Nexus 7 won’t receive the Marshmallow update is well known now. The original Nexus 7 of year 2012 is the one we’re talking about here, and because it’s pretty old to receive a major Android update like Marshmallow, we’ve no issues with that either.
So, how do you get to run Android 6.0 on your still-precious Nexus 7 then? Well, you take help of custom ROMs. This is apart from the quick Nexus 7 Marshmallow update we got you earlier.
We’ve surfed the net for you to identify the best ROMs available for you to get the taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your device.
While the most popular options remains in the form of Nexus 7 CM13, the other options are worth a try too. See for yourself. heck, you can go ahead and download and try all ROMs, week-by-week or any way you like. After all, these ROMs are free of charge.
Do let us know which Nexus 7 Marshmallow ROMs are your favorite. And why?
Nexus 7 Marshmallow Update
- Nexus 7 WiFi, 2012 edition, codename grouper
- Nexus 7 3G, 2012 edition, codename tilapia
- 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.
Nexus 7 WiFi
For codename grouper only.
1. Twisted Android Project
3. CyanogenMod 13
4. Pure Nexus Project
7. Orion OS
Nexus 7 3G
For codename tilapia only.
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.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below