How To Install Slim6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Custom ROM for Nexus 6

The latest version of Slim6 custom ROM is now available for Nexus 6 devices as SlimROMs team has started to work again on releasing custom ROM. This custom ROM is based on Android 6.0.1 releases. Nexus 6 has already received the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but if you want taste a lot of  extra features and goodies to these Android 6.0.1-based custom ROMs then go ahead and follow the given guide.

Install Slim6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Slim6 Android 6.0.1 ROM Features:

  • In-call vibration
  • Battery icon and text
  • Status bar and data customization support
  • AOSP Day Night Theme
  • Chamber of secrets
  • SlimActions
  • Slim’s Hardware key rebinding
  • Advanced reboot options menu
  • Support for Layers
  • Slim Doze/ Ambient display settings
  • Proximity speaker and wake
  • Root access
  • DPI changer and much more.


You can use this guide for all the Nexus 6. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

Things To Remember:

Warning: AndroidSoul will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 6 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.

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

Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 6 on your PC.

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

Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.

Any custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP should be installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S6 G920I should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the installation process.

Download Files:

  1. Download the Slim6 Alpha zip file from here
  2. Download Gapps for Android 6.0.1 ROMs from here

How to flash Slim6 Alpha Android 6.0.1 custom ROM for Nexus 6:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 firmware file and Google Apps from the above given links.

Step No 2:- Move Slim6 Alpha ROM and Google Apps package to the internal memory of your device.

Step No 3:- Boot your Nexus 6 into Recovery Mode.

  1. Power off the Nexus 6.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down + Volume UP + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when the Fastboot Mode menu appears.
  4. Press Power to select Recovery Mode. An Android icon will be appeared.
  5. Press and hold Power button, then press once the Volume Up button.

Step No 4:- While your Nexus 6 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 5:- Now, go back to Recovery menu and select choose zip from sdcard -> Install zip from sdcard. Find the Slim6 Android 6.0 custom ROM file that you have already downloaded it in Step No 1. Confirm the flashing process to begin.

Step No 6:- Once again, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your Nexus 6 into the new custom ROM. Your device may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first after installation.

Step No 7:- Repeat the above process to install Google Apps package on your smartphone.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Slim6 Android 6.0.1 custom ROM on Nexus 6.

Enjoy the all new features that Slim6 Android 6.0.1 brings to your Nexus 6. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments area below.

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