Get CyanogenMod 13 on Android One Sprout 4 and Sprout 8 Devices

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Courtsey of XDA developer varun.chitre15, the CyanogenMod 13 ROM is now available for all Android One devices codename sprout 4 and sprout8. The ROM has been reported stable by the developers and some of the users of the ROM. Although this is an unofficial ROM, it is close to the official Nightlies build.

CyanogenMod 13 is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device. It is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. It can be used without any need to have any Google application installed.

In order to install the CM 13 ROM onto your device, you will need to setup TWRP. Download the files and flash them right away. Make sure you backup everything before you proceed, like the apps, data, documents and everything on the internal storage, just in case anything goes wrong.

For the latest updates stay tuned and let’s begin with the tutorial.

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Downloads

  • CyanogenMod 13 ROM for Android One Devices
    • CM 13 ROM for Sprout 8 — Download | File: cm-12.1-20150918-UNOFFICIAL-sprout8.zip
    • CM 13 ROM for Sprout 4 — Download | File: cm-12.1-20150918-UNOFFICIAL-sprout4.zip
  • Marshmallow compatible Google Apps
    • Google Apps — Download | Open Gapps
    • More Marshmallow compatible Google Apps | Link

Requirements

  • The listed custom ROM is compatible with Android One Devices only.
  • Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device. Download and install the latest TWRP build.
  • You must have device drivers installed on your PC so as to transfer the ROM and Google apps to your device’s storage. Download here.
  • You must fully charge your device or at least to 60%, as the process may take a while.

Backup your Apps and Data
Before you proceed, make sure you backup all your data. This process will wipe all the data from your device except for the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or nandroid backup is recommended. Also backup all your internal storage files just in case anything goes wrong. Take a nandroid backup from the custom recovery before flashing the ROM.

Install CyanogenMod 13 on Android One Sprout 4 and Sprout 8 Devices

  1. Download the CM 13 ROM from the download section. Also download the compatible Google Apps from the link
  2. Now transfer the zip files into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip files where you can easily locate it.
  3. Now reboot into Custom Recovery (like TWRP). To boot into TWRP, first turn off your device and then press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time. If you see the TWRP logo, that means you have successfully booted into the recovery.
  4. It’s highly recommended that you perform a nandroid backup. To backup your ROM, tap on backup option in TWRP and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS and swipe right where appropriate, to backup.
  5. After performing the ROM backup, perform a full wipe. Return to the TWRP main menu and tap the wipe button and select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik CacheSystemData, and Cache. Now swipe the confirmation button to wipe.
  6. Now go back to the TWRP main menu or home screen and tap on the install option. Navigate to the ROM file and select it.
  7. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation. The ROM will be installed.
  8. Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
  9. Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation.
  10. Once installed, reboot to system.

If you see the new boot logo, that means you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. If you come across any boot loop or face system errors, try a factory reset from the recovery or you can always restore your previous ROM from the backup. If you are looking for root access on your new ROM, get to this page for latest SuperSU build and instructions.

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