Google made us all wait a long time before it launched its current flagship tablet the Nexus 9. It is the first tablet on the market that comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed. If you happen to have one on you and are not particularly satisfied with Google’s stock version of Android 5.0 Lollipop then you’re free to install a custom ROM. CyanogenMod, the most popular third party ROM out there for Android, is now officially available for this tablet.
Nexus devices don’t have any restrictions that make it very hard to flash a custom ROM on the device. This is one of the reasons why customers prefer these devices because tinkering with the software is relatively easier as opposed to carrier locked devices.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop based Nexus 9 CyanogenMod ROM is now available for download. It is CyanogenMod 12 to be precise. Since its based on the latest release by Google you won’t give up any core features after flashing the ROM. Instead many of the features exclusive to CM ROMs will then be available on your tablet.
CyanogenMod ROMs are easy to obtain as they’re free, so just head on over to the team’s website and get CM12 for Nexus 9. Prior to flashing enure that the bootloader is unlocked on your Nexus 9 and that a custom recovery has been installed. Both steps are not difficult to do on a Nexus device.