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.

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*Based on AOSP Android 6.0.1_r62
*SELinux Enforcing
*Init.d support
*Addon.d support
*T-Mobile US WiFi Calling + Project Fi Support 
*Fully Working VoLTE
*Native Sprint PRL/Profile update
*Native ntfs and exfat support
*Full Substratum Theme Engine support
*Google sounds from factory image not the horrible AOSP ones
*Googles marshmallow wallpapers added to wallpaper picker 
*Advanced Reboot menu enabled by default
*Advanced rotation settings
*Enabled Developer settings by default
*Enabled option to use multi-window mode
*Enabled click/longclick on notification panel header items
*Disabled forced encryption
*Disabled Device modification warning
*Disabled Tethering checks
*Show apps being optimized during initial boot
*Bug fix's and stability improvements
*UI Improvements (fixed a bunch google forgot to materialize)
*Download Speed in download notifications
*Scrolling cache improvements
*Seek-bar style animation speed and font size control
*Full 3-Minit battery support no mods needed
*Added headset icon attached icon in statusbar
*Added back volume adjust sounds and toggle
*Added PureAmbient display options
*Added Full CAF based AppOps
*Added Special keys to all keyboard keys
*Added Ability to disable fullscreen keyboard
*Added ability to see app version when sideloading app
*Added app package name to app info screen
*Added play store link to actionbar of app info screen
*Added option to show hide substratum overlays in application screen
*Added ability to disable battery saver color in nav/statusbars
*Added ability to launch purenexus settings from notification drawer (longpress settings icon)
*Added ability to customize Settings dashboard columns, dashboard text lines, dashboard dividers
*Added ability to launch app when touching app icon in app info screen
*Added ability to pause and resume downloads
*Added ability to unlock and set default for usb action with insecure lockscreen
*Added advanced charging sound mod
*Added bluetooth device battery status to statusbar
*Added phone info shortcut to about phone/status*Native Dialer lookup in the aosp dialer
*Increasing ringtone option
*Incall vibration options
*Proximity speakerphone option
*National Data roaming option
*Call/Message blocking
*Option to flip phone to mute/reject incoming call
*Link/Unlink Notification ringtone option
*ADB enhancements (ADB over wifi, Hide ADB icon, colored logcat "abd logcat -C")
*Added ability to change the device hostname
*Added Kexec and Kexec hardboot support
*Added kcal display calibration support
*Added double tap to wake, swipe to wake, swipe to sleep, camera wakeup gestures
*Added High brigtness mode support
*Removed googles bug report option
*Removed googles SystemUpdate option
*Removed googles legal information

-PureNexus Settings
Lock Screen
*Option to customize lockscreen shortcuts
*Long press power for torch
*double tap anywhere to sleep
*Option to disable lockscreen media art
*Scramble pin layout
*Quick pin unlock
*option to hide lockscreen clock
*option to set custom lockscreen clock fonts
*option to hide lockscreen date
*option to hide lockscreen alarm text
*option to set the alpha of lockscreen and lockscreen security bouncer 
*Lockscreeen Wallpaper (add/crop/delete)
Notification Drawer
*Force Expanded Notifications
*quick settings pulldown (left,right,always)
*smart pulldown (no ongoing, no dismissable, no notifications)
*brightness slider on/off toggle
*fully customizable quick settings with now up to 30 custom tiles
*option to enable or disable the top two main quicksettings tiles
*option to enable 3/4/5 quick settings tiles per row
*option for advanced cellular tile action
*option for advanced location in location quick setting tile
*option to enable haptic feedback on quick settings tiles
*option to disable quick tiles on secure lockscreen
Recent Apps
*Immersive recents (stock, full screen, statusbar only, navbar only)
*Clear all recents toggle
*Clear all recents location option
*Clear all recents but last app toggle
*Recent searchbar on/off toggle
*slim recents and slim recent options
*Battery customization (stock, landscape, circle, dotted circle, text, none)
*Battery percent options (hidden, inside the icon, next to the icon)
*Battery Bar options (location, color, style, thickness, anitmation)
*Carrier Text customization (text placement, custom text)
*Clock customization (position, am/pm, date, date position, date style, date format)
*Network traffic meter options (disabled/incoming/outgoing/both,  units displayed, update interval, hide arrows, autohide, autohidethreshold)
*Status-bar options (notification counter, double-tap to sleep, statusbar brightness control)
*Option to disable headset icon, vibrate icon, vpn icon in statusbar
Navigation Bar
*IME toggle
*Option for arrow cursor keys
*Option for double tap navbar to sleep
*Long-press back to kill toggle
*option to configure back kill delay
*Long-press recents for last app toggle
*Navigation bar size customization (width, height, length)
*Navigation bar customization (placement, buttons)
*Option to disable on secure lock
*Add/remove (reboot, screenshot, screen-record, torch, airplane mode, user switcher,settings shortcut, search, voice search, lock now, sound panel)
Volume Rocker
*Volume key wake
*Volume key music control
*Volume key keyboard cursor control
*Volume button swap toggle
*Control media volume anytime toggle
*Live volume steps
*Expanded desktop options
*option to enable/disable wake on plug
*option to enable 3 finger swipe to screenshot
*LED controls
Media & Notifications
*option to disable camera shutter sound (does not work with hdr+ mode)
*option to disable double tap camera vibration
*custom heads up options (global on/off, timeout, heads up snooze, force heads up, heads up whitelist, heads up do not disturb, heads up blacklist)
*option to disable low battery notification
*Option to disable battery saver notification


  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.

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