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Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 2013 via Official CyanogenMod 13 ROM

The CyanogenMod community has launched a new CM 13 ROM for a lot of Android gadgets. The latest among them are Nexus 7 WiFi and the LTE variants. Not too long ago, a number of gadgets from different manufacturers just like the HTC and LG received the official support. This was followed by the Nexus devices just like the Nexus 5X and 6P.

Nightly ROMs are stable as they’re being developed for a very long time now. CyanogenMod is known to build a number of the greatest third party ROMS for Android devices. The very best thing about CM 13 ROM is that it’s light weighted, faster and most importantly; primarily based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Along with the most recent Android software, the ROM sports activities exclusive features and functionalities too.

Flash CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM on Nexus 7 WiFi & LTE 2013

As the ROM is official, so you might expect a stable and bugs free OS. Apart from the ROM, additionally, you will get a new CyanogenMod custom recovery image file in the recovery. It is a new customized custom recovery from the community meant for simple OTA updates. Nonetheless, TWRP will work simply well with this release. Keep in mind that CyanogenMod 13 is a custom ROM which is not officially released by Google, thus you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like TWRP in order to flash the ROM and Google Apps package on your Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 2013 devices. Ready to get started? Go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide.


This tutorial containing the CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM .zip file and instructions can be used only for the Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 2013 model only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 4G 2013 during or after the installation of CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide using a recommended custom recovery like CWM or TWRP.
  • Download and install the correct USB Drivers for the Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 4G 2013 on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod 13 on Nexus 7 WiFi and LTE 2013

1:- First download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 ROM for Nexus 7 WiFi ( and Nexus 7 LTE ( from the above given links on the desktop of your PC. Also download Google Apps package.

2:- Copy/paste the ROM .zip file to the root folder of internal storage on your device. device’s internal storage.

3:- Turn OFF the Nexus device in order to boot into TWRP recovery.

4:- Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons altogether. Once the TWRP logo appears, then you have successfully booted into the recovery.

5:- While the Nexus 7 is now in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup by navigating to backup option in TWRP > select System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe to take backup.

6:- Once the nandroid backup is successfully completed, perform a full wipe.

7:- Go back to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap the wipe button > select Advanced Wipe. Also select Dalvik CacheSystemData, and Cache. Swipe the confirmation button to wipe.

8:- Again navigate to TWRP main menu and tap on Install. Locate the ROM file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your device. Select it.

9:- Proceed to the installation by swiping on the confirmation button.

10:- Repeat the above steps to install Google Apps.

10:- Finally, reboot the Nexus 7 after the installation is finished.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM on Nexus 7 WiFi and Nexus 7 LTE.

Let us know in the comments section below if you have any issue or question while following the above guide.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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