How To: Root A Device That Is Running CyanogenMod 13

Root A Device That Is Running CyanogenMod 13

CyanogenMod is one of the most popular – and widely used – of the aftermarket distributions of original Android OS.  It contains no bloatware or UI customizations so you get a complete and pure feel much like an original Android OS.

CyanogenMod is especially popular with users of legacy devices who are no longer receiving updates from manufacturers. Installing this in old devices gives them new lives.

CyanogenMod is now on its 13.0 version which is based on the newest official release of Android, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.  One change with this version has to do with root access.  CyanogenMod usually is pre-rooted, but flashing CyanogenMod 13 on an Android device leaves you unable to run root specific apps because root access is disabled.  You will have to enable root access on the CyanogenMod 13 and in this guide, we are going to show you how.

Enable Root on CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM

  1. First thing you need to is to make sure that your device has a properly installed version of CyanogenMod 13.0 custom ROM.
  2. After installing CyanogenMod 13 on the device, you will need to go to Settings.  From Settings, scroll all the way down, you should see the option About Device.  Tap on About Device.
  3. When in About Device, find the Build Number.  When you’ve found Build Number, you need to tap it seven times.  By doing so you will have now enabled Developer Options.  You should now see the Developer Options option right above your Device section in your Settings.
  4. You should now go back to Settings.  In settings, scroll down the screen until you see Developer Options.  Now, tap on Developer Options to Open it.
  5. When Developer Options are open, scroll down the screen until you locate the Root Access option.
  6. Now, tap  Root option and then enable the options for both Apps and ADB
  7. Restart the device now.
  8. After the device had restarted, go to the Google Play Store.  Find and then install Root Checker .
  9. Use Root Checker to verify that you now have root access on your device.

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  1. Fakhar June 30, 2020 Reply