Samsung is yet to officially announce the rollout of Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update but owners of Galaxy smartphones are growing impatient to get their hands on the new software. For what it's worth, if your eagerness to get the new software makes you willing to take a few risks, CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM will bring you the Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience right away.

Before you upgrade your handset, it is worth mentioning that the ROM is under development, which may hinder the performance and restrict some features. According to Droid Views, NFC, fingerprint scanner and battery drainage issues are expected after updating. IBTimes India is not responsible for any damage to the device during or after the upgrade; readers are advised to proceed with caution. 

Things to remember

  • Do not try installing the CM13 custom ROM on any device other than Galaxy Note 4.
  • Ensure you have the TWRP recovery installed and bootloader is unlocked.
  • Ensure the USB drivers are installed to detect the handset on your PC.
  • Ensure at least 80% battery before beginning the process.
  • Take a complete backup of your data on the device to prevent any loss during installation.

Things to download

  1. Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 ROM for Galaxy Note 4
  2. Blobs
  3. Marshmallow Gapps

[Disclaimer: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting (or manual software installation) Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. IBTimes India cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.]

How to install CyanogenMod CM12 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Step 1: Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM.

Step 2: Copy the ROM zip file to device's internal storage.

Step 3: Reboot the device in Custom Recovery (TWRP). To do so shut down your device and restart by holding down the volume and power buttons at the same time.

Step 4: Remember to perform nandroid backup. To do so, tap on backup in TWRP > select all partitions and swipe right to bring backup.

Step 5: Perform a full reset. To do so, go to TWRP main menu > Wipe > Advanced Wipe > select Dalvik, Cache, System, Data amd swipe the confirmation button.

Step 6: Go to TWRP main screen and select install.

Step 7: Navigate to the downloaded ROM file and select it.

Step 8: Swipe the confirmation button to initiaite the installation.

Step 9: Return to TWRP and tap install.

Step 10: Navigate to Blobs file and GAPPS zip file and flash them simultaneously.

Step 11: Swipe the confirmation to proceed.

Step 12: Reboot the system after completing the installation.

The new boot logo while restarting the device will confirm the new ROM has been installed successfully. In case you encounter any issue such as boot loop or other system errors, perform a factory reset from recovery or restore your previous ROM from the backup.

[Credits: Droid Views]