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How To Install Android M Developer Preview On Nexus 5, 6, 9 & Player

Android M was released at Google I/O 2015 and the developer preview is available to download for Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus player. By installing the android M developer preview on your nexus device you will be able to test your android apps on android M. You can see how they perform and what errors, if any they return. But you should also know that this initial release is not the stable one and may contain errors and bugs. But until the stable update arrives you can download and install it on your nexus device and can test or create your new android app by using the latest android M APIs.

Download Links

Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)
MD5: 9e2631b06c6525e401ceaae3677ff320,
SHA-1: 55d76d3a379b18f3363f28d8a462c236ab96fc36
Nexus 6,
MD5: 307cbf9dab0a38df4ab2639d02be12aa,
SHA-1: c1d6506a74094bdb2f4b8677c7fe4967334f9ea8
Nexus 9,
MD5: fae40377fd999d2b09128665c915264d,
SHA-1: 7ab05f96093b2cb370b226f65931202714cbc2ca
Nexus Player,
MD5: 815902141a85cc65e7725f005cad31d5,
SHA-1: 2406ba0598dea1e69110497ac0bc8e16789bc8fb
Warning : Flashing the android M developer preview will erase entire data stored on your nexus device. So before doing anything backup your data.

How To Install Android M Developer Preview On Nexus 5, 6, 9 & Player

  • Download and install android SDK.
  • Download the appropriate android M system image and unpack it in android sdk>platform-tools folder.
  • Enable USB debugging on your Nexus device by going to ‘Settings>Development>Debugging’.
  • Power of your phone. Connect the nexus device to PC.
  • Enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding ‘volume up’, volume down and power button. Alternatively connect the phone to PC and open a command window in platform-tools folder and run the command ‘adb reboot bootloader’.
  • Execute the command ‘fastboot oem unlock’. A prompt will appear on your phone to confirm. It will wipe entire data.
  • Now execute ‘flash-all.bat’ command. If you are using a MAC then type ‘’. This will install the latest android M developer preview on your Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus player.
  • After flashing you can again lock the bootloader by typing the following command and executing 'fastboot oem lock'.
  • Now go on testing the new android M developer preview.

Note : If anytime you want to go back to your original android firmware then download the nexus image from here and flash it by using the above procedure.

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