Team CyanogenMod released Official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The CyanogenMod 13 aka CM13 is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and can be easily installed on any device rooted/unrooted, all you need to have a custom recovery (obviously) installed in your device. Samsung is not going to provide Galaxy S5 SM-G900F with the stock Marshmallow update so its the best opportunity to avail by flashing the CM13 custom ROM on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.
Custom ROM gives you freedom to modify and optimize your device according to your wish. So installing CyanogenMod 13 Nightly on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F you will be able to perform modifications and customization in your device. You can add tweaks and theme your device to give it new look every time you see, some custom ROM also let you overclock the CPU to enhance it’s performance.
Note: The Official Nightly CyanogenMod 13 ROM for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is currently in the testing stages may be you notice minor lags but over all the performance is pretty stable and can be used as daily drivers. Remember CM13 Nightly is a third party custom ROM but not an official/stock firmware by the manufacturer so after installing CM13 Nighty on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F if you wish to revert back to stock firmware you can do it any time you want.
How to install Official CM13 Nightly Androdi 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom ROM on your device, it is not an official firmware but will flash the custom firmware. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Before you begin:
Installing custom ROM on your device needs some early preparations to be made and these preparations include;
A custom recovery is the most necessary element while installing custom ROMs or any .zip file in your device so a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP must be installed on your device. Follow our guide to install custom recovery on Galaxy S5.
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download the latest USB drivers for your device from the below provided link.
If the PC is unable to unable to detect your device after even after installing Android USB drivers for your device, then you need to perform one more step, Enable USB debugging.
To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu.
Create a Backup of your complete Android device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device you need to create a Nandroid backup of your device through custom recovery. We prefer Nandroid backup over other many apps because you don’t need to download multiple backup apps for specific purpose, the Nandroid backup will let you create backup of your device including; Messages, call log, settings and calendar including whole Android OS. Click the below link to create a Nandroid backup.
You can easily restore your backup when ever you wish to do so, this is good in aspect if your device accidentally met some issue during the flashing process.
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash CyanogenMod 13 Nightly ROM on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. Just go ahead and follow the steps in sequence to avoid any issue while flashing CM13 Nightly on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.
Process to install Official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Download Google Apps for CM13 [Gapps]
Once you successfully downloaded the CM13 Nightly ROM along Google Apps on PC, Now connect your device to PC and move the downloaded files on the internal storage of your device. [If you downloaded it via phone then skip this step]
Its time to reboot your device into recovery Mode, to do so you can search for it or use hardware buttons combination. (If your device is rooted then its super easy, just visit Google Play and download any third party reboot app for this purpose)
Once your device successfully boots into recovery mode, select the downloaded CM13 ROM .zip file and confirm it by swiping the slider for (TWRP) or yes for (CWM).
Wait for the process to complete, now perform the same step to flash Google apps zip file on your device.
Once successfully done with the installation procedure simply reboot your device, please note the first boot up may take 5 to 7 minutes so be patient as things needs to be settled up for boot.
That’s it! Congratulation your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is now updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based Official CyanogenMod 13 Nightly custom ROM. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+.