The LG G2 Mini is the smaller version of the LG G2. As the name suggests, the LG G2 mini has a smaller 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen as well as a slower Snapdragon 400 processor, compared to the 5.2″ screen and Snapdragon 800 chipset on the LG G2.
Lately, developers have created the first CyanogenMod 13 ROM for the LG G2 Mini. CM13 is based on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release. Luckily, the LG G2 Mini gets a nightly build of CM13 directly from the CyanogenMod website. This means you get all the features and software improvements over stock Android.
If you have a custom recovery and the right files and are willing to leave your phone’s stock firmware for an adventure, CyanogenMod 13 is a great way to start. You get to enjoy all the new features and optimizations that Marshmallow has over Lollipop. Here’s how to update your LG G2 Mini to 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
How To Install CyanogenMod 13 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on LG G2 Mini
Before you start doing anything, make sure you have an LG G2 Mini D620 handset. Do not try this ROM on the original LG G2 or any other devices as you might brick your phone. You also need a custom recovery like TWRP.
Download both of these files and move them to your computer or you can download them directly on your phone. Make sure not to extract any of the two zip files.
- Grab your LG G2 Mini and turn it off.
- Press the volume down and power buttons at the same time to boot into TWRP recovery.
- Since you are installing a custom ROM and a factory reset is required, a full Nandroid backup is recommended in case you want to go back to the old ROM. To make a backup, go to ‘Backup & Restore’.
- Once the backup is done, go to ‘Wipe’ to wipe data, cache and dalvik cache. This is necessary to prevent the phone from getting stuck in a bootloop.
- Then go to ‘Install’, find CyanogenMod 13 ROM file and install it. Then do the same thing with CM13 Gapps.
That is it. You have flashed the Marshmallow CM13 ROM on your LG G2 Mini. Now all you have to do is to turn the phone off and power it back on again. Wait for a couple of minutes for the phone to boot properly and enjoy the Marshmallow experience.