When a custom ROM pops up for a device that already has support, it's like watching another politician join an election. You have two options before you, which way do you go? Are you a pragmatist, ideologically driven, or someone who just wants to tinker around?

But when a phone has been neglected for years, the ROM feels more like a savior. For the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, CyanogenMod has stepped into that role. The project has released CM 13.0 for the Mate 2, giving many owners a way to jump up from their painfully outdated builds of Android 4.2 all the way to version 6.0.

It should be said that Huawei did release an update to Android 5.1, but that was an update that you had to manually flash. Previous CyanogenMod 12.1 support also gave users a way to use Lollipop. Yet when it comes to official over-the-air updates, Jelly Bean was the last in line.

You can grab the ROM from CyanogenMod's site and flash it using a custom recovery like TWRP. And if you want Play Store access, don't forget a GApps package.