Download Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow Update: CM13 and other ROMS

Maguro (and toro, and toroplus) users enjoy! It’s the Marshmallow update for your Galaxy Nexus. Well, the Galaxy Nexus is our one of the most favorite devices to date, along with the like of Galaxy S and Galaxy S2, HTC One X and One M7, and the like. This is one of those devices that made you totally believe that without using this device, your mobile phone experience is incomplete (at that moment).

Even though a Nexus device, the Galaxy Nexus no longer receives direct updates from Google because of obvious and legit reason of its old age. Even its successor Nexus 4 is not getting Marshmallow update officially, but we also have the Nexus 4 Android 6.0 update covered for you (also here and here).

Thanks to awesome developer community around, Galaxy Nexus has some incredible Marshmallow custom ROMs available for it, that bring the latest update from Google to the device unofficially, yet pretty stable form.

Read: Oppo Find 7 and Find 7a Marsmallow Update

Strangely enough, the Galaxy Nexus CM13 ROM isn’t available yet but it’s not a sad situation because there are some other cool ROMs, packed with more features than even CM13, are available, as well as simple AOSP ROM.

With the Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow update, you get to experience the famous Doze mode in the latest update, that puts device to deep sleep by restricting the data and CPU to apps at times when you are not using your device, and allows only limited usage at fair intervals to preserve on battery. Apps that aren’t used by you so often are also hibernated in Marshmallow, which makes more free RAM available on the device. Here’s more on Doze mode.

Android Marshmallow 6.0: Introduction to Doze Mode

Apart from that, you also get robust app control options in Galaxy Nexus Android 6.0 update. You can control which app can use what permissions, and also find out how much memory and data an app is using.

Google Now features new Now On Tap option that when called to action by using long press on Home button, reads data on your current screen and throws in Google Now suggestions based on that.

Read: Xiaomi MI4 Marshmallow Update

Required? You have to use a custom recovery like TWRP and CWM to be able to install a custom ROM. Look at the link at bottom for more help on this.

Marshmallow doesn’t any particular minimum system requirements, but given that it features under-the-hood improvements and isn’t resource heavy than Lollipop, the 1GB RAM recommendation for Lollipop Google gave earlier serves well for Marshmallow too.

With that in mind, the Galaxy Nexus is capable of running Marshmallow builds easily, especially these are AOSP based light builds than OEM-based heavy builds that feature custom skins. Good luck! Do feedback us on how well you like these Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow ROMs.

Galaxy Nexus Marshmallow Update

Supported devices

  • Galaxy Nexus (download the ROM as per codename provided below)
  • Don’t try this on any other device whose codename is different than the one specified above.

Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs

Find the Marshmallow ROMs along with their download link below. Also linked is ROM’s development page, where you could find that ROM’s latest download link, current list of bugs (if any) and list of features and all other info about the ROM.

Galaxy Nexus

For codename maguro only.

1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13)

Download Link | Development Page

2. Raxfian OS

Download Link | Development Page



Download Link | Development Page

3. Chroma

Download Link | Development Page

Verizon Galaxy Nexus

For codename toro only.

No Marshmallow ROMs available as of now.

Sprint Galaxy Nexus

For codename toroplus only.

No Marshmallow ROMs available as of now.

How to Install

Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.

Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps linked below as these contain Google Apps like Play Store, Maps, etc. that are missing in the ROMs by default.

How to Install custom ROM | Marshmallow Gapps

Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below