CM 13.0 Release 1

We left the M release builds in the oven longer than we thought, but nothing a little graham cracker and chocolate can’t make that much better. CM13.0 brings Android 6.0.1 (r17) goodies such as the battery saving ‘doze’ functionality and new permissions model, alongside the CM features you’d expect.

This is the first non-nightly release for CM13, which means this will the first step many of you take into the world of Marshmallow. M brings along a handful of items that will pose issues if you are caught unaware, so in the interest of saving you some potential heartburn, we’re going to highlight that there are a couple of different update scenarios applicable.

Update scenario 1: CM 12.1 release or nightly user + Googley bits

Update steps: Update to the latest TWRP image available for your device. Download CM13.0 (if available for your device) and your Googley bits of choice for M. Reboot to recovery, and flash CM13.0 and the Googley bits one after another. If you reboot in between CM and the extra package, you will have a bad time due to how the permissions model works in M. Reboot out of recovery only after you have flashed both packages.

If you trigger an assert violation (radio, bootloader, etc), fulfill the requirement it complains about. These asserts are in place to make sure your firmware matches what CM13/Android 6.0.1 needs and you can actually use your device/phone as a device/phone.

Update scenario 2: CM 12.1 release or nightly user + No Google apps

Update steps: Update to the latest recovery available for your device (CM recovery or TWRP). Download CM13.0. Reboot to recovery and flash CM13.0. Done, easy as that.

If you trigger an assert violation (radio, bootloader, etc), fulfill the requirement it complains about. These asserts are in place to make sure your firmware matches what CM13/Android 6.0.1 needs and you can actually use your device/phone as a device/phone.

Update scenario 3: CM 13.0 nightly user

Update steps: Stop. Step away from the phone. Do not flash these builds, you are already on a newer codebase (Android 6.0.1_r22). Attempting to flash these release builds will result in crashes due to attempted database downgrades. Don’t do it.

If you want to swap off nightlies and stick to our release channel, you will have to wipe to take these builds.

Update scenario 4: Nexus 6P (angler), Nexus 5X (bullhead), Nexus 9 (flounder) users

Update steps: Pick scenarios 1 or 2 (based on your usage) but with one added (and very important extra step). Nexus devices now ship with a large portion of their proprietary code in a vendor partition on the device itself. This is not something CM’s installation will update for you. If your vendor partition doesn’t match with the CM build, you will be met with an error on boot up that the system is potentially corrupted. To prevent this message (and ensure things like camera function), you should make sure you are on the latest available vendor image for your device. Vendor images can be found in the stock Nexus factory images provided by Google here. Extract the latest available zip and flash the vendor image through your bootloader with ‘fastboot flash vendor vendor.img’.

CM13 Changelog (the big stuff):

A delta between 12.1 and 13.0 will show thousands of changes (Google’s, Qualcomms’s, Linux Foundation, CM Community’s, etc), but let’s take a look at the ones that you are likely to notice:

  • Whisperpush capability (encrypted SMS) – removed
    • Removed from CM software globally, no replacement
  • Settings > About phone > Advanced mode – removed.
    • New behavior is to show all settings at all times.
  • Settings > Notification Drawer > Quick Settings – removed
    • New behavior is to control layout and options directly via QS panel via ‘edit’ tile or long-press of settings gear in the pull down area
    • QS panel configuration items such as ‘enlarge first row’ and ‘show weather’ now present on leftmost QS pane while in edit mode.
    • ‘Advanced location settings’ renamed to ‘Tri-state location’
  • Settings > Status bar
    • New controls for ‘Status bar icons’ (repurposing of SystemUI tuner from AOSP)
  • Settings > Lockscreen > Quick unlock – removed
    • No replacement; security constraint due to Android Gatekeeper
  • Settings > Sim Cards > manual provisioning switch (Multisim) – removed
    • Reliant on Qualcomm extphone. Currently no replacement.
  • Settings > About phone > Build date
    • Triple tap to access demo mode (developer/marketing feature to standardize renders).
  • Settings > Lock screen > Owner info – replaced
    • Replaced with ‘Lock screen message’ (AOSP change)
  • Settings > Memory
    • New screen (AOSP) to show memory usage over a selected period of time
  • Device specific implementations of double-tap-to-wake replaced by AOSP implementation
    • No major user impact
  • CM implementation of silent mode replaced by AOSP implementation
  • CM Protected apps
    • New folder UX for viewing protected content
    • Fingerprint support for accessing protected content
    • Enhanced ability to prevent access while retaining usability
      • A protected app can no longer be launched via Play Store
      • App notifications and services are not hampered by protection status
  • Power menu ability to swap System Profiles – removed
    • Engineering constraint – QS panel tile for System Profiles as functional replacement
  • New SMS/MMS Application
    • We have switched off of the Qualcomm based messaging application (Mms-caf) to the AOSP one (Messaging). Notable features such as ‘Quick reply’ are available, but there may be slight variations in UI/UX.
  • Permissions
    • Due to new permission model API in M, Privacy guard has been re-engineered to be compliant with this new environment. Primary permission request for ‘Normal’ security level permissions will be handled by our package manager for non Google users, or Google’s manager for those that opt for Googley bits.
      • Users retain ability to control fine-grained permissions via Settings > Privacy > Privacy Guard
  • Snap Camera
    • Some devices now ship with an enhanced camera app based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon camera. For devices that do not support the Snap app, you will retain the Camera2 app as in 12.1. 
  • Cyanogen Apps pack
    • A CM13.0 compliant C-Apps is not yet available, but should be coming in a week or so. Keep your eyes out if this is something you rely on.

Finally, this is the build roster for this evening:


Builds are queued up on the Jenkins instance and will pop out as they complete.

Happy Flashing!

– The CyanogenMod Team

  • Brian Smith

    The build works great mostly a few bugs but what do you expect

  • Randy

    CM-13 update 30May2016:
    -messages freezes and only arrived with notification when i wake up the device..using Samsung gti-9300 int’l..otherwise the rest is superb.

  • Randy

    Use cyandelta from playstore, together with twrp YouTube to see how.

  • mohit

    my Yu yutopia is running on cm 12.1 how can I update to cm 13 version.?

  • Jonathan Installar RioPreto

    Fiz a atualização da ultima versão em meu aparelho Zenfone 2 porém não esta funcionando a função “Ligar ou chamadas ” , o cyanogenmod renicia..

  • Brom

    Yo. I’m a little confuzzled. My original build, after I rooted and installed Cyanogenmod last year, says 12.1 – 20150416 Unofficial KLTE. Still, I opted in for 13.0 nightlies some time in February. Does this mean I should back away from this release? Samsung S5, international.

  • Sachin Goyal

    Hey i want to convert into cyanogen mod 13..
    And i have oxygen right now..
    So how can i do it??
    Pls help me

  • Sahajpreet

    I will recommend to update your twrp to the latest version, no its very unlikely you’ll see any bugs if you do everything right, you may backup for safety. I remember when I first flashed cm 13 earlier this year accidentally deleted everything on my opo, now regret not backing up

  • T.P.

    I re-installed CM into my HTC desire (the highest and stable version for the model). But there is no market place/playstore in the respective gapps; Also the contact list , by signing into my gmail account shows “EXCHANGE ACCOUNT” and asks for server/ domain name etc…I am unable to log in ,,,,not like in previous time when to to get all my contacts, all I needed was to log into the respective gmail account where the contacts are stored

  • Rimba

    Be my friend please! Maintain my phone!

  • Sayok Majumder

    please tell me something about lenevo a6000 plus

  • Ondrej Bartos

    how about ZNH0EAO3xxxx, is already a time ?

  • Max Enrik

    Hello, I am using samsung galaxy tab 3 gt-p5210 can I install this? Thanks

  • Alexandru Buncilă

    How do i change the lock screen wallpaper?

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  • charandeep singh

    hello, i just flashed the latest nightly of cm13 in my n5 Hammerhead, and i discovered that I cannot pull down the notification bar! as well as the phone dosent lock even if I have set the lock screen to “swipe” settings. Please help me if you have any suggestions. Thankyou

  • Harry Irvine

    Could someone please tell me if there is going to be a version for the Oppo R7f ( the Find7, Find7s and R7plus are all supported ). I’ve been asking occasionally but haven’t had an answer yet. Should I just give up and settle for Color OS

  • Ed Howard

    looking for information on rooting and installing CM 13 on sm-t237p with 5.1.1 touchwiz

  • Phil Perry

    get rid of your shitty root access, its fucking with superuser which i know and love.

  • Jmage

    Guys how do I install Google play services on on a cyanogenrom please help um using Samsung s3 i9300

  • Enrique Prakash

    when would i get cm13 for my sony z1 honami i am now currently in cm12.1 nightlies

  • Bati

    After i updated my phone (zuk z1) my battery drain and doesnt charge any more .. And shutdown every 5 min and when i start it again it said 50% and become 0‰ after five min and shutdown again plz help me i wipe and reset and restore and did everything but still …

  • Manmeet Chaalz

    is there anything i can do with my vivo xplay 3s?

  • xCopyrightPvP

    Will there be anything for Galaxy S6 (zeroflte/zerofltexx)?

  • Vinay

    The email is simply crashing, pls help ASAP. Even onenote is crashing.

  • vinay kumar

    After update CyanogenMod 13.1-ZNH2KAS1KN, battery is draining very fast. How to fix this problem. I am facing problem on this. I need charge tries in a day.

  • Sidharth Suravarapu

    Uh oh….

    I can’t upgrade to the first release because I’m running a cm13 nightly and it’s saying something about a code base.

    The second snapshot came out in april, and I want to know if that one is safe to upgrade to without wiping.

    I’m running the 20160309-Nightly-Bacon.

    I would really appreciate some information, as google hasn’t been able to help.

  • Vinay

    My oneplus one is on cyanogen 13 version, but the email app is crashing continuously, pls suggest what’s wrong and how to rectify it

  • RA Jumes

    Delete cache and data in Settings-Apps-Email and check once again…

  • RA Jumes

    Try updating from Settings-About Phone-CyanogenMod updates

  • Daniel Keith Brown

    When will stable cm 13 be available for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 MT2-L03. All I keep seeing for this phone are nightlies. Thanks.

  • Sidharth Suravarapu

    Only the three most recent nightlies are there.

  • Brett Roughton

    When will cm be available for SM-G920F

  • Adwait

    Why no double-tap-to-wake? What does “replaced by AOSP implementation” exactly mean?
    “No major user impact”, yeah, rigjt!

  • Ashokan pr

    hi new to cyanogenmod, my zuk lenovo 12.1 i want to update 13 release how can i do it without losing any data (backup and restore using TWRP)? Please provide detailed steps because I dont want to lose my data ,

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  • vikas bisoi

    how to upgrade my teclast tablet with cynogen marshmello 13 version?..its x98 (dual boot)

  • shaurya verma

    With the latest update of cm13 on my moto g xt1033 ,the notification drawer is not working which shows WiFi,Bluetooth,etc.
    P.s. I had downloaded nightly version

  • Moe

    Verizon M8, I update my nightly on each Saturday. Past couple have trouble going from WIFI to cell, and reboot to get data back.