Install Official CyanogenMod 13 on OnePlus X [Latest Build]
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This Article has been Updated to CM 14.1 Unofficial Build, as the Official CyanogenMod is Dead now. [Download link updated]
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Oxygen still hasn’t been updated to Marshmallow code on OnePlus X, except for a beta available on the OnePlus 2. CyanogenMod 13 is based on Android 6.0.1, plus the various tweaks and customizations built by the CM team. The Latest build provides all the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow features and a great battery life on your device. It is a great custom ROM that runs blazing fast and smooth. You will able to install this Official CM 13 in your OnePlus X using this tutorial. It is necessary to Root your phone and has a custom recovery installed in order to install this CM 13 zip file because Cyanogen zips are not a Signed Zip of official OnePlus firmware.
NOTE : This is a Official CyanogenMod Build, that means you will receive OTA updates from Cyanogen.
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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and install Official CM 13 ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your OnePlus X.
Download CM 13 Onyx Latest Build :
This is the Officially Updated download page of CyanogenMod where you will find the latest Nightly or Snapshot build. We suggest you to download the snapshot build (if available) as the snapshot builds are highly Stable. If you rely on your OnePlus X as a “daily driver” phone you might not want to flash the very first nightly. Download here :
Download Official Google Apps :
HOW TO : Install Official CyanogenMod 13 on OnePlus X
As I mentioned earlier, you need to have a custom recovery (TWRP for this tutorial) installed on your phone. Please do that first and then get back to this tutorial. Make sure you read this tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Step 2 : Connect and mount your OnePlus X USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.
Step 3 : Now copy/paste the downloaded CM 13 zip and Google Apps zip files to your
phone memory / SD card. Make sure the files are in the phone memory root (not in any folder).
Step 4 : Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
Step 5 : Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together.
Step 6 : Once you are in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.
Step 7 : Now go back to the main menu and then tap on the ‘Install’ button. From the list, choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.
Step 8 : Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now.
Google Apps: Once the ROM installation is completed, repeat the above steps from Step 7 to Step 8 for the Google Apps zip file as well and install it on your phone.
Step 9 : Tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.
Step 10 : You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.
Your One will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time after flashing a new ROM. So, please wait.
That’s it! Your OnePlus X should now have Official CyanogenMod 13 ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.
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