How to Install CyanogenMod 13 CM13 (Nightly) on Nexus 5X

This content details how you can download and install the CyanogenMod 13 ROM on LG Nexus 5X smartphone. However, we all know that the Nexus 5X devices comes with Marshmallow operating system out of the box, but installing official custom roms is the best option to improve the performance and experience of your device.


Cyanogenmod, standing as one of the best custom roms for android devices has now outed the official version of CM13 ROM and the ROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with all expected features and lets you customize launcher (which isn’t possible on stock android), use pie control, install themes and lots more.

Officially, this ROM comes with the fingerprint support; improved battery performance, RAM management and other cool tweaks that let you enjoy your Nexus 5X device to the fullest.


Before you flash this ROM on your Nexus 5X smartphone, make sure that it is rooted with TWRP Recovery installed on it, so that flashing can be made possible via recovery mode. However, you’ll need to take nandroid backup of your stock ROM and also full backup of you data to avoid stories that touches the mind.

Read also: How to Root Nexus 5X, Install TWRP Recovery and Unlock Bootloader

Once the above protocols are observed, you can then proceed to the below guide on installing Cyanogenmod 13 ROM on Nexus 5X devices.

How to Install Cyanogenmod 13 Marshmallows on Nexus 5X

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Nexus 5X, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and connect your device to your computer.

Step 2: After that, download cyanogenmod 13 Nightly ROM from here on your computer, and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the storage of your Nexus 5X device. Make sure it’s saved in root memory, so you can easily locate the file.

Step 3: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).

Step 4: Once you get to the recovery mode, simply perform a full system wipe (Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache/ART cache from advanced section).

Step 5: After that, go to the recover main menu, then choose install, then select the CM 13 Zip file and flash immediately.

Step 6: Repeat the step 5 to also install the Google apps/

Step 7: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

Once your Nexus 5X android is successfully rebooted, then you will begin to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 ROM on your device with much amazing features. And just in case your device got stock in welcome screen during reboot, simply switch off and boot to recovery, then wipe cache partition and reboot.

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