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How To Flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F Official Factory Image on Nexus 9

The new Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F update has been officially released via Factory Image for Nexus 9. This Google’s latest update comes with December Security patch that avoids any security mishaps to your device. By following this step by step guide, you will be able to update your Nexus 9 on Android 7.1.1 Nougat official factory image. Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F update contains the OTA zip files and full factory images. So you can download the OTA zip files and install it manually.

As there are no significant changes but comes with some minor changes like the Pixel launcher and Google Assistant integration into the operating system. As per Google, these are the final changes in Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Your Nexus 9 must be rooted, and the latest custom recovery like TWRP should be already installed on it. Otherwise, you will not be able to flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image. Before proceeding keep in mind to take backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your Nexus 9 to the latest update, Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat Factory Image then go ahead and follow the given steps.

How To Flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F Official Factory Image on Nexus 9 1


This guide containing the Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Official Factory Image is working with only Nexus 9 devices. Do not try to flash this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 9 during or after the installation of Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Factory Image. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all your important existing data on Nexus 9.
  • ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
  • The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 9.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
  • The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.

How To Unlock Your Bootloader:

  • Turn off your phone or tablet.
  • Hold down the power button and the volume down button.
  • On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to the folder with Platform tools.
  • On your computer, type: ./fastboot flashing unlock in a terminal or command prompt.
  • Press volume up button and the power button on your device to confirm bootloader unlock.
  • On your computer, type: ./fastboot reboot
    • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.

Required Files:

How To Update Nexus 9 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat NMF26F using Official Factory Image:

Step No 1: First, download Android 7.1.1 Factory Image (volantisg-nmf26f-factory-cb15d790.zip) on the desktop of your computer for Nexus 9.

Step No 2: Now, plug your phone to the PC using its USB data cable.

Step No 3: Ensure that Fastboot is configured and installed on the PC correctly. How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.

Step No 4: Power OFF your Nexus 9 to boot into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode.Turn OFF your phone.

Step No 5: Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys at the same time until the Fastboot menu appears.

Step No 6: Unzip the firmware file on your PC, that you have already downloaded and placed on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 7: Go to the folder containing the unzipped firmware extracted files and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.

Step No 8: Run the following command (depending which Operating System you are on) from the factory image files in your Fastboot folder:







9: The flashing process of stock factory image on your Nexus 9 will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.

Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Nexus 9 will boot, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time.

Done! You have successfully installed the official Android 7.1.1 NMF26F Nougat update on Nexus 9 using the Google’s stock factory image.

Bhatti Junaid

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