The CM 13 Nightlies are now available for download and you can use this post in order to install them on the 2014 Moto G LTE phones.
The new CM 13 builds are based on the AOSP Android 6.0 Marshmallow builds. If you install this custom ROM on your device, then you will get tons of extra goodies besides all the stock Android 6.0 features. Check the CyanogenMod blog post here for more info on this release.
Read the following guidelines before starting the installation process:
- use this post only for the 2014 Motorola Moto G LTE devices.
- the model numbers supported are the following: thea, thea_umtsds, thea_ds, XT1072, XT1077, XT1078, XT1079.
- don't attempt to flash any file you find in this post on any other different Moto G model.
- this is a guide that has to be applied by advanced users, we cannot be blamed in case you brick the device nor in case you lose any important data in the process.
- your device has to be on a rooted firmware and it should be running a custom Recovery that's based on CWM or TWRP.
- the installed custom Recovery has to be upgraded to its latest version, so that it will support the installation of a new Android 6.0 custom ROM.
- in the how-to part of this article you can find two extra preparation steps like the NANDROID ROM Backup and the Factory Reset ones.
- the NANDROID Backup creates a complete restore point for your phone, one that you can use in case the new ROM doesn't boot in normal mode.
- the 'factory reset' wipes clean the system memory partition, removing the old ROM and allowing you to flash a brand new Android 6.0 custom ROM.
- factory resetting your device won't delete any data from internal nor external storage.
- if you need to save any data from installed apps, then you can use the Helium app.
- don't try to use the Titanium Backup tool to backup data, as it isn't fully supported by CM 13 ROMs.
- check your Moto G battery power, it has to be over 50%, so that your phone won't switch off during the installation process.
- read the entire tutorial and make sure not to skip any steps.
After you complete the installation of CM 13 you can continue updating it with future Nightly or SNAPSHOT stable builds using the CyanogenMod Updates menu. It can be found under Settings> About Phone section.
How to install CM 13 Nightly Marshmallow ROM for 2014 Moto G LTE:
- Download the CM 13 nightly zip from here.
- Download Gapps zip for Android 6.0 ROMs here.
- Transfer both zip files on your phone's internal storage.
- after the files are moved you can disconnect the device from PC.
- do not unzip the files.
- Now power off the phone and then boot it in Custom Recovery Mode.
- Create a NANDROID Backup for the ROM that is installed on your device.
- for CWM-based recoveries select 'backup and restore' option.
- for TWRP select 'backup' option only.
- set an easy to remember name for the file and confirm process.
- Now you can apply the 'factory reset' process:
- CWM: select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- TWRP: select 'wipe' option.
- Start CM 13 Nightly installation:
- CWM: select 'install zip from sdcard', then 'choose zip from sdcard'.
- TWRP: select 'install' option.
- Find the CM 13 zip file and confirm its installation process.
- After the new custom ROM is done installing all of its files you can continue and install the Gapps zip.
- Reboot your phone in normal mode after all installations are done.
Note that the first boot process of CM 13 Nightly is going to take at least 10 minutes before it completes.
If the first boot of your Moto G 2014 device doesn't complete, then you will have to try and repeat the entire installation process. Make sure that you won't be skipping any steps and that your Moto G phone meets all requirements listed above this post.