[CM13]Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Nexus 7 (2012)



Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Nexus 7 (2012) is now available via Unofficial CyanogenMod 13. In this guide you will be able to easily download and install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2012) via CM13 custom ROM. We have been writing posts on the Marshmallow based custom ROMs for multiple devices and we this is the second but pretty stable update for Nexus 7 (2012). The previous update has been reported buggy but this ROM seems working fine with all the features properly working.

Now you can enjoy the latest firmware on your device beyond Android Lollipop. All you need is a custom recovery to flash the Google apps and the Marshmallow ROM on your Nexus 7 (2012), we have already posted guides on the AOSP builds for several other devices you can have an overview of them and in this guide we are going to use the same process. Just go ahead and install the latest firmware Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Nexus 7 (2012).

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2012) with CyanogenMod 13

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, custom recovery etc. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
  • Download Nexus USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working TWRP or CWM recovery installed in your device.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 on Nexus 7 (2012)

Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files onto your device storage.

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)

Now it’s the time to flash the CM13 firmware in your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the CM13 ROM zip file

Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of CM13 Gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Once completed Reboot your device.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue

That’s it! On reboot your Nexus 7 (2012) will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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