Install CyanogenMod 13 on OnePlus 2 [Grarak Build]

OnePlus One was very special phone not only because of its Flagship killing Hardware but also for the awesome Cyanogen OS which is out of the box. I really like all the features of Cyanogen in OnePlus One and the theme engine of Cyanogen is fantastic. OnePlus had broken up with Cyanogen which is a bad news for us. That's why OnePlus 2 comes with home made Oxygen OS out of the box. But the Developers will not sit by keeping their hand in the pocket. Their is a Gun for OnePlus 2 popularly known as Grarak (aka Willi Ye) who release CM 13 with working Fingerprint scanner and Laser Auto Focus.
CyanogenMod 13
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If you look at OnePlus forum, you will found thousands of people are seeking for Official CyanogenMOD on OnePlus 2. But till now, no official builds are available. It may get released after the pushing of OnePlus 2 kernel source into the Github by OnePlus. Also, Carl Pie mentioned that they will be releasing the source after the final Marshmallow update.

CM 13 by Grarak which is the first custom ROM for OnePlus 2 with working LAF and Fingerprint Scanner of Marshmallow API. And yes, Grarak is an Official CyanogenMOD Contributor. We can say Grarak Built CM 13 is Some how official. So let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update OnePlus 2 to CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

This amazing CM 13 custom ROM comes with tons of new features and is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A quick list of the main features in Grarak Build CM 13 is given below and we are sure you’d love to use this on your OnePlus 2 :
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • Fast & Smooth.
  • Stable.
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the OnePlus 2, but we think you might be interested in the following posts :
Like this CM 13 Grarak Build ROM based on the latest Android 6.0.1 ? 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.

NOTE : If you are still on Oxygen OS with Locked Bootloader and Stock Recovery, follow our Easy and Detailed Guide on How to Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader and Install TWRP.

UPDATE : If your Bootloader is already unlocked, follow this Guide : (Install TWRP 3.0.2 Hybrid Recovery on OnePlus 2)
Tips : Backup your important APK + Data with Titanium Backup Pro if you are moving from a different ROM to CyanogenMOD ROM. 

To Remember :
  • This tutorial is only for installing Android 6.0.1 CM 13 ROM on OnePlus 2. Please do not try on any other OnePlus variants.
  • Your phone should have a custom recovery installed in order to install this CyanogenMOD ROM on your phone.
  • We will be using TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • This tutorial will wipe out all your data. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before proceeding from the Recovery Mode.

Download CyanogenMOD 13 for OnePlus 2 from here :

This is the Latest CM 13 build so far from Grarak which is released on 9 April 2016 on Twitter.

DOWNLOAD

Download Official GApps ARM64 from here :

I always suggest downloading Official GApps only in order to access Google Apps.

DOWNLOAD
NOTE : Select ARM64 > Android 6.0 > Pico to download for the best result. Later on you can download all the GApps of your choice from Play Store.
HOW TO : Install CM 13 on OnePlus 2 [Grarak Build]

Step 1 : Download CM 13 Grarak Build ROM and Google Apps for OnePlus 2 to your computer.

Step 2 : Connect and mount your OnePlus 2 USB memory to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 : Now copy/paste the downloaded CM 13 ROM zip and Google Apps zip files to your
phone memory / SD card. Make sure the files are in the phone memory / SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 4 : Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 : Now to get in the Recovery Mode. Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together.

Step 6 : Once you are in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.

Step 7 : Now go back to the main menu and then tap on the ‘Install’ button. From the list, choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.

Step 8 : Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now.

Google Apps: Once the ROM installation is completed, repeat the above steps from Step 7 to Step 8 for the Google Apps zip file as well and install it on your phone.

Step 9 : Tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.

Step 10 : You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

Your One will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time after flashing a new ROM. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your OnePlus 2 should now have Android 6.0.1 CM 13 Marshmallow custom ROM installed on your phone! Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

Any problem during installation ? Let me know by commenting below! Also, don't forget to share, ONLY if you found this post helpful to you.

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