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Samsung Galaxy S II gets Android Marshmallow through CyanogenMod 13!

Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the first smartphones that changed the way that the OEM was viewed on the market. It was the first device to change Samsung’s image and brand into something much much more. It was the device to make the company what it is today. But now, S II is considered a very old device, especially considering that we are on the brink of Galaxy S7’s launch. It is 5-years old and its specs are no match to even the lowest of the low-end smartphones.

 

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Galaxy S II is powered by a dual-core processor running at 1.2GHz, with 1 GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage and a 4.3-inch 480×800 display. This means that it is still viable for some current Android ROMs, including CyanogenMod.

 

CyanogenMod 13, which is a ROM based on Android 6.0, will finally be supported. This means that, if you had an S II ever since it launched, you have seen all the flavors of Android running on it, either official or unofficial. And now you will even get the most recent Android version, ahead of so many other devices nonetheless!

 

This CyanogenMod build is a nightly, so it may not be the most stable at first, but a more stable version could come in the future. You will need to flash the Gapps zip package in order to make your Google apps work. This should make for a nice project in the next couple of days!

 

Source: CyanogenMod

 

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Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) gets CyanogenMod 13 nightly support

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 but you don’t love your already outdated OS with TouchWiz skins on top? Maybe you will like the CyanogenMod 13 update better, because the CyanogenMod team has been working on an Android Marshmallow functioning ROM version and a nightly is finally out the door.

 

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Since the previous update that Galaxy S5 (klte) got was in October and it was comprised of Android 5.1.1, owners are still going to have to wait for a while before getting the official Marshmallow bit. Of course, when the change gets there, it will have a TouchWiz skin on top and not everyone likes that.

 

Flashing custom ROMs is still an option and here enters CyanogenMod with the 13 nightly based on Android 6.0. The full download of this file zip comes to 286MB, and you will need the GApps suite to make Google-ly things work.

 

Of course, you must not forget this is a nightly build, which means it can be packed with bugs and things that will not work as intended. Keep in mind that this ROM version will not work on AT&T carrier versions or on Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular devices. Flash the custom ROM at your own peril and good luck!

 

Source: CyanogenMod downloads

 

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CyanogenMod support for four LG devices, including LG G3 S

The CyanogenMod Team keeps expanding its supported device roster by the day. If you have an LG device and the most recent supported version of Android does not please you, you now have an alternative – depending on what device you own, of course.

 

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The newest nightly builds from CM are compatible with LG G3 S, LG Optimus L70, LG G2 Mini and LG G3 Beat. All of the builds are CyanogenMod 13 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow) and they are currently available for download and flashing.

 

Three devices have two nightly builds and LG G2 Mini has only one. The LG G3 S is codenamed “jag3gds” on the download page. It is a smaller and cheaper version of the G3 flagship from last year.

 

G3 Beat is an alternative name for the G3 S, used when sold on some territories (it has the codename “jagnm”).

 

LG G2 Mini is the mini version of LG G2 – the LG flagship for 2013 – and it bears the codename “g2m”. Optimus L70 is one of the low-cost entry-level smartphones on the market and it has the code name “w5”.

 

You have to prepare for some instability with these nightly builds and some bugs may also pop up if you are unlucky. You will need a latest version of the Gapps ZIP package if you want to get access to the Google Play Store and additional Google services.

 

Source: CyanogenMod LG G2 Mini, Optimus L70, LG G3 S, LG G3 Beat

 

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CyanogenMod 13 nightly support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

CyanogenMod recently announced support for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and it’s not any kind of support, it’s CyanogenMod 13 or the Marshmallow 6.0 equivalent. The initial list with devices that will get this OS update support is pretty small at the moment, but CyanogenMod promised to work fast in order to bring more devices on the list as soon as possible.

 

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We are talking about nightly builds at the moment, which means they will not be the most stable of the bunch. But they are a step towards the future and more stability. We do not get any guarantee that the update will be stable or that everything will work fine after flashing. Keep in mind that there are times when a new nightly will break some features or functionality of certain features, while in other cases it may lead to freezing or bootlooping after installation.

 

Regular users are advised NOT to flash nighlty builds unless they are feeling especially lucky or if they just like to spend hours trying to fix their device if something goes wrong.

 

CyanogenMod 13 includes some support for features like Wi-Fi calling, which is mostly great for T Mobile users. The nightly builds for Nexus 5X is code named “bullhead”, whereas the code name for the CM 13 for Nexus 6P is “angler”. If you want to try out this version of CM, go ahead and click on the source links below.

 

Source: Nexus 5X CM, Nexus 6P CM

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CyanogenMod 13 spotted, will allow Wi-Fi calling where supported

CyanogenMod 13 is soon going to grace us with its custom presence and then you will not have to worry about losing your Wi-Fi calling feature on your new phone again. T Mobile just included the Wi-Fi calling on their most recent smartphones used in areas where the network is not able to penetrate yet. Until now, this was one of the best reasons for you to stay on Android stock, but it is no longer the case, if you like to adorn your device with a custom ROM.

 

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A Cyanogen Inc. employee, namely former AOKP leader Roman Birg recently posted a photo on Google + showing T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling on a custom ROM build. This confirms statements that this will be CyanogenMod 13 in the near future, a custom ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. This implementation will use some proprietary software plus some Wi-Fi calling code.

 

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Although it is still in an incipient phase, Wi-Fi calling will soon become a norm for stock smartphones and custom ROM-using ones, especially since most carriers are allowing their customers to use off-contract phones. CyanogenMod 13 does not have an official release date as of yet, but alpha and beta builds will soon show up.

 

Source: Google+