How to Update Nexus Devices via OTA Update Simple Tutorial


One of the best device and most usable in the world is Nexus smartphone, it have a lot of features, good specs, and great performance. A lot of users like Nexus smartphone by his latest updating and good results. The android developers update OS every step of time, and now update Nexus devices via OTA update. So if you want to update your smartphone via OTA update then follow the full guideline, it will be helpful for your experience.Update Nexus Devices via OTA Update

Now we getting forward to update Nexus devices via OTA update. So if you don’t want to unlock your smartphone bootloader and want to update your device then you can sideload an OTA update. Just easy to download the update file on your computer and type on the command line and install on it. The OTA image finds them here.

Read and Follow Before

  • Charged your smartphone battery up to 80% before starting the process.
  • And make sure that your Nexus phone connect to your computer properly.

First, do that.

  • Go to your phone Settings>About Phone/Tablet
  • Click on the Build number several times until you will notify by a message you are now a developer.
  • And then go back to the SettingsDeveloper options. Click on the Developer options and Enable USB Debugging.

If your device running Lollipop or higher, make sure Enable OEM unlock is checked.

  • Connect your Nexus device into your computer and click “ok” and Allow USB debugging while connected your phone to your PC.

Also, read the Article Unblock bootloader on Nexus devices

How to update Nexus Devices via OTA update


Step 1: Type first the below command

./adb devices

Step 2: And then load your device into bootloader menu, first turn off your device and then press and hold the Power + Volume Down button at the same time for a while, when the bootloader menu loads then release the button.

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 3: After that use the volume down button scroll until you have entered into Recovery mode, and then press then Power button to select it.

Step 4: Now press and hold the Power + Volume Up button, then you will be entered into Recovery mode.

Step 5: Then you are in the Android system recovery, and then use the Volume Down button to highlight apply update from ADB and press the Power button to select it. After that put the OTA file to the device using ADB.

./adb sideload [OTA file].zip

Step 6: Once you transfer the update to your phone then you will see the progress of transferring. And once it has completely transfer then read carefully on the screen, what’s happening.

Step 7: Once the process is done, then your Nexus smartphone will restart itself and attempt to boot normally.

It’s done! Now you have successfully update your Nexus smartphone. Keep enjoy your device with new features and advanced OS.


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