How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow started to roll out by Google on its own Nexus devices. Most Nexus device users have started getting OTA update. Some Original Equipment Manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, and Motorola etc are going to provide Android Marshmallow updates for minimum 18 months. Samsung has not yet confirmed which Galaxy S series phones are going to get the new Android Marshmallow update. It is evident that Galaxy S4 is about to experience Google’s hottest sugar treat flavored OS.

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

There are several custom ROMs to upgrade Galaxy S4 to Android Marshmallow. Among the various custom ROMs, CyanogenMod is the most accepted crowd-sourced firmware. Some leading members of XDA Developer Forum has come forward with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Cyanogen Mod CM13 Custom ROM well-suited with Samsung Galaxy S4. This is a new version. So, readers must be careful to proceed with the installation.

The installation procedure should be completed by a skilled person. If the installation process is not followed accurately, the smartphones may get bricked or go beyond repair.

There are some precautions to take before starting the new installation. Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom series is to be installed on just Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (jflte) international LTE models. To verify your device model, go to “Settings” to “about phone” to “model number”. The installation of custom ROM improves the device’s performance as well as UI experiences but your company warranty will become void. By flashing the device with stock-ROM, users can restore warranty. Make sure to deep-root the device before starting the custom ROM installation. Ensure that your device has more than 80% battery. You need to clear the memory in the phone to install custom ROM. Back all necessary data by installing Clockwork Mod Recovery or TWRP in the smartphone. Install the USB driver on the PC.

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

To install Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow download Google Apps and CyanogenMod [private] Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 custom ROM on to your PC. Then, join Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) to PC by the use of USB cord. After that, set CyanogenMod [private] Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 custom ROM zip file and Google Apps .zip file into the phone’s SD card memory. Next, turn off the device and separate from the PC. Carry out the usual Recovery Mode sortie by press holding ‘Volume (up)’, ‘Home’ plus ‘Power’ buttons. Then, clear the phone memory by selecting ‘wipe data or factory reset’. Clear the cache memory by selecting ‘wipe cache partition’.

Go back to ClockworkMod recovery and choose ‘advanced’ and hit ‘wipe dalvik cache’. Go back to the main recovery screen and select ‘install zip from SD card’. Select ‘choose zip from SD card’ and go to Android Marshmallow CM13 ROM .zip file in SD card and input the installation process. Repeat the same course of action for Google Apps installation. Use ‘Volume’ keys to plot a course and ‘Power’ button to opt for options.

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 6.0 MarshmallowAfter completing the installation process, find the way to ‘+++++Go Back+++++’. Re-start the device by selecting ‘reboot system now’ from the recovery menu. Your device needs a few minutes to complete the booting process. The users are able to go to Settings to select About phone in order to verify the installation of CyanogenMod [private] Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 custom ROM.

USB Driver: HERE

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