Cyanogenmod 13 Android M ROM for Zenfone 2

While there is no news about Zenfone 2 receiving Android Marshmallow 6.0 update, we are here with CyanogenMod 13 official build for Zenfone 2 Laser/Selfie. This ROM completely official build so, you might not find any bugs but few minor glitches are likely to show up which we believe will be rectified in every update of this custom firmware. Now you can update your Asus Zenfone Laser/Selfie to Android M 6.0.x! Well, the entire process is damn simple, but you have to read each and everything properly as a single mistake might brick your device. Let’s begin with the process of Installing Cyanogenmod 13 in Asus Zenfone 2.

Supported devices:

  1. Zenfone 2 Laser/Selfie (1080) Z00T
  2. Zenfone 2 Laser(720p) Z00L
  3. Zenfone 2 (1080p) Z00A
  4. Zenfone 2 (720P)Z008


We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war, 
or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
Please read about Rooting to Installing Custom ROMs guide have any concerns 
about features included in this ROM before flashing it! 
YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the 
finger at us for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.

About CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod is an alternative operating system intended to replace the one pre-installed on your smart phones and tablets. If you’ve got an older device that isn’t getting updates anymore, or if your device seems unusually slow, or maybe you’re sick of spyware, adware, and other unwanted garbage on your phone that you can’t remove… Maybe your device is missing features or has been otherwise artificially limited in functionality. Perhaps you just could use a boost in performance. Or maybe you’d like to be more confident that your operating system has included some of the latest bug fixes. If so, CyanogenMod might be for you. CyanogenMod does still include various hardware-specific code, which is also slowly being open-sourced anyway.

Also Read: List of all CM 12.1/13 Themes available on Playstore

Known Issues: All bugs are fixed now! [Update: 24th April 2016]

  • Audio is a little weird in Real Racing 3.
  • Screen casting to a Nexus Player is broken but should work on most other devices as of 2015-12-20.
  • Some apps that are incorrectly packaged for x86 but magically work on stock do not work in CM (package manager sometimes installs x86 libs when it needs arm libs)
  • selinux enforcing mode
  • No audio in calls when on a call on sim1 and a new call is received on sim2.
  • sim 2 cannot be disabled
  • USB UMS (Mass Storage) – Killed off for now, MTP works just fine.


  1. Root & Install the recovery in Asus Zenfone 2. Refer: How to Install TWRP & Root Zenfone 2 Laser/Selfie. Use the below TWRP files for Z00A/Z008.
  2. Check the battery percentage of the phone, it should be at least 40%.
  3. This ROM is only for Zenfone 2. Please don’t try this on any other smartphones.
  4. Backup all your data: Contacts, Photos, Apps & other files. (Although you will not lose other files except contacts & Apps, but its better to be on the safer side)

Also Read:

Install Cyanogenmod 13 (Android M) in Asus Zenfone 2:

Note: If coming from any other ROMs, please backup all your data.

Step 1. Download the ROM file from the below link & place it in your Internal memory.

Step 2. Switch off your device. Press & hold Power+Volup+Voldown buttons. This will boot your device into TWRP Recovery (Install the TWRP recovery given below).

Step 3. Goto Wipe> Advanced Option> Select data, Cache & Dalvik cache. Swipe to confirm. Please don’t select Internal memory.

Step 4. Go back to TWRP menu & select Install zip from SDcard & locate the downloaded file from the file explorer.

Step 5. Swipe to Install. Wait for the message, Install successful! Now to flash GApps package, Go back to Install. Select Gapps package & swipe to Install.

Step 6. Now clear cache & dalvik cache. That’s it! Now reboot your device.

Also Read: How to Install Dolby Digital Sound Surround in Zenfone 2

Download CM 13 6.0.x for Zenfone 2:

TWRP Recovery:

  1. Z00A (Flash any one recovery, Recommended no. b)
    1. Cyanogenmod Recovery: Download
    2. theSSJ’s TWRP: Download (Source)
    3. Official TWRP: Download
    4. Unofficial F2FS TWRP: Download
  2. Z008 (Flash any one recovery, Recommended no. c)
    1. CM Recovery Download
    2. Unofficial F2FS TWRP: Download
    3. theSSJ’s TWRP: Download (Source)


  1. Zenfone 2 Laser/Selfie (1080) Z00T: Download
  2. Zenfone 2 Laser(720p) Z00L: Download
  3. Zenfone 2 (1080p) Z00A: Download
  4. Zenfone 2 (720P)Z008: Download

Google Apps Download: Gapps (ARM+6.0+Mini (for now on Tap))

Final words

To enable Root access, Enable developer options and look in Settings -> Developer options -> root access. If you have any other issue, contact the developer with logcat here. Peace!

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  1. Hi after installing this my phone cant receive a call or cant call what could it be the problem please help

  2. You know what..I have installing this ROM 3 times, CM13 AOSP by paccaropa..SIM card is not detected !!!

  3. Thanks
    It’s working, but i have problem after install cyanogenmod 13 on my zenfone 2 z00a, i can’t power off my device, when i click “power off” it’s just like reboot and device doesn’t switch off, please help me..

  4. Great! Thanks for the instructions, these are the most straightforward I have found so far.

    I have two doubts though:
    1 – Most other sites I’ve found mention those bugs, including the CM Wiki for this phone, would you say that in the current state it’s possible to use this phone with CM13 on a daily basis? I really don’t like ZenUI, but I can’t risk an extremely unstable phone.
    2 – Is it possible to flash back the original ROM? In case I run into any trouble?

    Thanks again for the post! And thanks in advance for any help!

  5. hi i do as your direction but while installing the rom on device after zip file selected twrm shows erroe that…. binary include or something like this so i cant install the cynogen os please reply

  6. Hi , I have a problem while installing this, the TWRP during installation or during verifying of image/zip automatically restarts. Am i doing anything wrong, below are the steps i followed.

    1. Root & SU installed.
    2. TWRP installed.
    3. Recovery mode – Wipe & Advanced wipe with *vik( Forgot the full name ) & cache cleared.
    4. Install from SD — It starts and after few seconds verifying data .. the phone switches off…
    Please on this.

  7. Hello, I have problem with the LED notification only lights up when charging equipment. They know how to enable it for apps?

  8. Thank you very much for the super quick response and all of your efforts to help me with my phone issue. I Appreciate you. I found a way to exchange files between phone & PC in Bypassing the Mtp. i had formatted my MicroSD with a Fat32(sys) small primary partition/a huge NTFS Primary(for storage since its gonna turn it into internal)/a decent sized EXT2 partition/ a decent sized EXT3 partition/ and topped it off with a managable sized Linux Swap Partition.
    Thank you again for taking the time to write some advise for me, I appreciate the help since i have no idea what im doing. t is serious chore to do all of this rooting and carefull procedure flashing when i dont know anything about how these systems work. Very complicated languages and calls in the comp.language. Wish i could learn how to program some of these modfications myself, but it wwould take a lifetime to understand.

    Have you heard anything about the ASUS Zenfone2 Z00A “Deluxe” “Special Edition” ZE551ML that was being made only for Brazil? 256gb onboard memory with upgradeable MicroSd slot for 128gb additional memory processing at 2.5 ghz? Really want to get one of those so i would have the bonaroo storage for all of my files and wouldnt have to hassle the Constant Nandroid and system backups.

    Thanks Again,

    1. Yeah, I heard about it! It has some serious specifications. I would suggest you to wait for another Build of CM 13 for Zenfone 2 as this is a early build & has bugs rather buying new device. Till then, Wish you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy your holidays, Peace!

  9. thanks
    worked like a charm following ur steps exactly.
    only one problem now, play store says my apps are installed but i cant see or use them?
    thinking i need to debug play store and install xposed framewaork?

    H E L P M E ,


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    1. If you have installed the App, you’ll find it in Settings>App. If you can find the App in Settings>App, Install any other launcher as CM launchers are found to be buggy sometimes. They don’t show all the Installed Apps. Check Best Android Launchers. If the problem still persists, flash the GApps package again. If this doesn’t fixes it, Reinstall ROM because its really weird as I didn’t faced this issue. Anyways, let us know if the problem is not solved. 🙂