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

  • Ilir

    Hello i want any rom of CyanogenMod 13 for Alcatel One Touch Pop c1 plzz i need so much :)


    My phone in focus m530 … Is supported to CM 13.0 ????

  • Mani Kandan

    I Have YU Plus When it will come ????

  • John Kevin Elizes

    Could you add a ultra battery saving mode like in Samsung. Cause I would like to have a long use of the battery for the basic use of the phone. Thanks. Especially in my Samsung s3 which consumes too much power :)

  • Jim Golitsas

    How can i install cyanogenmod 13 on my xiaomi mi4s

  • Bhasith

    CyanogenMod for Note 4 SM-N910C ?

  • Jaiji Ramon Salazar

    hi theres no cyanomode 13 for galaxy mega gt-I9205

  • Jaiji Ramon Salazar

    for galaxy mega gt-i9205 please

  • harsh

    Pls think of GT I9082

  • harsh

    Just I want upgrade my phone only

  • harsh

    Send me zip file

  • tayson

    to with problem I downloaded the 6.0.1 rom the chip in the handle does not recognize What do I do ?

  • Gaurav Chauhan

    hey, i was wondering if i could install cm13 in my xperia c2305, is it possible?

  • TheNekitPlay

    Please make that 13 CyanogenMod for Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo plus.

  • takyo ken

    how can i move all apps to SDcard using CM13?

  • tanmay

    How to return back on cm13 to Sony original software android 4.3
    Please help me

  • tanmay

    How to return back on cm13 to Sony original firmware software android 4.3
    Please help me

  • ayush bansal

    philz custom recovery installed in my gt-i9082 is not working in cm13 why? And insted of iy cynogen mod recocery is showing up everytime i’m trying to boot into philz custom recocery plz help

  • Moe

    think development of philz ended long before there was Marshmallow, flash twrp and be happy

  • Hasan Sohail

    Great job on the mod really love it,
    I just have a request/question
    Can you please make LG QuickCircle Case enable on CM13 for LG G3?
    If there is a way to do it can anyone please tell me how?

  • raihan rana

    Plizz update kernel 3.10.54 android 5.0.2 Lollipop based cn13 ROM pliz pliz .

  • amit kumar

    I’m using ZUK Z1 and CM ver. 12.1-YOG4PAS7DF based on 5.1.1. how can I update to CM 13 without any data loss?

  • Bikshal Kandulna

    i want cm13 for my micromax fire 4 A107.. plz help

  • Abhishek Gupta

    On my yu YUNIQUE I am getting an error saying “E:error executing updater binary in zip.

  • Devinder Cheema

    Hey i want cyanogenmod 13 for samsung sm-j200g .. plzz help me plzzz..

  • Arno Penders

    When does the cm13.0 comes for BQ Aquaris X5 cyano-edition?

  • Ishansh

    i am using karbonn titanium s205 2gb & wanted a compatible cynogenmod 13.1
    can any one send me the link for it in reply


    Please make a officialCM ROM for Redmi 3 ido

  • Joyanta Bhowmik

    do you have any plan to release official CM ROM for Samsung galaxy j7??? I am eagerly waiting for this. :)

  • Anthony ‘Munch’ Mulligan

    hi, is it possible i can do this without a sd card ??

  • Çhümän Pändä

    When CM 13 OTA update coming to YU Yureak plus and VoLT update ?

  • Андрей Товкач

    Please, help. Take me, please, cm for pomp w99

  • Shrestha Family

    Hi help me my notes neo N7505 not updating .Please give me solution for it.

  • Saif khan

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  • Saif khan

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  • Keshu

    Sir how to enable volte on moto g3 2015 modal
    on cm 13 mod please tell me

  • Setro Joyopawiro

    please relese cm 13 a devices xiaomi redmi 3x,..thanks…..: )

  • Prasanna Behera

    Is it supported with samsung sm-j200g?

  • Prasanna Behera

    Will it work on samsung galaxy sm-j200g ??

  • Dave

    I’m having a issue, something g ain’t right, I don’t know what the problem is my sensors when I try to use Google Map proximity sensor possibly isn’t working correctly or maybe I flashed wrong I don’t know but I’ve been working on it for a couple days and I can’t seem to figure it out so now I’m asking for help and everytime I shut it down and start it up, my little blue Android buddy on my boot turns black and mean looking like there’s a problem. My GPS ain’t acting right every time I use Google Maps to go to a destination it don’t take me anywhere it it hangs

  • William Karlsson

    Any plans on adding basic disktools, such as fsck fsck.(*) and badblocks etc ?

  • Bendris Alexandru

    Hi guys how to install CyanogenMod version 13 released on my Nexus 5

  • Tok Moh77

    Best …Ohsome …greatfull thanks all … =]

  • Master Gekkouga

    The CM13 of Moto E (2nd) xt1514, since the last two updates, it is no longer possible to install xposed. It is possible to enter it more when activating a module and restarting the cell phone does not leave the loop.

  • bobbert

    Why is the download not linked on this page?

  • HolyHoundz

    Do not use cm 14 does not install nexus 5