How to Use Android Pay on CM14 and CM13

Google has put in place tight security for the Android Pay app. You can’t use it while you’re rooted and you cannot use it on debug releases of firmwares/ROMs, including Android 7.0 Nougat based CM14 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow based CM13 ROMs.

If your device is running an unofficial build OR nightly releases of CM14 or CM13, then you cannot use Android Pay on them, even if you’ve disabled root from Developer options setting on the ROM.

If you want to use Android Pay with CM14 or CM13, you gotta be running official and stable (non-nightly) releases of the either ROMs on your device. Plus, also make sure that root is disabled in the Developer options setting.

So, to use Android Pay with CM14 and CM13, you need to take care of the following two things:

  • Make sure you’ve installed official and stable (non-nightly) release of CM14 or CM13.
  • Make sure root is disabled in the Developer options setting on the device.

That’s all you need to take care of to use Android Pay on CyanogenMod ROMs.

Happy Androiding!

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  1. Doesn’t work, CM13 snapshot on oneplus 3 and i get an error when trying to add a card, on CM site i only see snapshot,experimental, and nightly. Is there supposed to be another versions named stable?(i thought snapshot was that). I’ve tried cm13 and cm14 (which doesn’t have a snapshot just exp and nightly)… Root is disabled.

    1. Here’s what I found on

      Nightly: usually generated every 24 hours, experimental, newest features, unstable

      Experimental: testing version requested by device maintainers to evaluate specific changes

      M Snapshot: milestone snapshot, more stable than a nightly but potentially some issues

      Release Candidate: last builds before stable release, few minor issues, mostly stable, and safe for daily use

      Stable: most stable version available, all or nearly all issues resolved

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