The Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7″ 720p Super AMOLED display, with 320 ppi pixel density. It’s powered by Samsung’s own Eynos octacore processor, a combined quad 1.8GHz and quad 1.3GHz. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, 12MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, WI-Fi 802.11ac and is backed by a 1860mAh battery.
Galaxy Alpha has not yet received official Android Marshmallow update. But using CM 13 ROM, you can update Galaxy Alpha to latest Android 6.0.1 OS. This will get rid of the Samsung bloat and improve the performance of the device. Follow the guide below to install CM 13 on Galaxy Alpha.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Alpha:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Galaxy Alpha must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- CM 13 zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install CM 13 ROM on Galaxy Alpha:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 13 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 13 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.