9 Things to Do Before Installing the Nexus Android 7.1.2 Update

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The Android 7.1.2 Nougat OTA release is going to be slow and unpredictable because that's how Google rolls.  

Fortunately you own a Nexus and that means that you can install Android 7.1.2 Nougat early provided you have some basic knowledge about sideloading.

If you want to install your update ahead of the OTA, this guide will take you step-by-step through the sideload process. 

If you’re not comfortable with sideloading, you should wait for your Over-the-Air update from Google. Manually installing software updates can cause problems so you'll want to be confident.

If you aren't confident, stick with the OTA release. 

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One Comment

  1. Robert C

    09/25/2016 at 8:07 am

    First i’m an android newbie, have had android since day one but i don’t delve into the inner works at all. No side loading no beta testing, zilch. I just wait for the OTA access. Maybe i’m lucky but i have had NO problems or issues that i know of, since both my Pixel C and Nexus 6P have recieved the 7.0 nougat OTA. Still waiting on OTA update for Nexus 6 on project fi.

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