you have Unlocked From the Nexus family and you are not interested in waiting for OTA updates, or prefer to experiment with older versions of Android? Get the guide that will explain everything to you
One of the advantages of the Nexus series of Google, If not its biggest advantage, is the fact that Google releases directly to them the clean Android versions that all other manufacturers update their devices. Every husband Nexus As for it can wait patiently and get an OTA update (or in Hebrew Over The Air) to enjoy the latest Android version - but this is definitely not the only way to get it.
Before Google releases OTA versions, it always releases Factory Images, a "picture" version that can be downloaded to the device directly. This is a service designed, among other things, for developers who are interested in experimenting with a specific version of Android Without waiting for an update or another but can also serve you, owners of Naxos various. Just before you run to install, some basic concepts:
bootloader (bootloader) - The software component that allows other software versions to be uploaded to the device partitions. The bootloader comes locked by default on any device (even in the Nexus series) for my sake Security, And to burn a version manually it is necessary to open it. Now in the Nexus series, which is designed for developers and boasts great openness, opening the bootloader is done by a simple command in fastboot mode. (We will soon explain exactly what it is). All the pictures and any other piece of information that did not come directly from the factory with the device.This is a feature Security Designed to ensure that if your device is locked, it will not be possible to access the files on it by installing third-party software on the system.
fastboot - The application that communicates with the device while it is on the bootloader screen, or for that matter the fastboot mode.
So, before every step in the manual, you need to open the botloader that will delete all the information from your device. Once the version is installed, you can re-lock it to continue enjoying the protection it provides, but it's not mandatory. After re-locking, reopening will require the complete deletion of the device anyway.
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1. Install the drivers of the Naxos series from here (Link in the second paragraph).
2. Download and install the fastboot app (a recommended source can be found HERE).
3. Download the right Android version for your device from here. pay attention! Installing a version of an incompatible device can cause permanent damage to your device!
4. Extract the files to a folder. Recommended for the same folder where the fastboot app runs from).
5. Be aware that burning a version with this method Erase all information from your device! If necessary, Back in advance.
1. Turn off your device.
2. Activate it in fastboot mode by holding down the power button along with the volume down.
3. When it comes up, connect it to your computer and wait for the driver installation to finish successfully.
4. Activate the fastboot app and verify that the connection is valid by pressing the 'fastboot devices' command.
5. Open the bootloader by running a command: fastboot oem unlock. At this point you will see a screen that will require you to confirm the process. As already mentioned.
5. Run the flash-all.bat file.
6. Wait patiently for the device to rise.
* (Optional) - You can lock the bootloader back to enjoy the security it provides as stated. Just note that next time, opening it will require re-deleting the entire device. If you are interested in getting Roth access, wait with this step a little longer.
In this method all the partitions of the device will be run over (including the recovery, the system, etc.). We would like to point out that it is not necessary for all the device partitions to be deleted and it is possible to edit the batch file and remove parts that you do not want to be run over, such as recovery for example. You can also download the "w-" parameter from the last row of "fastboot update -w…" and then the installed applications will not be deleted, but will be upgraded. But these things very much depend on the version you are coming from and the safe and clean method ensures that the version will work properly. At your discretion.
And what about Roth's approach?
We're glad you asked. How easy it is to replace a version on Nexus, it's also easy to get Root access. There is a wizard Android World-renowned name for Chainfire. He is responsible for the breakout of each version Android Wherever it is.
Please note that while switching the version independently to Naxos is a perfectly valid and valid operation (as long as you lock the Bootloader back), obtaining Root access will take away your responsibility for the device. For your consideration.
1. Go To the Chainfire website And download the right version for your device.
2. Extract the files and put the device into fastboot mode. Connect the device to the computer.
3. Run the installation file (pay attention! The action opens the bootloader if necessary, which will delete all information from the device if the botlet is locked! We know that this is the third time we write this line in the guide, but that is a pretty important point in our opinion. Beware!)
4. Wait for the device to reboot and enjoy your scratching approach.
that's it. We hope this guide has helped you fully enjoy your Nexus!