Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for HTC Desire 816 [UNOFFICIAL CM13]


Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via unofficial CyanogenMod 13 is now available for HTC Desire 816. The CM13 ROM for HTC Desire 816 is released for US Carrier Virgin HTC Desire 816 but it seems to be working on other variants of Desire 516. You can go to Official XDA page for more information about the CM13 Marshmallow ROM for HTC Desire 516, once you check the details about the ROM then come the installation process. Are u wondering how to install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on HTC Desire 816?? Don’t worry, in this tutorial we have mentioned the whole procedure from start to end to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on HTC Desire 816 and we are going to follow the same procedure we used earlier for other devices.

The unofficial CM13 ROM is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with all the latest feature and redesigned interface, HTC Desire 816 is an old device which is not present in the list of devices receiving the official Marshmallow updates from Samsung. So the unofficial CM13 custom ROM is the only choice left for the users of HTC Desire 816 to install and experience the glimpse of latest firmware on their device.

Note: The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM for HTC Desire 816 is currently in the testing stages and you may experience some bugs but most of the features are seems to be working fine. If you are interested to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on your HTC Desire 816 then just go ahead and follow the below description.

How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on HTC Desire 816

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, custom recovery etc. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 80%
  • Download HTC USB drivers
  • Your device should have a working TWRP or CWM recovery installed in your device.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on HTC Desire 816

Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files onto your device storage.

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery mode by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process (This will reset your device to factory)

Now it’s the time to flash the Marshmallow firmware on your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the Marshmallow zip file

Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Once completed Reboot your device.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via unofficial CM13 custom ROM on HTC Desire 816. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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