How to Update 2013 Nexus 7 LTE with Official CM 13 Android 6.0

CyanogenMod has released the new official CM13 ROM‘s for Nexus 7 LTE tablets, and this is made available for a few list of Android-based devices and 2013 Nexus 7 LTE is among them. Nexus, 7 LTE users, can update their device with the latest Official CM 13 Android 6.0 firmware. Read this post carefully to know how to install Official CM 13 Android 6.0 on your Nexus 7.

CyanogenMod has packed many new features in this new release, and you can enjoy the marshmallow features along with CyanogenMod features by installing this ROM. Please read the pre-requisites before starting the installation process.

Please don’t use this installation instructions and files in any phones other than the Nexus 7 devices.

  • Please root your device before updating it with the ROM, because an unlocked device is needed to install a custom ROM.
  • Install a custom recovery image on your device, you can enter the custom recovery menu by installing this, this is must for making a Nandroid backup and for wiping the system
  • You can install a CWM or TWRP based custom recovery image that supports Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  • Please note that you will need to make a Nandroid backup and factory reset
  • Please make sure to perform a complete backup of your device, the full backup can be made by using a backup and restore app from the play store.
  • Make sure that your device has more than 50% charge before starting the update.
  • Please make sure, you know what you are doing and updating your device the wrong way can even make your device get bricked, we won’t be responsible for any issues.

How to Install CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightly ROM on Google Nexus 7 LTE

  • Download the CM13 firmware from CyanogenMod website.
  • Download Google apps package and save it on your computer.
  • Connect your smartphone using the USB cable and copy the downloaded files into the internal storage of the device.
  • Turn off your smartphone and reboot the device into custom recovery mode.
  • Perform a full Nandroid Backup of your device, because if you want to go back to your current ROM then you can do it by making a Nandroid Backup.
  • Ensure that you have performed a factory reset in the device before installing the ROM. You can do it by selecting the ‘wipe data/ factory reset’, select ‘wipe’ options from the recovery menu.
  • Install the CM13 ROM on your device by going to the recovery menu and choosing the ‘install zip from sd card’ or ‘install’ option.
  • Locate the firmware file that you have copied into your device and select it to install.
  • Wait until the process is over and don’t do anything till the process is over.


After the installation process is over, find the google apps file and perform the same steps.

Reboot your device after both installations are done, your device will be now running on CM13 ROM. Please note that it will take more than 10 minutes for the initial booting.




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