The Google Nexus 6 is the latest and the finest device released by Google manufactured by Motorola. Nexus 6 is Moto X looking smartphone with very powerful hardware and ring flash around the back camera. This device has a 2.7 GHz Qual Comm quad-core Snapdragon processor supported by three gigs of RAM, a 13 MP back camera and 5 MP front facing the camera with 6 inches full HD display and all this hardware is fired with a 3220 mAh Li-ion battery.
If you own one of these Nexus 6, then you would be happy with this news that I know a process with which you can install all the OTA updates using your PC even on your rooted Nexus 6. If you also rooted your Nexus 6 and now you don’t get any update notifications from Google then don’t worry now you can install official OTA updates on your Nexus 6 without any problems. OK, then get ready and follow the steps to install the OTA update on your rooted Nexus 6.
How to install the official OTA updates on your rooted Nexus 6:
- Download the official and latest OTA update file from this page here.
- Now download the adb folder from here and extract it on your PC’s desktop.
- Open that folder and right click on space inside the folder and select “open command window here”.
- Move the downloaded update file to this adb folder.
- Now type these commands one by one: adb reboot bootloader | fastboot erase system | adb sideload “the name of update zip file without quotes”.
- Wait for some time and your phone will get reboot automatically an optimize apps on first boot.
- Wait till your phone optimize apps and get ready for regular use.
- Now you can check your updated system by going to settings > about phone > Android version.
- But after installing any new update will revoke your phones root access that means you have to root it again if you want.
In conclusion, that is how to install the latest Android over the air software update on a Google Nexus 6 smartphone that has root access already. Updates while keeping root on a phone might soon become a standard thing to see with Chainfire creating new rooting tools like Flash Foire that aim to help people to keep root access when applying updates. Android security that is available in Marshmallow and Nougat updates has changed the way Chainfire now roots devices, and it seems to have made it easier for people to keep root access now. That said, nobody knows what the future holds and how difficult it will be to use these new tools like Flash Fire so they might not be worth getting to know well just yet.