Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTAs beginning to roll out to Nexus devices

The Android 6.0 train is rollin’.

Over-the-air updates have begun to hit various Nexus devices, including the Nexus 9 and Nexus 7 (2013), in both their WiFi and LTE counterparts.

Nexus tablets usually get their OTA updates sooner than the smartphones because they require fewer carrier approvals. Though the Nexus 5 and 6 are both sold unlocked directly from Google, the company is required to cooperate with carriers, the FCC and Industry Canada to certify their updates for use on North America’s cellular networks.

We’ll detail all the updates here when they’re available. If you’re really in need of updating, factory images are already available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus Player.

Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi – 5.1.1 LMY48M to 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 7 (2013) LTE – 5.1.1 LMY48P to 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 9 WiFi – 5.1.1 LMY48T to 6.0 MRA58K

Nexus 9 LTE – 5.1.1 LMY48T to 6.0 MRA58K (download and install this first)

Nexus 5 – Coming soon

Nexus 6 – 5.1.1 LMY48M to 5.1.1 LMY48T

Nexus Player – Coming soon

Manually flashing an OTA update is not recommended. But if you choose to take that step, make sure that you’re running stock firmware and recovery, and have the ability to sideload your ZIP file through adb. If you don’t understand what this means, wait until your phone receives the update.