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Install Nexus 9 Android 7.0 NRD91D Nougat Factory Image Update

You can now install Android 7.0 NRD91D Nougat on your HTC Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 is still supported by Google hence it is receiving software updates. The latest NRD91D Android 7.0 Nougat update brings in October’s security patch and other minor bug fixes. There aren’t any major changes that you will take note of right away. Most of the work done is beneath the UI. It is recommended you keep your Nexus 9 updated and running latest software so that you don’t experience any issues. The OTA(over-the-air) update is arriving gradually but if you want to immediately install without any delay, read the following guide. As this is a manual procedure, it will work on every Nexus 9 and has no region restrictions. You can manually update Nexus 9 to Android 7.0 NRD91D factory image from the tutorial below — and root Nexus 9 on Android 7.0 Nougat.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through how to backup data, some other important tips and the entire process of how to install Android 7.0 NRD91D on Nexus 9 using the official stock factory image. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a stock factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your tablet data. This is a full firmware and does not require your Nexus 9 to be on a specific Android version from before. Make sure you read all the step-by-step instructions carefully before performing it. Let’s continue to the tutorial below.

Google Nexus 9 - Android 7.0

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Nexus 9 Android 7.0 NRD91D Nougat Factory Image Details:

Android 7.0 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 devices. These are the major changes in final release of Android 7.0, as per Google:

The latest Android 7.0 Nougat update carries October’s security patch. All the bugs declared by users as well as Google’s own testing have been fixed in this new build. There aren’t many UI changes hence the new build wont be able to differentiate itself from the previous ones but nonetheless, it is recommended you keep your phone updated to avoid issues and conflicts.

ROOT TUTORIAL: How to Root Nexus 9 on Android 7.0 Nougat NRD91D Update.

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If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Nexus 9, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

HTC Nexus 9 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 7.0 USB drivers for HTC Nexus 9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download HTC Nexus 9 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 tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet 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 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 tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet 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 tablet 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 Nexus 9 to the official Android 7.0 factory image for the latest Nougat firmware.

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