How to Get Android 7.0 Nougat on Moto X 2014 via CyanogenMod 14 (Unofficial)

It is already confirmed that the Moto X 2014 will not get Android 7.0 Nougat update officially, however you can enjoy Nougat on your phone via custom ROMs like CyanogenMod 14. Though Android 7.0 based AOSP and CyanogenMod 14 custom ROMs are available in plenty, most of them are in early testing stage, so cannot be used as a daily driver. However, a working Nougat custom ROM is now available for Moto X 2014.

In this guide, we will show you how to get Android 7.0 Nougat on Moto X 2014 via CyanogenMod 14 build. XDA contributor SeannyM has created Android 7.0 Nougat based unofficial CyanogenMod 14 ROM for Moto X 2014, which you can install on your device and experience Nougat. Check out the guide below to know how to flash CM14 on Moto X 2014 XT1095.


Before get start, note that though most things are working fine (except video recording with stock camera app), the present status of the ROM is Beta, which means it contains bugs that are not yet fixed and identified.

To get this build on your Moto X 2014 follow the steps below and do not forget to create a backup data you have on your phone before you jump to the guide.

Installation Instruction

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. This is recommended for technically talented users only.

1. Download CyanogenMod 14 (unofficial) for Moto X 2014 (victara) ROM zip file from development page here and Android 7.0 compatible Gapps zip file from here. Place both zip file on your phone’s SD card.

2. Boot your Moto X 2014 into custom TWRP recovery (press Power button + Volume down key together).

3. In TWRP recovery, select ‘Wipe’ and wipe System, Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache.

4. Now, from main custom recovery menu, select “Install”, then choose the ROM zip file and flash it. Repeat the same for flashing Gapps zip file.

5. Once done, again, wipe Cache (to fix boot loop), then reboot the phone and let it settle.

Note: If your permission boxes are not working properly, do the below steps.

– Create a text file named “gapps-config.txt”
– In the text file, write “PackageInstallerGoogle” (no quotes)
– Download the latest Open GApps
– Place the text file and the GApps in the same folder on your phone
– Flash the GApps, then (re) flash the ROM

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