Thursday, April 14, 2016

[Download] Google Publishes Official OTA .Zip Links for Android N Previews

 
[Download] Google Publishes Official OTA .Zip Links for Android N Previews
Yesterday, Google released Android N Developer Preview update by giving us the Developer Preview 2 (DP2). As usual, we can update our devices with the factory images, but we were slightly disappointed to not be able to pull an over-the-air (OTA) update at the same time. 

Remember, when the first Android N preview went live, you could pull the OTA immediately if you signed up for the new Android Beta Program. There are still people who can't see the OTA update on their devices, good news is we got you. Now you can flash the OTA's update on your devices without any hassle.

Check it out. We have links for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Pixel C, and Android One. 
Why would you rather have a .zip file or the image, you ask? Well, a .zip file update is a lot like if you received the update over-the-air, which is often the simpler way. Now, you still need to do an adb command or two, but you don’t have to flash multiple files like you often would with a factory image or unlock the bootloader on your phone. 
All you really need to know how to do is get your phone into recovery mode and then apply the “adb sideload” commands. Overall, this is much simpler.