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How to Install CM 13 on Asus ZenFone 2 Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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As we have already listed various Android devices that have received the CyanogenMod 13 port, either officially or unofficially, here we are with various ROMS available for the stunning Asus ZenFone 2. The unofficial CM 13 Nightlies are available for the device along with the official Resurrection Remix builds for the device.

Although the unofficial CM 13 ROM may possess some bugs right now, the Resurrection Remix works just fine with only minor bugs present at the moment. The Benstalk CM 13 ROM is also a good option available for the Asus ZenFone 2 to get the device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware.

Download the ROM and follow the instructions carefully. You will need TWRP recovery setup on the device. Visit the developer page from the download section given below for more details.

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.

What’s working:
All functionality of RIL ( except data connection which seems to be broken )
All other basic functionalities ( Basic apps seem to be working )
Titanium backup works fine


Here are some of the unofficial CM 13 Nightly builds for your device.

Unofficial CM13 Nightly
→ Download Links For Asus : ZE550ML (Z008) | ZE551ML (Z00A) — Developer Page (For more information)

selinux enforcing mode
No audio in calls when on a call on sim1 and a new call is received on sim2.
sim 2 cannot be disabled
audio is a little weird in Real Racing 3.

Resurrection Remix
→ Download Links: ZE550ML (Z008) | ZE551ML (Z00A) — Developer page (For more information)

Some CM 13 issues present

Unofficial Beanstalk
→ Download Links: ZE550ML (Z008) | ZE551ML (Z00A) — Developer page (For more information)

No bugs mentioned.

Marshmallow Compatible Google Apps:
→ Open Google Apps → Link | File: open_gapps-arm-6.0-stock.zip
→ Dynamic Gapps → Link | File: BaNkS-Dynamic-GApps-6.x.x-11-21-2015.zip

Flash SuperUser for Root Access
→ SuperSU v2.56+ → Link | File: BETA-SuperSU-v2.64.zip


1. Verify your device before you proceed. The listed ROMS are compatible with only Asus ZenFone 2 with model number ZE550ML and ZE551ML.

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 How to Install CM 13 on Asus ZenFone 2

Step 1: Download the ROM  of your choice 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 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 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 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 boot 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 bootloop, 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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