1. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    Anybody on here who's tried appears to have bricked their phone (myself included, see other threads). There are no known solutions to getting the phone usable again.

    See these threads for more information:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...g-5-1-ota.html

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post4289444

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...d-5-1-ota.html
    03-18-2015 01:50 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Sideloading 5.1 on a Nexus 6 is discouraged - regardless of the OS on the PC. Wait for the OTA. (Or look on XDA for a captured OTA file - that might work, since it's the same file you'll get if you get the OTA.)
    03-18-2015 02:37 PM
  3. planoman's Avatar
    Sideloading 5.1 on a Nexus 6 is discouraged - regardless of the OS on the PC. Wait for the OTA. (Or look on XDA for a captured OTA file - that might work, since it's the same file you'll get if you get the OTA.)
    The OTA zip package is the same as the OTA and I have had no issues side loading for years. As long as you get the drivers installed and the computer recognizes your device it is pretty low risk. I used a vista computer before and now a windows 8.1.

    Posted via my Nexus 6!
    03-18-2015 02:42 PM
  4. radgatt's Avatar
    Anybody on here who's tried appears to have bricked their phone (myself included, see other threads). There are no known solutions to getting the phone usable again.

    See these threads for more information:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...g-5-1-ota.html

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post4289444

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...d-5-1-ota.html
    I sideloaded 5.1 on OSX with Yosemite with no problem. Can't say I had any of these problems. Been running Yosemite since it was released and been running 5.1 since it was available.

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    03-18-2015 02:45 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    Anybody on here who's tried appears to have bricked their phone (myself included, see other threads). There are no known solutions to getting the phone usable again.

    See these threads for more information:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...g-5-1-ota.html

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/goo...ml#post4289444

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/nex...d-5-1-ota.html
    Sorry to hear that. It was gutsy move to try on a Mac with Yosemite. I have still not even updated three of our macs which are still rocking Mavericks.

    Thanks for the warning. What are your options now for your Nexus 6?

    Posted via my Nexus 6!
    03-18-2015 02:46 PM
  6. NastyNeil's Avatar
    I had success as well.
    03-18-2015 02:51 PM
  7. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    Hi, this is the OP. I managed to get 5.1 installed and my phone to work using these step by step directions:

    Installing Android 5.1 on the Nexus 6 | Wolf Paulus

    Now trying to figure out if it's safe to try to root, since it's now unrooted again....
    03-18-2015 02:52 PM
  8. junglejunkie's Avatar
    Glad you finally got it working.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 07:24 PM
  9. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    Glad you finally got it working.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yeah I'm all set. Thanks all for your thoughts.
    03-18-2015 09:56 PM
  10. CarbonOak's Avatar
    Sideloading 5.1 on a Nexus 6 is discouraged - regardless of the OS on the PC. Wait for the OTA. (Or look on XDA for a captured OTA file - that might work, since it's the same file you'll get if you get the OTA.)
    I sideloaded 5.1 onto mine with Windows 7 without an issue.
    03-19-2015 03:27 AM

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