NEXUS 6P Posts on XDA

[Update 4: Checks Sent] Google and Huawei may pay up to $400 to owners of bootlooping Nexus 6P

Some of you may remember an unfortunate page in the history of Android back in 2015-2016. Faulty chipsets caused a few devices to experience never-ending bootloops, or as we call it in the community, a "hard brick." To this day, we still don't know all the details on the exact issue with the devices. One...

Android 10 custom ROMs are now available for the Xiaomi Mi Note 3, Redmi 3s, OnePlus 2, Google Nexus 6P, Sony Xperia X, and LG V40

If you have been salivating at the news of newer devices like the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro receiving stable Android 10 builds, you could try pushing your OEM to be quicker about pushing out an update to your phone. Alternatively, you could follow along our Custom ROM coverage wherein we highlight some of...

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P reach end-of-life, may no longer get updates

The Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P were announced way back in 2015. Both of these phones had their own series of issues, but more importantly, they marked the end of an era. The LG-built Nexus 5X and the Huawei-built Nexus 6P were the last Nexus-branded devices to ever be released to the market: they...

November security update out for Pixel 3/2/1 and Nexus 6P/5X

The year is starting to wrap up quickly. We're already into the month of November, and that means it's time for another batch of Android security updates. Google has posted the security bulletins for Pixel/Nexus devices as well as Android as a whole. Like last month, the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2...

Android Security Updates for July are now available with OTA and Factory Images

The first week of a new month means a fresh batch of Android security updates. Hot on the tails of Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4), Google has posted the Android Security Bulletins for the month of July. These bulletins mark the release of the latest security updates for Pixel, Nexus, and other Android...

Google and Huawei Will Face Class Action Over Nexus 6P Bootloop Issues

In April of last year, a class action investigation began concerning Google, Huawei, and the Nexus 6P bootlooping issues. Many users were reporting issues with the Nexus 6P shutting down randomly, even when the battery was showing up to 60% charge. Other users reported endless bootloops and battery drain. Nexus 6P owners claimed that Google and...

How to Fix the Lock Screen Swipe Gesture Issue on Android 8.1 Oreo

Android 8.1, the first maintenance release of Android's long-awaited Android Oreo update, has now been released for some time, at least for Google Pixel and Nexus devices. However, some Google Pixel and Nexus owners running Android 8.1 (either the official build or a custom ROM) have noticed that swipe gestures on the lock screen, like...

Nexus and Pixel Devices to Receive KRACK Patches in December

In October, we reported on a new and dangerous WPA2 WiFi protocol vulnerability known as KRACK (Key Reinstallations Attacks) that disrupts the initial handshake between access points and WiFi devices, allowing attackers to intercept data that'd normally be encrypted. A fix was included in Android's November security update, but not all devices got it right away. According...

How to get “Turn on WiFi Automatically” for the Nexus 5X/6P on Android Oreo

Android Oreo introduces a new feature that lets you turn on WiFi automatically when you're near a "high-quality saved network," like one from work or home. This feature can be found on the official builds of Android 8.0 for the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, but it is not available on the Google Nexus...

Google Publishes Android Oreo OTA Images for Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices

Early last week Google finally announced the name of Android Oreo and then shortly afterwards uploaded the source code for the new update. As we were combing through those commits to find some new changes, Google then uploaded the system images for the update for supported Pixel and Nexus devices. Manually flashing those images will...

WakeBlock Lets You Prevent Wakelocks on the Nexus 6P

Battery life issues that Android owners complain about are almost always caused by an application waking up the phone when it is idle and/or not in use. Google has been working to fix this (with Doze), and will continue doing work in this area with Android O. For now though, XDA Member GioBozza has released a...

Nexus 6P Bootloop Fix Has Been Found, Makes Your Phone Use 4 Cores

Have you been affected by the Nexus 6P Bootloop of Death? If you are one of the unlucky few with a Nexus 6P tucked away in some drawer, you'll be happy to know that a fix has been found that'll enable you to fully boot up your device once more. This has been achieved by disabling...