The original NVIDIA Shield Tablet is being updated to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update and brings key system enhancements, bug fixes, and supports new Vulkan API. This is followed by the NVIDIA Shield K1 that received the Marshmallow update version 4.1. It is an incremental OTA update that will take your device’s Android OS to v6.0.1 from the 6.0 that the device currently runs. The new firmware updated Emojis to v9.0+, Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode, Double Tap Power Button to launch SHIELD Camera app, Do Not Disturb Until Next Alarm and some security patches from the AOSP source. The OTA is rolling out in waves across the globe for the WiFi variant. However, for the LTE, there is still no news. You can check out the latest v4.1 as well as the previous v4.0 from the download section below. This update for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet contains important system enhancements & bug fixes, including:

Supports the new Vulkan™ API for high-efficiency access to SHIELD’s graphics hardware
Adds Android 6.0.1 changes
Repositioned Navigation Buttons in Landscape mode & Updated Emojis
Double Tap Power Button to launch SHIELD Camera app
Do Not Disturb Until Next Alarm
Support for Android Doze mode & additional power optimizations
Adds USB MIDI support
Adds memory compression enhancement
Improved Wi-Fi connectivity when waking from sleep
Fixed Compass functionality
Fixed Gamepad Mapper issues
Fixed issues with moving apps to SD card
Fixed Doom 3 HDMI output issue
Repositioned Lasso Capture icons in landscape mode
Update to Android 6.0 Security Patch Level March 1, 2016
Overall stability and security enhancements

Download Nvidia Shield Tablet Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA

  • Incremental OTA For Nvidia Shield: Android 6.0.1 Update 4.1
    Update v4.1 OTA Update WiFi → Download | Coming Soon…
  • Incremental OTA For Nvidia Shield: Android 6.0.1 Update 4.1
    Update v4.1 OTA Update LTE → Download  | Coming Soon…
  • Nvidia Shield Tablet Update v4.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow → Link
  • Nvidia Shield TV Update v3.0 Android 6.0 Marshmallow → Link

TWRP Flashable OTA Update v4.1 For NVIDIA Shield Tablet

  • TWRP Flashable WIFI Full OTA → Download | File: (714 MB)
  • RoW LTE 4.1 full OTA flashable zip → Download | File: PUBLIC25973b6f468b8… [736.1 MB]

For a brief tutorial on how to use the TWRP flashable zip files, check out this page. Meanwhile, you can capture OTA for the last NVIDIA update v4.1 using this tutorial. You may also like to Update Nvidia Shield Portable to Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13.

How to Install NVIDIA Shield Tablet Marshmallow Update 4.1 For WiFi and LTE With Stock Recovery and ADB sideload

To use this method, you need official OTA updates and not the TWRP flashable ones. This is an official method to manually flash the OTA updates on most of the Android devices. You can use the Stock recovery method or choose the ADB sideload method. If you happen to choose the ADB method, then you will need to connect your device to PC and setup ADB and Fastboot environment. Later flash the OTA using the ADB command: adb sideload <filename>.zip. You can check out the detailed tutorial from here: How to Install OTA update on Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 with ADB Sideload. Alternatively, in the stock recovery method, download the OTA, reboot your device into recovery mode and choose install updates from storage.

Source: NVIDIA