Install CyanogenMod 13 on your Android device

At the end of November, developers CyanogenMod began the release of the first batch of "night" firmware CM13.Recall that they are already based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, although in the current state they do not offer any new features as compared to CM12 or CM12.1.The upgrade of the functionality should take place in the

over the next few months.

Install CyanogenMod 13 on Android devices


logo If you have already installed the CyanogenMod 12/12.1 firmware on your Android device, then you have no serious reason to install the CM13 update. As I mentioned above, you will not get any new features, but the new firmware has many fixes and performance improvements compared to the Lollipop collections.

Traditionally, the CM team offers two different collection options: "night" and stable. As the name suggests, the first is released every night by the CyanogenMod team. In other words, they have experimental functions without a promise that all this will work steadily and there will be no performance problems.

After several weeks or even months of testing, the CM team produces a stable build for a number of supported devices. The release of the final version of the firmware takes several months, so if you do not want to wait so long, then you can use the "night" assembly a few weeks after its appearance, as surely this option will work quite stable. If you are interested in this, then download the "night" and stable versions of firmware CyanogenMod 13 can be from here.

By default, CyanogenMod developers do not include any waste applications from Google due to licensing issues. Therefore, after installing the firmware in any case, you will need to use an additional Gapps package to have Google Play apps, Maps, and other services from Google on your smartphone or tablet. Installing the Gapps package is the same as installing any zip file with a custom recovery tool. A compatible Gapps package for CyanogenMod 13( Android 6.0) can be downloaded from here.

Preparing for installing CyanogenMod:

Installing CyanogenMod 13 necessarily requires root-rights on your Android device, as well as installed custom recovery( TWRP, for example).There is no other option for installing a firmware CM.It's better to make sure that you have the latest version of TWRP on your smartphone, as the old version of the recovery is not compatible with Marshmallow firmware and the CM13 zip file will not work.

Additionally, you can recommend to familiarize yourself with the special forum thread with reviews from other users with the exact same Android device, who have already installed and tested the CM13 firmware. This will give you a good idea of ​​the possibilities of the collection itself and of the problems that may suddenly appear.

Be sure to back up all data before installing the firmware. This includes contacts, messages, photos, music, and other important documents and files. This can easily be done with Titanium Backup, although you may encounter compatibility issues when trying to install it on CyanogenMod 13.

On some devices, you may have to upgrade the bootloader and upgrade the radio module to the latest available versions, but before theInstalling the firmware CM.Failure to do so may result in camera problems and sensors. In general, your Android device is unlikely to work properly.

Install CyanogenMod 13:

Step 1: Copy the Zip files of the CyanogenMod 13 and Gapps firmware into your smartphone or tablet memory. I always recommend checking if you downloaded the required version of the firmware and firmware package Gapps.

Step 2: After copying files, you need to reboot the device into Recovery mode. Usually, you need to turn off the Android smartphone( tablet), then tap the volume and power buttons at the same time. However, this method does not always work well, but because it's a pleasure to install Quick Reboot from Google Play and in the program menu from the suggested options, click Recovery. There is another option with your computer and the Android SDK, but it is more time-consuming.

Install CyanogenMod 13 on Android devices

Step 3: After the device boots in the Recovery mode, you will need to select the wipe the / data / system partitions commands( pictured).Already after that we make factory reset. Do not use the option to clear data or clean the internal memory of the device. To format the system partition, select "Advanced Wipe", then "System" in the list of partitions. Confirm the selection by sliding the slider to the right.

Step 4: Now go directly to the CyanogenMod firmware installation. Click on the "Install" button in TWRP, and then specify a zip file with the CM firmware that you copied in step 1. If you can not find this file, be sure to check if you are in the subdirectory / sdcard.

Install CyanogenMod 13 on Android devices

Installing CyanogenMod 13

Step 5: Reboot the device by clicking on the "Reboot system" option. The first reboot may require more time than usual, so be patient. If the system does not boot within 10-15 minutes, then you will have to repeat the previous steps of the firmware installation.

Step 6: After you see the desktop, give the Android device a few more minutes to fully download all the necessary processes. And then you will have to reboot again in the Recovery mode to install the Gapps package. The installation is identical, but you have to select another zip file that you copied into memory in step 1.

Step 7: After you install the zip file, you can reboot the system again. You need to sign in to your Google Account and download your favorite apps and games.

If you suddenly installed the "night" build CM13, updating the firmware to a newer version will require you not a complete setup process - you must complete steps 4-7.This will save you from formatting the system partition and clearing the data, and you will not lose the already installed programs.