Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, and 6P System Updates

Blog Post created by beng Employee on Jan 4, 2017

Yesterday, January 3, there were several system updates released. Please see below for more details on what was released for each phone, what you should do before installing the update, and how to install the update on your phone.







Google Pixel 


Release Notes: 


  • Build Number: NMF26U
  • January 2017 Android security patch





Google Pixel XL 


Release Notes: 


  • Build Number: NMF26U
  • January 2017 Android security patch





Nexus 5X


Release Notes: 


  • Build Number: N4F26J
  • January 2017 Android security patch





Nexus 6P


Release Notes:


  • Build Number: N4F26J and N4F26I
  • January 2017 Android security patch







Before Installing an Update


  • Make sure your phone is not rooted.
    Operating system updates are designed to work with the phone's original software. If your device is rooted or modified, we can't guarantee that the update will work properly or be able to predict its effect on your Republic device. See Rooting and User Modification for more info.


  • Clear your phone's cache.
    Clearing your cache ensures your device is at its peak operating state by clearing out any temporary or residual "junk" files from the device. See Clearing the Cache for instructions.
    Note: The Google Pixel and Pixel XL do not have the option to clear the cache partition.


  • Charge your phone.
    Plug your phone in to charge, or make sure your battery is at least 50% charged before installing system updates. See Charge My Phone for more info.

  • Connect to a WiFi network.
    Your phone must be connected to WiFi to install system updates. 

  • Check the amount of available space on your phone.
    Your phone will need enough space to download and install the update. The amount of space needed for a system update varies, but will be listed in the release notes before you download the update. 


To check the available space on your phone:


1. Go to Apps.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap Storage.







Installing an Update


You'll either receive a notification that there's an update available or you can check for one yourself in your phone's settings. If you receive a notification, tap on the notification and follow the instructions to download and install it.


Please follow the instructions below to install a system update from your phone's settings:


  1. Tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About phone.
  4. Tap System updates
  5. If there's an update available, you'll have the option to download and install it.



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