for the Pixel and Nexus devices from the direct link below:

Note that these are strictly development images and they could be very buggy and unstable, and are not suitable for daily use.

You can find the complete instructions of "How to flash a Factory Image" Here

[Update: Beta 2] Google announces Android 7.1.2 beta for Nexus and Pixel devices

Google announces Android 7.1.2 beta for Nexus and Pixel devices

Article: 31/01/2017


Google has just announced Android 7.1.2 Beta, which is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.

The initial devices to get Android 7.1.2 Nougat Public Beta includes, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. While, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 won't get 7.1.2 Update.



Google says to expect the final release of latest Android version (7.1.2) in just a couple of months. For now, users can grab the Beta Factory Images from below link.


Download: Android 7.1.2 Factory Images

Via: Android Developers

Update: 21/03/2017

Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 with build NPG47I is now rolling out for selected Pixel and Nexus Devices

The update adds new Notification Gesture to the Nexus 6P and it also brings Pixel Launcher, Pixel-style nav buttons to the Pixel C.

March’s Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

March’s Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices


Google's March 2017 Security patches and updates are now available for Supported Nexus Smartphones and Pixel Devices.


As you can see, we are sticking to Android 7.1.1 for all devices.

The new build no. are as follows-


Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF27B), 
Pixel C (N4F26T), 
Nexus 6P (N4F26T), 
Nexus 5X (N4F26T), 
Nexus 6 (N6F26U- 7.1.1),
Nexus Player (NMF26X), 
and Nexus 9 (N4F26T)






You can download the factory images and OTA files from the below link-


Factory Images | OTA Files



Telus Ends Support for Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, and Blackberry Priv



There is a new smartphone coming every now and then, and the old phones are being terminated by the brands. This time, it's the Canada carrier, Telus, who is now ending support for three major smartphones of recent times- Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, and Blackberry Priv.

According to a report coming from MobileSyrup, Telus is reportedly ending support for four phones that includes the above mentioned three phones and Blackberry Leap, released back in May 2016. It is worth noticing that Nexus 6P is also one and half-year-old device.



Also, do make a note that the carrier will sell these phones till the stock lasts and after that, the phones will reach 'End of Life' status from Telus, at least.

February’s Factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

February’s factory Images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices


Google's February 2017 Security patches and updates are now available for Supported Nexus Smartphones and Pixel Devices.


The new build no. are as follows-


Pixel and Pixel XL (NOF26V, NOF26V), 
Pixel C (N4F26O), 
Nexus 6P (N4F26O), 
Nexus 5X (N4F26O), 
Nexus 6 (N6F26R),
Nexus Player (NMF26X), 
and Nexus 9 (N4F26Q).






You can download the factory images and OTA files from the below link-


Factory Images | OTA Files



Android 7.1.2 Beta adds 'Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification' feature to the Nexus 5X

Android 7.1.2 Beta adds Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification feature



A few days ago, Google announced Android 7.1.2 Beta version for selected Google Pixel and Nexus Devices. The new Android version includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users.



As reported by a Nexus 5X user on reddit, Android 7.1.2 Beta also adds new gesture to open the notification shade using the fingerprint sensor. 

Android 7.1.2 Beta adds Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification feature


Google says to expect the final release of latest Android version (7.1.2) in just a couple of months. For now, users can grab the Beta Factory Images from Here.

January’s factory images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices

January’s factory images and OTA files are now Available for Nexus and Pixel Devices


Google's January 2017 Security patches and updates are now available for Supported Nexus Smartphones and Pixel Devices.

The new build no. are as follows-

Pixel and Pixel XL (NMF26U, NMF26V), 
Pixel C (N4F26I), 
Nexus 6P (N4F26I, N4F26J), 
Nexus 5X (N4F26I), 
Nexus Player (NMF26R), 
and Nexus 9 (N4F26M).






You can download the factory images and OTA files from the below link-


Factory Images | OTA Files



Here's What's new In Android 7.1.1 Nougat

A day back, Google launched Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Supported Nexus and Pixel Devices. Android 7.1.1 is an incremental update over Android 7.1. 

Google's latest Android 7.1.1 brings sweet features and improvements to stability and performance, but what's new? Check it out here-



More ways to communicate-

The latest Android 7.1.1 features new emoji(s) (which already comes with Pixel and Pixel XL) that reflects the pivotal roles women play in the world, and represent a wider range of professions for both women and men.


Here's What's new In Android 7.1.1 Nougat


GIFs Support-



Android 7.1.1 now supports GIFs directly from your keyboard on supported apps such as Google Allo, Google Messenger and Hangouts.


Here's What's new In Android 7.1.1 Nougat


App Shortcuts-

Android 7.1.1 brings you app shortcuts directly from your home screen. Launch actions on your favorite apps, such as Twitter or Google Maps, by simply long pressing the app icon.


Here's What's new In Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Via:- Google blog

Google Pixel and Other Android 7.1 devices facing issues seeing screenshots sent from iPhones

Google Pixel and Other Android 7.1 devices facing issues seeing screenshots sent from iPhones


Google Pixel Owners are reportedly seeing image bugs in screenshots sent from iPhones. The Problem occurs when one sends a screenshot from iPhone to a Pixel or other devices running Android 7.1 Nougat.



According to a discussion on Google's product forum, Pixel users claims that it (The bug) only happens with a screenshot from iPhone 7 Plus. The screenshots from older iPhones i.e. (6 and older) works fine.


Google Pixel and Other Android 7.1 devices facing issues seeing screenshots sent from iPhones


Apart from Pixel/Pixel XL, a Nexus 6 user running Android 7.1 has also reported the same issue. 

Google support staff is now aware of this issue, but there's no indication when the same will be fixed. 




Via:- Android Police | Source:- Google Product Forum

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