Update Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0 Custom ROM

AndroidBlog.gs is dedicated to share the most popular custom ROMs like CyanogenMod custom firmware for various devices like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony etc. Today, we have a good news for the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 users that these phones can be upgraded now to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. An unofficial version of a CM13 ROM is now available for Note 3 which is based on Android 6.0. The updated build of this ROM is bugs-free and reportedly stable. So if you want to taste the latest Android OS version with those tons of features that you can’t find in a stock build then go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide.

Keep in mind that CyanogenMod ROM is a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers, not officially released by Samsung, thus you’ll be required to have the latest version of a custom recovery already installed on your phone. Also, the device should unlocked and rooted, otherwise you’ll not be able to install custom ROM. Before proceeding to the installation guide, perform a full backup of all your data first.

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This guide containing the CM13 custom ROM based on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow can be used only with the Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked. Verify the model number of your device first.


AndroidBlog.gs will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005 during or after the installation of CyanogenMod13 ROM. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make sure that the battery level of your Note 3 is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Download and install proper USB Drivers for the Note 3 on PC.
  • It is highly recommended to take a proper back up of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on Note 3 from Settings > Developer Options.
  • The Note 3 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
  • The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 6.0 CyanogenMod 13 on Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005:

1:- First, download the CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0 custom ROM (cm-13.0-20151220-UNOFFICIAL-hlte.zip) and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.

2:- Now, connect your Galaxy Note 3 N9005 to the PC using its USB data cable.

3:- Move the CyanogenMod 13 firmware and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.

4:- Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.

5:- Turn ON the Galaxy Note 3 while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.

6:- Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.

7:- Go back the main Recovery menu and choose install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard.

8:- Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the CyanogenMod 13 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.

9:- Once the ROM is successfully installed on your Galaxy Note 3, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.

10:- After the installation of CyanogenMod 13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to reboot the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE.

It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.

That’s All! You have successfully updated Galaxy Note 3 N9005 LTE to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any trouble or having query while installing the CyanogenMod 13 featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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  1. emandt says

    There is an App that can brings back many SPen features for all Unofficial ROMs like CyanogenMod (even Android 6.x is well supported!), AOSP, MIUI, etc…You can visit: https://www.spencommand.com

  2. vinay says

    nice post now i will able to get marshmallow in mu smasung

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