Google Posts Nexus 5X Factory Images

With the shipment of 1st day orders of the Nexus 5X starting today, Google has made a few interesting posts on their various sites today.  First, as you saw earlier, you can now get a zero wait Project Fi invite to try the service out.  Second came the posting of the factory image for the Nexus 5X, codename “bullhead”.  Interesting, Google posted three images for the 5X, all based on Android Marshmallow.  The latest update is MDB08I.

For those who are unfamiliar, the factory images are the full Android images for Nexus devices that you can install on your device instead of waiting for the OTA update.  Generally speaking only developers should need to load these images but Google explains on the site how to install these on your Nexus devices if you chose to do so.

The update today is only for the Nexus 5X.  Since the Nexus 6P has not shipped yet, those factory images are not available.  They should be once the 6P starts to ship which should be this week or

Nexus 5X Running Android Marshmallow
Nexus 5X Running Android Marshmallow

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As a reminder to those who have other Nexus devices who may be looking for Android Marshmallow, officially it has only been released on the Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 9.  However developer sites like XDA have already ported it to other Nexus devices including the Nexus 4.