LG G2 Gets Android 6.0 Marshmallow via CyanogenMod CM13 custom ROM
LG has been fairly fast when it comes to software updates for its Android devices. In fact, LG G4 was scheduled to be the first handset to get Android Marshmallow update after Google Nexus devices. But that is about its latest flagship, for a device like LG G2 that is well past the age of two years, the South Korean phone maker is no more obliged to release any update, including the 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Despite its age, though, LG G2 still gives the excellent value for money. The device features a great display, decent processor and respectable camera, while being priced at about 240 €. That said, Lollipop is not the end of the road for G2 device owners as they can still savour Google’s latest Android OS through new CM13 custom ROM from CyanogenMod.
The news about the official release of the CM13-series firmware came over the weekend. For now, of course, it’s nightly build, so you may have some problems here and there. Still, it’s an important milestone for a device that was last upgraded to Lollipop v5.0.1 back in January 2015.
Keep in mind that the new custom ROM has to be installed on select LG G2 (d800, d801, d802, d803, and vs980) AT&T, T-Mobile, LTE International, Canada and Verizon models only. Also, installing CM13 makes the company warranty void, meaning the company will no longer be liable to provide updates in future.
If you’re ready to play around, here are the download links to files:
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