Lenovo A6000 Marshmallow Update via CM 13 Custom ROM

Lucky Lenovo A6000 users as they are getting update for their device through custom ROM. This custom ROM updates your device to latest Android Marshmallow. This is the beta release of the ROM so it might have some bugs which may lead to some functions of Android Marshmallow not working up to the mark.Lenovo A6000 Shot


This is the CyanogenMod’s CM13 unofficial ROM for updating your device, so you need to have Root access on your device before you begin with the flashing process. So, if you have root access on the device then you can update the device to Android Marshmallow using this custom ROM.

As this is the initial release of the custom ROM. it is not advisable that you use this ROM for daily run. But as the future builds are released the ROM will get much stable. So, if you just want to experience the Android Marshmallow on your device then you can flash the ROM.

So, if you are ready and want to flash the ROM than below is the simple procedure you need to follow.

Preparing your Phone

  • This instructions are only for Lenovo A6000 device please do not try it on other devices or you may brick your device completely.
  • Device should be fully charged up to 100%.
  • Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
  • Install Lenovo A6000 USB drivers on your device.
  • Make a nandroid back up of the current ROM so that you can restore it if something goes wrong.
  • Unlock the device bootloader and root it if not done already.
  • Install custom recovery like TWRP on it.
  • Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.USB Debugging

Install Android Marshmallow based Custom ROM

  1. Download the Android Marshmallow CM13 Custom ROM and Google app’s from here.
  2. Connect the device to computer and transfer the ROM file and Google App’s file to your device storage.
  3. Disconnect the device and turn it off completely.
  4. Reboot the device into recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds.
  5. When in recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options given under it.
  6. Now, confirm the wipe action by swiping the button at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Now, return to main menu and tap on Install tab.
  8. Locate the ROM file stored on you device and select it.
  9. Swipe the button at the bottom to flash the ROM file on your device.
  10. Return to main menu and tap on Reboot and the system will reboot in normal mode

You can check the device Android Version after the device boot up. Go to Settings > About Device > Android Version.

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