Install CM13 ROM on Huawei Honor 5X

Honor 5X is one of the best selling Android Phone from Huawei. Most of the Android fans users already bought the phone and using the same from past few months. If you the proud owner of Huawei Honor 5X and want to install the latest CynogenMod 13 ROM (CM 13) Android marshmallow ROM on your phone. This CM13 ROM is a Very Clean & Fast ROM with some added extra useful features. To install this ROM on your Phone all, you need an Unlock bootloader phone with TWRP recovery.

All credit goes to the XDA developer crpalmer for providing the unofficial build of CM13 for Honor 5X. So without wasting our time lets see how to download and install CM13 ROM on Huawei Honor 5X.



Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.


This guide is only for the Huawei Honor 5X KIW-L24/L22/L21 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 CM13 ROM

Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.


Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important steps 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.

Free Android Apps to Backup

Backup WhatsApp Messages


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.

Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers

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.

Download Android USB Drivers


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.

How to Enable USB Debugging Mode



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 CM13 ROM on Huawei Honor 5X


Step 1. As we mention above to apply this Custom ROM your phone, you need a phone with Unlocked bootloader and TWRP recovery. If you don’t have then check this guide and Install TWRP on your phone.

Step 2. Download the CM 13 ROM for Huawei Honor 5X here and save the zip file on your phone.

Step 3. To install the Google Application on your phone. Download Gapps zip file here and save it on your phone.

Step 4. Once both the Files are saved on your device. Boot your phone in recovery mode. Turn off your phone first and hold “Volume Down+Power Button” to boot in recovery mode.

Step 5. Now do a Factory Reset by Goto Wipe>Advanced Wipe>Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data and swipe to confirm it.

Step 6. Now, 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. Now everything is done. Select Reboot System.

Now your phone will boot and running on the CynogenMod 13 ROM (CM 13) Android marshmallow ROM.


Install CM13 ROM on Huawei Honor 5X
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