Google Nexus 9 (htc-flounder)

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HTC Nexus 9 (Wifi)
Nexus 9
Manufacturer HTC
Name Nexus 9 (Wifi)
Codename Flounder
Released 2014
Original software Android Lollipop 5.0
Chipset NVIDIA Tegra K1
CPU 2.3 GHz dual-core 64-bit Denver
GPU 192-core Kepler, 16M colors
Display 2048×1536 LCD IPS
Storage 16GB/32GB
Memory 2 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM


  • Alexandroid99

What works

  • USB Ethernet
  • SSH
  • Initfs Telnet
  • Display (Google Logo disappears after short while, cyan mouse cursor visible if Mate is installed)
  • Vibration (maximum-attention initfs hook)

What does not work

  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Touch
  • Starting any GUI
  • Staying up and responsive for more than ~5min (kworker hangs and then panics the kernel)

How to enter flash mode

Hold POWER + VOLDOWN, press Power to confirm Fastboot mode


  • $ pmbootstrap flasher flash_kernel
  • $ pmbootstrap flasher flash_rootfs

See also