A number of devices which saw their Android operating systems stop at a certain version can now upgrade to as much as the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies now available.
CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies for Mobile Phones
The CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies officially went live on onyx recently with five new phones and a couple of tablets covered. The phones that can be rooted with CM 13 include the OnePlus 2, the Moto X Pure, Oppo R5/ R5s and the little known Yureka, Android Police reports.
From that list, the Yureka may be the device that fails to ring a bell. This is because Yureka is a mid-range phone available only in India. The handset runs on Cyanogen OS 12.1, which is based on Android 5.1.
Like previous Cyanogen builds, it would be best to use it with caution. This is despite the fact that they are easy to root and modify with custom firmware.
An added word of precautions is that like old builds, the CyanogenMod may render bugs and some stability issues. Folks who could care less and want to see how their devices perform under Android 6.0 M can do so by downloading the CyanogenMod 13 Nightlies here.
Old Samsung Devices Can Be Rooted Too
A pair of Samsung devices can get a taste of Android 6.0 M as well. These are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (LTE and WiFi versions) and the Galaxy Note 8.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 came out in September 2015 per Android Headlines and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Owners should take note that the tablet can be upgraded to Marshmallow officially so the choice of applying the CynagenMod is entirely at their hands.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, this is not an erroneous add. Samsung did come out with one back in April, 2013 another post from Android Police, running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Officially, it can only be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat so bumping it to Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with expected risks.
Aside from CyanogenMod 13, don’t forget to download the latest version of Gapps. This will be needed for devices to access the Play Store and other Google services.
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