Nexus 7 (2012) and the Marshmallow Update


The news of Nexus 7 from the 2012 being kicked out of the list that has to receive Marshmallow update facility was a shocking one and spread a wave of disappointment across the fans. If you are a Nexus 7 user and it is a 2012 version, we feel really sorry to inform you that your device is officially not eligible for Marshmallow update.


However, we somehow have good news for you as well. The solution to this problem was intensely felt and that is why acclaimed developers dmitrygr has to step in order to facilitate Nexus users. The prolific developer is currently burning midnight oil to bring the latest Android Marshmallow to all those Nexus devices that won’t get the update facility and a the news in this regard are satisfactory ones. As far as the update facility for Nexus 7 is concerned, the developer has released a pre-built AOSP Android Marshmallow image for the Nexus 7 (2012) model and it is expected that the first version of this release would most probably be for the Wi-Fi variant of the device. In addition, the news in the middle was that apart from the Wi-Fi variant, another version would also support 3G models.

After achieving this exceptional milestone, dmitrygr informs fans that the ROM would be wholly and solely functional, however, prior to installation, you will have to wipe out all the data from Nexus 7 (2012) device. Moreover, you also have to know that flashing the incorrect build can have horrible consequences and it could most probably leads to your device damage. It is advised to be more careful while installing the custom ROM.

Moreover, we will also let you know about the latest updates about Nexus 7 as soon as we get recent information from the authorities.

  • Jacob Bondt

    Have a friend who has a nexus7/12 ,he’s upset not getting update,Ihave a Nexus 7/13,and still waiting for update Google is terrible with there updates!

  • Edgar Burroughs

    I’d like to know exactly why Marshmallow ISN’T going to be available for the 2012 Nexus 7. I bought this device (two, actually) precisely because I felt that Google would support them for a long time, and because they didn’t suffer from the forks/bloatware/other nonsense that proprietary vendors built in to their devices. It just doesn’t seem to me like 3 or 4 years is a “long time.” I’m now out of the picture for Google. I probably won’t return.