Following the Samsung Galaxy S5, that received the official Nightly build from CyanogenMod with CM 13, similar builds are now available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Australian Galaxy S5 and the S5 Duos. There is no word from the manufacturer as to when the devices will receive official stock Marshmallow firmware update. Hence, CM 13 is a great deal for those who wan to taste the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software.
As the ROM comes officially from CyanogenMod for the devices, they can be expected stable. The full ROM weighs not more than 300 MB. However, you will need to flash the GApps package separately.
We have already listed various Android devices that have received the CyanogenMod 13 port, either officially- click here or unofficially- click here. Galaxy S4, S5 and the S5 Duos are the latest in addition. Take a look at the following ROMS and install the firmware of your choice. However, with further development, they should be fixed.
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.
Here are some of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based custom ROM builds for your device:
Official CyanogenMod 13 (CM 13 ROM) for Galaxy S4
→ Download | File: cm-13.0-20151230-NIGHTLY-jfltexx.zip
Official CyanogenMod 13 (CM 13 ROM) for Australian Galaxy S5
→ Download | File: cm-13.0-20151230-NIGHTLY-kltekdi.zip
Official CyanogenMod 13 (CM 13 ROM) for Galaxy S5 Duos
→ Download | File: cm-13.0-20151230-NIGHTLY-klteduos.zip
Flash SuperUser for Root Access
→ SuperSU v2.56+ → Link | File: BETA-SuperSU-v2.65.zip
1. Verify your device before you proceed. The listed CM 13 ROM is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4, codename: jfltexx, Galaxy S5 AU, codename: kltekdi, Galaxy S5, codename: klteduos only.
2. Make sure you have a custom recovery installed on your device. Latest build from TWRP is highly recommended. Get the TWRP
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 S4, Australian S5 and S5 Duos
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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