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Use this page to identify software versions for the Google Nexus 6 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android version 6.0.1/Build number MMB29K

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap About phone.
  3. View the Build number.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

Android version 6.0/Build Number MRA58X

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap About phone.
  3. View the Build number.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

Review software version details

RELEASE DATE VERSION ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android version 6.0.1

Build number MMB29K

December 14, 2015

Security enhancements

Bug fixes

Available December 14, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 6.0

Build Number MRA58X

November 20, 2015

Exercise greater control over app permissions

Purchase easily and securely with Fingerprint support and Android Pay

Experience enhanced  battery-life through Doze

Redesigned App Drawer

Available November 20, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 6.0

Build Number MRA58K

October 5, 2015

Exercise greater control over app permissions

Purchase easily and securely with Fingerprint support and Android Pay

Experience enhanced  battery-life through Doze

Redesigned App Drawer

Available October 5, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 5.1.1

Build Number LYZ28N

October 13, 2015

Security enhancements

Bug fixes

Available October 13, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 5.1.1

Build Number LYZ28M

October 5, 2015

Security enhancements

Bug fixes

Available October 5, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 5.1.1

Build Number LYZ28K

September 8, 2015

Security enhancements

Bug fixes

Available September 8, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version 5.1.1

Build Number LMY48J

August 5, 2015

Stagefright security enhancements

Available August 5, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version Android 5.1.1

Software version LYZ28

May 22, 2015

Added Wi-Fi calling

Software and stability improvements

Available May 22, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version Android 5.1

Software version LMY47M

March 16, 2015

Added Device Anti-Theft protection

Software and stability improvements

Available March 16, 2015

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version Android 5.0.1

Software version LRX22C

December 15, 2014

Software stability

Available December 15, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version Android 5.0

Software version LRX210

November 19, 2014

Software stability

Available November 19, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android version Android 5.0

Software version LNX07M

November 19, 2014

Original software

Available November 19, 2014

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.


Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • Build number MRA58X
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • Available space (File size is 178.2 MB)

Update software versions

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

After receiving the OTA notification, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the update.

Request update from phone

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap About phone.
  3. Tap System Updates.
  4. Tap Check now.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts.

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Power button at the same time until the phone turns on.
    3. Release the buttons when the 'Recovery' screen appears.
    4. Press the Volume Down button twice to highlight 'Recovery mode'.
    5. Press the Power button to start recovery mode. An Android robot with a red exclamation mark will display.
    6. While holding down the Power button, press and release the Volume Up button.
    7. Use the volume buttons to scroll to 'wipe cache partition' and press the Power button to select it.
    8. Press the Power button to select reboot system now. If your phone becomes unresponsive at any point during these steps, you can restart it by holding down the Power button for several seconds.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.
    1. Back up data on the internal memory.
    2. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
    3. Tap Settings.
    4. Scroll to 'Personal' and tap Backup & reset.
    5. Tap Factory data reset.
    6. If your phone is password protected, you'll be prompted to enter your Pattern, PIN, or Password.
    7. Tap RESET PHONE.

 


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