CyanogenMod has always been a free and open source community aftermarket to increase the performance and reliability of custom ROMS over the stock ones. Developing for several years, the community has now stepped into the development of Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROMS with it’s new and upcoming CM 13 ROM.
Following several devices, the Android One devices with codename Sprout 4 have received the CM 13 port. Though unofficial, the port enables several functionalities like signal, network, wifi, GPS and more. The developer claims to have everything working on the ROM with some minor bugs. However, with further releases, bug fixes, and stability improvements can be expected.
In order to install the ROM, you will need to setup TWRP onto your device and then flash the ROM and Google Apps simultaneously. As the TWRP is already available for the device, it won’t be a problem.
To be sure, backup everything before you proceed. This may include the apps, media, documents and all of your internal storage just in case anything goes wrong.
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- Android One Sprout4 CyanogenMod 13 ROM
- Google Apps for Marshmallow
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- More Marshmallow compatible Google Apps | Download
- The listed custom ROM is compatible with Android One codename: sprout4 devices only. Do not try it on any other device.
- Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device. Get the latest build from here.
- You must have device drivers installed on your PC so as to transfer the ROM and Google apps to your device’s storage.
- 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.
How to Install CM 13 ROM on Android One Sprout 4 Devices
- Download the Marshmallow CM 13 ROM from the download section. Also download the Marshmallow Google Apps of your choice.
- Now transfer the zip file into your device’s internal storage. Place the zip file where you can easily locate it.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Cache, System, Data, and Cache. Now swipe the confirmation button to wipe.
- 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.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation. The ROM will be installed.
- Now return to home in the TWRP and tap on the install option. Navigate to the Google apps zip file and select it.
- Swipe the confirmation button to proceed with the installation.
- 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 the latest SuperSU build.
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