From this guide, you could download the stock firmware (factory images) for all Google Nexus and Pixel Devices. Nexus devices include the Nexus 9 (LTE), Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and the Nexus Player. On the other hand, the following Pixel devices are covered: Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL.
After ruling over the Internet, Google finally introduced itself to the mobile industry by purchasing Android Inc. in the year 2005. And then there was no looking back. The results finally showed in the launch of the first-ever Android handset 3 years later. Known as the HTC Dream, it literally made a lot of dreams do come true.
Then it further revolutionalized the mobile market by the Nexus series. As if it wasn’t enough, it went on to launch the Pixel devices, which is now regarded among the best smartphones ever made. And hardly anyone could argue with that fact. Although many still argue on the aesthetic front owing to the large bezels (compared to today’s standard), it makes up for that in more than one way.
Among all its major achievements, the best is still the camera it provides. It is, without any doubt, the best that any smartphone has to offer. And with every new launch, it further notches up the performance. Even the Dxo Camera score is well over 100 (103 for the Pixel 3, to be precise). Apart from the camera, another advantage that it has is the timely updates. Being a product of Google, it will always be the first in line to receive the latest Android Updates.
With that said, if you are among the geeky users who like tweaking with their devices’ software, then once a while you would be needing a stock firmware. This is required if ever your device gets bricked or is not performing as expected. Although usually people go for unrooting. Still, if the problem persists, then flashing a stock firmware would be the best option. Therefore download the stock firmwares/ factory images from the below section and flash it onto your device.
Download Stock Firmware for Google Nexus and Pixel Devices
Download the stock firmware for all Google Nexus and Pixel Devices from below. Nexus series includes the Nexus 9 (LTE), Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X and the Nexus Player. Whereas the Pixel device includes the Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL.
Download the stock firmware for Nexus Devices from below:
- [volantisg] Nexus 9 (LTE): LINK
- [angler] Nexus 6P: LINK
- [shamu] Nexus 6: LINK
- [bullhead] Nexus 5X: LINK
- [fugu] Nexus Player: LINK
Download the stock firmware for Pixel Devices from below:
- [blueline] Pixel 3: LINK
- [crosshatch] Pixel 3XL: LINK
- [sargo] Pixel 3a: LINK
- [bonito] Pixel 3a XL: LINK
So that was a detailed guide covering the stock firmware for all Google Nexus and Pixel Devices. If you are having any issues with respect to any part of this guide, do let me know in the comments section below. Also if your device is missing from the list, make a request over at the Request Page. Happy Flashing!