How to Install CyanogenMod 13 ROM on Galaxy S5 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

Google confirms the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on Samsung devices, and Galaxy S5 smartphone is included. However, it might take some while before the update rolls out for Galaxy S5 with TouchWiz experience.

Although CyanogenMod hasn’t made the CM13 official, developers are already porting to the unofficial version of the CM13, which is Android 6.0 Marshmallow based. Thanks to albinoman887 for developing CM13 for Galaxy S5 smartphone, the developer already got the source code of the official version

The ROM comes with all expected features of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and enables users for high tweaking operation. So, if you’re happy with the Android 5.0 Lollipop Touchwiz, I suggest you wait for the official Marshmallow Touchwiz, can’t wait? Then follow the below procedure to install CM13 on Samsung Galaxy S5.

Before you proceed, you’ll need to install TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S5 so that you can easily flash the ROM from recovery mode. Also remember to do nandroid backup of your device.

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Download Link to the CM13 Galaxy S5 ROM

How to Install CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) ROM on Galaxy S5

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Galaxy S5, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and connect your device to your computer.

Step 2: After that, download cyanogenmod 13 ROM from the above links to your computer, and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Galaxy S5 device.

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.

Read also: 6 Best Android Custom ROMS for Galaxy S5 Device

Once your Samsung Galaxy S5 is successfully rebooted, then you will begin to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow 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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How to Install CyanogenMod 13 ROM on Galaxy S5 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
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24 November 2015 at 20:46 delete

I can't make a phone call in this ROM... Please fix it..

11 December 2015 at 22:39 delete

that is the unoffcial version of the ROM.. so there are few bugs.. few days from now, check on Cyanogen official website, you'll get the official rom