Motorola Nexus 6 USB Drivers – Download Now

Motorola Nexus 6 has finally started shipping to customers who were lucky enough to order one from the Google Play Store. The new Nexus 6 is one of the very first devices to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. This phone should start shipping as early as today and many of you would have already got one with you right now — that is only why you are here on this page. This phone is now available on the Google Play Store in 16GB and 32GB models and shipping already, which means some of you would have problems with the USB drivers, like always. Don’t worry! We have the Nexus 6 USB drivers here for you!

Nexus 6 does not support mass storage anymore, but it does support Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) which allows you to add or remove files from your 16GB / 32GB of phone storage. MTP drivers are always included with the stock Android phone software. ADB drivers and Fastboot drivers will need to be downloaded from the Android SDK. We have an entire section full of Android USB Drivers, but we have that covered as well for you below on how to download and install the drivers.


NOTE: You can always check our Android USB Drivers section for latest updates.

Motorola Nexus 6 USB Drivers for Windows

Like we said, the USB drivers for Nexus 6 are bundled with Android 4.4 KitKat. For transferring media content, photos and other files from your phone, you need to have a micro USB cable (preferably the one you got with the phone) for the phone.

  • Connect your Nexus 6 with the computer using that USB cable.
  • Now wait for the computer to recognize the device.
  • Several drivers including the modem, MTP service etc. will be installed automatically.

Once finished, you will see a new media device in My Computer. You can now transfer photos, music, videos or any other files from and to your Nexus 6 USB memory.

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Motorola Nexus 6 USB Drivers for Mac

Connecting your Nexus 6 USB memory on a Mac is also easy. If you have been a Nexus device user on a Mac previously, then this Nexus 6 should be no different for you. Make sure you have a Nexus 6 and a micro-USB data cable (preferably, the one that came with the phone). Follow these quick steps:

  • Download Android File Transfer and install it on Mac OS X.
  • Connect your Nexus 6 with the USB cable.
  • Wait for the phone to get connected and drivers to be installed.
  • Android File Transfer window will automatically open up with your internal phone memory directories.

That’s it! Pretty easy solutions, eh? Let me know if you run into any problems and we’ll try our best to sort it out.

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Motorola Nexus 6 ADB / Fastboot Drivers

Now for those of you who plan on developing Android apps or any custom ROMs on the Nexus 6, you will need to have ADB and Fastboot drivers installed and working in your computer.

We have done an entire tutorial on how to set up ADB and Fastboot using Android SDK for any Android device. You can follow this tutorial and set up ADB and Fastboot and also download drivers from Google for the Nexus 6.

Again, for any help you need or if you get stuck with an issue, you can always contact us below in the comments and the team of TeamAndroid will be happy to help you out.

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  • Hi Android File Transfer does not recognize when my device is connected. Downloaded drivers as directed by Motorola and still nothing. Nexus 6, 5.0.1 Mac OS X 10.10.1.

  • I also cannot get my Mac OS X to recognize my nexus 6. Tried the above as well as other solutions found on the web.

  • For me on Mac OS X 10.10.2 I had to manually open up Android File Transfer and then I could copy files to my Nexus 6. One other thing to note I couldnt copy files to the music folder, I had to copy them to the vault folder, assuming this has to do with the encryption being enabled.

  • What about Linux? Say Ubuntu or Mint? Not every Linux user is a power user and we all could use come coaching, eh? So far I’ve tried MTP-TOOLS install, remove, and re-install but it still is nada. I did manage to copy a jpg file to the NX6 after setting up an FTP Server App on the NX6 and using Filezilla on my Mint laptop… But not all directories were available and/or accessible. But then I haven’t gotten root privileges on the NX6 yet either. Just got it two days ago.

  • Tengo un nexus 6 atascado en el logo de Google y no tiene el bootloader desbloqueado creen que me pueden ayudar xfavor se los agradecería mucho

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