Download and install Official CM13 Nighty ROM on Nexus 6


install-official-cm13-on-nexus-6 brought an amazing news for the users of Google Nexus 6. Nightly release from Official CyanogenMod 13 are now rolling out for Nexus 6 code name ‘shamu’. This could not be a more surprising news for the Nexus 6 users because the device has already received official Marshmallow MRA58K updates from Google. But if you are interested in installation custom ROM then this guide is for you. Official CM13 for Nexus 6 is pretty stable and can be used as daily drivers so what are you waiting for just go ahead and install Official CM13 Nightly ROM on your Nexus 6. We are going to follow the same process we have already posted for other devices, just go ahead and follow the below instructions.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Nexus 6 as it provides a wide range of customizations and limitless modifications which unfortunately you can’t find in the stock firmware. Some custom ROMs gives you freedom to overclock CPU, install tweaking mods and tons of other software to enhance device performance further you can install themes to customize the device look. Just go ahead and install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 6.

Note: The CyanogenMod 13 for Nexus 6 is a Nightly update so you may experience minor bugs but most of the features are working work fine. This not an official update from manufacturer but it’s a custom ROM from third party developers so check twice before installing Android 6.0 Marshmallow via official CyanogenMod 13 on your Nexus 6. You can easily revert back to stock ROM anytime you wish, but we recommend you try the latest Official CM13 ROM on your Nexus 6.


How to install Official CM13 Nightly on Nexus 6

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 6 USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working TWRP or CWM recovery installed on your Nexus 6

Necessary downloads:

Process to install official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly ROM on Nexus 6

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 Marshmallow firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the CM13 Nightly 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 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! You have successfully installed Official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly ROM on your Nexus 6. 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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