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    Good news for Nexus 6 users as Android Pie 9 for Nexus 6 is now available to download. This is an initial TEST build of Nexus 6 Android Pie AOSP ROM where almost nothing works.

    This AOSP build of Android Pie 9 for Nexus 6 is brought to you by Jason Hyunwoo.

    DONATION TO PROJECT/DEVELOPER(s):

    Please consider for a small contribution to Jason Hyunwoo for the effort to build this ROM:
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    Download AOSP Android 9 Pie for Nexus 6
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF Nexus 6 ANDROID PIE (Android 9) WHICH HAS ONLY FEW THINGS WORKING.
    MAKE SURE TO BACKUP EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS ANDROID PIE ROM ON Nexus 6.

    – Installing a custom ROM requires unlocked bootloader on Nexus 6, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
    – You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

    Status of this Android Pie 9 AOSP ROM for Nexus 6:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Touch screen
    – WiFi
    – Bluetooth
    – Gyro sensor

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Camera
    – Network (RIL)
    – Random reboots

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES OF ANDROID PIE 9 FOR Nexus 6:

    HOW TO FLASH/INSTALL ANDROID PIE 9 ON Nexus 6:

    Follow this guide if you are flashing Android 9 Pie on Nexus 6 for the first time, or coming from any other ROM of any Android version:

    Points to NOTE:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using any application such as: Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

    1. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this Android 9 Pie for Nexus 6.

      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
      – If not then download the TWRP recovery from Downloads link and follow the TWRP flashing Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP or any other recovery)

    2. Backup system, vendor, boot, data of your Nexus 6 phone
    3. Wipe the data partition (or do a factory reset), wipe cache, ART or Dalvik cache and Format the System partition.

      – Here is a guide explaining How to wipe data using TWRP.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
      How to backup Data on Android Phone

    4. Download and Copy the Android Pie GApps and Nexus 6 Android 9 Pie AOSP ROM ZIP files to your phone by using MTP mode in TWRP.
    5. Flash the Nexus 6 Android 9 Pie AOSP ROM file that you have copied into the phone.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install recovery flashable zip file

    6. Then flash the Android 9 Pie GApps (Android 9 Pie GApps package).

      – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.

    7. Reboot and Enjoy the AOSP Android 9 Pie on Nexus 6.

    Upgrading from earlier version of Android Pie on Nexus 6 (shamu):

    1. Copy the latest Nexus 6 Android 9 Pie ROM ZIP file, Android 9 Pie GApps package to the phone.
    2. Boot into TWRP Recovery on Nexus 6.
      – Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the AOSP Android Pie on Nexus 6.
    3. Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
    4. First install the Android 9 Pie ROM ZIP file from device.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install recovery flashable zip

    5. Reboot and see you have the GApps available or not.

      – Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.

    6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the Android 9 Pie on Nexus 6, then flash the Android GApps once again.

      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.

    7. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the AOSP Android 9 Pie for Nexus 6.

     

    TROUBLESHOOTING AFTER INSTALLING ANDROID PIE 9 ON Nexus 6:

    Of course this Android Pie build for Nexus 6 is not stable yet. So, if in case you want to downgrade to Android Oreo then here are some of the options:
    OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Nexus 6
    LineageOS 15.1 Oreo ROM for Nexus 6
    Resurrection Remix Oreo ROM for Nexus 6

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Nexus 6 (shamu) forum for Android 9 Pie ROMs, Lineage OS 16 ROM, Android Oreo 8.1 ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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