Huawei Honor 4 and Honor 4X owners can now update their device to latest Android version from Google Android Marshmallow. This is Official CM13 custom ROM developed by the developers at CyanogenMod. This ROM has all the features of the official ROM from Google and its AOSP.
Make sure your device is rooted and have custom recovery installed on it. As it is mandatory to flash any custom ROM. SO, if your device is not rooted with custom recovery installed on it, then you must first get it done. Then you can proceed further and flash the ROM right away.
Make sure you are aware of the fact that your device warranty will void once you root it, and you can no more claim the warranty even if it is in the warranty period. SO, if you agree with it, then let us go ahead and learn the procedure to flash this ROM on your Honor 4 or Honor 4X device.
Preparing Your Phone
- This instructions are strictly for Huawei Honor 4 and Honor 4X, so do not try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
- Device should be fully charged.
- Install device USB drivers on your computer.
- Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
- Make a Nandroid back up of the current ROM so that you can restore it when required.
- Make sure the device bootloader is unlocked.
- Root your device and install custom recovery on it if not done already.
- Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.
Install Android based CM13 Custom ROM
- Download Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Official CM13 ROM from here.
- Download the Google App's for Android Marshmallow from here.
- Connect the device to computer and transfer the files to your phone root storage.
- Disconnect the device and turn it off completely.
- Reboot the device into Recovery mode, press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power key for few seconds.
- When in recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select the options Cache, Data, Dalvik Cache, EFS Data/Partition.
- Now, confirm the wipe action by swiping the button at the bottom of the screen.
- Now, return to main menu and tap on Install tab.
- Locate the ROM file stored on you device and select it.
- Swipe the button to flash the ROM file on your device.
- In the same way flash the Google App's on your device.
- Return to main menu and tap on Reboot.
- System will now reboot in normal mode.
That's all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.