According to John Chen, chief executive officer of BlackBerry, the Priv model will be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow by the end of April or in early April. This phone was released with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and soon, its performance will be boosted, especially that the phone runs also on BlackBerry’s proprietary custom software. As for the LG G2, unfortunately, this flagship is too old (it was released in September 2013) to be eligible for the upgrade, but there’s a custom ROM you can install on it.
The BlackBerry Priv was spotted in a video running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it’s just a matter of time until the Canadian manufacturer will upgrade its first Android smartphone. Marshmallow will work fine together with BlackBerry’s proprietary software and Hug will surely help users to have a better experience, by helping them to manage their schedule and notifications, plus by swiping to the right edge of the screen, they’ll enable the quick actions, just like on Samsung’ Galaxy Edge. Also, thanks to Marshmallow’s new features, users will be able to install applications on the MicroSD card storage, which will be used as internal memory.
Other new features introduced in Marshmallow are: Google Now On Tap, Doze, the battery saver that will expand its life up to 30 percent, App Standby, better app permissions – applications will ask your permission for accessing parts of your device, such as GPS, camera or microphone, etc.
How To Install CyanogenMod CM13 Release 1 Custom ROM On LG G2
The developer community CyanogenMod has released a custom ROM for the LG G2, and it’s based on Android Marshmallow, which means that it brings all the features that will be available in the original firmware, but in addition, it has some exclusive CyanogenMod themes, shortcuts, performance tweaks etc.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod [official] CM13 Release 1 custom ROM is compatible only with the LG G2 models from AT &T (d800), T-Mobile (d801), LTE International (d802) and Canada (d803). Installing it on a different model will damage your phone. Before starting the installation process, back up all the data using Clockwork Mod (CWM) Recovery/ TWRP and also install a USB driver on your PC, because otherwise, your LG G2 will not be recognized. Also, the battery must have at least 80 percent juice left.
Get the CyanogenMod [official] Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 Release 1 custom ROM and Google Apps files from the internet. Download them to your PC, then copy them to your LG G2’s SD card memory, by connecting it to the computer via USB cord.
The phone will be turned off and disconnected from the PC, then you’ll enter the Recovery Mode by press holding Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. Now, clear the phone memory by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, and clear the cache memory by choosing “wipe cache partition”. Go back to the main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD card”, then tap “choose zip from sdcard” and head to the Android M ROM .zip file from your phone’s SD card and start the installation process.
After the custom ROM is installed, go to +++++Go Back+++++” and restart your phone by tapping on “reboot system now”. After a few minutes, the G2 will complete the boot process and you will need to confirm the installation of CyanogenMod [official] Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 Release 1 custom ROM by going to Settings and selecting About phone.
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