Huawei Ascend Mate 2 owners can now enjoy Android Marshmallow on their device with CyanogenMod 13. CyanogenMod team just released the first nightly build of CM 13 (Android 6.0) for the two-year-old Mate 2, which brings new features and performance enhancements to the phablet. Below is the installation guide. Of course, it goes without saying you will need root access on the device.

The Ascend Mate 2 was launched in 2014 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (EMUI 2.0 UI). Later, the device was updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, but chance for getting an official Android Marshmallow update is very rare, though it is capable of. So, if the device has been abandoned by official upgrade path, the best alternative to get the latest Android OS is CyanogenMod.



In this tutorial, we explain how to install CyanogenMod 13 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow) on Huawei Ascend Mate 2. However, we remind you that the present status of CM13 is Nightly, which means the ROM is experimental and may have several bugs. If you are looking for stable build, wait until the release of CM13 Snapshot build.

Note: To get CyanogenMod 13 running on your Mate 2, you will need root access and latest version of TWRP custom recovery installed on it. If you have not did, download latest version of TWRP recovery [HERE] and flash it via ADB. To get root access, flash SuperSU zip file [Download here] via TWRP recovery. More information available here.

Install CyanogenMod 13 on Huawei Ascend Mate 2

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.

1. Download CM13 zip file [HERE] and Google apps package (Gapps) [HERE] and save both the zip files to your phone’s SD card.

2. Boot your device into custom TWRP recovery (switch off the phone, press Volume Up + Power button together)

3. In TWRP recovery, select Backup button to create a backup of your current firmware, just in case. Then, select Wipe, then Factory Reset and wipe cache, system and data.

4. Now, select Install, navigate to /sdcard and select the CyanogenMod .zip package. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. Install Gapps zip file as well.

Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod 13. Set up and enjoy Marshmallow. (source – CyanogenMod)

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