How to Install Official CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightlies on 2013 Nexus Wi-Fi

CyanogenMod team has released the CM 13 Android 6.0 for many devices, and if you are a 2013 Nexus Wi-Fi user, then you can know how to install the Official CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightlies on Nexus Wi-Fi.

Please note that this ROM is still under development of the CyanogenMod team, but it is cool to use it. You may find some glitches and bugs in the ROM, but it will all be cleared by the CyanogenMod team in the upcoming updates of the ROM, soon they will be publishing the SNAPSHOT build.If you want to try this release out in your device, then you can follow the steps given below to update your device the CM13.

Please follow the given prerequisites below before starting the installation.

  • Use this steps only for the 2013 Nexus Wi-Fi model, please don’t use this for any other devices.
  • Make sure the device is rooted, root access is necessary to install a custom firmware.
  • Please install a custom recovery image on your smartphone, entering the recovery menu is a must for the update process. You will need to make a Nandroid backup and a system wipe. and make sure you are installing a custom recovery image that supports Android 6.0
  • You will be needed to perform a Nandroid backup of the phone in case if you want to revert your phone into the old OS.  Nandroid backup will act as a system restore point of the phone. We recommend a CWM or TWRP recovery image.
  • Perform a factory reset of the device in order to make sure your device boot in the new ROM.
  • Please backup your personal data before updating your device with the new ROM, you can use any of the back-ups and restore app from the play store like Helium for Android.
  • Make sure your phone has a charge of more than 50% before starting the update procedure.
  • Please note that these are processes created for an advanced user, don’t try this if you don’t know what are you doing, we won’t be responsible for any loss.

Update 2013 Google Nexus 7 Wi-Fi with CM 13 Nightly Android 6.0 ROM

  1. Download the CM 13 Nightly ROM from the official cyanogenMod website.
  2. Download the Google Apps package compatible for your device.
  3. Use the USB cable and connect your smartphone.
  4. Copy the downloaded firmware and Google Apps package to your device.
  5. Disconnect your phone from the PC and turn off the Nexus 7 Tablet.
  6. Reboot your smartphone and enter into Custom Recovery Mode.
  7. Create a Nandroid Backup of your device to make sure you have a restore point to revert your OS if needed. You can perform a Nandroid backup in the recovery menu ‘backup and restore.’
  8. Factory resets your smartphone by selecting ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ or Wipe
  9. To install the new firmware, you must go to the recovery menu and choose the options ‘install zip from sd card’ or ‘install.’
  10. The system will ask for the file; you must select and load the firmware file that you have copied to the SD card.
  11. Install the Google Apps file by doing the same process.
  12. Reboot using the reboot option in the recovery menu.





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