How to flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image for Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

Dear all Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi users! We have good news for you that Google has rolled out the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image files for your Nexus 9 Wi-Fi tablet. If you want to know how to successfully install this factory image, you should follow the instructions listed in this tutorial.

Android 7.1.1 adds new features for your device including: new emoji icon, Smart Storage, Support Google tab, new call screen, app shortcuts, reset button in power menu, and so many more as well as enhance improvement, bug fixes.

Before getting started, you need to check the following requirements:

  • This Nougat Factory Image is only for Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi. If you flash it on any other Android devices, it can end to brick the device.
  • It will format all the data inside the internal memory; don’t forget to make a full backup first.
  • Your computer needs to pre-install Android SDK and Google usb drivers
  • Turn on the USB Debugging from Developer Options section of the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi
  • Charge the battery up to at least 65% to ensure it will not die during installing Nougat Factory Image process.
  • Note that we don’t take responsible in case you brick the device, or you lose any important data files in the process.

Steps to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image for the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

  1. Download Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image file from here.
  2. Once downloaded, unzip the file and move it to the platform-tools
    (It can be obtained after setting up the Android SDK toolkit on your computer).
  3. Power off your Nexus 9 Wi-Fi then boot the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi into Fastboot Mode by pressing and holding both the Volume Down and Power buttons for a few seconds
  4. Connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. If your computer cannot identify your device, you have to reinstall the Google USB drivers.
  5. Go to Platform-tools folder and open the cmd here by pressing and holding the Shift key while and right clicking on any blank space on the screen
    (Unlock the bootloader of your handset by typing  fastboot oem unlock. Then confirm the process. If you’ve done it, skip this step )
  6. Back to platform-tools folder; double click on the flash-all.batscript to start the flashing process. Then, confirm the installation.
  7. After flashing the Android 7.1.1 Factory Image is complete, you can now reboot your Nexus 9 Wi-Fi in as normal.

Also see: How to update Android 7.1 Nougat for Nexus 4

That’s all you need to do! These are all the steps that you need to do to flash the Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image for your Google Nexus 9 Wi-Fi. If you see it useful, feel free to leave your comments in the section below.

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