Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2013) with CleanROM [AOSP]


Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Nexus 7 (2013) and other compatible Nexus devices several days ago. The AOSP ROM developers begin modifying the source code provided by Google and working on it to develop AOSP ROMs, although there are multiple non Nexus devices which already tasted the latest firmware through AOSP but that was the only choice left for them.

But what if the Nexus devices already received Stock firmware from Google now going to receive the AOSP ROM via third party custom ROM developers? Yes Team CleanROM have release Android 6.0 Marshmallow based custom ROM for Nexus 7 (2013). In this guide you would be able to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2013) with CleanROM.

You can download the ROM from the below provided link and install it using custom recovery like TWRP or CWM, just go ahead and install the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM on your Nexus 7 (2013).

How to install AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2013)

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which includes, installing Custom ROMs. 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 and install latest USB drivers

Your device should have a working CWM or TWRP recovery installed.

Download Android 6.0 M ROM from the below provided links

Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for Nexus 7(2013)

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow AOSP ROM on Nexus 7 (2013)

In this tutorial we are using the ClockworkMod recovery flash process.

Connect your device to PC and transfer the downloaded ROM zip onto your device storage.

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

Once your device enters into CWM recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your Nexus 7 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 M 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.

Select “yes” to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

The first boot up may take 5-7 minutes. If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue 

You can also: Download and install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Nexus 7 (2013) 

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android Marshmallow 6.0 AOSP ROM on your Nexus 7 (2013). 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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