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  1. Jakx1122's Avatar
    The update downloads fine and when I click 'restart and install' it proceeds to start the installation but shortly after I get an 'error' message and the phone restarts itself. Then I get another update notification a day later. It's been like that since early December... Why? I'm using Nexus 6p
    02-07-2017 08:13 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Moved from the Nougat forum to the 6P forum.

    Have you already tried wiping the system cache partition? https://www.androidpit.com/how-to-cl...n-the-nexus-6p
    02-08-2017 10:48 AM
  3. Jakx1122's Avatar
    Hi, yes I have just tried that and it still didn't work. Same thing happening.
    02-09-2017 04:02 PM
  4. GSDer's Avatar
    What build is your phone currently on?
    Are you enrolled in the Beta program?
    02-09-2017 06:27 PM
  5. Jakx1122's Avatar
    I am not enrolled in the beta program.
    Build is NBD91K
    02-09-2017 11:25 PM
  6. HaboobZ's Avatar
    A shot in the dark, but I just saw on Reddit that someone had an issue with downloading the update due to AdGuard. Are you running anything like that? They said they disabled it and it downloaded just fine afterwards - granted yours has downloaded, but maybe there's an app similar to this that's preventing the installation?
    02-10-2017 08:04 AM
  7. GSDer's Avatar
    Forgot to ask the OP - what's the exact error message you're seeing after the installation begins?
    02-10-2017 09:45 AM
  8. Jakx1122's Avatar
    I don't have AdGuard or anything like that.
    And there's nothing else but "Error" displayed. No number, no code, nothing. Just "Error".
    02-10-2017 10:42 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You might want to see if the manual update process works better: How to manually update your Nexus or Pixel | Android Central
    02-11-2017 12:13 AM
  10. Jakx1122's Avatar
    Is that really the only way? I don't want to be playing with my phone's system like that.
    02-11-2017 07:55 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If the OTA update keeps doing that, then there might not be a better way to get it done.
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    02-12-2017 01:52 AM
  12. Jakx1122's Avatar
    I really don't want to erase all the data from my phone and start over just for an update.
    02-12-2017 09:58 PM
  13. Mikey D_PhD's Avatar
    If you apply the OTA via ADB, you won't erase the data. That's the route I took and haven't had issues. Be careful to go to the OTA files page and not the factory images page.
    TGIS likes this.
    02-13-2017 07:44 AM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    The update downloads fine and when I click 'restart and install' it proceeds to start the installation but shortly after I get an 'error' message and the phone restarts itself.
    When you say 'it proceeds to start the installation' does you mean that it reboots into Recovery and starts the installation, or is it failing before it even reboots into Recovery?
    And there's nothing else but "Error" displayed. No number, no code, nothing. Just "Error".
    Have you tried booting into Recovery mode and clearing the system cache? Perhaps you got a corrupt download and that's why it keeps failing.
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    02-13-2017 07:04 PM
  15. Jakx1122's Avatar
    When I say it proceeds to start the installation I mean everything is the same way it's always been with updates. The phone restarts itself, there's a big, colored, moving, circle that represents the update installing. There's a bar right underneath it that shows me the progress of the installation, and about 1/4 into the installation it stops and there's a picture of a green Android robot with an Error message under it. Then the phone just restarts itself. And a day later I get another update notification.

    Yes I have tried clearing the system catche. Somebody above suggested it earlier. Didn't work.
    02-14-2017 10:05 AM
  16. Jakx1122's Avatar
    So what else can I do to make this work?
    02-16-2017 09:16 AM
  17. Jakx1122's Avatar
    bump
    02-20-2017 07:55 PM
  18. bjrosen's Avatar
    Install the factory image, that will get you up to the current release and it will also clean everything up.
    https://developers.google.com/android/images
    02-21-2017 08:52 AM
  19. Jakx1122's Avatar
    Bjrosen that's the thing. I don't want to clean everything up. There has to be another way
    02-21-2017 08:06 PM
  20. bjrosen's Avatar
    Doing a fresh install really isn't that bad. If you are using Nova Launcher do a backup to the Google Drive before you do the install, when your restore is done you load the backup and your layout will get restored. Google backs up all of your apps and will automatically restore them if you tell it to do so. Google apps are completely backed up, third party apps that use logins will require you do do that by hand. Your Photos should all be automatically backed up to Google Drive and to Dropbox if you are using that, so you don't have to worry about that. If you have a lot of mp3s and such that aren't in the cloud you will have to restore them also but that's easy, just copy them to the cloud or to your PC and then copy them back after the fresh install. I do clean installs fairly frequently because I don't like to wait for the OTAs. Clean install fix a lot of things. It might cost you an hour of your time but you will be happier with your phone once you've done it.
    02-22-2017 03:46 PM
  21. GSDer's Avatar
    I don't want to clean everything up. There has to be another way
    Other than getting a replacement device (no guarantees there, particularly it it's a refurb) there really aren't any other ways.

    There are tools you can use if you don't want to fiddle with ADB but frankly they're not always all they're cracked up to be.
    02-22-2017 04:21 PM
  22. Jakx1122's Avatar
    Ok i get it. Thank you all.
    02-22-2017 09:42 PM
  23. Jakx1122's Avatar
    Hey so I finally managed to update my phone manually.
    During the process they asked me to bootload-unlock my phone (or something like that). Now how do I lock it back again? I read somewhere that it's recommended to do that.
    03-14-2017 05:51 PM
  24. GSDer's Avatar
    You didn't mention which tool (ADB, NRT, etc) you used to update your device, but whichever one you used should provide a way to relock the bootloader.

    It's certainly worthwhile doing unless you plan to frequently fiddle with loading firmware - in that case it's probably not worth the extra steps each time you want to do that.
    03-15-2017 02:38 AM
  25. Jakx1122's Avatar
    I used ADB. And no, I don't want to mess with the system. It's just a one time thing where I had to update my system.
    03-15-2017 01:13 PM
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