How to Install Official CyanogenMod 13 CM13 (Nightly) on Nexus 6P

The wait is finally over, as we can now make use of the official Cyanogenmod 13 custom ROM on our Nexus 6P devices. Although, the smartphone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box, it’s advisable we make use of official custom roms for better experience on our smartphone.


Cyanogenmod, standing as one of the best custom roms for android devices has now outed the official version of CM13 ROM and the ROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with all expected features and lets you customize launcher (which isn’t possible on stock android), use pie control, install themes and lots more.

Officially, this ROM comes with the fingerprint support; improved battery performance, RAM management and other cool tweaks that let you enjoy your Nexus6P device to the fullest.


Before you flash this ROM on your Nexus 6P smartphone, make sure that it is rooted with TWRP Recovery installed on it, so that flashing can be made possible via recovery mode. However, you’ll need to take nandroid backup of your stock ROM and also full backup of you data to avoid stories that touches the mind.

Read also: How to Root Nexus 6P, Install TWRP Recovery and Unlock Bootloader

Once the above protocols are observed, you can then proceed to the below guide on installing Cyanogenmod 13 ROM on Nexus 6P devices.

How to Install Cyanogenmod 13 Marshmallow on Nexus 6P

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Nexus 6P, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and connect your device to your computer.

Step 2: After that, download cyanogenmod 13 Nightly ROM from here on your computer, and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the storage of your Nexus 6P device. Make sure it’s saved in root memory, so you can easily locate the file.

Step 3: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).

Step 4: Once you get to the recovery mode, simply perform a full system wipe (Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache/ART cache from advanced section).

Step 5: After that, go to the recover main menu, then choose install, then select the CM 13 Zip file and flash immediately.

Step 6: Repeat the step 5 to also install the Google apps/

Step 7: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

Once your Nexus 6P android is successfully rebooted, then you will begin to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 ROM on your device with much amazing features. And just in case your device got stock in welcome screen during reboot, simply switch off and boot to recovery, then wipe cache partition and reboot.

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