How to Download and Install Android 7.0&7.1 Preview (Android N) on Nexus, Samsung, Moto and More

Android 7.0 Nougat was released on August 22, followed by Android 7.1 developer preview available for download since 20, October. Essential features of Android N include easier and faster update, better notifications, less battery consumption,improved security, as well as a 600% faster speed. Can’t wait to get the first taste of Android Nougat? Follow me to learn step by step how to download and install AndroidNougat(including 7.0 and 7.1 preview).

Install Android Nougat 7.0 via Android Beta Program

If you have signedup to the Android Beta Program, you will be able to download Android 7.0 upgrade right now. Android 7.1 Preview is also available on Beta Program.Here’s how to enroll  and install an OTA (over the air) update.

  1. 1) Go to to sign-up to the Android Beta Program
  2. 2) Sign into your Google account
  3. 3) Find your devices on the next page, click to enroll in the Beta Program

  4. 4) You will be prompt with over-the-air download

Update to Android N 7.0 by Manually Check for Software Update

If you’ve enabled software update notification on Android devices, you will get messages notifying the upgrade. Otherwise, you could manually check for update by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. It will take a few minutes for your phone to download and install Android N.

Install Android N 7.1 Beta via CM14.1 ROM

This is for users who wanta fresh taste of the newest Android N Developer Preview. Steps will be a little complicated as you need toenable USB debugging and boot into recovery mode before installing Android N.


  • Download and install the latest USB drivers for your Android device accordingly on your computer
  • Enable USB debugging by navigating to Menu > Settings > Applications, tap on Developer Options.
  • Make sure your Android phone or tablet is rooted with TWRP or CWM recovery and has more than 70% battery before you start.
  • Back up your data carefully before the update in case of any data loss tragedies. Android Data Recovery is an ideal and trustworthy tool that enables to back up data from Android to computer.


  1. 1) Plug in your Android device to computer via a USB cable.
  2. 2) Copy the downloaded ROM zip files to your Android SD card.
  3. 3) Unplug your device from the computer and power it off.
  4. 4) Boot into recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Power and Homeat the same time.

TIPS: Use Power button to choose an option and Volume keys to scroll up/down or highlight an option.
  1. 5) Select a tool (TWRP or CWM) to flash a custom recovery.In the Recovery menu, select Wipe > Factory Reset.
  2. 6) Go back to the recovery settings menu and hit Install. Now browse and select the CyanogenMod 14.1 ROM from the phone's SD card where you copied the firmware file.Confirm the installation process by tapping on Swipe to Confirm Flash in the recovery main menu.

When you get the confirmation message, you will know that you’ve updated to android 7.1. It will take some time for ROM to update your system before you get the Home screen which signifies a successful Android Nougat update.

When is Android 7.1 NougatComing to My Phone?

Android 7.1 (official) makes its debut on Pixel, Pixel XL. More devices will get the official update starting this month, including:


HTC 10

HTC One A9

HTC One M9



Sony Xperia

Xperia Z3+

Xperia Z4 Tablet

Xperia Z5

Xperia Z5 Compact

Xperia Z5 Premium


Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 edge

Galaxy Note 7




Moto G Plus (4th Gen)

Moto G Play (4th Gen)

Moto X Style/Play

Moto Z Droid/Play

Droid Turbo/Maxx 2


Nexus 6

Nexus 5X

Nexus 6P

Nexus 9

Nexus Player


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/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Android Follow @Jerry Cook