CyanogenMod 12.1 custom firmware is now available to download for the Motorola’s flagship smartphone Moto G 2014. CyanogenMod team released the latest and stable CM12.1 custom firmware for the Moto G 2014 handsets (All variants). This ROM is based on the Android 5.1.1 AOSP Lollipop builds that comes with a lot of extra functions as well as all the stocks features are added to this ROM. So if you have Moto G 2014 and want to get this latest CM12.1 custom build version then go ahead and follow the given guide.
Please note that the firmware given in this guide is developed by CyanogenMod team, not officially released by Samsung, thus you’ll be required to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP in order to flash the ROM .zip file on your device. You can visit the officialsite to get more information about this release. As always, it is highly recommended to take a complete NANDROID backup of all your important data and settings. Now go ahead to the instructions to start the installation process.
This guide containing the stable CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM can be used only for Motorola Moto G 2014. Do not try to install this firmware on any other different devices or incorrect variants.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Moto G 2014 during or after the installation of CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before proceeding to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Moto G by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Moto G 2014 USB Drivers on the PC.
- The Moto G 2014 should be rooted with the latest version of custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- Make sure that the battery level of the phone is charged above 80%.
Steps to Install CM 12.1 Android 5.1.1 ROM on Moto G 2014:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 5.1.1 CM12.1 Custom ROM (cm-12.1-20151007-SNAPSHOT-YOG4PAO338-titan.zip) and Google Apps on the desktop of the PC.
Step No 2:- Plug your device to the PC using its USB data cable and mount its USB memory storage.
Step No 3:- Transfer CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM .zip file which you’ve already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of your SD card on the phone.
Step No 4:- Power OFF the Moto G 2014 and then press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time till the boot menu appears.
You can use Volume Up button to highlight Recovery option, then press Volume Down to select the option.
Step No 5:- While your device is now in CWM Recovery, perform wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition and wipe dalvik cache also by navigating to Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache.
Note:- wipe dalvik cache will help you to prevent boot loops and other errors while ROM installation.
Step No 6:- Go back to the main Recovery Menu and choose install zip from SD card → choose zip from sdcard.
Step No 7:- Navigate to the CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM .zip file which you’ve already transferred to the SD card of your device previously. Select the ROM .zip file and confirm the installation to begin.
Step No 8:- Install Google Apps on your device by repeating the above steps.
Step No 9:- Navigate to +++++Go Back+++++ once the installation is completed. From Recovery Menu, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
The Moto G 2014 will be rebooted and it may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
That’s All! You’ve successfully updated Moto G 2014 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop via CyanogenMod 12.1 custom ROM.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem regarding the above tutorial to install CM12.1 custom ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Moto G 2014.