Update LG L90 on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13


CyanogenMod 13 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now available for LG L90. This is a good news for the user’s of LG L90 because it’s chance to update their devices to latest firmware available till date. LG has left firmware update support for these devices and still they stuck on Android 4.4.2 KitKat but now the CM13 ROM is there to give a new life to LG L90. The Stock firmware Android 6.0 Marshmallow has already made it’s way towards Nexus devices but other devices belonging to different manufacturers are still in the waiting list.

As of now AOSP builds like CM13 are in the development stages but these custom ROMs are the only way at this time to give you the experience latest firmware available till date on your LG L90. Previously we have posted guides on the AOSP builds for several other devices, you can have an overview of them and in this guide we are going to use the same process. Just go ahead and install the latest firmware Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your LG L90.

Also read: Download Official CM13 Nightly ROM for LG Optimus L90 [Android 6.0 Marshmallow]

How to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13 on LG L90

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. 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 60%
  • Your device should have a working TWRP recovery. If you didn’t, download TWRP recovery from this link and install it using the process used in this guide.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 on LG L90

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 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 cm-13-20151020-NIGHTLY-w7.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 Marshmallow via CyanogenMod 13 on your LG L90. 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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