Moto G Marshmallow Update Via Custom CM13 ROM

2013 official mid-range phone Moto G users will be happy to here that their device can now be updated to new Android Marshmallow through custom ROM developed by the famous after market developers CyanogenMod.Moto g second gen


This developers have brought the new Nightly build of CM 13 custom ROM for the device recently. So, the users can now download the new custom ROM and update their device to Android Marshmallow. This ROM may not be totally stable so it is not advisable that you do not think of running this ROM for daily basis. But this custom ROM from CyanogenMod is still worth trying to experience the new Android version on your device.

As you can not use this ROM as daily run it is necessary that you make back up of your data and also make nandroid back up of your current ROM so that you can restore it when ever required.

Let us now discuss how you can download and install this custom ROM on your device.

Preparing your phone

  • This instructions are strictly for Moto G mobile phone, we do not want you try it on any other device or you may brick your device.
  • Back up all the required data to some safe storage.
  • Make a nandroid back up of the current ROM.
  • Make sure that the device is fully charged up to 100%.
  • Install device USB drivers on your computer.
  • Device should be rooted and it’s bootloders must be unlocked.
  • Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP should be installed on you device.
  • Enable USB debugging mode of your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging mode.USB Debugging

Install CM13 Android Marshmallow based ROM on Moto G

  1. Download the CyanogenMod CM13 Nightly build for Moto G from here.
  2. Download the Google App’s for Android Marshmallow from here.
  3. Connect the device to computer and transfer the ROM file and Google App’s file to your device internal or external storage where you can locate it easily.
  4. Disconnect the device and turn it off.
  5. Reboot the device into recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds).
  6. In recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options under it.
  7. Now, swipe the confirm button.
  8. Return to main menu and tap on Install tab, then locate the ROM file that you stored in your device in step 3.
  9. Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to flash option.
  10. Similarly flash Google App’s.
  11. Finally reboot the device to normal mode.

That’s all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.

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