Android 8.0 Oreo for Nexus 6 via SIXROMS now available for Download

Google’s Nexus 6 made by Motorola was a huge device featuring a 6-inch display and had top specs when it came out. While the device has already completed its two-year update cycle, and still receives minor security patches. It won’t be getting the taste of Google’s latest serving’s that’s the Android Oreo update Officially.

But since, it’s a Nexus series device; it ought to have a huge developer community behind it. And the device is no exception as it has a massive active developer community; which has now blessed the device with SIXROMS,  which is now available for download. The custom OS is based on the open source Android Oreo and brings all the bells and whistles of the Oreo update, along with endless customizations.

That’s the great luxury of owning a Nexus device; Speaking about the update, it’s an unofficial one means, you could expect some minor bugs as of now; nothing major has been reported by the beta testers yet. But you can try it, make sure you’re rooted and bootloader is unlocked. Before you download the SIXroms for Shamu(code name for Nexus 6).

You’ll also need CWM or TWRP custom recovery installed before you proceed any further.

Installing SixROMS 15 on Nexus 6

  1. Download the ROM for the device, along with Gapps zip
  2. Then You boot into your Custom Recovery
  3. Wipe everything by selecting it from your custom recovery to do a factory reset, as a clean reset is always beneficial.
  4. After that, jump back into your recovery’s main menu; Route towards the SIXROMS.zip and select and Flash the SixROMS.zip file (Confirm Flash to install it).
  5. The installation will take some time, so after that’s completed, you perform a Wipe cache/Dalvik which you’ll find in the custom recovery options.
  6. Next, up is flashing the Gapps similar to SIXROMS.
  7. Lastly, after both the custom ROM and Gapp, the thing remains to reboot your Nexus 6, and you now run on Android Oreo.

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Akshay Mhatre is a Tech Journalist who likes to keep up with the latest from the tech world. He has worked at many popular news portals like BGR and TechRadar before joining TheLeaker as a News writer and journalist. A writer by day and a VFX artist by night. In his free time, he also likes to make motion graphics and concept art. You can find him on Instagram @akshayrazr_95 and contact him on akshaymhatre[@]theleaker.com

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