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How to install Paranoid Android custom ROM on Google Nexus 6P [Guide]

Paranoid Android [1]

A custom ROM always has been and still is one of the most popular reasons to root a smartphone running Android. Moreover, it’s obviously one of the main reasons for installing a custom recovery. As far as custom ROMs go, there are a select few that are usually at the top of everyone’s lists of ones they wish to install, and the Paranoid Android custom ROM is one of them. In this guide, you will learn how to install the Paranoid Android Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM on the Google Nexus 6P smartphone so you can replace that stock ROM with one of the best custom ROMs going around.




  1. Download the official Paranoid Android custom ROM for the Nexus 6P [4] and have the file sitting on the desktop.
  2. Connect the Google Nexus 6P smartphone to the computer with the USB cable that you would usually use to charge the battery on the device.
  3. Copy the PA ROM zip file over to the internal storage SD card folder and make sure you do not place it in any of the subfolders or else you will not find it later from your custom recovery image.
  4. Unplug the smartphone from the computer and then reboot the Google Nexus 6P into the recovery mode [5].
  5. Choose the Backup option from the custom recovery menu and follow the steps to complete your Android backup.
  6. Tap on the Install button from the recovery menu and follow the steps to install your custom ROM zip file from the SD card.
  7. Choose to reboot the system from the recovery menu after your Paranoid Android custom ROM file is flashed.

In conclusion, that is how to install the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Paranoid Android custom ROM on the Google Nexus 6P smartphone by making use of your custom recovery and the official PA zip file that supports this smartphone. Your new ROM will be on display as soon as your smartphone reboots back into the normal mode which is what happens after you reboot the system.