We now have Android O OPP3 Developer Preview 3, which is the third iteration of developer preview, available for the Huawei Nexus 6P. This version of Android O is the most stable and carries the most features yet. The APIs have been finalized in this build which means developers can now start testing their apps for full compatibility. Now, how can you get Android O running on your phone? Well, there are two ways. If you have signed up for the Beta program, you would be able to get this update through the OTA(Over-the-air) update system. Second, you can manually download and install Android O OPP3 Developer Preview 3 on your phone. You can manually update Nexus 6P to Android O OPP3 factory image from the tutorial below — and also root Nexus 6P on this firmware release. 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 and installing a system image on a device removes all data from the device, so you should back up your data first.
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 O OPP3 image, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. When installing this Android O Developer Preview 3 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 O OPP3 Factory Image Details:
Android O Developer Preview 3 is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9 phones and tablets. These are the changes with new Android O Developer Preview 3:
Android O is a major release from Google. This third iteration brings final APIs for Android O so developers can start finalizing their apps. Further, more features have been unlocked for testing. Android O OPP3 is more stable than previous builds and carries many bug fixes.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Nexus 6P on Android O OPP3 Developer Preview 3 Official Update.
- Install Developer Preview: How to Install Android O Developer Preview on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Marshmallow based ROMs for the Nexus 6P, visit our Custom ROMs page.
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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 Developer Preview 3.
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 O factory image.