A big day for the Nexus 7 (2013) users as well as they can now also install Android 6.0 MRA58K Marshmallow software update on their tablets. Google just released the new Marshmallow update for everyone, and luckily, Nexus 7 was one of the tablets that is still being supported by Google for new updates. All those who have been running the latest Lollipop update should receive an OTA soon with the new Marshmallow update. As for those who can’t wait to try out the new changes, the factory image is available for manual installation. You can manually update Nexus 7 to Android 6.0 MRA58K factory image from the tutorial below — and root Nexus 7 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through how to backup data, some other important tips and the entire process of how to install Android 6.0 MRA58K on Nexus 7 using the official stock factory image. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a stock factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your tablet data. This is a full firmware and does not require your Nexus 7 to be on a specific Android version from before. Make sure you read all the step-by-step instructions carefully before performing it. Let’s continue to the tutorial below.
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Nexus 7 Android 6.0 MRA58K Marshmallow Factory Image Details:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and Nexus 7 phones. These are the major changes in Marshmallow release of Android 6.0, as per Google:
This final Android 6.0 Marshmallow MRA58K build brings the whole feature list detailed previously at Google I/O as well as fixes the bugs found in last Developer Preview. The new Nexus system images have also received updates and have been refined to offer better testing capabilities without having an actual Nexus phone. Some major features include: Permissions UI, Doze, App Standby etc.
Also, you might be interested in the following posts:
- Install Marshmallow: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
If you plan on rooting this tablet or are still confused for why to root Nexus 7, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
ASUS Nexus 7 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the Android 6.0 USB drivers for ASUS Nexus 7 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Marshmallow.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading on the next page and update Nexus 7 to the official Android 6.0 factory image for the latest Marshmallow firmware.