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Update Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 Nightly ROM

CM13 Nightly custom ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow can now be easily installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 via the following guide. Samsung has completed releasing major software updates for this device and no longer plans on updating this phone. That doesn’t, however, mean you can’t experience any new Android releases. And this is also where custom ROMs truly shine especially ROMs like CM13 Nightly which bring in the true AOSP experience with latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You would get all of the core features of Marshamllow as well as some key add-ons by CM. The developers are still perfecting the code which means you might find some bugs here and there but with each passing nightly it is only bound to get better. If interested in Android 6.0 for other phones, check out our new Custom ROMs section. You can update Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 to Android 6.0 CM13 Nightly Marshmallow custom firmware using the tutorial below. This is not an official release by Samsung, but just a custom ROM which would require a custom recovery like ClockworkMod in order to flash the ROM zip and Google Apps zip files on your phone.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install Android 6.0 CM13 Nightly Marshmallow on Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 with complete steps. Don’t forget to read all the tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding. Please make sure you backup all your data as given below because this tutorial will wipe your data. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s get to the tutorial now.

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Android 6.0 CM13 Nightly Marshmallow ROM Details:

For those who are new to CyanogenMod, please read the following:

CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices (See above for supported devices & how to install CyanogenMod on said devices). Based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers such as Google, T-Mobile, HTC, etc. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android.

Here is a quick note for those who are going to install this release of CM13 for the very first time:

NOTE: Since this is not a final build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.

Remember, this is not an official firmware update. This is a custom ROM, based on AOSP release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

We haven’t really found any major issues or apps that do not work with this Android 6.0 CM13 custom firmware.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the LG G2 D802, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

Like this CM13 Nightly ROM based on the latest Android 6.0? We love it too and we know you are looking forward to install it on your phone now. Now please read below for important tips on how to make sure your installation goes smooth and you do not end up with any problems.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 to Android 6.0 CM13 Nightly Marshmallow custom firmware.

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7 Comments

  • I just installed Android 6 CM13 with this procedure on my GT-I9195 that refused doing updates from 4.2.2, and it works just fine. Although, I had te reformat my SD card, after making a backup on my PC – had to configure the USB port for file transfer, that was not nice, that should be default. And then I realised that I’m no longer able to make movies vith my camera. I have to figure out if this is a limitation of this version or just an app issue.
    Teamandroid, can you help me with this?
    Still many things to discover … layout completely different, but working.
    Thanks!!!

  • I found 2 bugs on this version:
    1) I want to move (copy) a number of files from one folder on the internal storage to a folder on the sdcard1 on my smartphone. At every try I got an error back and only 1 file gets copied … well I’m not evern sure, because when I took a look at the destination folder on the sdcard1 via my PC, I saw no files at all … funny.
    It did not change anything after I entered in development mode and changed the root access to Apps and ADB.
    Finally, I did the copy of all the files then via my PC without any problem.
    2) When I plug in my smartphone to the usb connection with my PC I canoot see any folders on my smartphone via my PC. I have to reset “Select USB configuration” from “MTP” to “Charging” and back to activate the data acces (MTP) to my smartphone. Or, am I doing something wrong?

    Please, can someone take a look at these issues. I got workarounds, and certainly number 2 is anoying.

    But, still satified with my upgrade!

  • Since I have CM 13 marshmallow I can not answer calls or call someone by myself. What may be the problem? A phone is quite useless without the possbility to call… Thanx for your help!

  • Hi, I don’t know absolutely anything about Android and PC but I followed this guide and it worked on my Galaxy S4 Mini. Obviously before installing the CM13 I had a rooted S4 Mini (KingRoot), but now, with Marshmallow, I have to root the phone again or it has still root permissions ? Thanks (yes, I don’t know anything)

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