Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 2012 via stable custom ROM


Google has released it’s latest OS Android N for Nexus devices and still work is going on with it to make it stable and bug free. Here the modern Nexus devices are enjoying the latest firmware update while on the other side the older Nexus device that include Nexus 7 2012 is even looking for a better Marshmallow ROM. Nexus 7 2012 is an old device and Google has already left support for it, now it is being played in the hands of developers who are the only hope for it to give it the latest firmware through AOSP builds. We have brought Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based custom ROM for Nexus 7 2012 just flash it on your device and enjoy the latest firmware.

We must say thanks to AOSP developers who are developing multiple custom ROMs based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Nexus 7 2012. We have posted complete tutorial to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Google Nexus 7 2012, just follow the guide as described in step sequence to avoid any issue during the update process.

Remember this guide is only for Google Nexus 7 2012, don’t try it on any other device.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Google Nexus 7 2012

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes installing custom ROMs and more. 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.

Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%

Custom recovery like TWRP must be installed on your device or follow our custom recovery section and choose your device.

Download these files:

Download Nexus USB drivers.

Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM for Nexus 7 2012

Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Google Apps (Gapps)

Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 2012

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to update Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Nexus 7 2012

Connect your device to your PC using USB cable and transfer the downloaded Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM zip along on the internal storage of your device.

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

Once your device enters into recovery mode, 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, navigate and select wipe data/factory reset.(this will erase your data)

Now it’s the time to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on your device. Choose “install zip from sdcard” >> choose zip from sdcard & navigate to the folder in which you have copied the custom file and select it.

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

Now perform the same method to install on your device.

Once completed, reboot your device.

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

Once the process is completed, reboot the device.

That’s it, you have successfully installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 2012. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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