With unofficial CM 13 ROM available for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the two devices can be updated to the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. The custom ROMS come in the form of an unofficial CM 13 source code compiled for the devices and Resurrection Remix as well. As these are initial builds, you may expect some bugs at the moment. Moreover, these may not be used as daily drivers right now. With time, you may expect all the features from CM 13 and Resurrection Remix.
In order to flash the Marshmallow ROM, setup TWRP on your device and then proceed. Install the latest build available for your device. Remember to backup everything before you proceed as it will wipe all your apps and data from your device. Download the ROM and follow the instructions carefully. Visit the developer page from the sources given below for more detail. 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 Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Unified
- Marshmallow Compatible Google Apps:
- Flash SuperUser for Root Access
- SuperSU v2.56+ → Link | File: BETA-SuperSU-v2.64.zip
1. Verify your device before you proceed. The listed CyanogenMod 13 ROM is compatible with only Samsung Galaxy S6 model no. G920F/I/S/K and Galaxy S6 Edge model no. G925F/I/S/K/L.
2. Make sure you have a custom recovery installed on your device. Latest build from TWRP is highly recommended.
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 CM 13 on Samsung Galaxy S6
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 it.
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 rooted device, then use Android apps like the 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 from your internal storage and select it.
Step 7: Now swipe right on the confirmation action button below to install the ROM.
Step 8: Once installed, 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 AOSP 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 your previous ROM from the TWRP recovery.
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