Select Smartphones Can Get Android 6.0 Marshmallow Early Thanks to CyanogenMod

by Martin 1

Android smartphone manufacturers are slowly working to update their new and latest devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow but owners of some devices may now be able to experience Google’s latest operating system thanks to the folks at CyanogenMod.

CyanogenMod 11Starting today, owners of the OnePlus One, Nexus 7, LG G5, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, LG GPad 7.0, LG G3 Verizon, and Moto X 2014 will have access to a “nightly” version of CyanogenMod 13, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based version of the groups popular ROM.

The group does warn that users who opt to try out the “nightly” build of CyanogenMod 13 should expect dips in performance and quality compared to the group’s stable CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM (based on Android 5.1) as is the case with these experimental builds.

Users will also need to manually update their Google Apps after they’ve flashed the new ROM. The groups also warns against upgrading from unofficial or third-party versions of the CyanogenMod 13 source code as it could brick or render the device unusable.

According to the group, they are currently working on getting more devices compatible with their CyanogenMod 13 nightly builds as they work on getting a stable version of the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based ROM.

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