Any device that runs on Android can be tweaked or modified according to you own choice. All you need to have is root access and some custom file support from the Android developers. We know that not all the device get custom ROM support but only the popular once do. As we know that Google Pixel C is launched into the market it has not been so long and we already have root procedure and a custom recovery for the device.
Now its time for custom ROM's to make their way and here is the very first custom ROM for the soon to be popular device Google Pixel C. We know that the device has Android Marshmallow on it but there is nothing like a custom ROM. Once you get custom ROM flashed on your device you can tweak the device to its root.
Here we have few early preparation followed by the procedure to flash this custom ROM on your very own Google Pixel C.
Preparing Your Phone
- This instructions are strictly for Google Pixel C device, so do not try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
- Device should be fully charged.
- Install device USB drivers on your computer.
- Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
- Make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM so that you can restore it if required.
- Make sure the device bootloader is unlocked.
- Root your device and install custom recovery like TWRP (recommended).
- Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Install Android 6.0.1-r1 custom ROM on Google Pixel C
- Download the Android Marshmallow based custom ROM from here.
- Download the Google App's for Android Marshmallow from here.
- Connect the device to computer and transfer the ROM file and Google App's file to your device storage..
- Disconnect the device and turn it off completely.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds.
- When in recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options you want to wipe out.
- Now, confirm the wipe action by swiping the button.
- Now, return to main menu and tap on Install tab, locate the ROM file stored on you device and select it.
- Swipe the button at the bottom to flash the ROM file on your device.
- In the same way flash the Google App's on your device (step 8-9).
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot and the system will boo up in normal mode.
- That's all you can check the device Android version after the device boot's up in Settings > About device > Android version.