How to install CyanogenMod 13 in Huawei Honor 5X without rooting ?

Install CyanogenMod 13 nightly custom ROM based on Android Marshmallow 6.0 in Huawei Honor 5X and avail great features of Cynogen custom ROM.

CyanogenMod is one of the best Android custom ROM developed by independent developers called the CyanogenMod community. It has many advanced features that a stock Android ROM is lacking.

  • Inbuilt root support.
  • Minimum bloatware.
  • Good speed and performance.
  • Enhanced security.
  • Large variety of themes and skin.
  • Advanced Gestures and Equalizer

Above all CyanogenMod makes the most out of your devices capabilities.

Note: xGadgetPlus is not liable for any damage caused to your phone.


  1. Unlocked Bootloder of Honor 5X
  2. TWRP Recovery installed in Honor 5X

Flash CyanogenMod 13 ROM in Huawei Honor 5X

  • Download the latest CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM (.zip file) for Huawei Honor 5X and store it in internal storage of your device.
  • If you wish you can download Google Apps (use ARM ver.64) compatible for Honor 5X.
  • Make sure your battery percentage is about 70%.
  • Now enter in recovery mode of your device.

To go in recovery mode follow the steps below:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down key + Power Key about 10 seconds.
  3. Release Power key only when device vibrates.
  4. Release Volume down key when Android TWRP Recovery mode appears.
  5. Alternately you can turn on recovery mode in ‘Developer options’ and on reboot you will get the option to enter recovery.


    TWRP Recovery

  • Tap Backup and swipe to confirm.
  • Tap wide, wipe data and cache, swipe to confirm.
  • Tap on option called Install.
  •  Select CyanogenMod ROM (.zip file) and flash it.
  • Wait for the process to complete, it may take few minutes for installation and upgradation process to complete.
  • Holla! Your Honor 5X running on CyanogenMod 13.
  • Similarly you can install Gapps file.

Working features in Honor 5X with CyanogenMod 13

  • GPS
  • Wifi and Hotspot
  • FM radio
  • Bluetooth
  • OTG
  • Internet
  • Gestures
  • Audio
  • Video playack

Not working features

  • Camera hangs
  • Poor battery
  • Proximity sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor

Note and conclusion: We do not recommend you to flash your device with a unofficial ROM. ***xGadgetPLus is not liable for any damage or bricking of your phone. Do comment below for any assistance required.

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