There is no word from the manufacturer about the official Marshmallow update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. However, now you can update your device with the latest Android version from Google. The ROM comes in the form of CyanogenMod 13. Although there are numerous ROMS available for the device, the CM 13 can be a great deal for those who want to try the latest software from Android.
You will need a custom recovery like TWRP to install the ROM. Flash the CM 13 ROM right away and enjoy the Marshmallow firmware. But before you flash the Google Apps, the developer has provided blobs that needs to be flashed.
As this is an initial build, you may expect some bugs. With future updates, stability improvements and bug fixes can be expected. Remember to backup everything before you proceed. The ROM has been tested running on quite some devices.
Moreover, before you begin with flashing the ROM, make sure you are on COI3 bootloader and modem. It is mandatory requirement to run the ROM. Also do a full factory reset before you flash it.
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- Finger print scanner is not up yet (To be updated soon)
- I’ve seen some battery drains, not sure if they still persist, I expect they do.
- NFC not working
- Probably a lot more
- Marshmallow CM 13 ROM — Download | File: cm-13.0-20151107-UNOFFICIAL-trltexx.zip
- Marshmallow Gapps — Download | File: gapps-600-base-20151022-2-signed.zip
- Further CM 13 Updates — Visit
- The listed custom ROM is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S4. Do not try it on any other device or variant.
- Make sure you have a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your device. 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.
- 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.
Update Galaxy Note 4 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Download the Marshmallow ROM of your choice from the download section.
- 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 Blobs file and Google apps zip file and flash simultaneously.
- 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 latest SuperSU build.
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