CyanogenMod 13.1 Android 6.0 Zenfone 5/6 [Stable]

Welcome back to Techno Planners tutorials, In preview post we talk about CM13 ROM for Zenfone 5. Now, Today in this post we talk about CM13.1 Android 6.0.1 ROM for ASUS Zenfone 5/6. Unfortunately, This is not an official update from Cynogenmod and There are some bugs and error like video recording, FM Radio and auto lock screen problem. Currently, This ROM status on the experiment so, maybe there are more bugs and issue. If you detect any bug or problem with this ROM, please share it with us and our other visitors. Please do it with your own risk, I am not responsible for any damage.

Maybe ASUS will not provide any Marshmallow update for older device because there are processor limitations. But you can taste Marshmallow Update on your Zenfone thanks to CyanogenMod who made this Custom ROM and share it with us.

  • CM13.1 ROM (Download all files from end of post)
  • GApps
  • Desktop/PC

Marshmallow features
  • Based on Cm13.1
  • Odexed, first boot faster
  • Camera fixed on CM13
  • Calling Worked
  • LATEST sources
  • Monthly security update
  • No additional applications
  • Multi Window Mode (not working)
  • CM boot animation
  • Lock Screen
  • Miscellaneous
  • Navigation
  • Dark UI mode
  • Settings button in status Bar
  • Sim Card Working
  • Recent Settings
  • Sound & Notification
  • Status Bar
  • Notification Panel & QS
  • Power Menu Options
  • Display Brightness Optimization
  • Double Tap to Sleep
  • Network traffic
  • Quick setting customization
  • Pre installed SuperSU
  • Better Battery Performance
  • Security update based on 2nd April
  • Removed unusable applications
  • Stable
  • Clean
  • Faster

  • Automatic screen lock
  • GPS not working
  • Video Recording isn't working with 1080pixel
  • Heating
  • Sometimes device freeze and power off after using call

TWRP Recovery
Before upgrading to marshmallow you have to flash Custom TWRP Recovery. If you have pre-install recovery you can skip this step otherwise use this tutorial to Install TWRP on your device.

Before flashing the ROM update make a backup using TWRP recovery.

Also Read :- How to Update [ROM] Resurrection Remix MM 6.0 for Zenfone 5/6

Guide to make a backup
  1. Power off Your Zenfone
  2. Open TWRP recovery mode by using the Power + Volume Down button.
  3. Tap on Backup then Slide left to right from Swipe to backup button
  4. Once the Backup Complete reboot device normally and Copy TWRP folder on your PC/Computer.

How to install CM13.1 on Zenfone 5 [Method 1]

  1. Download System Image, Kernel Image, Gapps and ADB Tool from end of post link given.
  2. Copy GApps in your device SD-Card.
  3. Copy systemCM-13.1-20160419.img and bootCM-13.1-20160421.img file in the ADB Tool folder.
  4. Now Turn Off your device.
  5. Reboot into bootloder using Power + Volume UP button.
  6. Once device in bootloder mode, Connect device with PC using data cable.
  7. In the ADB Tool folder, Open Windows Commend by Pressing Shift key + right click of the mouse and select the open command here.
  8. Android 6.0 on Zenfone 5
  9. Type below cmd and hit enter.
  10. fastboot flash boot bootCM-13.0-20160401.img
  11. Type below CMD and hit enter.
  12. fastboot flash system systemCM-13.0-20160401-EXPERIMENTAL.img
  13. Now Clear device data Type below CMD one by one: (hit enter).
  14. fastboot erase data
    fastboot erase userdata
    fastboot erase cache
    adb reboot recovery
  15. From TWRP Recovery
  16. Select install zip and browse the GApps zip file that you copied and flash it.
  17. Once it flashed, you should format ( NOT WIPE ) and cache data in TWRP.
  18. Restart the device and enjoy CM13.1 on your Zenfone.

Note: At the time the first boot may take up to 10 to 15 minutes, so be patient

How to install Android 6.0 on Zenfone 5 [Method 2]

  1. Download Recovery-Flashable ZIP's ROM and GApps from end of the post.
  2. Copy ROM and GApps zip file in your device storage.
  3. Turn off your Zenfone
  4. Boot your device into Recovery mode using Power + Volume DOWN button.
  5. Tap Install and flash the ROM zip file.
  6. Go back and flash the GApps.
  7. Tap Wipe > Advance Wipe, Select dalvik cache, data, internal storage (optional).
    CyanogenMod 13.1 Android 6.0 Zenfone 5/6 [Stable]
  8. Once it's done, Reboot your device.

Download here
ADB Tool-

How to fix a boot loop

Maybe your device goes to Boot Loop or stuck in CM13 boot animation, because my device already stuck at boot animation. Again, I flash CM13 ROM using above method and it is starting working. So, if your device stuck in a CM boot animation, please reflash CM13 step by step. I hope it will work for you. Please drop your comment. If you like or find any think help full.

Also Check out :- How to Install Android 6.0 on Zenfone 5 using Euphoria OS 2.0

How to Root

  1. Go to Settings > About Phone > tap build number 6 - 7 times
  2. Go back to settings page you will get developer option
  3. Root Enable device + ADB
  4. Update SuperSU from Play Store

For first boot it can take up to 10 minutes for making cache file, Please don't turn off your device in that stage. Before you go, read about How to Get Android N 7.0 Settings on any Zenfone's. Please Share this Tutorial with your friends and family.

Gaurav Saxena

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  1. Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. link updated for CM13 Zenfone 5

    3. This should be working

      link from xda developers

  2. Real Racing 3 performance bug. Need Fix

  3. The rom is not working.pls fix it

  4. Replies
    1. website is under maintance, once the maintance done, You can download it

    2. can you please just upload to google drive?
      maintenance so long time

    3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    4. Don't you have the ROM?
      can't u just upload to google drive?

  5. Can't open my camera and can't installed from play store? How to fix it?

  6. ROM Link gone to a Forbidden page. Kindly fix it.

  7. ROM Link not available, leads to Forbidden page.

  8. Excellent and very exciting site. Love to watch. Keep Rocking.
    click here

  9. there are 4 files available in the rom site. which filr from there i have to download.