Android 7.0 Nougat

Made for you

  • With more ways to make Android your own, Android Nougat is our sweetest release yet.

The OS that speaks your languages

  • Bring your words to life with updated and entirely new emoji, and the ability to use two or more languages at the same time.
  • Over 1500 emoji including 72 new ones
  • Multi Locale language settings

Be in two places at once

  • Now you can switch between apps with a double tap, and run two apps side by side. So go ahead and watch a movie while texting, or read a recipe with your timer open.
  • Multi-window view
  • Quick switch between apps

Experience Android in a new dimension

  • Vulkan API is a game changer with high-performance 3D graphics. On supported devices, see apps leap to life with sharper graphics and eye-candy effects.

Enjoy simple, high quality virtual reality

  • With VR mode, Android Nougat is ready to transport you to new worlds. Available on Daydream-ready phones.

Keep on keeping on with a smarter battery

  • Doze now helps save battery power even when you're on the move. So your device will still go into low power usage while you carry it in your pocket or purse.

Stay in the moment

  • Android Nougat makes it easier to take action in the moment, with more personalized settings and smarter notifications.

Custom Quick Settings

  • Rearrange your Quick Setting tiles so you can get to what you want faster.

Notification Direct Reply

  • Mini conversations within your notifications let you reply on the fly – without opening any app.

Bundled Notifications

  • See what's new at a glance with bundled notifications from apps. Simply tap to expand and view more info without having to open the app.

More ways to make Android yours

  • Android Nougat opens up more ways for you to personalize your Android device. Decide how your data is used, the way you’re notified, and what your display looks like.

Data Saver

  • Limit how much data your device uses with Data Saver. When Data Saver is turned on, apps in the background won't be able to access cell data.

Notification Controls

  • When a notification pops up, just press and hold to toggle the settings. For instance, you can silence future alerts from an app in the notification itself.

Display Size

  • Not only can you change the size of the text on your device, but the size of the icons and the experience itself.

Security is at the heart of all we do

  • Your safety and privacy are important. As always, Android is built with powerful layers of security and encryption to keep your private data private. With Android Nougat, we’ve also added new features.

Seamless Updates

  • On select new devices, software updates download in the background, so you won't have to wait while your device syncs with the latest security tools.

File-based Encryption

  • By encrypting at the file level, Android can better isolate and protect files for individual users on your device.

Direct Boot

  • Starting your device is faster and apps run securely even before you enter your password.

This page contains binary image files that allow you to restore your Nexus device's original factory firmware. You will find these files useful if you have used the Android Open-Source Project, flashed custom builds on your device, and wish to return that device to its factory state.

These files are for use only on your personal Nexus devices and may not be disassembled, decompiled, reverse engineered, modified or redistributed by you or used in any way except as specifically set forth in the license terms that came with your device.

Flashing Instructions

To flash a device using one of the system images below (or one of your own), you need the fastboot tool. You can get the fastboottool either:

Once you have the fastboot tool, add it to your PATH environment variable (the flash-all script below must be able to find it). Also be certain that you've set up USB access for your device, as described in the Using Hardware Devices guide.

Caution: Flashing a new system image deletes all user data. Be certain to first backup any personal data such as photos.

To flash a system image:

  1. Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory.
  2. Connect your device to your computer over USB.
  3. Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
    • Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:

      • adb reboot bootloader

    • Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device. For example, to put a Nexus 5 ("hammerhead") into fastboot mode, press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power as the device begins booting up.
  4. If necessary, unlock the device's bootloader by running:
    • fastboot oem unlock
  5. The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)
  6. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
  7. Execute the flash-all script. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security:

  1. Start the device in fastboot mode again, as described above.
  2. Execute:
    • fastboot oem lock

Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot oem unlock again, which will wipe the data.