CM13 ROM for Galaxy S5! [Android 6.0.1]


For this week’s ROM of the week, check out the latest CM13 ROM with Android 6.0.1, available for all GSM variants (T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, SM-G900F), Sprint SM-G900P, US Cellular SM-G900R4, and SM-G900I.

This is probably the most stable and fastest Marshmallow-based custom ROM I have tried so far with pretty much everything working out of the box including voice, data, 4G LTE, bluetooth, 4K video camera, etc…etc…  So far, I haven’t been able to spot any bugs in the last few days I have been daily driving this ROM.

I know some of you were complaining that SnapChat wasn’t working on the VRToxin ROM but this CM13 ROM works with SnapChat just fine.  Other than great performance, you will get all of the features of CM13, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, DOZE mode, and lots more.

If you have a model that’s supported, definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know what you think!


Download CM13 ROM for Galaxy S5 (for T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, SM-G900F, SM-G900M)

Download CM13 ROM for Galaxy S5 Sprint SM-G900P

Download CM13 ROM for Galaxy S5 US Cellular SM-G900R4

Download CM13 ROM for Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

Download Android 6.0 Gapps

Sorry, not available for AT&T or Verizon S5 as they have locked bootloaders, try switching carriers?

Installation Instructions:

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install SuperSU and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

First time installing a custom ROM?  See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S5!  Using TWRP?  See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!!  Download link in this post above.

Q: I am getting Status 7 error in CWM/TWRP!
A: Sometimes, ROM developers put restrictions by accident, you can try this guide to get around it.

Q: I have no root access!
A: Missing root?  See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!

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56 Responses

  1. gilson says:

    oh.. for single. a pity.. mine and many people i know here, in Brazil, prefer and use dual. lets wait.

  2. Mustapha says:

    there’s no news for samsung galaxy s3?

  3. larrydewayne says:

    Screen goes black every time you place a call and goes off completely when receiving a call. Whenever you try and download anything online the browser force closes. This is on the metro pcs version s5 smg900 t1. Also some weird glitches pop up randomly. Never had this many problems from a ROM. I would definitely not use this as a daily driver. No calls or downloading is definitely enough to not use. The functionality seems smooth but without those 2 features I don’t see anyone using this. The black screen or proximity sensor is being reported on the nexus devices running marshmallow as well, so its definitely an issue.

    • exgalaxymachina says:

      Downloading on the stock browser will lead to a crash, so I loaded Chrome from the android market and can download files normally again.

      As far as the screen going dark when making or receiving calls, I loaded the XPosed installer and ran their proximity sensor disable fix and can make and receive phone calls again.

      Problem now is even with auto-rotate disabled, all photos/videos get taken in whatever portrait/landscape orientation they see fit. Also I tried to run a speed-test (ookla) for comparison and on LTE it immediately reboots my phone.

      Time to roll back…

    • Robert says:

      Same happened for me on Canadian S5. Make a call, and screen goes blank and no input via screen touch or physical buttons works. Call just continues. Have to pull battery.

      Without the ability to make phone calls, this ROM is useless.

    • Alljst4fn says:

      Did the same thing with mine several months ago but seems to be working great now. The only giltch I can find is the clear view flip cover doesn’t work but I’m sure it will be fixed with one of the nightly updates. Its quick, batery lasts longer (even though it semms to take longer to charge but no biggy), and even the finger print scanner works. I inslalled the Pitch Black 2 theme and Swift Key with the Pitch keyboard and my phone is an awsome dark theme phone. I Love it! Good work CM.

      • Graham says:

        Did you endure ‘BlackScreen’ on ‘Calls’ for several Months then or did you find a fix or did it cure itself after a few days ??
        My S5 International SM-G900F does this and the Screen Rotation doesn’t work or ‘Titanium Pro’ load from play Store even though the ‘Store’ suggests it’s installed !!
        Your thoughts and advice would be most welcome!!

  4. Mike bee says:

    How do u install super su?

    • exgalaxymachina says:

      SU is now two parts, the binaries you have to flash from SD during a recovery boot and then the SuperSU app.

      SuperSu app alone no longer works with this release.

  5. Adoniran Judson says:

    Realmente usar essa ROM esta muito difícil, pois toda vez que realiza uma chamada ou recebe a mesma a tela fica preta, impossível usar um telefone dessa forma, voltando pra versão original no meu S5 que pena,

  6. Mike DeHate says:

    Does this have hotspot opened?

  7. Andre says:

    Titanium Backup does not work on CM13.

  8. George says:

    I can’t download on play store g900ww8

  9. Jan says:

    When ypu make a call the screen go black.
    When you use Twitter he rrbootd everytime .

    It is not there jet

  10. Jan says:

    When ypu make a call the screen go black.
    When you use Twitter he reboot everytime .

    It is not there jet

  11. JONATAN says:

    It works perfectly on my S5 SM-G900F, just some little bugs like a crash of twitter when you close it, buy anyways it doesnt happen everytime.
    The battery life is not as good as I wish…but its not horrible, and DOZE works just amazing, 1% or less during all night!!
    Great custom rom for this phone, I hope updates if needed. Thank you for this ROM!!!

    • JONATAN says:

      I forgot to mention one issue that is important. When I turn the flashlight on, and then turn it off, the icon disappears for 3 second, and then it appears again, but sometimes in that proces, the phone gets frozen and you have to force reboot or remove the batery.

      • exgalaxymachina says:

        Thank you! That flashlight was driving me nuts until I read your post that it vanishes momentarily.

        Rom not ready for prime time.

    • Graham says:

      Did you have any ‘BlackScreen’ on ‘Calls’ if so how did you resolve?
      My S5 International SM-G900F does this and the Screen Rotation doesn’t work or ‘Titanium Pro’ load from play Store even though the ‘Store’ suggests it’s installed !!
      Your thoughts and advice would be most welcome!!

      • Matt says:

        The issue you describe may be related to [this]( I had CM13 working beautifully, except for this one problem. Of course, a phone without working dialer is not really useful. So I switched to Bliss. Only to be confronted with the same issue. I dug around a little, and found that my problem was with GApps. Following the instructions shown in the link solved it for me. It’s strange to have to select “Phone” as the phone app, without any other option present. But selecting it manually as shown in the video did fix it for me. Good luck!

  12. Maximilian Langer says:

    Cyanogenmod just realeased an official build of cm13 for the s5 but it’s just nightlies for now. ( which one would you recommend, the unofficial one, known not to have bugs, or the official one which is still in its early stages?

  13. Sam says:

    Does this ROM work on the SMG900h version by any chance?

  14. henry says:

    Bluetooth does not work well. Went back to LP.

    • Herve says:

      That has been my experience as well. Bluetooth is very glitchy with music and streaming apps like youtube and spotify. Bluetooth works well with phonecalles though. Everything else works really well and the operates very smoothly. Hotspot works and that’s what I mostly care about. If we can find a fix for bluetooth everything else would be perfect for me.

  15. Aavatar says:

    Does it work in SM-G900H??

  16. Scorpion says:

    plz add french and arabic to this ROM 😀 thnx

  17. eli says:

    does it include VOLTE, wifi calling and unlimited tethering?

  18. Sri says:

    ddnt like this rom.. few prb faced are-
    screen goes blank while making calls…unable to disconnect the GSM as well as VOIP calls.
    no notifications on apps.
    clicked images are tilted.
    screen rotation is a big problem.

  19. I says:

    Does not detect SIM card, any fix?

  20. khalifa says:

    heart rate sensor keep working all the time in cm13 which drain battery. that’s a serious problem

  21. Sean Carroll says:

    I have a S 5 G900H exynos im from South Africa and was wondering why developers dont include my phone in any of there updates and new mods. !?!?!??! My phone is rooted and im running lollipop 5 at the moment where can i find updates or new roms. Thanks in advance keep well all 🙂

  22. Oscar says:

    On my g900p sprint I can’t download anything from the browser or the play store

  23. Kevin hansen says:

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    31-01-2016, 02:22 AM |#191
    Junior Member16 posts Thanks: 1

    Originally Posted by MittAngel…for-galaxy-s5/

    That version for the G900V is outdated.
    Here is a newer version.…le-18-t3299791

    01-02-2016, 12:27 PM |#192
    Senior Member180 posts Thanks: 70

    I can verify that any rom for the Verizon s5 will work on the straight talk s5. You just don’t need safestrap as the straight talk s5 doesn’t have a locked bootloader
    Today, 01:25 PM |#193
    Senior Member180 posts Thanks: 70

    Hey everyone,
    I am currently running a straight talk variant galaxy s5, which is exactly the same as the verizon variant s5, just without the locked bootloadet. I know this for a couple of reasons.
    1. I was able to root and flash twrp via Odin without safestrap.
    2. I can boot into recovery without safestrap.
    3. I can flash roms and make back ups in twrp without safestrap.
    4. I can flash any verizon variant s5 rom, and they work flawlessly.

    I have read, on galaxys5root.Com that cm 13 will work on all the s5 variants, except for Verizon and at&the due to there locked bootloaders. My question is this, if the locked bootloader was the only issue preventing cm 13 from working on a verizon variant s5, how hard would it be to port it without a locked bootloader? Or is there already a version of cm13 out for Verizon s5 variant?
    In fact before I flashed a rom my phones model number said sm-s902L now it says sm-g900v. Not only that but YouTube before I flashed a rom would only let me play upto 720p, now it let’s me play upto 1080p. And it’s not a type o, it is actually playing in 1080p. It also recognizes and let’s me over clock the full quad core processor. And I can verify that I bought this straight talk s5 from Walmart directly, and unboxed it out of a a walmart /straight talk box. What I think is that this really IS a verizon s5 sm-g900v, just with straight talk software on it, which gives it the unlocked bootloader.

  24. PatrzKomuUfaszGb says:

    Something’s wrong when you are trying to install i see “binary not failed” or something like that.

  25. Karas75y says:

    Works fine on T-mobile Galaxy S5. Some of the issues such as making calls that proximity sensor does not work, make sure you download and install the most recent update if it shows more than 1 choose only the most recent. Once installed you should see your phone works alot better and with many less issues. In the last 24 hrs I notice it reebooted by insteslf but I havent figure out the reason.

  26. PatrzKomuUfaszGb says:

    Hello. When you update this site? I mean, when you add new rom 🙂 I think VRtoxin is not bad but blisspop is the best for klte 6.0.1.

  27. IGGY BRENES says:

    OK, I installed this rom last night, and I found a couple of bugs, or features not available.

    • If you go to Whatsapp, Menu, WhatsApp Web, the barcode reader won’t work at all. All you will be able to see is a bunch.
    • Unfortunately the rom is not rooted.
    • The preinstalled camera app wont save pictures to SD, no matter what.

    Besides those, the rom is impeccable , fast , and clean.

    Is there a tutorial for rooting this specific rom on sm-g900m?
    Is there another camera app that will save to sd?

    Thanks you all, happy day.

  28. avio says:

    any chance this would work on G900H?

  29. Brenden says:

    Canadian SM-G900W8.

    I’ve had this Rom for over a month now and I love it. Everything works great and fast except for the infrared emitter that’s used for your smart remote. Other bugs I’ve found are I can’t select a WiFi from the quick select in the status bar drop down, and sometimes my phone will restart itself and get stuck in the boot animation until I remove the battery and put it back. Other than that it really is a great Rom.

  30. WillySteve Hendricks says:

    Issues I’ve found areL
    Proximity Sensor does not work
    Screen goes black when making or receiving calls
    Screen Rotation does not work
    Flashlight icon disappears momentarily when turned off
    Were these issues fixed it would be A+

  31. WillySteve Hendricks says:

    AND, Bluetooth has issues!

  32. Ali says:

    Is everything are working fine ?? Please eleborate because i am using stock lollipop rom i am afraid to flash custom rom

    1) Fingerprint sensor
    2) Heart rate sensor
    3) Air view and all gestures like music gallery etc / Smart Stay, Smart pause
    4) S apps are working fine? Like GROUP PLAY and S Voice and S Health etc
    5) What about RAM ?? Because stock rom is too lagging for me. There is only 1.66gb ram disgusting..
    6) Is there any way to revert back to stock rom??

    Please answer my all these questions frequently..

  33. Ali says:

    And one thing more.. is there Slow motion feature available in this rom??

  34. Luis Tirado says:

    Will this work on sm-900v
    Android 5.0
    build is 3.4.0 dated March 18, 2015

    It’s not rooted but is carrier and network unlocked.

    • Luis Tirado says:

      UPDATE: rooted now with BOK3
      Kernel 3.4.0 dated Nov 17 2015

      Original question is would this work for my phone?

  35. C says:

    Came from some older custom version 5 OS rom. Wish I remembered which one it was because Cyganomod 13 has been hell for me. Going to try resurrection now. The voice input so rarely works and when it does, it is far more inaccurate than with my old rom. Also, there is no flashlight widget as I had before and I have to user the speakerphone to make a call (though this could be a hardware failing with my headphone port sometimes mistakingly saying it is plugged in). As well, I liked the shell better when I had 5 buttons along the bottom.

  36. Mao Ju says:

    I installed CM13 on my gs5 for 2weeks now . The rom is stable and fast .Not all of samsung apps are working but ok for now .

  37. Mario says:

    When i call or someone call me, phone is restarting. How to Fix that?

  38. chris says:

    fingerprint not recognized error ..plz fix it

  39. Robert says:

    I have a Verizon variant that has an unlocked boot loader.
    Which version should I download.
    You know there are some Verizon phones that are unlocked and we like custom roms too.. Thanks for all your hard work..

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