Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is now available for Samsung Galaxy A8 including variants SM-A800F and SM-A800I. In this detailed tutorial we have put together the complete process from downloading Marshmallow ROM for Galaxy A8 up to the installation process, We have posted guides on the custom Marshmallow ROMs for several other devices, you can have an overview of them as well and in this guide we are going to use the same process. Just go ahead and install the latest firmware Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/A800I.
How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/A800I with CyanogenMod 13
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 Samsung USB drivers
- Your device should have a working TWRP recovery or CWM or follow this guide
- Download CM13 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/A800I
- Download CM13 Gapps
Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with CM13 on Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/A800I
Connect your device to your PC and copy the both ROM and google apps zip files on your device storage.
Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu 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 CM13 firmware in your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the ROM 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 CM13 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 CyanogenMod 13 on your Galaxy A8 SM-A800F/A800I. 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.