Install Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow

This tutorial will teach you how to install CyanogenMod 13 on your SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 device. This version allows you to port the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, to your SAMSUNG GALAXY S4. Not too long ago we showed you how to Install Galaxy S4 CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow, now, here's the Galaxy S4 CM13 ROM.

The first devices to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow are the 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). The Samsung Galaxy S4 Marshmallow update won’t be released because the device is more than 2 years old. Though, with ROMs like CM13 available — especially for the non-Exynos variants — the S4 Android 6.0 is possible today. Here are some custom ROMs based on 6.0 Marshmallow: This includes Galaxy S4 CM13 and other ROMs, which are actually based on CM13 but add numerous other features.

Supported Devices

  • Galaxy S4, model no.GT-i9505 (This is not for i9500!)
  • Don’ttry this on any other device whose model no. is different than the one specified above.

Instructions

In order to install CM13 on your SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 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. he 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 or CM13 Google apps and any one of the following ROMs:

Kushan ROM

→ Download Link | Development Page (includes ROM features)

Bugs: Not provided.

Unofficial CyanogenMod

→ Download Link | Development Page (includes ROM features)

Bugs:

  • Bluetoothaudio doesn’t work
  • There is a memory management issue that causes Trebuchet to reload sometimes
  • Trebuchet icons and titles are not aligned and not a standard size
  • Wifi may lose connection during sleep

CrDroid

→ Download Link | Development Page (includes ROM features)

Bugs: Not provided.

Those are the two 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 SAMSUNG GALAXY S4.

TWRP recovery

  1. Download and transfer the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 and Gapps, Reboot your device.

OR

Cyanogen recovery

  1. Download and transfer the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 ROM file that you transferred to your device in Step 1 above.
    └ It may begin to install without confirmation.
  6. Once the Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 ROM is installed, flash the Marshmallow Gapps file like you flashed the Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 ROM.
  7. After flashing both Samsung Galaxy S4 CM13 and Gapps, Reboot your device.

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 S4 and I hope that this tutorial has helped you. Also check out: how to install Samsung Galaxy S6 CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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