Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2012) with CM13 Custom ROM

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 7 (2012) variants. This Android OS update is possible by installing CM13 custom ROM that brings Android Marshmallow features like Doze mode and per app permissions. he ROM is brilliantly fast and smooth, so you’ll have a stellar time with this custom firmware on your device but keep in mind that the ROM is currently is in its early so some minor bugs are to be fixed like the Camera is not working, thus you’ll be required to download any other camera app from Play Store.

Nexus 7 came with Nvidia Tegra 3 Chipset, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, 1GM RAM, 1.5 MP Camera, 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

If you are interested to update Nexus 7 to CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that this is a custom ROM which is not officially released by Samsung and is based on the latest AOSP release and you’ll need the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP already installed on your device to flash the ROM and Google Apps .zip files.

Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2012) with CM13 Custom ROM 1


This CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware is working with Nexus 7. Do not install it on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your phone before going ahead.

Things To Remember:

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 7.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Samsung Nexus 7 (2012) must be rooted, unlocked and installed with a recovery tool like TWRP or CWM.

Make sure that the battery level of your Samsung Nexus 7 (2012) should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Download Files:

  1. Download CM13 Android 6.0.1 ROM
  2. Download Google Apps (GApps)

Steps to Install CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on ASUS Nexus 7:

Step No 1:- Download the CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (cm-13.0-20160608-UNOFFICIAL-grouper.zip) custom firmware on the desktop of your PC for Nexus 7 (2012) from the above link. Do not unzip the firmware zipped file.

Step No 2:- Plug the phone to the PC via its USB data cable.

Step No 3:- Transfer the CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom ROM .zip file to the root folder on SD card of your phone.

Step No 4:- After transferring ROM file, unplug the USB cord and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.

Step No 5:- Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time.

Step No 6:- While your Nexus 7 (2012) is in Recovery Mode, perform wipe data tasks by navigating to the main menu of recovery and choose wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.

Step No 7:- Now, go back to Recovery menu and select choose zip from sdcard -> Install zip from sdcard. Find the Android 6.0.1 Nexus 7 (2012) custom ROM file that you have already downloaded it in Step No 1. Confirm the flashing process to begin.

Step No 8:- Once again, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your Nexus 7 (2012) into the new custom ROM. Your device may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first after installation.

Step No 9:- Repeat the above process to install Google Apps package on your smartphone.

That’s All! You’ve successfully installed CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM on Nexus 7 (2012)

Tell us in the comments area below about your experience with this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow custom firmware for Samsung Nexus 7 (2012).

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