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By vomer, Senior Member on 28th May 2015, 08:20 PM
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The day of the M is upon us!

In typical developer preview tradition since lollipop - I will try and keep this thread up to date with the latest and greatest

Flashables:

Preview 3:
- MPA44I (OTA from MPZ79M) (Flashable) (Full Package)
- MPA44G (Full Package) (Flashable) (OTA)

Preview 2:
- MPZ79M (OTA file MPZ79M from MPZ44Q)

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To sideload OTA via ADB:

On Windows: adb sideload android.zip
On Mac/Linux: ./adb sideload android.zip

Preview 1:
- MPZ44Q (credits to Taassdar for the script)
- Bootloader & Radio (thanks to okibi)

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Flash Order:
Flash Radio & Bootloader -> Flash ROM -> Reboot -> Flash SuperSU (optional) -> Reboot

Factory Images:

- MPZ79M (Preview 2)
- MPZ44Q (Preview 1)
- IMG files (MPZ44Q): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=32588
- IMG files (MPZ79M): https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=35183

Google IMG files (manual installation):

Instructions:

A clean install is highly recommended when coming from 5.x.x to "M"
DOES NOT wipe your SD card.

via flashable file:

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- Boot into recovery (TWRP/CWM)
- Un-mount /system in TWRP/CWM
- Wipe: system, data, dalvik and cache
- Flash bootloader (optional - only needed if new)
- Flash ROM (be patient - takes a while)
- Flash SuperSU (optional)
- Flash radio (optional - only needed if new)
- Reboot (first boot takes a while)

via fastboot (manual installation):

SYSTEM PREP (skip if you already have fastboot/adb setup):

Let's setup ADB and fastboot

Windows:

- Automated: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2588979 (follow the steps in the software)

- Manual Method:

Download this file and extract the folder called "adb" to your C: drive. Your path should look like this:

Code:
C:\adb\
You will need to open a command prompt window using this method:

Code:
- Go to the C:\adb\ folder 
- hold down SHIFT key and RIGHT-CLICK 
- select "Open command window here".
In order to use ADB & Fastboot from anywhere - use the following steps to setup windows environment variables:

Navigate to & click on Start > Right-Click on Computer > click on Advance System Settings >
Click on Environment Variables (under the advanced tab) > Click on New (User Variables) >
Variables Name: ADB (Or anything you want) Variables Value: ;C:\adb (this is the Path of my adb.exe file)



Mac & Linux:

Install ADB & fastboot using: this file

1. Extract the downloaded zip to your desktop
2. Open Terminal and type in:

Code:
su
cd Desktop/Android/ (note: Android is the directory extracted from zip file)
3. Now type

Code:
./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
Note: By using the method above, your adb and fastboot files are stored at this location on your Mac: /usr/bin/

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Now that you're setup, let's do the flashing:

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Boot into TWRP to wipe cache, dalvik, data (not internal storage/SD) and system.

Reboot to bootloader and flash the following:

  • fastboot flash bootloader <insert bootloader img name>
  • fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • fastboot flash radio <insert radio img name>
  • fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • fastboot flash system system.img
  • fastboot flash boot boot.img // OR // fastboot flash boot <insert name of unecrypt boot.img>
  • fastboot flash cache cache.img
  • fastboot reboot

After you finish the above - reboot in to recovery (TWRP/CWM) and factory reset - then reboot

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Disclaimer & Copyrights:

I test everything before I share - thus I know they work as intended. However, please proceed at your own risk as I do not take any liability for your devices.

Please do not copy contents of this guide without explicit permission from me. I like to maintain a set standard and quality of the information I share.

Please refrain from posting mirrors as I like to track downloads - I primarily use AndroidFileHost and they mirror files on multiple servers automatically.

Stay tuned!
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Supporting Links:

- Report Bugs: https://code.google.com/p/android-developer-preview/
- G+ Community: http://g.co/dev/AndroidMDevPreview
- Official Page: https://developer.android.com/preview/index.html
- First look: https://youtu.be/v2ZgAmGPcWw
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first!
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first!

nope
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I don't remember how to install this....
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Could someone explain how to flash it, please?
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nope

hehe...

hopefully we have a unencrypted kernel as well.. cuz i am uncrypted...
also root...
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Here we go again!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
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Bam! I'll be flashing this M'fer when I gets off work!!
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Could someone explain how to flash it, please?

Pretty sure we boot into download mode and double click "flash-all.bat".
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I don't remember how to install this....

manual adb installation steps added to op
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