01-06-2016 10:42 AM
198 ... 678
tools
  1. Nik Ivanov's Avatar
    I'm on T-Mobile and going to Fi later this month, was curious to see how and if this gets better. Google should've known that carriers will delay updates, now that it's been tried it's time to stop allowing carriers to modify nexus builds in the future.
    10-16-2015 03:49 PM
  2. tonyr6's Avatar
    Marshmallow is great on my Nexus 6 since flashing it last week. Battery life improved greatly especially standby time and my mobile reception is so much better. I actually connect to Band 12 on T-Mobile LTE which with 5.1 it never connected to Band 12 streaming music and not once did it drop down to that horrible HSPA. Also voLTE calls are so clear that they don't sound like they are underwater anymore.
    10-16-2015 04:13 PM
  3. Lepa79's Avatar
    Side loaded marshmallow on my Nexus 6 with Verizon sim tonight. Was on LMY48T. got the OTA file from here http://www.androidcentral.com/androi...-here-they-are
    10-17-2015 03:20 AM
  4. Lammer18's Avatar
    Hey guys I was just wondering how to enable mock locations on 6.0. I know there used to be a check box, but they seemed to take that out. There's a box that allows me to choose which app I want to use, but not to enable it. Thanks.
    10-17-2015 01:25 PM
  5. PAC757's Avatar
    Received the 6.0 OTA update today on my Nexus 6, downloaded it, installed it, and did a data cache wipe and set it up as a new device, loaded only a few necessary apps, yahoo mail, Outlook, GSam, Android Central, and my bank app, that's it. No Sim card installed, just using it via WiFi and it's pretty bad, opening something like AC fourm page takes about 20 seconds to open a page, play store the same just to open the main page. In 4 hours I went from 98% battery to 51%. That's not using any phone, just downloaded about 6 apps, screen on time total for the 4 hours was 1hr 21 minutes. Going to try this out for a couple of days before I put my Sim card in and try to depend on this for a phone and to get me through a normal work day. If this doesn't improve I'm going back to 5.1.1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-20-2015 07:08 PM
  6. robert7107's Avatar
    Received the 6.0 OTA update today on my Nexus 6, downloaded it, installed it, and did a data cache wipe and set it up as a new device, loaded only a few necessary apps, yahoo mail, Outlook, GSam, Android Central, and my bank app, that's it. No Sim card installed, just using it via WiFi and it's pretty bad, opening something like AC fourm page takes about 20 seconds to open a page, play store the same just to open the main page. In 4 hours I went from 98% battery to 51%. That's not using any phone, just downloaded about 6 apps, screen on time total for the 4 hours was 1hr 21 minutes. Going to try this out for a couple of days before I put my Sim card in and try to depend on this for a phone and to get me through a normal work day. If this doesn't improve I'm going back to 5.1.1

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Location and carrier??

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    10-22-2015 12:52 PM
  7. PAC757's Avatar
    Location and carrier??

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    Phone = Google Play Store, (not carrier purchase), Location South Florida, Carrier = AT&T.
    It seems Google Play Store Nexus, or Nexi are not like they use to be, I've been owning every Nexus phone since the Galaxy Nexus, and this is the first time it appears that no matter where you buy it from you are at the mercy of your carrier anyway.
    I did use Wugfresh to unroot and flash back to stock, no Sim card, went all the way back to 5.0.1 was on the original Google Play Store build. With never putting a Sim card back in the phone, I received all the official OTA updates up to, and including 6.0. It all went very smooth until I stuck my AT&T Sim card in the phone, cell service is terrible, over 50% of the time no signal and when there is a signal it's pretty weak, missed a bunch of calls and text messages. So obviously there is a specific radio file just for AT&T. I'm going to flash it back to 5.0.1 and put it away until AT&T comes out with their official OTA for 6.0

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-22-2015 02:31 PM
  8. ceyquem's Avatar
    Hello,

    Just to check: after updating my Nexus 6 to Marshmallow, I see that the radio icon does not goes to "H" anymore when hooked on HSPA+ but stays "3G" as if it was a 3G R99 connection only. Have you noticed the same thing? Is there a way to change this back to "H"?

    Edit:
    - Phone purchased without SIM on Amazon.co.uk
    - Used on Tigo carrier in Senegal (60802)

    Cheers,

    Christophe
    10-22-2015 03:28 PM
  9. vladman's Avatar
    Using the OTA typically will just update your device as opposed to willing it during install.

    For a major update like this, I recommend a completely a full wipe and install, then another factory reset to make sure everything is out of cache. My 64GB only registered 32GB after the first install so I had to reset it again.
    I'm slightly confused here. Do I choose to erase the phone and put it back to factory settings from the Settings, Backup & Reset menu? Then after it's done that, ONLY then I install the update? And THEN, I do another factory reset?

    I also never restore backups to it because you never know what app could end up causing an issue when restoring.

    via an LG G4 and the AC beta
    Regarding the above, does this mean you manually find and install all your apps from the Play Store again, literally setting up the phone like you just took it out of a box when you first bought it? And like you never had another Android phone before that you want to copy the settings from to your "new" phone?

    I'd really appreciate someone clarifying on both questions above.

    Additionally, I held off until the weekend to do this update, having received the OTA notification that the update was available a few days ago. Having just looked, it's no longer saying that update is available!!! What the heck is that all about? For the last few days it was definitely telling me the Marshmallow update was available (not the previous Lollipop security update, which I also performed about 10 days ago), it was definitely Marshmallow. Now the notification has disappeared, and if I manually check for updates, it tells me the phone is up to date.
    10-25-2015 05:48 AM
  10. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    I'm slightly confused here. Do I choose to erase the phone and put it back to factory settings from the Settings, Backup & Reset menu? Then after it's done that, ONLY then I install the update? And THEN, I do another factory reset?



    Regarding the above, does this mean you manually find and install all your apps from the Play Store again, literally setting up the phone like you just took it out of a box when you first bought it? And like you never had another Android phone before that you want to copy the settings from to your "new" phone?

    I'd really appreciate someone clarifying on both questions above.

    Additionally, I held off until the weekend to do this update, having received the OTA notification that the update was available a few days ago. Having just looked, it's no longer saying that update is available!!! What the heck is that all about? For the last few days it was definitely telling me the Marshmallow update was available (not the previous Lollipop security update, which I also performed about 10 days ago), it was definitely Marshmallow. Now the notification has disappeared, and if I manually check for updates, it tells me the phone is up to date.


    As for how I install my updates:

    If it is an OEM released update, I wait until the update is available then install it once it is. Once the update is finished, I back anything important that is not already auto backed up to my OneDrive account and do a factory reset on the device.

    As for a Nexus device, I flash those images the day they are released and do not bother waiting for the OTA. As we've seen with carriers and OTAs for Marshmallow on the Nexus 6, it can be ridiculously long.

    When I am setting my devices back up, I start completely from scratch. After getting my 2 main accounts input, then I head to the PlayStore and look at my previously installed apps and start queueing them up for install. I know at this time what apps I really actually use instead of those "Oh cool a hot new app I've just got to try!" which I install, try it out and then do not use again.

    When restoring apps & their data from previous backups, there is NO way to know if the data that was backed up may cause an issue when restored. Hence why I start fresh.


    I can understand restoring games this way if you are someone who spends a lot of time playing games whose devs have not setup properly to tie in with your Google account so you can just log back in to your account within the app and it restores your account.


    It may take longer in the long run, but I rarely have any issues with my devices that are not OEM/carrier software related. Yet I've got numerous friends that do their own thing and restore all the time and wonder why they always have so much trouble.

    I'd rather do it right the first time instead of restoring and complaining about that the problems are all because of update. There are rare occasions that it is the softwares fault, but one will not know for sure until a full clean install has been attempted first.
    vladman and doubleyouare like this.
    10-26-2015 06:02 PM
  11. vladman's Avatar
    When mentioning am OEM update, are you talking about a non-Nexus device(s)?

    I've got a Nexus 6.

    The rest makes sense and thank you for taking the time to reply in detail. I might give it a go the way you describe!

    Thanks again,

    Vlad.
    10-26-2015 08:00 PM
  12. 332's Avatar
    Has anybody else still not received the OTA update? I thought buying a Nexus 6 and signing up for Project Fi meant I would get updates as fast as possible, but I still haven't received anything.
    10-26-2015 09:48 PM
  13. Craig Stannard's Avatar
    Has anybody else still not received the OTA update? I thought buying a Nexus 6 and signing up for Project Fi meant I would get updates as fast as possible, but I still haven't received anything.
    Still waiting on AT&T!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    robert7904 likes this.
    10-27-2015 12:24 PM
  14. ToddPsyD's Avatar
    Nothing. Bought my Nexus 6 from Amazon and using my Verizon sim.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-27-2015 07:12 PM
  15. Kevin Harvell's Avatar
    When mentioning am OEM update, are you talking about a non-Nexus device(s)?

    Yes sir.
    vladman and doubleyouare like this.
    10-27-2015 08:33 PM
  16. beanstalker1's Avatar
    Where is my Android 6.0 update 2 months waiting 2 months anybody know what's happening
    12-17-2015 04:37 AM
  17. Aquila's Avatar
    Where is my Android 6.0 update 2 months waiting 2 months anybody know what's happening
    No update still for the Nexus 6!!!! - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
    No update still for the Nexus 6!!!!
    12-17-2015 07:57 AM
  18. wtherrell's Avatar
    Sigh............. it's a NEXUS. Custom roms already. 6.0.1 w/ December update on most roms for a while now. Or you can flash latest stock rom. Learn to unlock, custom recovery, or be more patient. No use complaining to Google or carrier or forums .
    12-17-2015 08:28 AM
  19. doubleyouare's Avatar
    As for how I install my updates:

    If it is an OEM released update, I wait until the update is available then install it once it is. Once the update is finished, I back anything important that is not already auto backed up to my OneDrive account and do a factory reset on the device.

    As for a Nexus device, I flash those images the day they are released and do not bother waiting for the OTA. As we've seen with carriers and OTAs for Marshmallow on the Nexus 6, it can be ridiculously long.

    When I am setting my devices back up, I start completely from scratch. After getting my 2 main accounts input, then I head to the PlayStore and look at my previously installed apps and start queueing them up for install. I know at this time what apps I really actually use instead of those "Oh cool a hot new app I've just got to try!" which I install, try it out and then do not use again.

    When restoring apps & their data from previous backups, there is NO way to know if the data that was backed up may cause an issue when restored. Hence why I start fresh.


    I can understand restoring games this way if you are someone who spends a lot of time playing games whose devs have not setup properly to tie in with your Google account so you can just log back in to your account within the app and it restores your account.


    It may take longer in the long run, but I rarely have any issues with my devices that are not OEM/carrier software related. Yet I've got numerous friends that do their own thing and restore all the time and wonder why they always have so much trouble.

    I'd rather do it right the first time instead of restoring and complaining about that the problems are all because of update. There are rare occasions that it is the softwares fault, but one will not know for sure until a full clean install has been attempted first.
    You sir, are a genius. I have been scouring the internet looking for someone that has had problems similar to mine when updating or unrooting/locking the bootloader. Like an *****, I trusted NRT to do the work for me and it bit me in the *** more than once. The ONLY WAY to ensure full functionality when updating or changing the Android OS is to do a clean install with a manual factory data reset. It sure is a pain in the *** but totally worth it when it's done. Just wanted to say thx and cheers!
    Kevin Harvell likes this.
    01-01-2016 11:40 PM
  20. doubleyouare's Avatar
    You sir, are a genius. I have been scouring the internet looking for someone that has had problems similar to mine when updating or unrooting/locking the bootloader. Like an *****, I trusted NRT to do the work for me and it bit me in the *** more than once. The ONLY WAY to ensure full functionality when updating or changing the Android OS is to do a clean install with a manual factory data reset. It sure is a pain in the *** but totally worth it when it's done. Just wanted to say thx and cheers!
    01-01-2016 11:49 PM
  21. Crashdamage's Avatar
    I look at this from a completely different perspective.

    Starting with the original HTC G1 running Android 1.0, I've done many, many ordinary OTA updates. I've never had a significant problem. Never needed to do a factory reset. Never even cleared the cache partition. Never manually do a sideloaded update, I just always wait for the OTA and they always work.

    If you do a manual update you're stuck with doing manual updates. A pita, especially now that there are regular security patches. I just use a phone, do the OTAs and life is good.

    One thing...I always buy devices running plain vanilla Android or very close to it, or a Nexus. Nothing with Touchwiz, Sense etc. I think that has contributed to the 100% success rate of OTAs.

    I usually have spare retired phones to play with rooting, like the current 6.0 powered Nexus 4 I'm typing this on. My daily driver always stays stock.
    01-02-2016 03:07 AM
  22. Stevieboi's Avatar
    Sigh............. it's a NEXUS. Custom roms already. 6.0.1 w/ December update on most roms for a while now. Or you can flash latest stock rom. Learn to unlock, custom recovery, or be more patient. No use complaining to Google or carrier or forums .
    You know, not everyone has a computer...some of us don't have that luxury.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-04-2016 07:46 PM
  23. wtherrell's Avatar
    You know, not everyone has a computer...some of us don't have that luxury.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Luxury? A cheap laptop will suffice. Used, refurbs are dirt cheap. Even cheap new ones aren't that bad. Granted, it would be better if carriers were better in speed of updates but I don't see that getting better any time soon. Google is much better but unless you are rooted, etc, etc you won't get the best of things that are available.
    01-06-2016 10:42 AM
198 ... 678

Similar Threads

  1. Nexus 5X vs. Lumia 950
    By Tadrift in forum Phone Wars
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-13-2015, 01:37 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-09-2015, 03:04 PM
  3. Nexus 7 2013 marshmallow features
    By thatguy97 in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-07-2015, 09:59 AM
  4. How to Change Lock Screen Image (esp. ZTE Zmax)
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-06-2015, 02:57 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD