The quickest way to get Android 7.0 Nougat on your Nexus

If you have a recent Nexus device (Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Pixel C) and you can’t wait for the OTA of Android 7.0 Nougat, then there are lots of ways to do involving rooting your phone, sideloading, etc, but there is a very quick and easy way to do it without resorting to that.

Android 7.0 Downloading

The Beta programme where Nougat was tested is still running, post release. This means if you sign up to the Beta programme you’ll get the final version STRAIGHT AWAY. And it’s as simple and un-technical as you get and took me just second to do (yes, I used this exact method to update my Nexus 6P).

  1. Click this link on your device to get to the Android Beta site
  2. Sign into the Google account associated with the device you’re using
  3. Scroll down and find your device and select to enrol the device
  4. Follow the prompts to accept the OTA download

It’s that simple. And once Nougat is involved, head back to the link above and scroll down to find your device again and select to un-enrol it…

Download sizes are dependant on device – e.g.it’s 1174.7 MB for the Nexus 6P and 1171.5 MB for these Nexus 5X.

Want to know what’s in Nougat? Android have a page for that but I found the guide from Android Authority to help best as it tells you exactly how to use the new features.

Posted by David Artiss

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