The man who was behind the way to get Android Marshmallow on the Nexus 4 is at it again, this time figuring out how to get Android Marshmallow on the 2012 Nexus 7. Dmitry Grinberg provides a guide on how to do it, but like the method for the Nexus 4 that he posted last week, the method of updating the 2012 Nexus 7 will require a little Android know-how – though learning some cool tricks is never a bad thing. That said, it looks like Grinberg has also provided the relevant files if you want to take the shorter, easier approach too.
According to Grinberg, all the major things are working, including the camera, NFC, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth so you should be able to use it as a relatively stable device. Nexus devices have slowly been dropping off the radar as Google stops their official support, but it’s always good to know that the community will keep these devices alive for the foreseeable future. If you try out this method, we’d love to hear how it turns out for you.
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