Motorola Moto G 2014 (2nd Generation) has officially received the CyanogenMod 12 custom ROM. Interested users can now enjoy CyanogenMod own named features, as well as all the new features of the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on their Moto G 2014. In this guide, we show you how to install CyanogenMod 12 for Moto G 2014.
Motorola has released official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto G 2014 few weeks back. However, users who love CyanogenMod custom ROM may well like this CM 12 build (Titan) for Moto G 2014. This CM12 (titan) build lets you try Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with Cyanogen’s added features like the theme engine. Theme engine allows you to customize and spruce up your phone with custom themes.
CyanogenMod is a custom ROM based on AOSP, the base Android source code. This means that the ROM is aligned with the latest Android version. This CM12 version currently is a nightly build, which means it is unstable. Usually these Nightlies work very well, but not recommended as a daily driver.
Before installing CyanogenMod 12 on Moto G 2014, your device must be rooted, bootloader unlocked and a latest version of custom recovery like CWM/TWRP installed (Find instructions in previous posts or at XDA).
Warning: Do NOT forget to back up your phone data. Also, 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.
2. Boot your Moto G 2014 into custom recovery (press Power button + Volume down key together).
3. From recovery, wipe System, Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache (use Volume Down to scroll and use Volume up to select)
4. Now, from main custom recovery menu, select “Install”, then choose the ROM zip file and flash it.
5. Once again, wipe Cache (to fix boot loop), then reboot the phone and let it settle.
Note that it will take little long time for the first time to boot. (Source – CyanogenMod)