The CyanogenMod team has released an unified build of CM 13 Nightly for all the 2014 Moto G GSM / HSPA models. Check all the instructions that are listed in this post in order to learn how to successfully flash a brand new custom Marshmallow ROM for your device.

The new CM 13 Nightlies are based on the AOSP Android 6.0 releases, which means that you will get to experience all the stock Android features just like you did before, but you will also be able to benefit from tons of extra new goodies added by the CyanogenMod team. Check the CM blog to learn more about these new builds.

Before starting the installation you should check the following guidelines:

  • use this tutorial only with 2014 Motorola Moto G GSM/ HSPA versions.
    - the model number supported are as following: XT1063, XT1064, XT1068 and XT1069.
    - don't try to update any other different Moto G models with the files that you will find in this post.
  • use the tutorial only if you are an advanced user.
    - we cannot be blamed in case you brick the phone nor in case you lose any data in the process.
  • your phone has to be rooted and it has to run a custom Recovery that is based on either CWM or TWRP custom Recovery versions.
    - the installed Recovery has to be upgraded to its latest edition, so that it will support the new Android 6.0 custom ROMs.
  • in the tutorial you will find two extra preparation steps like NANDROID ROM Backup and the Factory Reset ones.
    - the NANDROID Backup creates a full restore point for your device, 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 and it allows the new ROM to boot in normal mode.
    - factory resetting the device is not going to remove any data from internal storage.
  • if you wish to save any data from internal storage, then you can do it using the Helium tool for Android.
    - don't use Titanium Backup to save any data files, as it isn't supported by CM 13 custom ROMs.
  • read the whole post and don't skip any steps.
  • your phone's battery charge level has to be over 50%, as it will prevent the device from switching off during installation.

After you're done installing the new CM 13 ROM build you can continue to CyanogenMod Updates menu under Settings> About Phone and look for newer Nightly Builds that are available for download.

How to flash CM 13 Android 6.0 Nightly ROM for 2014 Moto G 3G:

  1. Download the CM 13 Nightly zip from here.
  2. Download Gapps for Android 6.0 ROMs from here.
  3. Connect the phone to PC and move both zip files on to its internal storage.
    - after these files are copied you can disconnect the phone from PC.
    - don't unzip the files.
  4. Switch off the device.
  5. Now boot Custom Recovery Mode.
  6. Create the NANDROID Backup for the ROM that's already installed on your phone:
    - CWM: select 'backup and restore'.
    - TWRP: select 'backup'.
    - confirm process.
  7. Start the Factory Reset:
    - CWM: select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
    - TWRP: select 'wipe'.
    - confirm.
  8. Now you can start the CM 13 Nightly zip installation:
    - CWM: select 'install zip from sdcard', and then 'choose zip from sdcard'.
    - TWRP: select 'install'.
  9. Find the CM 13 zip and confirm the flashing process.
  10. After the ROM is done installing you can flash the Gapps zip in the same way.
  11. Reboot your smartphone in normal mode when all the new files are done installing on your phone.

Use your default Google account in order to regain complete control over your device. If you need any extra help completing this guide, then you should tell us in comments.

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