Update Moto G 2014 (XT1068) to Android 7.1 Nougat via Official CyanogenMod 14.1

The second generation Moto G 2014 (XT1068) will not get Android 7.1 Nougat update officially, but if you are excited to try the latest firmware, the only choice and the harmless method are installing CyanogenMod 14.1 on it. CyanogenMod team recently released CM14.1 for a range of devices including the 2nd Generation Moto G 2014 (code-named titan) with a number of useful additions to Android 7.1 Nougat to enhance your Android experience.

This tutorial lets you know how to install official CyanogenMod 14.1 on Moto G 2014 (2nd Gen). The present status of CM14.1 is Nightly, which means the ROM is unstable, contain several bugs, skips many features and may not be suitable for daily use. However, previous experiences shows that the CyanogenMod nightly builds are usually reliable, if you are ready to face few issues.

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One of the many advantages of CM14.1 ROM is that while it keeps the near stock look, it brings latest Android 7.1 Nougat and enables users to customize their device completely.

Installing official CM14.1 on Moto G (XT1063, XT1064, XT1068 and XT1069) is very simple, but your device has unlocked bootloader, root access and latest version of TWRP custom recovery (v3.0 or up) installed on it. Also, Android 7.1 requires latest bootloader, so your Moto G should be running on Android Marshmallow.

Prerequisites:

– Backup your phone data
– At least 80% battery charge remaining
– Unlocked bootloader, TWRP recovery (3.0.2.1) and root access

How to Install CyanogenMod 14.q on Moto G 2014 (titan)

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 14.1 for Moto G 2014 XT1063, XT1064, XT1068 and XT1069 (Titan) ROM zip file [HERE] and Android 7.1 compatible GApps zip [HERE]. Place both zip file on your phone’s SD card.

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

3. In TWRP recovery, tap on ‘Backup’ and backup your system (recommended)

4. In TWRP recovery, tap on ‘Wipe’ and wipe System, Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache

5. Now, select ‘Install’, then choose the ROM zip file and flash it.

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

7. Once again boot into custom recovery and flash Gapps, and then reboot your phone.

Note that the first boot will take little long time. After rebooting, setup and enjoy CyanogenMod 14.1 on Moto G. Leave your views in the comment section below (Source – CyanogenMod)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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