How to Install CM 14.1 Nightly Nougat ROM on Nexus 6P


Based on Android 7.1 Nougat, team CyanogenMod has now released the official CM14 Nightly builds for Nexus 6P. You can now flash CM14.1 Android Nougat custom ROM for Nexus 6P following the steps here.

Before you update Nexus 6P to Android Nougat CM14.1 ROM

  • Create a backup of your data for when you run into some problem during the process.
  • Make sure that your Nexus 6P has at least 80% of battery life.
  • Your device should be rooted.
  • You will need a recovery tool like TWRP (preferred) or CWM.
  • Nexus 6P bootloader should be unlocked.
  • Make sure to enable USB Debugging on your Nexus 6P.

Do note that this is a Nightly build. You might experience some features not working properly. Before proceeding, please visit the official thread for more details and bug reports.

Steps to flash CM14 custom ROM for Nexus 6P

Required files: download CM14.1 Android Nougat custom ROM for Nexus 6P on your PC. Also, download Google Apps for your device.

Step 1:

Connect your Nexus 6P to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the internal storage of your device. Power off your device and unplug from the computer.

Step 2:

Boot your Nexus to Recovery mode: press and hold PowerVolume Up and Volume Down buttons. Release them when you see the Bootloader or Fastboot menu. Use volume keys to navigate and Power button to select a choice. Select Bootloader > Recovery.

Step 3:

Select Backup and Restore to perform Nandroid Backup and then go back to the main menu. Next, wipe data by selecting wipe data/factory reset. Also, wipe cache partition to perform cache wipe. Finally, Delvik Cache should also be wiped from Advanced > Wipe Delvik Cache.

Step 4:

Now, select Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard from the main recovery menu. Locate the CM14.1 Android 7.1 custom ROM. Select and confirm.

Step 5:

Follow the above step for installing GApps. After you are done, select reboot system now to reboot your Nexus 6P. It will take some time to load all files as this is the first boot after flashing, so don't be worried if it takes longer than usual.