How To Update Nexus 5 To Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3

Google officially revealed the name of Android M as Android 6.0 Version Marshmallow. The search giant also released the developer preview factory images for the Nexus devices. It is the next big Android update after the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now officially Nexus users can install the developer preview images on their devices and test apps.

Related Article: Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3 For Nexus 5, 6 and 9

Initially the Nexus users have to manually update the developer preview images, the OTA update is promised but if you can’t wait for that long you can install manually. The installation process involves some steps, before that it is important to backup all your data present on your device. This tutorial involves updating Nexus 5 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow developer preview 3 factory image.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.


  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest Nexus 5 drives on your computer.

How To Update Nexus 5 To Android 6.0 Marshmallow Developer Preview 3

1.First download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow MPA44G Factory Image on your computer and extract using 7zip on your desktop.

2.Now enter into download mode by pressing and holding volume up+volumeown+power buttons together.

3.After pressing buttons, the device shows the fastboot menu.

4.Now go to the extracted files on your computer MPA44G and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.

5.From the fastboot directory perform the process depending on your operating system.

  • Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”
  • Mac: Run the file “” using Terminal
  • Linux: Run the file “”

6.After successful flash/install, the firmware the device will restart. Unplug the device your computer. It usually takes 5 min time to boot after the firmware update.

For the confirmation go to Settings>>About tablet to verify the firmware update.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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