As promised by Google, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE already received the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update last week.

With the Android 7.0 Nougat update, Nexus 6 has access to the October security patch. Surprisingly, the Nexus 9 LTE only has access to the September security patch.

Nevertheless, it is expected that the October security patch for the Nexus 9 LTE will be available in the future updates.

Google confirmed through Android Police in September that Android 7.0 Nougat will indeed be rolled out to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 LTE.

After refining some things and fixing some bugs, Google finally launched the latest Android OS for Nexus 6 first then to the Nexus 9 LTE. This is understandable since there are more units of Nexus 6 than Nexus 9 LTE.

How to update HTC-made Nexus 9 LTE to Android 7.0 Nougat over-the-air?

Wccftech recommends the following, but Nexus 9 users can also opt for the original instructions from Google.

  • Download NRD90R Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus 9 LTE.
  • Connect to Nexus 9 LTE to your PC via USB cable.
  • Turn off Nexus 9 and start in Fastboot mode by pressing volume up, power and home simultaneously.
  • Press start.
  • Access the Volantis-NRD90R (downloaded), then copy and paste the folder to the Fastboot directory (access Android SDK directory Platform-Tools folder).
  • Open the bootloader through Fastboot Oem Unlock, then confirm.
  • Run below commands from the factory images files in your Fastboot directory.

For Windows: Run flash-all.bat

For Mac: Run using Terminal

For Linux: Run

  • Wait for the script to finish running.
  • Nexus 9 LTE will automatically reboot after.

Android 7.0 Nougat basic features from Google include VR support or Daydream, Quick Switch, Multi-window, additional power competence, enhanced Java 8 language support, Google Assistant, smooth updates, push notifications and direct reply notifications.

Once finished with the update, users can already enjoy the perks of having Android 7.0 Nougat in Nexus 9 LTE.