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Android Marshmallow for the Nexus 10? We tell you how to install it

One of the latest Google models that has been abandoned by the Mountain View company, when it comes to updates to its operating system, is the Nexus 10. This is a tablet manufactured by Samsung that has been on sale for a long time in the market and that, therefore, has had a wide journey. The fact is that, officially, this device has not obtained Android Marshmallow but it is possible to remedy this.

And how is this achieved? Well using development CyanogenMod 13 in its Nightly version (Which is not the final one, since new features are constantly included, but it offers enough stability to be used). The fact is that the ROM we are talking about is based on Android 6.0, so this development group provides what Google has not provided. Excellent news if you have one of these tablets that are still fully functional – it is superior to many of those that are still on the market, both for the quality of its screen and for the processor used.

It is not the first time that a CyanogenMod firmware has arrived for the Nexus 10, but this has the virtue of taking an important leap in terms of the operating system, since as we have indicated it is based on Android Marshmallow. In this way, it will be almost an obligation to be attentive to what is known for the tablet we are talking about in relation to this ROM.

Get the installation files

To proceed with the installation of CyanogenMod 13 Nightly based on Android 6.0 you have to visit this web page in which the new creation is available, which occupies a little more than 250 MB. By the way, due to the efforts of this development group to separate themselves from Google’s own content, it is necessary to download the pack in which these are included (called GAPPS), which are available at this link.

The steps you must take to perform the installation corresponding, are those listed below (it is the sole responsibility of the user himself to follow them and you have to make a backup copy of the data since these are deleted by default):

  • It must be functional on the computer fastboot and ADB

  • Activate the USB debugging option on the Nexus 10 in Developer Options (activation)

  • Connect the tablet to the computer and open a command line screen to type the following: adb reboot bootloader

  • Verify that the PC recognizes the Nexus 10 with fastboot devices, its serial number should appear in the list

  • Now you must write the following: fastboot oem unlock

  • On the tablet, a screen will appear with a menu that is managed by using the volume buttons to move and the power button to select.

  • Select the update (Install), find the file you have downloaded, and finally confirm that the installation begins. Be patient and when the process finished, in the menu on the screen choose Reboot with CyanogenMod installed on the Nexus 10

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Other information about ROMs You can find them in this section of Android Help, where there are options that are interesting for different models with the Google operating system.