Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Lenovo launched its flagship device Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro in 2014 which did catch eyes of smartphone buyers because of its on paper features. But the device didn’t even received Lollipop 5.1.1 update. If you are waiting for Marshmallow update for your device, better root your device & install CM 13 ROM in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro.
If you’re not familiar with Cyanogenmod Custom ROM, CyanogenMod is a free, community built, aftermarket firmware distribution of Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), which is designed to increase performance and reliability over stock Android for your device.
Cyanogen team’s popular theme engine allows you to customise the look of the OS according to your will. Simply download themes from Google Play and apply them to change the look of the OS in just a few taps. Beside changing the System UI colors, themes in CyanogenMod can also change the look of the icons, lock screen, boot animation, navigation bar, status bar and fonts. So now its time to install Cyanogenmod 13 in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro.
- ROM OS Version: 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
- Status: Stable
Prerequisites before Installing CM 13 ROM:
- Unlocked Bootloader.
- Rooted Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro with TWRP recovery.
- Backup all your important data so that if in case anything goes wrong, you can switch back to stock ROM & restore the backup data.
- Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro charged upto 50% to avoid shutdown during the flashing process.
- Required ROM file & GApps package (At the end of post)
We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if * you point the finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
How to install CM 13 in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
Step 1: Download the ROM file & GApps package from the links at the bottom of the post. Make sure you use a proper download manager & good internet connection to avoid data corruption while downloading files.
Step 2: Transfer the downloaded zip files in your Internal storage & boot into recovery. You can boot into recovery mode by two methods, Use TWRP Recovery only
- Download Rebooter App from Google Play Store & grant root access. Launch the app & select, Reboot to recovery.
- Switch off your device, Press and hold Vol UP + Home + Power button simultaneously. Leave the keys after 5 secs.
Step 3: Once you have booted into recovery mode, Optional: Go to “Backup & Restore” and select System, data, boot.
Step 4: Now its time to flash CM 13 in Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro But before doing that, go to Wipe (in TWRP Recovery) & select cache, system (Select system only if you are coming from other ROMs), data dalvik cache. Swipe to confirm wiping.
Step 5: Go to TWRP Homescreen & click on Install. Select the CM 13 ROM for Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro zip from the list of files. Swipe to confirm flashing. This might take around 5mins.
Step 6: Once you have completed flashing the ROM, flash the GApps package by again going into Install and locate the GApps zip file. Swipe to confirm & you’re done with Installation part.
Step 7: Now clear cache & boot your device. First boot might take sometime so just calm down.
CM 13 based Resurrection Remix ROM for Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro: Download
Download CM 13 (Android M) for Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro
- CM 13 ROM: Download (Source)
- List of Cyanogenmod 13 Themes: CM13 themes
- Google Apps Package: Gapps 6.0
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