The CyanogenMod developer team have been busy at work on Android 6.0 ports for several older and modern devices. CyanogenMod 13 nightly builds have recently been spotted for the ASUS ZenFone 2, SHIELD Portable from NVIDIA, and a few carrier branded Galaxy S3 models.For the ZenFone 2, a number of variants of the device either already have the nightly builds available or are set to receive them. The builds for the ZenFone 2 Laser and Selfie handsets has been made available for download, whilst the builds that had been previously spotted for the normal 720p and 1080p appear to have been removed for refinements or are in their final development stages. Here is the download link for the Zenfone 2 Laser/ Selfie -Z00T
.The CM13 build for the controller-integrated SHIELD Portable device from NVIDIA is also available tagged the name “roth”. You can access the download from here
.Finally, the icing on the cake. As much as the Samsung Galaxy S3's hardware is a quite old, it appears that the community is yet to give up on the phone. Versions of the former flagship handset branded with either Sprint, AT&T and Verizon carrier have also received the CyanogenMod 13 treats. Ironically, this means that users of the Galaxy S3 will get to enjoy a Marshmallow firmware ven before some of the OEM's newer devices. The download links go as follows: Galaxy S3 on AT&T – d2att
, T-Mobile's Galaxy S3 – d2tmo
and Galaxy S3 on Sprint – d2spr
.Nightly builds are not known for their stability, so expect a few bugs. Prerequisites for the CyanogenMod 13 installation on your device include a custom recovery for flashing the files on to your device, as well as a copy of open GAPPS
if you need to apply Google services.