Official builds of CyanogenMod CM13 is available for the Lenovo ZUK Z1. This update is official as well as it is a custom ROM. This custom ROM will update the device to latest Android Marshmallow. The users who own Lenovo ZUK Z1 can now update their device from here. This ROM will be much stable than the previous release, which was unofficial CM 13. So, those who have updated the device earlier and those who have not, can now update as this is official CM13 its going to be better than the unofficial one for sure.
So, what are you waiting for just follow the procedure and flash the ROM right away on your very own Lenovo ZUK Z1. Also make sure before you begin with the procedure it is mandatory to have root access with a custom recovery installed on your device.
That’s it, let us now take a look at the procedure and start flashing the ROM.
Preparing your Phone
- These instructions are only for the Lenovo ZUK Z1 device, do not try it on another device or you may brick your device. .
- The device should be fully charged up to 100%.
- Backup all the important data to any external storage.
- USB drivers for device should be installed on the PC.
- Make a Nandroid backup of the current ROM in case you wish to restore it.
- The Device should be rooted and its boot loader must be unlocked.
- The USB debugging mode should be enabled. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Install Android Marshmallow CM13 ROM on Lenovo ZUK Z1
- Download Android Marshmallow CM13 Official Custom ROM from here.
- Download Android Marshmallow Open Google App’s from here.
- Connect the phone to computer and transfer the ROM and Google App’s file to your device internal storage.
- Disconnect the device and turn it off completely.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down + Power key for a few seconds.
- When in recovery mode, tap on Wipe tab and select the options you like to wipe.
- Now, confirm the wipe action by swiping the button on the screen.
- Now, return to the main menu and tap on the Install tab, then navigate to the ROM file stored in your internal storage of your device and select it.
- Swipe the button at the bottom to flash the ROM file on your device.
- In the same way flash the Google App’s on your device (step 8-9).
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot.
That’s all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.