How to Enable Root Access on CM13

In this guide, you will learn How to Enable Root Access on CM13 / CyaongenMod 13 ROM on any android devices.CyanogenMod ROMs are pre-rooted ROMs.They come with root, but the root access is not active.You have to manually Enable Root Access on CM13.

CyanogenMod is the most popular and used third-party ROM for any android devices.The CM ROMs are developed by Team CM.CM ROMs come with no bloatware and they have a very close to vanilla android look but with some added tweaks which are very helpful.Nowadays people are rooting their phone to take advantage of the full potential of the phone.

The CyanogenMod ROM comes with an inbuilt Super User manager which let you disable root when not needed or selectively allow root access for either Apps only or ADB only or both.As I mentioned before this thing is disabled by default but you can easily enable this.Don’t worry the process is very simple and easy.

The latest CyanogenMod 13 a.k.a CM 13 also has this feature.Below I am going to provide full step by step guide to safely Enable Root Access on CM13 (CyanogenMod 13)

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Important Read:

→ This Guide is only for CyanogenMod 13 ROM

How to Enable Root Access on CM13

Step By Step Guide

How to Enable Root Access on CM13

  1. First you have to Enable the developer option on your android device.To do so Go to Settings » About phone » Tap seven times on Build number.
  2. Now return back to Settings main menu and now you can see Developer options from there.
  3. Now open Developer options
  4. Look for Root access setting, and set it Apps and ADB or Apps only orADB only, as per your need.
  5. Done!!!!! Now your Device which is running android Marshmallow via CM 13 has full root access.

To verify the root status install Root Checker.


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Dibyashree Sharma

24 thoughts on “How to Enable Root Access on CM13”

  1. I do have the option to enable root access but when even when i enable it, i don’t have root access according to root checker. Any idea if i can flash the supersu on cm13?

    • First of all, Which device you are using?We have covered many rooting guide.So search on our site, you can find a proper guide.

  2. hello… i have succesfull installed cm 13 now, but i dont have root permission, i already enable root at developer options

  3. problem solved, when root access and cwm is not found, please root with cf auto root and flash via odin, then instal cwm via rom manager download at playstore, thanks

  4. can u define the difference between root access settings
    Apps and ADB or Apps only or ADB only.
    now i set as Apps and ADB. in my S3 19300 CM13 snapshot.
    I dont know what actually mean that.

    Thank you.

  5. The only option I have (other than disabled) is ‘ADB only’.
    Not sure what that means but none of my apps have root access, I still have no Super User, and my CWM recovery vanished and left me with only the stock Samsung recovery when I installed CM so I’m unable to update CM or do anything really.

  6. Any body, help me, please!
    Updater process ended with ERROR: 7
    Error installing zip file ‘/external_sd/’ on my Nubia Z9 Max… thanks before

  7. Boss i’m facing problem please any expert there to help me out…

    I tried to change my sony xperia l os, 1st i installed CM13 and forgot to install gapps. After that i’m trying to go through recovery mode or through pc, its not supporting either ways.. now phone like in dead condition. i tried minimal ADB and fastboot cmd window in pc, it is not detecting mobile device.

    please help me.

    My mail ID: [email protected]


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