CM 13, short for CyanogenMod 13, is a custom ROM based on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, being one of the most popular choices of the moment. Besides the whole new look it can give to your phone, it also brings new features that you can’t actually find on stock Android. If you opt for CyanogenMod 13 ROM for Lenovo Vibe K5 or K5 Plus, you will get new battery optimizations, improved app permissions, Google Now on Tap, status bar customization, the new Doze feature and many more.
No, we’re not talking about the Android version, as both the Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus are rocking 5.1 Lollipop, still a decent option, but about the way it looks. Like many other manufacturers, Lenovo is using a custom user interface. But theirs is far from being good looking! In this case, the best option is to install CM13 ROM on Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus.
Sounds interesting right? Let’s see how you can get it on your phone… But first, there are a few details worth mentioning.
Warnings & Requirements
- The CM 13 ROM you will find below works just for the Lenovo Vibe K5 or K5 Plus. Don’t try installing it on other devices.
- The process will completely erase your date, so it’s advisable to perform a full backup of your phone before starting.
- Follow all these steps, as otherwise, there’s the risk of bricking your device.
- Your battery level should be above 60% before starting. However, our recommendation is to start with a fully charged battery, in order to avoid an accidental shutdown.
Install CM13 ROM on Lenovo Vibe K5 or K5 Plus
Step 1: Download and install a custom recovery on your phone. If you already have one, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Download the CM13 ROM for Lenovo Vibe K5 or K5 Plus. Here – Download
Step 3: Download the Gapps file. Here – Download
Step 4: Boot your device into recovery mode, by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Button.
Step 5: After entering recovery mode, while in TWRP, create a Nanrdoid backup for all the stuff on your phone, in case something goes wrong.
Step 6: Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and date. Swipe in order to confirm.
Step 7: Go to Install and locate the CM13 ROM zip file. Swipe to install the ROM file. The process should take a few minutes.
Step 8: Repeat the same process for the Gapps zip file.
Step 9: Wipe the cache and the Dalvik cache once again, as described in Step 6.
Step 10: Reboot your device.
That’s it, you have successfully installed CM13 ROM for Lenovo Vibe K5 or K5 Plus. If you’ve faced any issues during the process, feel free to contact us, using the comments section below.