Google has started rolling out the February security patch official update a few days ago, which is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 6P devices. This latest N4F26O official factory Image brings security patch for the month of February 2017. The UI and features have largely remained the same as compared to the previous firmware. This latest update comes with fixes some critical bugs and the most severe issue that the February patch level fixes could enable remote code execution when processing media files. Google has announced the official update via OTA (over-the-air). So if the update yet not reached in your region then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.
Once you install this latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat official N4F26O firmware on your Nexus 6P, then you would be protected against multitudes of exploits and security breaches. You must have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing. Otherwise, you can’t install this official update on your device. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your Nexus 6P to N4F26O official February security update, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This tutorial containing the instructions and files to root Android Android 7.1.1 N4F26O Nougat are only compatible with Nexus 6P. Do not use this guide for other device or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your important existing data on Nexus 6P.
- ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 6P.
- Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
How To Unlock Your Bootloader:
- Turn off your phone or tablet.
- Hold down the power button and the volume down button.
- On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to the folder with Platform tools.
- On your computer, type:
./fastboot flashing unlockin a terminal or command prompt.
- Press volume up button and the power button on your device to confirm bootloader unlock.
- On your computer, type:
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
How To Update Nexus 6P to Android 7.1.1 Nougat N4F26O using Official Factory Image:
Step No 1: First, download Android 7.1.1 Factory Image on the desktop of your computer forNexus 6P.
Step No 2: Now, plug your phone to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: Ensure that Fastboot is configured and installed on the PC correctly. How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step No 4: Power OFF your Nexus 6P to boot into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode.Turn OFF your phone.
Step No 5: Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys at the same time until the Fastboot menu appears.
Step No 6: Unzip the firmware file on your PC, that you have already downloaded and placed on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 7: Go to the folder containing the unzipped firmware extracted files and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.
Step No 8: Run the following command (depending which Operating System you are on) from the factory image files in your Fastboot folder:
Step No 9: The flashing process of stock factory image on your Nexus 6P will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Nexus 6P will boot, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time.
Done! You have successfully installed the official Android 7.1.1 N4F26O Nougat update on Nexus 6P using the Google’s stock factory image.