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How to Install Official N4F26I Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image On Nexus 5X

Android 7.1.1 Nougat is officially available for the Nexus 5X devices. Now the Nexus 5X can check the fresh Nougat because Google has officially announced the latest official update N4F26I factory image based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Nexus 5X smartphones. This latest firmware comes with January 2017 security patch and some bug fixes. The N4F26I Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image has been rolled out via OTA (over- the – air) in stages. So if you have not yet received this official Android 7.1.1 Nougat for your Nexus 5X and can’t wait more for the update is available in your region, then you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.

The official N4F26I Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image include tonnes of new features such as new emoji, Smart Storage, Support Google tab, new call screen, app shortcuts, touch-input latency improvements, reset button in power menu, Google Wallpaper new app available in the Play Store and much more. Installing this official factory image require the unlocked bootloader. Also, create a complete backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in upgrading your Nexus 5X to the Android 7.1.1 Nougat factory image then go ahead and follow the given guide.

How to Install Official N4F26I Android 7.1.1 Nougat Factory Image On Nexus 5X 1


This tutorial containing the instructions and files to root Android Android 7.1.1 N4F26I Nougat are only compatible with Nexus 5X. Do not use this guide for other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 5X during or after the rooting process of this Android 7.1.1 N4F26I Nougat official firmware on Nexus 5X. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all your important existing data on Nexus 5X.
  • ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
  • The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 5X.
  • 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 5X to Android 7.1.1 Nougat N4F26I using Official Factory Image:

Step No 1: First, download Android 7.1.1 Factory Image (bullhead-n4f26i-factory-03896e0a.zip) on the desktop of your computer forNexus 5X.

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 5X 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 5X will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.

Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Nexus 5X 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 N4F26I Nougat update on Nexus 5X using the Google’s stock factory image.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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