[CM13] [ROM] Update Android 6.0 on Zenfone 2 without Root

Hello Guys, In this text tutorial I will teach you how to update ASUS zenfone 2 in android 6.0 marshmallow. First, I am telling you this is a custom ROM from cynogenmod CM13 for zenfone 2 but in the upcoming months we will get an official update from ASUS. This ROM has android 6.0.x OS and Linux kernel 3.10.x version.
Android 6.0 on Zenfone 2 [Z00A - Z008] without Root

Before Updating
First, you have to make a backup of your Application, Personal data, Contact detail, Internal Storage, etc. Because this tutorial will wipe your data and files. You can also make a backup of your stock firmware using CWM/ TWRP custom recovery. In this tutorial I am using TWRP recovery.

  • Android 6.0 ROM for Zenfone 2 (Download all files from end of post)
  • GApps for Marshmallow
  • Custom Recovery Installed if you don't have any custom recovery, please first flash custom recovery on your device. 

Make a full backup
  1. Power Off your device
  2. Reboot device in Recovery Mode by using the Power + Volume UP button
  3. Once the Team Win Recovery Open, Select "Backup"
  4. Check "Cache, Data and System" option from the list and "swipe to backup" button.
  5. It will take server minutes to complete and its depend on device data size. Once it's done, Boot your device normally and save TWRP folder on your PC/ SD-Card.

Android 6.0 Zenfone 2 Flash Using TWRP Recovery

  1. Download ROM and GApps Zip file from the end of the post on your computer.
  2. Then, connect your device with your computer/PC with the help of the USB cord.
  3. Place both files in your device internal/external storage.
  4. Disconnect the USB cable and also power off your device.
  5. Reboot into recovery mode.
  6. From recovery select “Wipe” then select format data and write yes to confirm wipe.
  7. Now go back to the main menu and select “Install”.
  8. First Pick the CM13 Marshmallow zip file and flash it on your ASUS ZenFone 2.
  9. Once it's done, flash Google Apps zip.
  10. Done, select Wipe Cache and swipe to wipe
  11. Go back to main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.

Using CWM Recovery
  1. Use above steps from 1st step to 5th step.
  2. Select “Wipe data/ factory reset”“wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”, then select “Yes” to confirm.
  3. Now select “Apply update” from the main menu and select “Choose from internal storage” or choose an external storage if you place the zip file in SD_Card.
  4. Select CM13 ROM file and it will install without confirmation.
  5. Once the ROM is installed, flash the GApps file.
  6. Reboot your device.

Download here
GApps - http://bit.ly/1NBj4y8
Z00A - http://bit.ly/1LZVdtL
Z008 - http://bit.ly/1LZVk8A

First boot can take up-to 10 minutes to make cache files for applications. Once it's done, you can confirm Android 6.0.x version install on your system by Going to Settings > About Phone > it must show Android version 6.0.1. You can play Marshmallow eggster game by hitting Android version 5 to 6 times. Thank you for using our tutorial you can also check out How to Flash TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 2 Laser, Please share this tutorial with your friends and family.

Gaurav Saxena

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