For those of you looking for something more than stock, something faster with a ton more customization, definitely check out the latest version of Pure Nexus ROM for your Nexus 6P.
Based on latest Android 6.0.1 r10, Pure Nexus ROM brings you pure experience of Google OS along with excellent choice of customization options. For T-Mobile users, you will also get WiFi calling working out of the box. It also has fully working VoLTE and for Sprint users it has native support for PRL/Profile update.
Still on stock ROM/firmware? If so, you are pretty much missing out on 99% of what your Nexus 6P can do. For this week’s custom ROM of the week, check out the latest Dirty Unicorns ROM.
Based on latest Android 6.0.1, Dirty Unicorns ROM brings you faster performance, better battery life, and best of all, ton of customization. This is also one of my favorite ROMs that I run on my old Galaxy Note 2 and 3.
For those of you with a rooted Nexus 6P you will want to manually update your bootloader, vendor, and radio to MMB29P since you won’t be able to take updates anymore. You will need to do this to install latest custom ROMs like CM13 otherwise you will end up in a nasty bootloop, which happened to me all day yesterday.
For those of you looking to upgrade your rooted Android 6.0 Nexus 6P, check out the Chroma ROM, which is based on latest Android 6.0.1 and gives you additional features/customization over stock. I have been using Chroma ROM with the original Nexus 6 and have to say this is one of the most stable/fast custom ROMs I have ever used.
One of the biggest questions I get is, “why root the Nexus 6P?”. Well, I have an answer for you.
First, Google usually releases Android OS with minimal number of features but with stability and focus on excellent performance and battery life. In the open source world, hundreds (or maybe thousands) of developers tweak and modify the Android OS to give new features like ability to customize the navigation bar (perhaps by adding your own shortcut buttons instead of just sticking with boring menu, home, and recents buttons), add gesture shortcuts, and more.
For those of you who want to root your Nexus 6P, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for all Windows, Mac, and Linux/Ubuntu.
Before we begin, rooting your Nexus 6P involves unlocking the bootloader, which ERASES EVERYTHING!!! So PLEASE make a backup of everything beforehand!!! You’ve been warned, please do not whine like a baby because you didn’t read this, we will not be responsible! Step 1. First, go into Settings->About Phone and make note of your Android version and Build number. Write it down on a piece of paper as you will need it later.