Update Nexus 6P to Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat Official Factory Image

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After the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Huawei Nexus 6P has started receiving Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat firmware, the second major version upgrade for the phone. The new firmware is said to bring forth features showcased on Pixel smartphones which debuted just few months back. These key features include Google Assistant integration and the new Pixel launcher. Other changes are also there, you can experience them immediately by following our manual guide on the installation of Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat on your Nexus 6P. Google’s automated Over-the-air update system also has started pushing this package but if you can’t find it there, utilize our manual guide below. You can manually update Nexus 6P to Android 7.1.1 NMF26F factory image from the tutorial below — and also root Nexus 6P on this Nougat update. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your phone data.

If this is your very first time installing / flashing a factory image, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before we actually jump to the installation process of Android 7.1.1 NMF26F image, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. When installing this Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image, your entire data will be wiped clean — like a brand new phone. As a Nexus 6P user, you have several options to choose from depending on how you want to store your data. These are the some of the tips given below that we want you to keep in mind and then proceed.

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Nexus 6P Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Factory Image Details:

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 phones and tablets. These are the major changes in Nougat release of Android 7.1.1, as per Google:

This new build upgrades your phone from Android 7.0 Nougat to Android 7.1.1. Android 7.1.1 Nougat was featured on Google Pixel smartphones with some minor changes like the Pixel launcher and Google Assistant integration into the operating system. You can now utilize these features on your current phone now. Despite all of this, it also comes with December 2016 security patch.

Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Nexus 6P, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Huawei Nexus 6P USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Huawei Nexus 6P properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Huawei Nexus 6P USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading on the next page and update your Nexus 6P to Android 7.1.1 factory image.


  • Looks like you don’t have ‘fastboot’ installed on your computer.

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