CyanogenMod 13 (CM13) ROM is finally available for the new Xiaomi Mi Max Android smartphone. MI Max is the latest smartphone from the Xiaomi and runs on the MIUI 7 OS. If you recently bought the phone and not a big fan of the MIUI and want to move to some other ROM. Here is great news for you. Now you can download and install the CyanogenMod CM13 ROM on Xiaomi Mi Max. The new ROM run on the Android Marshmallow and packed with lots of good features. This new CM 13 ROM give you the feel of Stock Android on your phone and has some good features like battery optimizations, Doze, better App permissions, Now on Tap, Status bar customization and lots more. So here we’ll show you how to install the CM13 ROM for Xiaomi Mi Max.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Xiaomi Mi Max android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
Requirements to Install CM 13 on Xiaomi Mi Max
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL USB DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to send basic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
How to install CM 13 on Xiaomi Mi Max
Step 1. First you have to Root the Xiaomi Mi Max and Install the TWRP recovery. Read here how to do Root Xiaomi Mi Max.
Step 2. After that Download the CM 13 ROM for Xiaomi Mi Max here and save the zip file on your phone.
Step 3. Now download the Latest Gapps Package on your phone and save the zip file.
Step 4. Once both the files are saved on your phone, Boot your phone in recovery mode by press and hold “Volume Down+Power Button”
Step 5. Now from recovery do a Factory Reset by Goto Wipe>Advanced Wipe>Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data and swipe to confirm it.
Step 6. Go to Install and locate the ROM zip file & swipe to Install the ROM file. After the process completes, Flash the GApps zip file.
Step 7. Again wipe cache & Dalvik cache and Reboot your device.
Done. Now your Mi Max is Running on the CM 13 ROM.