Android 7.0 Nougat Stable Version Released (Download and Install)

Finally, Google has released the stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat, the next big Android OS update, with many new features. Nexus and Android One devices running on Android Beta program will get the incremental OTA (over the air) update soon and for devices running on Marshmallow may need to wait little long time. However, as the OTA update is rolling out in phases, it will take one or two weeks to get the update on all devices.

Android 7.0 Nougat OTA images for supported devices is now available for download, which means tech-savvy users can flash the firmware right away, without waiting for the OTA (over-the-air) update. Currently the update (NRD90M) is available for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) and Pixel C (courtesy to AP). Other supported devices Nexus 6, Nexus 9 (LTE), General Mobile 4G (Android One) and Nexus Player will get the update soon.

android-7-nougat-release

Here is a quick guide to flash Android 7.0 Nougat manually on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 9. Note that the mentioned OTA images are not incremental update; they are full firmware, which you can sideload on your device via ADB (Android Debug Bridge) command.

Also, note that the below method does not need to unlock your bootloader, and your data should remain intact. However, Google recommend you to backup any important data you have on your device.

How to flash Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update Manually

1. Download Android 7.0 OTA update zip file for Nexus 6P (NRD90M) [HERE], Nexus 5X (NRD90M) [HERE] and Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi) (NRD90M) [HERE] or from source [HERE]

2. Rename the downloaded zip file to ‘update.zip’ and then move the file in the ADB installation directory (usually it will be at C -> Users ->User – ADB).

3. Power off the Nexus and boot it into Recovery mode (Press and hold Power and Volume down buttons together, then select ‘Recovery mode’ and confirm it by Power button. When an exclamation mark appears, press Power button and then press Volume down button)

4. In recovery, select ‘Apply update from ADB’.

Nexus-5x-recovery-mode

5. Connect your Nexus 6P/Nexus 5X to PC via USB Cable.

6. Go to the ADB folder (where you have placed the update zip file) and launch a command prompt window there (Press Shift key, right click and choose ‘open command prompt window here’)

7. In the command prompt, issue the below command:

adb devices

[It should list your device in the command prompt. If not, it means fastboot drivers not installed on your computer. Install and proceed)

adb-sideload

8. If your device is listed, continue the next step. Type the below command in the command prompt and press enter key:

adb sideload update.zip

9. Wait for all the files to be installed. Once done, reboot the phone by selecting ‘Reboot system now’ in your phone.

Note that the first boot process will take almost 30 minutes (depending on installed apps). For any extra help, leave them in the comment section below (Source – AP)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

46 Comments

  1. Sahil

    Nov 11, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Can you send me download link of nought or Oreo version file for vivo y55s..and send me steps how to update.

    • Kannan

      Nov 11, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Vivo not yet released Nougat based Funtouch OS for Y55S

  2. harimilan

    Oct 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Why are u not sent in samsung j2

  3. Mandeep Bandral

    Sep 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    it is ok for gionee p5l

    • Kannan

      Sep 25, 2017 at 8:34 am

      We have no information for Gionee P5

  4. prem

    Sep 22, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    My tab is Lenovo tab s8 50LC
    Can I upgrade to nougot

    • Kannan

      Sep 23, 2017 at 7:46 am

      No chance to get official nougat update, as it is a too old (2014) device.

  5. shadab

    Sep 16, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    My mobile is water 7 lyf can I installed 7.0 nougat

    • Kannan

      Sep 17, 2017 at 10:22 am

      No, you cannot install it on Lyf water 7

  6. Darshan

    Sep 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Gionee f103 updated

  7. meraj

    Aug 18, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Bro i have micromax canvas 6 e485.can i update

    • Kannan

      Aug 19, 2017 at 8:17 am

      Micromax is known for its untimely update their smartphone to the latest Android versions, so we cannot say when the Nougat update available for your device.

  8. surya

    Aug 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    can we use this software to lenovo k4

    • Kannan

      Aug 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      No, you cannot use this firmware for Lenovo K4 Note.

  9. soab

    Aug 14, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Gioone f103 noghat update when?

    • Kannan

      Aug 14, 2017 at 8:34 am

      We have no information from the OEM about this device. However, since it is a two year old device, there is no chance to get official nougat update.

  10. Kaviraj

    Aug 4, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Am using lenovo vibe k5 …. Is it possible to update Android 7.0….

    • Kannan

      Aug 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

      We have no official information about Nougat update for Vibe K5

  11. Pradeep Kumar Mishra

    Aug 3, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Is there any update for nought in vivo y55s

    • Kannan

      Aug 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

      We have information about Nougat update for Vivo y55s from the OEM. It seems that the developer not yet started Nougat update (Funtouch OS 4.0?) for any variant. However, since Vivo y55s is a most recent release there is a hope, if the developer updating their Funtouch OS 3.0 to new version

      • Romesh

        Aug 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        Are there any custom recovery and roms available for vivo y55s ?

        • Kannan

          Aug 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm

          No official TWRP is available now. Search on XDA…

  12. swatantra

    Aug 2, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    i have Yu Yureka S can i have upgrade to Noughat 7.0 plz tell me

    • Kannan

      Aug 3, 2017 at 8:16 am

      No information about Nougat update for Yureka S. However, the developer is now testing Android 7.0 Nougat update for some variants.

  13. Jaya

    Aug 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Panasonic eluga Ray Max mobile .This type 7.0 support or not

    • Kannan

      Aug 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Though no official information, Panasonic Eluga Ray Max is a new device, so there is a chance to get the Nougat update. However, previous update history of the manufacture throw out all these.

  14. dineshkalasua

    Jul 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Gionee p5mini this mobile update v 7.0.1

    • Kannan

      Jul 23, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Running on the Lollipop, Gionee p5 mini will not get official nougat update

  15. Rajat Naik

    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Please it will wprk on micromax canvas q355

    • Kannan

      Jul 14, 2017 at 8:31 am

      It will not work on canvas q355.

  16. Suresh

    Jul 10, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Bro I want ivoomi me 1 plus mobile Android 7.0

    • Kannan

      Jul 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      The device is upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat. The handset may get official OTA update in the coming weeks

  17. nWp

    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    for huawei y3 ii

    • Kannan

      Jul 3, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Though Huawei Y3 2 is relatively a new phone, chances for getting Nougat update is rare.

  18. Rushil Parikh

    Jun 15, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Is there any update for nougat in Lenovo k6 power?

    • Kannan

      Jun 15, 2017 at 8:42 am

      Lenovo k6 power already have Nougat update

  19. Rias Seikh

    Apr 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Lava v2 3gb ram this mobile is 6.0 marshmallow so 7.0 will work on it

    • Kannan

      Apr 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

      The OEM should release the Android 7.0 Nougat build for the device. The mentioned file will not work on Lava V2

  20. Da Faithful

    Apr 24, 2017 at 7:26 am

    please will it work on Gionee P5 mini phone?

    • Kannan

      Apr 24, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      It will not work on Gionee P5 Mini. The OEM not yet released a Android 7.0 Nougat update for the device

  21. ansn

    Apr 21, 2017 at 11:53 am

    It support in iball ta

    • Kannan

      Apr 22, 2017 at 8:22 am

      No, it will not support iball

  22. Faraidun

    Apr 16, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Hi There:-
    Is this OK for Cat S60 Please??

    • Kannan

      Apr 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

      no it will not support Cat S6 phone

      • Simroz

        Jul 5, 2017 at 2:08 am

        I have gionee f103 can i have upgrade to naugat

        • Kannan

          Jul 5, 2017 at 7:52 am

          There is no chance to get the official Nougat update for this two year old phone.

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