Motorola Moto G XT1068 has now got the AICP Custom ROM to update the device to Android Marshmallow. This custom ROM has all the features of the original Android Marshmallow update. Motorola or Google may or may not release its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update plans, so you can expect some delay on Marshmallow update to this device.
If you are anxious of Updating your Motorola Moto G to Android Marshmallow, then here is an unofficial way of doing that. The AICP ROM is unofficial but it has all the features of Android Marshmallow official update. This AICP ROM is in its initial stage of development so there might be some functions that might not work properly.
If you are aware of this and still want to update your device by using this custom ROM then you can follow the steps mentioned below carefully. But before you begin make sure that your device is rooted and it has custom recovery installed.
Preparing your phone
- This instructions are strictly for Moto G XT1068, 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.
Install CM13 Android Marshmallow based ROM on Moto G
- Download the Android Marshmallow AICP custom ROM from here.
- Download the Google App’s for Android Marshmallow from here.
- Connect the device to computer and transfer both files to your device internal or external storage where you can locate it easily.
- Disconnect the device and turn it off.
- Reboot the device into recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down + Power key for few seconds).
- In recovery mode tap on Wipe tab and select all the options under it.
- Now, swipe the confirm button.
- Return to main menu and tap on Install tab, then locate the ROM file that you stored in your device in step 3.
- Select the file and flash it by using Swipe to flash option.
- Similarly flash Google App’s.
- Finally reboot the device to normal mode by tapping on Reboot tab.
That’s all you can now check the device Android version in Settings > About device > Android version.