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Install Nexus 9 Android 7.0 NRD91N Nougat Factory Image Update

The latest Android 7.0 NRD91N Nougat firmware is now available to be installed on your HTC Nexus 9 tablet. The new update consists of November’s 2016 security patch. This means, most of the software is the same as before just the security patch level has increased. It may seem redundant but as part of Google’s effort to provide a more secure and reliable experience, it is important you keep your device updated. As mentioned, the firmware is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The OTA(Over-the-air) update system is set to push this update but due to regional differences, you might experience delay. In order to fix this problem, you can follow our manual guide given below in order to install Android 7.0 NRD91N Nougat firmware. 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 NRD91N 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 NRD91N 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 NRD91N 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:

This new build, based on Android 7.0 Nougat, from Google addresses security loopholes and bug fixes. The new firmware is a part of a recent standard from the tech giant which concludes that each month, new security patches will be released to avoid any security issues. All of the changes are beneath the UI and you wont be able to take direct notice but it is recommended you keep your device updated.

ROOT TUTORIAL: How to Root Nexus 9 on Android 7.0 Nougat NRD91N 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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