Finally, CyanogenMod has released CM13 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is currently the latest version of Android OS. CM13 is currently in the nightly stage which means that there might be some bugs and errors, so the users have to wait for some time to get the stable version. As of now CM13 is only available for few devices which include OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G4, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG GPad 7.0, LG G3 Verizon, and Moto X 2014 but soon CM13 will be available for more devices.
To download CM 13 nightly build for your device, please visit the link provided below. You have to select your device from the left-hand side and then click on the desired CM version. You can easily flash CM13 ROM on a rooted device via a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. Just place the zip file in your phone storage and flash it via custom recovery. Please do a factory reset before flashing CM13 as this is a major update and has a lot of new features and optimisations.
The official blog of CyanogenMod has posted few points that the users must read before flashing a CM13 ROM, the points are listed below.
- If you are on CM 12.1 YOG4P or CM 12.1 YOG7D releases, we recommend you stay on course with the SNAPSHOT release channel and not jump to nightlies unless you are willing to accept a dip in quality. Our stable branches are vetted, CTS run and (in some cases) shipped on retail devices – which means the quality of those branches is far and above that of nightlies. We’d advise these folks to stay on the SNAPSHOT train, and we’ll have a quality approved SNAPSHOT for CM13 sometime Jan.
- If you are on a 12.1 nightly, you can ‘dirty flash’ CM13 (read update like any sane person) as long as you also update your third-party add-ons in the same pass. This means, if you use Xposed, OpenGapps, etc. flash a Marshmallow compatible version of them immediately after your CM13 flash.
- If you have taken any unofficial, XDA or self-made builds of the CM13 source code, we’d advise you to wipe upon coming to our official nightlies as we cannot ensure upgrade compatibility with third party distributions. Of course, you are welcome not to heed our suggestion, but don’t blame us if something goes sideways.
Please follow all the above-mentioned points before flashing CM13 else you may get a boot loop or other type of errors. CM13 id based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and consist of all the features that are available on Android 6.0 along with some modifications and features of CyanogenMod OS that include custom theme support.
To get more updates on CyanogenMod OS 13, stay tuned with us.