Best Way To Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Do you want to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of rocking with Android Lollipop 5.0? Here is the good news; you will be able install Android 6.0 Marshmallow as from September 2015. The is another blocking buster from Google, no need to die with Android Lollipop 5.0, you can now start rocking with what Google latest 6.0 called Android M and developers have been able to access the preview.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has finally arrived and user can easily install it to replace the old Android Lollipop 5.0.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow isn’t available for user to install yet but you can have access to the final developer preview. Which means that, before the official release of the Android 6.0, developers and enthusiastic are given access to have a taste of Android M BETA preview before Google finally launch the OS.

It’s stated that Android 6.0 will be available before the end of September while Nexus users can try it on their device before the official release date. The users that are on developer preview 1 or 2 will get it over the air via update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow preview 3.

The purpose of this post is to share with you how to install latest Nexus Android 6.0 developer preview 3 software. The installation is what you can carry out from Mac, Windows, Linux but below are the best way to set up Google developer software without spending the whole day.

How To Install ADB On Mac, Windows, Ubuntu And Chrome OS

Before you will be able to install Android 6.0 developer preview to Nexus device like Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9, you need to first install ADB and Fastboot to your PC. This is a program that you will run on your computer to connect your Android device to the system through USB cable and flash the software directly to your Android.

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It is not that easy to install ADB and Fastboot and it is one of the hardest things to do for most users when it comes to installing Android factory images.

If you computer is running on Windows up to 8.1, the installation will take you less that 60 seconds.

Download ADB installer for Windows. Locate the file, right click on it and run as Administrator. Make sure you grant the installation admin permission to run it.

Launch the app and type “Y” without quote to install ADB and Fastboot to install both software systemwide on your computer and to as well install the driver.

When you are done installing the ADB and Fastboot, then you are a step away from installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Android.

How To Install ADB On Mac, Chrome OS and Linux

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It is very easy to install ADB on Mac using Mac tools, Linux and Chrome OS. Open terminal on your computer and paste this code from xda. You can simply access your terminal from search and type “Terminal” without quote.

With this, you will be able to install ADB and Fastboot on Mac, Chrome OS and Linux and it take less than hour compared to installing it on Windows.

When you are done with the script; type ADB or Fastboot to start the program. With this, you will be able to flash the new Google Android M system image onto your device. Always ensure to enable USB debugging whenever you want to do this.

How To Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview

Before anything, you need to first download the newly released Android 6.0 developer preview 3 system image for your own device. Following the links below, you can download Android 6.0 image system for your device.

Unzip the downloaded files to a folder on your Desktop for easy access, find the folder and type “cmd” into the address bar on your Windows. If you are doing this on Mac, make sure that the terminal is running inside the folder you unzipped the Android 6.0 Marshmallow images to.

If you Nexus bootloader is not unlocked yet, you have to do that as you will not be able to install any Android M system image and update it with device locked. Doing this will wipe your device and erase virtually all your data on the device.

Open a Terminal in the adb folder and copy and paste the command below and hit the enter button:

adb reboot bootloader

In Fastboot type:

fastboot oem unlock

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How To Flash The Factory Image On Android 6.0

Open the unzipped version of the Android 6.0 developer preview image you downloaded and type “cmd” on the address bar without quote and type the command below and hit the enter button.

This will flash all the files you need to make this happen. On Mac, you may open the Terminal shortcut is the settings following this direction. Preference >>> Keyboard >>> Shortcut >>> Service. Then, find “new Terminal at folder” in the settings and click on the box. When you are in the finder section, right click on a folder and click on show the Terminal at the bottom of the page.

When you are already at the Terminal section; copy and paste the below code to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.


On Mac  or other computers, do this:

sudo ./

This will push all the files and update your device with the newly released Android 6.0 Marshmallow final developer preview. Don’t be scared when your Nexus reboots and while it takes time for the logo screen to disappear and take you to your device screen.

Note: Don’t unplug your system while you are doing this otherwise you might run into problem installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow finally preview

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