Top 10 best Custom ROMs for Google Huawei Nexus 6P
Top 10 best Custom ROMs for Google Huawei Nexus 6P

Nexus 6P was a true flagship of 2015 with decent built & hardware, it was the best deal of 2015 & 2016. But now Google has officially stopped support for Nexus 6P, it’s time to take things in your hand. We also published a detailed review of Huawei Nexus 6P. Even though the phone meets every requirement, after sometime you might get bored of the stock Interface which comes with minimum customization.

As usual you will try to experiment with system files, unlocking Bootloader, Rooting & then Installing the best available Custom ROM for Huawei Nexus 6P. But things are pretty complicated when you try to do it. You might sometime brick your baby (Nexus 6P) or keep switching ROMs to find the best bug free ROM which offers best battery life, Performance management without sacrificing Fingerprint scanner. To avoid this AB testing, we have listed Top 10 best Custom ROMs of Huawei Nexus 6P.

Prerequisites for Installing a Custom ROM in Nexus 6P

Don’t worry if anything goes wrong, we got your back. You can just restore to stock ROM of Huawei Nexus 6P, How to unbrick Nexus 6P. The steps are pretty simple, if you follow everything properly, we can guarantee you that you will end up safely with a powerful Nexus 6P. So once you are prepared with the above stuffs, its time to find the best Custom ROM for Huawei Nexus 6P. 

Also Read: How to install Dolby Atmos in Nexus 6P

Top 10 best Custom ROMs for Huawei Nexus 6P

1Pure Nexus ★Substratum★

PureNexus ROM for Google Nexus 6P

If you love to stick with Google’s stock interface with few customizations that doesn’t hurts your device’s stability then this would be the perfect ROM for you. The Pure Nexus Project aims to bring stability and features to your Nexus device, while keeping Google’s vision in line and not straying too far away from that. If you are looking for a stable ROM with true tested features and minimal bugs, then try this ROM. This ROM supports substratum unlike LineageOS based ROMs which doesn’t come with Theme engine yet. If you don’t know much about substratum, you can checkout substratum theme in Google play store.

Bugs: None

Android version: Nougat Substratum (7.1.1)

Download Pure Nexus Project for Nexus 6P: ROMVendorSource

2Resurrection Remix ROM for Nexus 6P

Resurrection Remix ROM for Nexus 6P

One of the best Custom ROM that has been one of my favorite too. Now its time to experience RR ROM in our Nexus 6P. So far the ROM is damn smooth with new LineageOS 14.1 base + RR customization, it’s simply the perfect ROM to have in your Nexus 6P. If you are new to Resurrection Remix, RR has been based on CM, Slim, Omni and Original Remix ROM builds, this creates an awesome combination of performance, customization, power and the most new features, brought directly to your Huawei Nexus 6P. So far from all the Custom ROMs I have used, RR has the highest level of customization which makes it easy to tweak themes once you get bored of your current theme.

Bugs: None
Android version: Nougat (7.1.1)
Resurrection Remix for Nexus 6P
Resurrection Remix for Nexus 6P

Download Resurrection Remix for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps

Also Read: List of all CM 13 Free/Paid Themes

3SinLess ROM for Nexus 6P

Sinless ROM for Nexus 6P

A Clean, Stable, and top Performance ROM without compromising battery life with a Great Google Experience. Sinless ROM is one of the best ROM for Google Nexus 6. So you can imagine the power of this ROM. It has Performance Enhancement Tweaks, Better RAM Optimization & fantastic battery life. What else you ask from a custom ROM? If you love layers, then this should be your first choice.

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Layers (6.0.1)

Download Sinless ROM for Nexus 6P: ROM | How to Install

4Minimal OS for Nexus 6P

Minimal OS for Google Nexus 6P

If you love to stick with Stock OS but what to get rid of the annoying stock restrictions & bugs with few more customization then, Minimal OS is the ROM for you. Minimal OS if one of the most cleanest & better ROM instead of AOSP. The ROM is in all light weight, can be used as a daily drivers, more frequent updates, everything works perfectly & best replacement for Stock OS.

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Layers (6.0.1)

Download Minimal OS for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

5Chroma ROM for Google Nexus 6P

Chroma ROM for Google Nexus 6P

Chroma is a lightweight AOSP ROM focused on battery, performance and stability.
The philosophy of Chroma is to stay relatively close to Google’s stock Marshmallow with the additions of essential features that should have been included with stock Marshmallow as well as providing the most up-to-date security patches. With large number of optimizations, memory leak fixes & security patches its one of the best ROM to use as daily driver. You can find the changelogs of the updates here. Developer Zephik. (Source)

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Layers (6.0.1)

Download Chroma ROM for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

Also Read: How to Install HTC Blinkfeed in any Android

6Screw’d ROM for Nexus 6P

Screw Android ROM for Nexus 6P

Screw’d Android ROM provides a pure AOSP experience, while combining the best elements from the other projects. It’s a Layers supported ROM with tones & tones of options like Customizable notification & battery lights, Minimalistic modded kernel, cleverly named “Chopped” and more, that allows you to tweak your phone & make it how you love it. Screw’d ROM is the outcome of PureNexus, Dirty Unicorns, SlimRoms, SlimSaber, temasek, AICP, BenzoRom, Chroma-AOSP. TeamTwisted, AOSIP. All in one pack is waiting for you. (Source)

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Layers (6.0.1)

Download Screw’d ROM for Nexus 6P: Mirror 1 Mirror 2 | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

7Cataclysm ROM for Nexus 6P

Cataclysm ROM for Google Nexus 6P

Better than stock & free from all the unnecessary stuffs, thats what Cataclysm ROM is all about. Cataclysm uses an unique way to bring AOSP features to stock firmware. Quality and stability first, bugfree and hassle free, install and forget. Best part about this ROM is Cataclysm includes optional/configurable Google Apps with AROMA installer. Cataclysm is 100% Google experience plus other features. That’s it! Its the perfect switch from AOSP. (Source)

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Genesis (6.0.1)

Download Cataclysm ROM for Nexus 6P: Mirror 1 | Mirror 2 | How to Install

8xTraFactory ROM for Nexus 6P

XtraFactory ROM for Huawei Nexus 6P

100% Stock Odex Factory IMG debloated from optional’s Gapps , Systemless Root and No Force Encrypt. This is the only ROM which largely focuses on extreme battery life over anything. It has inbuilt tweaks that Reduces running services and improved ram usage. If this is not enough, it comes with Layers supports. So, its complete package for the battery life lovers over anything else. (Source)

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow Layers (6.0.1)

Download Cataclysm ROM for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps | How to Install

9Vanir + Commotio ROM for Nexus 6P

Vanir ROM for Nexus 6P

Vanir ROM is a CAF based ROM that shares many features with cyanogenmod. However unlike cyanogenmod, we own features, optimizations, performance enchantments, scripts. Vanir ROM also removes all tracking found in AOSP, google, and CM sources. It is one of the most famous ROM in Android Development.

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow CM 13 (6.0.1)

Download Vanir AOSP for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

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10BeanStock ROM for Nexus 6P

Beanstalk Custom ROM for Nexus 6P

Numerous cherry-picks and improvements throughout the build, baked into the
awesomeness of existing CM layout. Beanstalk is similar to other Cyanogenmod customized ROMs with extra spices & features like Disable FC warnings, Numerous extra lockscreen options & much more. Its completely bug free & works perfectly in Nexus 6P.

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow CM 13 (6.0.1)

Download Beanstack ROM for Nexus 6P: ROM Vendor Images | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

Also Read: How to make your own Cyanogenmod themes without coding


Benzo Rom for Nexus 6P

Benzo ROM for Google Huawei Nexus 6P
Benzo ROM for Google Huawei Nexus 6P

A lot of Build Optimizations, Built With SaberMod , Layers Manager, Un-encrypted, SuperSU included, Viper4Android. It has Layers themes support & many options to play with. Very much similar to other CM ROMs but just like every unique ROMs, it has few of its own added features & tweaks that handles your device in its own unique way & offers the best possible optimization.

Bugs: None
Android version: Marshmallow -Layers (6.0.1)

Download Benzo ROM for Nexus 6P: ROM | GApps 6.0.1 | How to Install

Final words

All this ROMs are arranged as per their user ratings, my usage preference & the amount of active users of particular ROMs. If you think anything inappropriate as per its rating, you can comment it below. You can also come up with better ROM suggestions & Nexus 6P has not received much of development till date.

  • Irving Bunton Jr

    This article is factually incorrect in that Google support ends September of 2017 as the Google support site says. In fact, security updates continue until the September 2018. By contrast, this article says that support “has ended”. It could be that the Google support site was updated after this article.

  • Lucas

    How NITROGEN OS isnt there? Best ROM for N6P

  • DaveKid

    You guys must hate Cyanogen cause I’m shocked not to see CyanogenMod on the list. SHOCKED!

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Most of this ROMs are Cyanogen based. Why use Cyanogen when you can use Cyanogen + Extra features.

    • Irving Bunton Jr

      You must not be aware that Lineage OS is the continuation of the discontinued CyanogenMod. The company making CyanogenMod decided to stop. The open source community picked up the project, but due to copyright changed the name to Lineage OS.

  • Jason

    OwnROM by OwnDroid…

    They revived…