Android 7.1.2 N2G48B Nougat comes with a monthly security patch release, there are no big changes to the UI. Yet people are updating their Nexus 6P to the latest version for the security improvement. If you have a Nexus 6P, you are in for a treat. You can now update your phone to Android 7.1.2 N2G48B very easily. You have two options, either you can wait for the over the air update to upgrade your phone, or you can simply follow the steps below and update your phone to the latest Android 7.1.2 N2G478B.
To update your phone to the latest Android 7.1.2 N2G48B factory image, you need to have the following.
Nexus 6P USB drivers should be installed and running on your system. You should have the latest version of these drivers.
There is always a chance that you might lose all your data, especially when something goes wrong during the updating process. So, it is imperative that you make a backup of all your data including contacts, files, calendar events etc.
If your bootloader is not unlocked, you will lose all your data. To ensure that your data remains intact, you should unlock your bootloader beforehand.
ADB & Fastboot:
Make sure you have ADB and Fastboot installed and configured on your device.
Things to Remember:
- This tutorial is only for Nexus 6P, we are not sure that it might work on any other phone or other variants of Nexus 6P.
- Before starting off with the tutorial, you should first read each step very carefully.
Step 1: Start with downloading the Factory Image of Android 7.1.2 N2G48B for your phone on your computer.
Step 2: Connect your PC to your 6P via USB Cable.
Step 3: Ensure the installation and configuration of the Fastboot on your PC.
Step 4: Turn your Huawei Nexus 6P off and turn it in back on into the bootloader mode. To do so, press and hold the power button along with both Volume up as well as the volume down button. Keep on holding till you see a start on the top of the screen.
Step 5: Once you have extracted the downloaded files on your system, you need to go the bullhead-N2G48B folder. It does not matter where you extract the files, as long as they are extracted on your computer. Now copy all the files in the above-mentioned folder and paste them in the fastboot directory. If you have set up your fastboot directory using our tutorial, there is a high possibility that the platform-tools folder located in the SDK directory of your Android is the fastboot directory.
Step 6- Perform the following steps from the factory image files located in the fastboot directory.
Linux: Run file “flash-all.sh
Mac: Run file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
Windows: Run file “flash-all.bat”.
That is all for now, you should wait for the process to finish. Once done, your phone will reboot again and it might take about 5 minutes to start. So, hold your horses. After that, you are good to go.
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You have got the latest Android 7.1.2 N2G48B on your Huawei Nexus 6P.
You should also root your Nexus 6P with the help of our simple and easy tutorial on How to Root Nexus 6P on Android 7.1.2 N2G48B Nougat Firmware.