Steps for Flashing Factory Images of Android N for Nexus Devices


Google has surprised everyone by its initial release of Android N which is a Developer Preview. This initial preview release is for developers only and not intended for daily use or consumer use.

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Steps to be followed for flashing Factory Images of Android N for Nexus Devices

1. You need the latest fastboot tool to flash a device, add it to your path environment variable.

2. Download the appropriate system image and then you need to unzip it to a safe directory.

3. After that you need to connect your device to your computer over USB.

4. Now start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:

>> Using adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:

adb reboot bootloader

>> Else Key Combination: To use this you need to turn the device off and then turn it on by hold down the key combination Volume Up + Volume Down + Power as the device begins booting up

>> If it requires then you must unlock the device’s bootloader by running:

fastboot flashing unlock

for older devices you need to run the following

fastboot oem unlock

>> The device which you have selected will be shown on the screen and all its data will be wipe out after this. 5.

5. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory

6.Execute the flash-all script which will installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

7. Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security:

  • Start the device in fastboot mode again, as described above.Execute:
    fastboot flashing lock

    or, for older devices, running:

    fastboot oem lock

    Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot oem unlock again, which will wipe the data.

Caution: Flashing a new system image deletes all user data. Be certain to first backup any personal data such as photos.

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