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CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Snapshot Release Custom ROM Now Available

CyanogenMod has been working on Android Marshmallow for quite some time now and just recently they have announced their first ever CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow snapshot release. You must be wondering that CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow was available previously as well but the key difference to note here is, the status of this new release is now Snapshot. This means, the developers at CM have deemed the latest source code stable enough to be used as a daily driver. CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes with all the features you find on any latest Nexus device along with few CM proprietary features. The new builds now support fingerprint and allow you to set private content as well. All in all, CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Snapshot build will definitely benefit all Android enthusiasts and fix any bugs that were prevalent before.

You can view the detailed CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Snapshot build features right below. As stated before, the key difference between Snapshot and Nightly build is the overall stability rather than new features. You can use CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Snapshot custom ROM as a daily driver now and expect a good level of reliability.

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CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Snapshot Release Changelog

Below we have added the changelog items which we think will be noticeable for all users of CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM.

  • QS panel configuration items such as ‘enlarge first row’ and ‘show weather’ now present on leftmost QS pane while in edit mode.
  • ‘Advanced location settings’ renamed to ‘Tri-state location’
  • Settings > Status bar
  • New controls for ‘Status bar icons’ (repurposing of SystemUI tuner from AOSP)
  • Settings > Lockscreen > Quick unlock – removed
    • No replacement; security constraint due to Android Gatekeeper
  • Settings > Sim Cards > manual provisioning switch (Multisim) – removed
    • Reliant on Qualcomm extphone. Currently no replacement.
  • Settings > About phone > Build date
    • Triple tap to access demo mode (developer/marketing feature to standardize renders).
  • Settings > Lock screen > Owner info – replaced
    • Replaced with ‘Lock screen message’ (AOSP change)
  • Settings > Memory
    • New screen (AOSP) to show memory usage over a selected period of time
  • New SMS/MMS Application
    • We have switched off of the Qualcomm based messaging application (Mms-caf) to the AOSP one (Messaging). Notable features such as ‘Quick reply’ are available, but there may be slight variations in UI/UX.
  • Permissions
    • Due to new permission model API in M, Privacy guard has been re-engineered to be compliant with this new environment. Primary permission request for ‘Normal’ security level permissions will be handled by our package manager for non Google users, or Google’s manager for those that opt for Googley bits.
      Users retain ability to control fine-grained permissions via Settings > Privacy > Privacy Guard
  • Snap Camera
    • Some devices now ship with an enhanced camera app based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon camera. For devices that do not support the Snap app, you will retain the Camera2 app as in 12.1.
  • Cyanogen Apps pack
    • A CM13.0 compliant C-Apps is not yet available, but should be coming in a week or so. Keep your eyes out if this is something you rely on.

We will soon be publishing new guides for CM13 Snapshot release on each compatible device so do watch the space!

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