Google Nexus 6: Android 7.1 Nougat Setup Guide!

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The wait for Google to launch Android 7.1 Nougat to the Nexus 6 can feel like an eternity and this is why we are here. We want to share with you a second path to enjoy Android 7.1 Nougat on your Google Nexus 6 and it is by way of CyanogenMod.

The independent team of developers have always been creating custom ROM containing Android firmware and their latest product is the Android 7.1 Nougat OS made for the Google Nexus 6. The custom ROM is now stable to run and if you are interested, you can check out the setup guide below.

Prerequisites to update Nexus 6 to Android 7.1 CM14.1
• Download and install USB drivers for Nexus 6 on your computer.
• Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
• Your Nexus 6 should be rooted.
• Make sure that TWRP recovery is installed.
• Ensure that your Nexus 6 carries more than 70% of charge.

Installation Instruction
1. Connect your Nexus 6 to your PC using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of your device.
2. Disconnect your Nexus 6 and power it off.
3. Now boot it into the recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up, Home and the Power buttons simultaneously. Use Volume keys to highlight and Power button to select.
4. Data wipe operations: go to wipe data/factory reset and confirm the operation. Also wipe cache partition and finally go for wipe dalvik cache to clean it up too.
5. Now, select install zip from sdcard and then choose zip from Sdcard. Locate the CM 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat zip file and confirm its installation.
6. When the ROM installation completes successfully, repeat the above step for installing the GApps package.
7. Once done, go back to main recovery menu and select reboot system now.