Google Nexus 6 (motorola-shamu)

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Google (Motorola) Nexus 6
Manufacturer Google (Motorola)
Name Nexus 6
Codename shamu
Released 2014
Original software Android 5.0 (upgradable to Android 7.1.1)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450
GPU Adreno 420
Display 1440x2560 AMOLED
Storage 32/64 GB
Memory 3 GB


What works

  • USB networking
  • Flashing
  • Touch
  • Screen
    • Requires msm-fb-refresher to update the framebuffer.
    • The brightness can be adjusted by writing a value from 0 to 255 to /sys/devices/fd900000.qcom,mdss_mdp/qcom,mdss_fb_primary.164/leds/lcd-backlight/brightness.
  • LEDs
    • The green charging LED can be set by writing a value from 0 to 40 to /sys/devices/leds-qpnp-10/leds/charging/brightness.
    • General purpose LEDs can be set by writing a value from 0 to 20 to the devices below, although there is no observable difference in brightness from 1 to 20.
      • Red: /sys/devices/leds-qpnp-11/leds/red/brightness
      • Green: /sys/devices/leds-qpnp-12/leds/green/brightness
      • Blue: /sys/devices/leds-qpnp-13/leds/blue/brightness

What does not work

  • Wi-Fi
    • A wlan0 interface is present, but it will not connect. It probably just needs firmware.

How to enter flash mode

With the device powered off, hold Volume Down while booting.