Frustrated Nexus 6 users who have been awaiting the latest Android update will be happy to hear that your woes will be coming to an end.
Thanks to CyanogenMod, Nexus 6 devices will now be able to get Android 7.1 features via the CM14.1, Nightly custom ROM based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Just follow these steps and you’ll be Nougat-ified in no time!
1) Download CM 14.1 Android 7.1 custom firmware and GApps package on your PC.
2) Via a USB cable, connect your device to your computer and duplicate the downloaded files unto your SD card.
3) Disengage your device and turn it off.
4) Boot it into Recovery mode by simultaneously pressing down the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons. Use the Volume buttons to highlight and Power button to choose.
5) Next, go to wipe data/factory reset and affirm the wipe. Then, select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.
6) Select install zip from sdcard . Then, choose zip from sdcard. Search for the CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat zip file and affirm the process.
7) Once the ROM installation is completed, repeat the same steps to install the GApps package.
8) And when that is done, return to the main recovery menu and tap on reboot system now.
And, there you have it, your Nexus 6 running on Android 7.1. However, it’s vital that you download and install USB driver for Nexus 6 on your PC prior to attempting this flash. You would also need to enable USB debugging option by going to Menu>Settings>Applications>Developer Options and turn on USB Debugging.
Be sure that your Nexus 6 is rooted with TWRP recovery installed and that your device has more than 70 percent charge before carrying out this update.