Update OnePlus 2 to Official CyanogenMod 13 [Latest Build]

Here we go! The wait is finally over now. Since a long time, CyanogenMod Lovers were using CM 13 by Grarak and of course me too. But now, our journey reached official.

Fans of the community-created CyanogenMod ROM, your cup runneth over with new gadgets to try out on CM 13 (based on Android 6.0 code).  The ROM is available at the Official download locations under CM’s somewhat nebulous device codenames i.e. oneplus2.

Official support for Oneplus 2 exists only because of the hard work of Grarak, Altaf Patel (EOS Team) and Danny (thanks for fingerprint sensor).

CyanogenMod 13 is a free, community built distribution of Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) which greatly extends the capabilities of your phone.

Image Credit: https://cyngn.com/get-cyanogen-os

This is the official Build of CM 13 for the OnePlus 2 (all variants), which means you will receive OTA’s from Cyanogen whenever the latest version rolls out by the respective Cyanogen Developers. If interested, Check our list of best Marshmallow ROM for OnePlus 2.

As this is an Official build, you need not have to worried about LAF, Alert Slider and Fingerprint Scanner. All are working fine, and we are pretty sure you will love it after using for a day.

This amazing Official CM 13 ROM for OnePlus 2 comes with tons of new features and Settings and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow which also support our Beloved Cyanogen Theme Engine. A quick list of the main features in Official Build CM 13 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your OnePlus 2:

  • Based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • Supper Fast & Smooth.
  • More stable than OOS 3.0
  • Laser Auto Focus
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Working Alert Slider
  • CApps Supported
  • Highly Customizable 
  • Stunning Battery Life
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the OnePlus 2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts :
Like this Official Build of CM 13 ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1 ? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.
NOTE : If you are still on Oxygen OS with Locked Bootloader and Stock Recovery, follow our Easy and Detailed Guide on How to Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader and Install TWRP.

UPDATE : If your Bootloader is already unlocked, follow this Guide : (Install TWRP 3.0.2 Hybrid Recovery on OnePlus 2)

Tips : Backup your important APK + Data with Titanium Backup Pro if you are moving from a different ROM to CyanogenMOD ROM. 

To Remember :

  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 6.0.1 CM 13 ROM on OnePlus 2. Please do not try on any other OnePlus variants.
  • Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in order to install this CyanogenMOD ROM on your phone.
  • We will be using TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.

Download Official CyanogenMOD 13 for OnePlus 2 from here :

This is the Officially Updated download page for OnePlus 2 CM 13 ROM where you will find the latest build from CyanogenMod Community. Make sure you checked the last Added date before downloading. We suggest you to download the Snapshot version (if available) OR the latest build (for bug free experience).


Download Official GApps ARM64 from here :

We always suggest downloading Official GApps only in order to access Google Apps.


NOTE : Select ARM64 > Android 6.0 > Pico to download for the best result. Later on you can download all the GApps of your choice from Play Store.

HOW TO: Install Official CM 13 on OnePlus 2 [Latest Build]

Step 1: Download Official CM 13 ROM and Google Apps for OnePlus 2 to your computer from the above link.

Step 2: Connect and mount your OnePlus 2 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3: Now copy/paste the downloaded CM 13 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your phone memory / SD card. Make sure the files are in the phone memory / SD card 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 2 should now have Android 6.0.1 CM 13 Marshmallow custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Any problem during installation ? Let me know by commenting below! Also, don’t forget to share, ONLY if you found this post helpful to you.