Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is still in the race of getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow update by Samsung, but the wish of Note 4 has been fulfilled by some developer on XDA developer who port official CyanogenMod 13 to this phone. You can easily get this custom ROM on your phone so you can have Android 6.0 Marshmallow features on your Note 4 smartphone. But keep in mind that this custom ROM is an unofficial build that means this custom ROM is not officially created by the CyanogenMod team and could have some bugs in it which make some of the features of your phone fail to work but don’t worry this custom ROM is best for a daily driver. Before going any further, make sure to read the things to remember below.

Here is everything that one needs to install an unofficial Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones thanks to a CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM that is based on Marshmallow:


Things To Remember:

  • Root your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 first and install a custom recovery on it (TWRP recommended).
  • Make sure to charge your phone to at least 60% before installing custom ROM to have enough power to go through the installation process.
  • Backup all of your critical data before installing custom ROM because it will wipe all the internal data on your phone.
  • This custom ROM installation and files are only for Samsung Galaxy Note 4, don’t try these on another smartphone.

Steps to install CM 13 on Samsung Galaxy note 4:

  1. Download CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM zip file from here.
  2. Download Google Apps zip file from here for CyanogenMod 13.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC and transfer both the zip files to your phone.
  4. Disconnect your Note 4 phone from the PC and reboot it to recovery mode.
  5. In recovery mode tap on “Backup” then confirm to backup the previous ROM.
  6. Come back to the main menu and tap on “Wipe” then confirm to wipe the system memory.
  7. Now tap on “Install” and select the CM 13 zip files and confirm to install.
  8. Now repeat the above step with Google apps zip file (do not wipe this time).
  9. After that tap on “Reboot” then “System” to reboot the phone to OS mode.
  10. This custom ROM don’t have all the Note 4 features so you can’t use S-pen and air menu, but now your phone will be stronger than ever.
  11. You can also use the comment section to contact me for all the queries and suggestions.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

In conclusion, that is how unofficially to install a version of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone with the help from a custom ROM. The custom Rom that we are using is the CyanogenMod custom Rom–the world’s most popular aftermarket firmware and so much so that we even see it coming out of the box these days for some devices.