The Nexus 6P is the latest flagship phone from Google and it is one of the two Nexus devices releasing this year. Google is planning to release 2 Nexus devices this year with the launch of new Android software, the 6.0 Marshmallow. The two Nexus devices will be manufactured in collaboration with LG and Huawei. The Huawei Nexus 6P comes with some top-notch specifications to support Google’s newest Android OS. However, if you want to try out some custom ROMS on the Nexus 6P, then with this guide you can flash custom packages and ROMS onto your device. This can be done once the development begins and the ROMS are made available by developers and device maintainers.
We have already covered the tutorials on how to unlock the bootloader, root and install a custom recovery for the Nexus 6P. There are no custom ROMS available for the device just yet; however, with progress in developments, many custom ROMS based on Android 6.0 and even 5.1.x will be available. If you are new to the process, then here is a beginner’s tutorial we have created for you.
- Install a custom recovery and root your Nexus 6P.
- You must have device drivers installed on your PC so that you can transfer the ROM file to your device’s storage.
- You must fully charge your device or at least to 60%, as the process may take a while.
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Backup your Apps and Data
Before you proceed, make sure you backup all your data. This process will wipe all the data from your device except for the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or nandroid backup is recommended. Also backup all your internal storage files just in case anything goes wrong. Take a nandroid backup from the custom recovery before flashing the ROM.
How to Install a Custom ROM on Nexus 6P
- Download the custom ROM and compatible Google Apps of your choice.
- Now transfer the two zip files into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip file where you can easily locate it.
- Now reboot into Custom Recovery (like TWRP). To boot into TWRP, turn off your device and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time.
- It is highly recommended that you perform a nandroid backup. To back up your ROM, tap on backup option in TWRP and select the following elements: System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right where appropriate, to back up.
- After performing the ROM backup, return to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik Cache, System, Data, and Cache. Now swipe the confirmation button to wipe.
- Once the process completes, go back to the TWRP main menu or home screen again, and tap on the install option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation. The ROM will be installed.
- Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation.
- Once installed, reboot to system.
When you see the boot logo, that means you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. If you come across any boot loops or face any system errors, you can restore your previous ROM from the backups. For queries, comment down below.
Also See: How to Unlock Bootloader on Nexus 6P