How to Update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 Nougat Based Custom ROM

update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 Nougat
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CyanogenMod team has been working on their latest custom ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat. We are sharing the steps today to update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 based CM14.1 Nightly custom ROM. For more details and support, please visit the official developer website.

Prerequisites to update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 CM14.1

  • Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 6 on your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Your Nexus 6 should be rooted.
  • Make sure that TWRP recovery is installed.
  • Ensure that your Nexus 6 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 ROM

Required files: Download CM 14.1 Android 7.1 custom firmware on your computer. Also, download GApps package from here.

  • Connect your Nexus 6 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your device.
  • Disconnect your Nexus 6 and power it off.
  • Now boot it into the recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously. Use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select.
  • Data wipe operations: go to wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition and finally go for wipe dalvik cache to clean it up too.
  • Now, select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from Sdcard. Locate the CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat zip file and confirm its installation.
  • When the ROM installation completes successfully, repeat the above step for installing the GApps package.
  • Once done, go back to main recovery menu and select reboot system now.

First boot takes a little while as it's the first time for the device to load up everything after being flashed with a new firmware. So don't worry if it takes longer than a usual reboot. Enjoy the new tweaks and features of CM14.1 Nightly ROM and don't forget to share your favorite ROMs with us.

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