How To Install Android M Developer Preview On Nexus Devices

By Vijaykumar Meti

Google announces the much-awaited Android M operating system at its I/O 2015 in San Francisco. The developer preview of the latest Android OS is now available for Nexus devices including Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.

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How To Install Android M Developer Preview On Nexus Devices

The good news is, Google will roll out the preview version of Android M update over-the-air (OTA).

The OTA updates of Android M developer preview will be available till July and the final release will be somewhere in Q3, 2015.

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However, interested users can download the developer preview for their specified Nexus devices and install using the tutorial.

Download Android M Developer Preview

Nexus 5 (aka LG Hammerhead)

Nexus 6 (aka Motorola Shamu)

Nexus 9 Tablet (aka HTC Volantis)

Nexus Player

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How To Install Android M Developer Preview On Nexus Devices

Steps to Install Android M on Nexus Devices.

Step 1: Download the device-specific Android M developer preview for Nexus devices from the links provided above.

Step 2: Download and install ADB and Fastboot on your computer. Follow instruction provided in the file to install setup ADB correctly.

Step 3: Boot the Nexus device into Bootloader mode, before connecting in to the computer.

Step 4: Once the device in Bootloader mode, extract the downloaded developer preview of Android M.

Step 5: The extract file contain a script file named 'flash-all'. Double-click on the file to run it on Windows PC or run file on Linux. Now, the Android M will begin installing on your Nexus device.

Step 6: wait until the installation completes and the nexus device will reboot automatically.

[Note: This procedure is highly technical. If the smartphone brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the smartphone. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk].


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