Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Moto G 2014 LTE via CyanogenMod 13 Custom ROM

The latest Google’s mobile OS Marshmallow is now available to download for the Motorola Moto G 2014 LTE variants using a custom ROM. After the release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, CyanogenMod Team has started to release the CM13 ROMs. No doubt that stock ROMs are better but custom ROMs brings more features and customizations that you can’t find in official builds. CyanogenMod is the most popular name among Android users and you can now update Moto G 2014 LTE to the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CyanogenMod 13 ROM.

This ROM is currently in its early stages and you might face some bugs and not functioning features, so it will not be used as a daily driver but if you’d like to check out the latest Android OS version then you can install it as a secondary ROM if you have MultiROM installed. Please note that this is a custom ROM which is developed by the third party developers, not officially released by Motorola, thus you’ll need a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM pre-installed on your device in order to flash the ROM .zip file. Here we’ve also given a list of functioning and not functioning features of this ROM. There is no Marshmallow ROMS based on AOSP are currently available for Moto G 2014, so if you want to install this CM13 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your phone then go ahead and follow the given instructions.

Flash Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Moto G 2014 LTE via CyanogenMod 13 Custom ROM

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Working Features:

  • Boots
  • WiFi
  • RIL (Mobile Data, Calls, SMS) No 4G of course
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio
  • Microphone
  • Video Playback
  • LED

Not Working Features:

  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Selecting an other language than English will cause a bootloop
  • Stock browser can’t download files
  • Stock file manger doesn’t work
  • Probably root

Note:

This guide containing the CyanogenMod 13 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and instructions can be used only with the Moto G 2014 LTE. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant.

Warning:

AndroidBlog.GS will not be held liable for any kind of damage or lose occurred to your Moto G 2014 during or after the installation of this CM13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Take a proper backup of everything like SMS, MMS, Settings, Contacts, Call Logs, Media Files and other contents etc before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • The latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP should be already installed on your device.
  • Make sure you have TWRP recovery installed on your device.
  • Download and install Moto G 2014 USB Drivers on your PC.
  • The battery level of your phone should be charged at least about 80% to prevent unexpected shutdowns while installation.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Moto G 2014 LTE to Android 6.0 Marshmallow via CyanogenMod 13 ROM:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0 Marshmallow CyanogenMod ROM (aosp-6.0-20151013-UNOFFICIAL-i9082.zip) and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2:- Connect the phone with the PC using its USB data cable and copy/paste both of the .zip files to the root folder of the internal storage of your Moto G 2014.

Step No 3:- Disconnect the Moto G and turn it off in order to boot into TWRP recovery mode.

Step No 4:- Turn the Moto G ON while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons altogether for a few seconds.

Step No 5:- While your device is now in TWRP recovery, take a Nandroid backup now.

Step No 6:- Once the backup is completed successfully, navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap the wipe button > select Advanced Wipe. Then select Dalvik Cache,SystemData, and Cache.

Step No 7:- Go back to the main TWRP menu and tap on the install option. Locate and select the CM13 ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone.

Step No 8:- Begin the installation by swiping the confirmation button to install the ROM.

Step No 9:- Finally, install the Google Apps package .zip file by repeating the above steps.

Step No 10:- Finally, reboot the device by tapping on Reboot System button in the Recovery menu.

Your Moto G 2014 will be rebooted and may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.

Done! You’ve successfully installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow CM13 custom ROM on Moto G 2014 LTE.

Tell us in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries while following the above given guide.

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