We have published the guides for Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 9, the last device on our list is the Nexus 7 (2013) by Asus. Sadly, the original Nexus 7 didn’t get the update for obvious reasons; it had completed its update cycle. As for Nexus 7 (2013) the update is available for both the LTE and WiFi versions, users should also know that this is likely the last update since the device is nearing its update cycle.

If you are willing to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Nexus 7 (2013), you have come at the right place. We have an easy and effective guide that will let you update your device. All you need is attention and everything will go smoothly. Checkout the guide below.


  • Backup your Nexus device.
  • At least 70 percent of available battery.
  • Make sure the USB debugging is enabled; to do so, go to Settings > About Phone and tap Build Number until you see a notification that Developer Options have been enabled.
  • Setup ADB on your computer > How to setup ADB.
  • Unlocked Nexus 7 > How to Unlock Bootloader on Nexus Devices.
  • Factor image for Nexus 7 > Download for LTE | WiFi.

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Nexus 7 (2013)

  1. Boot your Nexus 7 in Fastboot mode by turning it off and turning it back on by pressing and holding volume up and down keys together and then pressing the power button.
  2. Completely extract the firmware you downloaded and copy all the files to platform-tools folder in Android SDK folder.
  3. Now connect your Nexus 7 to your computer using the USB cable.
  4. From the files you pasted in the platform-tools folder, click on flash-all.bat if you’re on Windows and flash-all.sh if you’r on Linux.
  5. A new window will open regarding the installation, let the installation complete and don’t unplug your device at any cost.
  6. Once the installation is done, your Nexus 7 will reboot and you’ll see your official Android 6.0 Marshmallow boot-animation, you can safely unplug your device.

That is it, you have successfully updated your Nexus 7 (2013) to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, in case you ran into any issues, feel free to let us know.