How to install Android Marshmallow 6.0 on your device

Google has recently dropped a batch of downloads of the all new Android Marshmallow 6.0 (Also called Android M) for Nexus devices. This includes the a Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5, and Nexus Player.

Below are instructions for those users that feel confident enough in their abilities to load a full OS to their Smartphone. If you've never heard the term "ADB" before, we recommend you wait until Google sends the update to you directly.

First you're going to want to get the correct system image files. I have them listed here for you to download

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• Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE) "hammerhead" hammerhead-MPA44G-preview-3fff4cf7

• Nexus 6 "shamu" shamu-MPA44G-preview-6ad5fb56

• Nexus 9 "volantis" volantis-MPA44G-preview-7ff8343a

• Nexus Player "fugu" fugu-MPA44G-preview-f9cc2862
If you do not have one of the Nexus devices listed, you'll need to wait - or be very knowledgeable about how to modify the files to suit your own device.
Once you have connected the device to your computer with USB and USB debugging is authorized on your device, you may begin. Make certain your device is powered on, and go through the following steps carfully:
1. With the adb tool, execute: "adb reboot bootloader". You can also use a key combination to make this happen - if you have a Nexus 5, you can press and hold volume up, volume down, and power at the same time as the device boots up.
2. Execute "fastboot oem unlock" if necessary. Your device will need to have its bootloader unlocked.
3. Navigate a terminal window to your unzipped system image directory (with your new Marshmallow files).
4. Execute "flash-all".
5. You should now re-lock the bootloader by starting the device in fastboot mode, executing "fastboot oem lock".
Again, we recommend you either be seasoned in this sort of OS load to take the steps above OR have someone with you who's done this before. This process can wipe your device clean or brick it entirely if done incorrectly.
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