Install Note 4 CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Note 4 CM13: This tutorial will teach you how to install CyanogenMod 13 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 device. This version allows you to port the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow to your Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The first devices to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow are the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. In other words, for the many previously released Android devices, there won’t be an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for quite some time (and there is no guarantee that your device will get updated).

You can, however, choose to wait for Samsung to release Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 OR you can get Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Galaxy Note 4 via the CM13 ROM developed by gekkehenkie11 over at xda. The ROM is available for the Note 4 international variants N910F and N910G.

Bugs/Issues

  • Finger print scanner is not up yet (we’ll give it a shot soon)
  • Some battery drains (There is a guide for that).
  • NFC not working

This Note 4 CM13 ROM is only available for the GSM variants of the device running on Qualcomm processors. However, the T-Mobile Note 4 N910T and AT&T Note 4 N910A aren’t yet supported by the ROM.

Instructions

In order to install CM13 on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 you first need to download the CM13 ROM and simply flash it using a custom recovery like TWRP or Cyanogen recovery (which is available for most devices) with a factory reset/wipe data. The necessary downloads are available for you below.

Before you continue, you should note that you would be required to download and install the necessary Gapps package for your version of Android. Currently we have a Gapps 5.1 Lollipop Download page but for this ROM you will need the Gapps 6.0 Marshmallow Download.

Downloads

Things you will need:

Gapps 6.0 Marshmallow Download

Download Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM
└ For updates, check the original development page.

Download Note 4 CM13 Blobs file

Those are the 3 most important set of files that you need right now and I assume that you've already installed a custom recovery... you wouldn't be reading this if you don't know how to do that, would you? But if you don't have em already, here are the instructions for installing the TWRP recovery on the Note 4.

TWRP recovery

  1. Download and transfer the Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM and Marshmallow Gapps file to your device’s internal storage.
  2. Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  3. Select “Wipe” from TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of screen.
  4. Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on “Install” and select the CM13 .zip file that you transferred to your device in Step 1.
  5. After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
  6. Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see “Wipe cache/dalvik” option, select it and then do “Swipe to wipe” on bottom of screen.
  7. Now flash the Marshmallow Gapps file similarly like you flashed the ROM file.
  8. After flashing both Galaxy Note 4 CM13 and Gapps, Reboot your device.

OR

Cyanogen recovery

  1. Download and transfer the Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM and Marshmallow Gapps file to your device’s internal storage.
  2. Boot your device into Cyanogen recovery.
  3. Select “Wipe data/ factory reset”, then select “Yes” to confirm.
  4. Now select “Apply update” from main menu and select “Choose from internal storage”.
  5. Select the Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM file that you transferred to your device in Step 1 above.
    └ It may begin to install without confirmation.
  6. Once the Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM is installed, flash the Marshmallow Gapps file like you flashed the Galaxy Note 4 CM13 ROM.
  7. After flashing both Galaxy Note 4 CM13 and Gapps, Reboot your device.

Other CM13 Releases

You might want to check out the guides for the other CM13 Marshmallow releases:

Video: Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Note 4 CM13 (SM N910F)

If you're wondering how Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, then check out this video by Marcel Mayer highlighting the features and functionality.

That's all there is to it. If everything went well, your device will now boot and you will be welcomed by the Android 6.0 Marshmallow setup page. Thanks for reading how to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow cyanogenmod 13 on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and I hope that this tutorial has helped you.

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