Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 5 via Beanstalk custom ROM


Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update already made it’s way through Nexus devices including Nexus 5. Nexus devices are always in the first line to see what’s new is being released for them regarding firmware update and Nexus 5 is among them to taste the latest Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. But if you are interested in changing ROM then you would better know the importance of a custom ROM.

There are multiple benefits of installing custom ROM on your Nexus 5 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 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 5.

Note: The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM for Nexus 5 is currently in the testing stages and you may experience some bugs but most of the features are seems to be working fine so just go ahead and install the latest Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 on your Nexus 5.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Beanstalk custom ROM on Nexus 5

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 download TWRP recovery from this link and install it using this guide.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 5

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 Marshmallow 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 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! Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via Beanstalk custom ROM is successfully installed on Nexus 5. 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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