Marshmallow-based CyanogenMod 13 Release 1 is now available for download

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 16, 2016

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Custom ROM projects have lost some of their popularity lately, but that doesn’t mean the community has stopped tinkering with ROMs entirely. CyanogenMod remains very much active and the team just released the first “snapshot” release based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow: CM 13.0 Release 1.

To clarify, snapshots are releases that are deemed stable enough for the public, as opposed to nightly releases, which are only recommended to experts and enthusiasts. The first nightlies based on Marshmallow have popped up all the way back in November, but now we finally have a snapshot, or in CM terminology, a Release (note the capital R).

Android 6.0 marshmallow logo DSC_0126See also: Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – March 4, 2016157

CyanogenMod 13.0 Release 1 brings all the notable Marshmallow features, including Doze mode and the new permissions model, as well as CyanogenMod-specific features, old and new. That said, some features that you may know from older CM versions are gone, and there are also a couple of new issues pertaining to how you install the update.

Full installation instructions are available in this blog post. If you’re already running a CM 13.0 nightly, you will need to wipe your device before flashing Release 1. Also, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 9 users will need to go through an extra step (flashing the vendor image) due to the way Google partitions code in the latest Android version.

The biggest new features mentioned in the official change log are a new screen to show memory usage over time, fingerprint support for accessing protected content, the replacement of the Qualcomm-based messaging app with the AOSP-based equivalent, and changes to Privacy Guard. Notably, several CM features were removed because Google included them in AOSP. As announced in January, the Whisperpush secure messaging app has also been dropped from the package.

CM 13.0 Release 1 includes the March security updates, and, according to community manager Abhisek Devkota, we should expect new Releases on a monthly pace.

Download links for dozens of devices are available on the CyanogenMod download page. Happy flashing!

  • Bilguun Bill

    does it support oneplus two?

    • TheAtomicBrainFart

      No, but Grarak has a pretty solid unofficial build with working fingerprint sensor, and iirc it’s going to become an official build shortly, but he currently seems to have some personal stuff going on according to his twitter.

      • Arman

        What about Oneplus One?

        • Jithu Raj

          Yes… Yesterday I updated my one to cm13

          • Ankur Garg

            When will the update be available on OTA?

          • Jithu Raj

            Im not sure about the ETA. This is Cyanogen Mod ROM not Cyanogen OS.

          • Sandeep

            Can you share the link for download and steps to update One

          • Arman

            Cool, how’s the battery life…!?

          • Jithu Raj

            Getting good battery backup

          • Arman

            Did you check how much screen on time you get, also with doze mode the standby time?

  • Jmurder209

    Does It Support The T-Mobile Note 4 & Were Is The CyanogenMod Download Page?

    • Brøssøvítçh

      The T-Mobile Note 4 is hltetmo and it only has CM12.1
      I’ve been disappointed about this for months.

      • Joshua Rewerts

        Me too, Samsung is really dropping the ball. I think my next one will have to be a pure Android

        • Brøssøvítçh

          It’s not Samsung. Remember CM ROMs have nothing to do with the manufacturer. Samsung doesn’t make CM ROMs for their devices. Developers using AOSP code make CM ROMs. It just means that no developer has made anything for the device. Too bad though, hlte devices would be amazing on CM13.

          • Joshua Rewerts

            I was talking about the fact that Samsung is still ‘in development’ for Marshmellow

          • Brøssøvítçh

            Is it under development for the Note 3? That would be awesome. Samsungs MM system is actually really nice, aside from all the white on an AMOLED screen.. I enjoyed some hands on time with an S7 edge recently.

  • Apostol Apostolov

    Hopefully this means a lot of devices get a CM13 stable snapshot soon.
    Looking forward for some safe harbor build on my Galaxy S5.

  • Saad Ahmed

    Has the snapshot cm13 been released for Galaxy S3(i9300) ?

  • Jason Harris

    I’ve had CM13 since the first nightly for my Moto X and it has always worked amazingly. I was surprised by how stable it was on the first build

  • Maestrae

    Is the Moto G 2015 supported ? :3

    • Abhishek Mukherjee

      Try Crdroid. I’m still using it at this moment on my G3, it’s cm based and pretty stable. It’s available on XDA.

  • Tully

    Nexus 5X, 6P, 6, 7 and more is now on sale only at NexusPhoneOffers:com

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  • onstrike112

    Hopefully they will make it for the Galaxy Note 8.0. Samsung, I’m looking at you. Support your product so people who can work on something else can do something else.

  • Luka Bulatović

    I don’t get it. Wasn’t CM 13 available since September/October?

    • The watcher

      That was nightly, this is Snapshot release.
      Consider former as beta and later as Release candidate.

  • The watcher

    They removed new CM camera and other features like caffeine tile and called it Snapshot.

    Way to go CyanogenMod

  • Tonio Kendrick

    Does it support the galaxy note 4

  • Shagi Defoe

    Any OTA plans for OnePlus One?

    • Jithu Raj

      If you are using CM snapshot 12.1, you will get OTA.

      • Shagi Defoe

        Any idea when the OTA update is coming? I’m on 12.1.1 presently.

  • Hassan Akhtar

    I have HTC one max and so far no CM13 ROM for it. Any chances of it coming too?

  • Kumaran

    but no capps for cm13 yet !

  • True Kike

    What about metropcs lg leon ms345