Update Google Nexus 5X with Official CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightlies ROM

Happy news for Google Nexus 5x users who are waiting to install an official Cyanogen based ROM on your device. Cyanogen team has officially released the new Official CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightlies ROM for Nexus 5X devices. Users who want to install the Official CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightlies ROM on their Nexus 5x devices can do it by checking out this guide.

CyanogenMod team published the new nightlies ROM a few days ago when looking at the user reviews and things. This ROM seems pretty stable and is apt for daily use. And when looking at the interface there are no major changes with the stock Android OS.

Since this ROM is still out from the developers den, you will probably be seeing some of the bugs out of the device. Dont worry the CyanogenMod team will be providing you with the updates to fix all these, and you will soon be updating your device into a completely stable version.

If you want to install your device with the same, then please follow the steps given below.

  • Use this updates for the Nexus 5x devices only don’t use his with any other device.
  • Root your Nexus to complete the process successfully.
  • Install a custom recovery file on your device, because you need to wipe your system and perform a Nandroid backup to do all these you must install a custom recovery image on your device. We recommend you CWM or TWRP recovery files.
  • Please make sure you are updating with the custom recovery image that supports Android 6.0 based ROMs
  • use this tutorial only if you are an advanced user, we won’t be responsible for any issues and mistakes. Do this update own your risk.
  • Please make sure your device is having more than 50% of charge when performing the update.

Install CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightly ROM for Google Nexus 5X

  1. Download the firmware file for your Nexus 5x CM 13 Nightly ROM from Cyanogen mod official website.
  2. Download Google Apps package to your computer.
  3. Connect your smartphone to the system using the USB cable. Transfer both the downloaded files into the smartphone
  4. turn off the smartphone and boot the device into custom recovery menu.
  5. Create a Nandroid backup file of your old ROM in the recovery menu using  ‘backup and restore’ or ‘backup’ options.
  6. After creating a Nandroid backup wipe the system using the options ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ or ‘Wipe’ options.
  7. To install the CM 13 Nightly ROM on your device go to the recovery menu and choose the ‘install zip from sd card’ or ‘install’ option.
  8. Find the firmware file that you have copied to the system and choose the CM 13 Nightly ROM file.
  9. Wait until the installation is done, don’t push any buttons when on the installation process.
  10. Do the same with the google apps file that you have copied.
  11. Reboot the device using the reboot option in the recovery menu.


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