Update Nexus 6 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Pure Nexus ROM

Whenever it comes to finding a perfect and a stable custom ROM meeting all the needs of an Android power user, the best choice to go with is the ROM which gives you the complete control over its features and also the freedom to expand inside the boundaries. The Pure Nexus Project is bound to bring such stable and feature-rich ROMs for our beloved Google Nexus smartphones. Pure Nexus ROMs have been around for quite a while and these ROMs probably need no introduction since these have been in-run by the masses. Pure Nexus ROM is available for a handful Google Nexus devices and the Nexus 6 by Motorola is among those lucky devices as well. A version of Pure Nexus based on AOSP Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is available for the Nexus 6 which brings tons of goodies to unleash the real power of your Nexus 6.10152014111218PM_635_motorola_google_nexus_6

Pure Nexus ROM brings almost all the features that you would want on a rooted Android device or the features for which you would like to root the device and then start bringing all the goodies from here and there. The ROM has quite a few handy features pre-installed in it. It brings the WiFi Calling and the Project Fi Support as an in-built feature. You will find the VoLTE fully working on this ROM. There’s an option to tweak almost each and every single feature of your device once you’ve this ROM installed on it. The list of Pure Nexus features doesn’t stop here but continues up to a hundred lines at the least. To learn more about the features, you can have a look on the entire list attached below. Pure Nexus undoubtedly is the most popular ROM among Nexus users. We are going to help Motorola Nexus 6 users to install this Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Pure Nexus ROM on their phone and do more on their handset.


  1. This ROM is intended for the Motorola Nexus 6 only. Do no try this on any other device at all.
  2. Charge your phone up to 75% to avoid power issues during flashing process.
  3. Unlock Bootloader, Flash TWRP Recovery on your Nexus 6. Here’s a complete guide.
  4. Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and also copy your media content to your PC. Here’s a complete guide to backup everything.
  5. Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.

Disclaimer: Unlocking bootloader, rooting and flashing custom recoveries, custom ROMS are highly custom processes. Doing any of these will result in voiding the warranty of your device. Ensure that you’re doing everything at your own risk. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the device manufacturer may not be held liable. 

How To Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Pure Nexus Custom ROM on Nexus 6

  1. Download the latest build of pure_nexus_shamu-6.0.1-20160803-OFFICIAL.zip for your Nexus 6.
  2. Download the GApps for Pure Nexus ROM: PureNexus_Dynamic_GApps-6.x.x-20160803.zip
  3. Download SuperSU.zip beta version: Download
  4. Copy the Pure Nexus ROM.zip, GApps.zip and the SuperSU.zip  files to your Nexus 6’s external or internal SD card.
  5. Make sure that you’ve unlocked the bootloader, flashed TWRP on your Nexus 6.
  6. Now boot your Nexus 6 into TWRP recovery mode. To do so, turn off your Nexus 6 completely and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Down + Power Key. Once your phone is in bootloader mode, select recovery mode here and it will boot your phone into TWRP recovery.
  7. Create a Nandroid backup of your device’s system and boot.img under the Backup options in TWRP recovery.
  8. Now in the homescreen of TWRP, tap Reboot > Recovery and then swipe to allow modifications.
  9. Perform a factory reset using the Wipe options in TWRP and then get back to the main screen in recovery.
  10. Now tap Install > Locate the Pure Nexus Custom ROM.zip file > swipe to confirm ROM installation.
  11. Similarly, flash the GApps.zip file and after this, flash the SuperSU.zip file as well.
  12. Once done, reboot your device to system and it should launch the newly installed Pure Nexus Custom ROM.

That’s all. If you are stuck with something, reach us out through the comment box or our contact us page.

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