Samsung Marshmallow update for Galaxy S4 won’t be released because the device is more than 2 years old now. Though, with ROMs like CM13 available — especially for the non-Exynos variants — the S4 Android 6.0 is possible today.
We’ve collected some custom ROMs based on 6.0 Marshmallow for you right below. This includes Galaxy S4 CM13 and other ROMs, which are actually based on CM13 but add numerous other features.
Read: Galaxy S6 CM13
To install Marshmallow on Galaxy S4, you will need a custom recovery like TWRP. Then, download the ROM from below, and use the installation provided at the bottom of the post to upgrade to Android 6.0 easily.
With Marshmallow, you will get doze mode on your Galaxy S4, which can improve the battery life by 10-20%. Not only that, the permissions management is the best in Marshmallow update, and you will also get to taste the massively important app control system.
You will lose TouchWiz UI for good, and will be introduced to pure Android UI as Google developed it on Android 6.0 Marshmallow builds shared below.
Your S4 on Marshmallow should be pretty quick and snappy, but the software may contain bugs which may ruin the experience a bit. We don’t think you will be too much let down by those issues, mainly rightly because in turn you get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
Let’s see the ROMs based on Android 6.0 for the Galaxy S4.
Galaxy S4 Marshmallow Update
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (download the ROM as per model no. provided below)
- Don’t try this on any other device whose model no. is different than the one specified above.
Download Marshmallow Custom ROMs
Find the Marshmallow ROMs along with their download link below. Also linked is ROM’s development page, where you could find that ROM’s latest download link, current list of bugs (if any) and list of features and all other info about the ROM.
International Galaxy S4
For model no. GT-i9500 only.
ROM not available at the moment.
Galaxy S4 LTE
For model no. GT-i9505 only.
1. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13, Official)
2. CyanogenMod 13 (CM13, Unofficial)
3. Kushan ROM
5. Team UB
Galaxy S4 Value Edition
For model no. GT-i9515 only.
1. Dirty Unicorns
How to Install
Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.
Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps linked below as these contain Google Apps like Play Store, Maps, etc. that are missing in the ROMs by default.
Need help? Let us know if you need any help with this via comments below.