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The CyanogenMod 13 official firmware source code is now available for several Android devices. The CyanogenMod community has recently released Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The support comes to most of the Nexus devices and many other devices from other manufacturers like the G3, G4, G Pad from LG, M8 from HTC, some Xperia Z series devices and lots more.
By now there have been several releases from CyanogenMod that makes the ROM, even more, stable. As the support is official, the ROM is reported stable by CM 13 users. Though the Nexus devices have already received the Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM OTA updated last month, the CM 13 ROM seems to be a viable option for those who have not yet received the latest update from their manufacturers.
In order to install the CM 13 ROM, make sure you setup TWRP on your device. As it is a custom ROM, you will need a custom recovery like TWRP, CWM, Philz Touch recovery if flash the firmware successfully onto your device. Once you setup TWRP on your device, download the latest available CM 13 release from the download section below and install it right away. As CyanogenMod ROMS are standalone firmware, you will also need Marshmallow compatible Google Apps to enjoy the Google Services like Gmail, Maps, Play Store and lots more.
Remember to backup all your app, data, media and more just in case anything goes wrong. Also, take a Nandroid backup from within the TWRP recovery. This will be useful if you need to restore your current ROM or revert back to stock if you are coming from one.
Warning: Once you root or install a custom ROM, your warranty may be void. We at AndroidSage won’t be liable for any damage to your Android device. We won’t be held responsible if you brick your device. Reader’s discretion is advised.
- List of Android devices receiving official CyanogenMod 13:
- Nexus 6 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-shamu.zip
- Nexus 5 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-hammerhead.zip
- HTC One M8 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-m8.zip
- HTC One 2014 Dual SIM → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-m8d.zip
- HTC One M9 SIM → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-himaul.zip
- Nexus 6P → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-angler.zip
- Nexus 5X → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-bullhead.zip
- Nexus 7 2013 WiFi → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-flo.zip
- Nexus 2013 4G → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-deb.zip
- Nexus T-Mobile LG G3 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d852.zip
- LG G4 International → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-h815.zip
- LG G3 Unlocked → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d855.zip
- LG G3 Canada → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d852.zip
- LG G3 Korea → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-f400.zip
- LG G3 Verizon → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-vs985.zip
- LG G2 International → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d802.zip
- LG G2 Verizon → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-vs980.zip
- LG G2 Canada → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d803.zip
- LG G2 AT&T → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d800.zip
- LG G2 T-Mobile → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-d801.zip
- LG G Pad 7 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-v400.zip
- LG G Pad 7 LTE → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-v410.zip
- Moto X 2014 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-victara.zip
- Moto G 2014 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-titan.zip
- Moto G 4G 2014 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-thea.zip
- Moto G 4G → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-peregrine.zip
- Moto G → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-falcon.zip
- Moto E 2015 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-otus.zip
- Oppo Find 7 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-find7s.zip
- One Plus One → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-bacon.zip
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 → Link | File: cm-13.0-xxxxxxxx-NIGHTLY-mondrianwifi.zip
- Marshmallow Compatible Google Apps:
- Flash SuperUser for Root Access
1. Verify your device by visiting the download link and download the latest available CyanogenMod 13 ROM for your device.
2. Make sure you have a custom recovery installed on your device. Latest build from TWRP is highly recommended. You may also find a new official CyanogenMod recovery alongside the ROM file. This recovery is meant for the convenience of updates for the CM 13 ROM. However, TWRP should work just fine.
3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC in order to transfer the files to your device’s internal storage. Get it from the official page of your device manufacturer.
4. Fully charge your device as the process make take a while.
How to Install CyanogenMod 13 on Any Android Device
Step 1: Download the CM 13 ROM from above. Also, download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow compatible Google Apps from the above download section. If you are looking for root after installation, download the SuperSU package from the list.
Step 2: Transfer all the necessary files to you device’s internal storage or SDcard. Place the files where you can easily locate them as you will need to navigate to the path.
Step 3: Now boot into TWRP recovery. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold the power button and volume down key for a few seconds. Once you see the TWRP logo, that means you have successfully booted into the recovery. Alternatively, if you have root, then use an android app like Quick boot or Boot Smart.
Step 4: Once into TWRP, take a Nandroid backup. To do so, tap Backup option and select all the partitions including the system, data, boot, recovery, EFS and cache(optional).
Step 5: Now wipe the current system. To do so, return to home screen and tap the Wipe option in TWRP. Tap Advanced Wipe and select partitions like system, boot, data, cache, Dalvik cache. Do not, in any case, select internal storage, unless you know what you are doing.
Step 6: Now return to the home screen again and tap Install option. Navigate to the ROM file in your internal storage and select it.
Step 7: Now swipe right on the confirmation action button below to install the ROM.
Step 8: Go back and select the compatible Google apps zip file from the location in your internal storage.
Step 9: Once selected, swipe right on the confirmation action button below to flash them.
Step 10: Once installation completes, you can wipe the Dalvik cache or simply choose reboot to system option.
Step 11: Once you reboot, you should see the new CyanogenMod logo. this means that the ROM has been installed successfully. First boot may take a while. If the ROM doesn’t boot or you come across boot loop, a factory reset from the recovery should do the trick. If that fails, you can restore our previous ROM from the TWRP recovery.
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