Update Galaxy S4 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow via CM13 ROM

Since the official release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow being outed on Samsung devices, the CyanogenMod developers have been working so hard to provide the update for all Galaxy smartphone before the main Android 6.0 Marshmallow is rolled out for the smartphone.

Previously, I briefed you guys on how to update Galaxy S3 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Today, CM13 (CyanogenMod 13) is available for Galaxy S4 devices.

Although the CM13 isn’t made official, but the source code of the ROM is already released to developers, so the unofficial version of the ROM is available. However, the ROM is outed for Snapdragon 600 GT-I9505 variant, none for Exynos GT-I9500.

As made unofficial, the ROM is expected to be unstable, but RIL (phone calls, mobile data), WIFI, mobile radio, sensors, camera, Bluetooth, flash light, F2FS and touch screen are all working perfectly. Few bugs contained in the ROM.

To flash the ROM, make sure that you’ve successfully installed custom recovery on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 device.

How to Install CM 13 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Galaxy S4 device, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and connect your device to your computer.

Step 2: After that, download cyanogenmod 13 from here on your computer, and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Galaxy S4 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: How to Install CyanogenMod ROM on Non-rooted Android Phones

Once your Galaxy S4 smartphone is successfully rebooted, then you would notice the new experience of 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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