Update Moto G (2014) To Android 5.1 With CyanogenMod 12.1 Custom ROM

Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROMs have hit the Moto G (2014) variant, one of the cheapest and most affordable devices that you can buy on the market today. Thanks to senior member “luca020400” who has released a CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM build, you can update your Moto G (Titan) to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

CyanogenMod 12.1 is the next version of CM, leaving behind CM12 which carried Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Moto G (2014) variant is the second generation from the Moto G line. It is a Motorola device and it receives the latest Android updates fairly quickly. However, Motorola is struggling to provide an Android 5.1 firmware release for the Moto G (2014) variant.

We all know that Android users are inpatient and while Motorola is working to provide a stable and fully working Android 5.1 firmware, developers over at the forums have already taken the first step and have built a CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM.

The ROM is based on the testing branch that the CyanogenMod team has provided for all developers to make CyanogenMod builds for their devices. While the ROM is not stable just jet, most important things are working.

Install CyanogenMod 12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop Custom ROM on Moto G (2014)

Note: This CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM works only on the second generation of the Motorola Moto G. Please do not try to install it on the first generation of the phone as you might end up with a bricked device.

Warning: Installing the CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM is a dangerous procedure. Please continue at your own risk.

Getting Prepared

Charge your phone. It is important to have a charged battery if any issues occur during the process.

Free some space from the internal memory to accommodate the ROM and Gapps file.

Install a custom recovery.

Things you need

Installing the ROM

  1. Download all the files from the links above.
  2. If you have downloaded them on your computer, connect your phone and transfer them to the internal storage.
  3. Then, disconnect your phone from the PC.
  4. Press and hold the power button to turn it off.
  5. Use your preferred method to boot your Moto G (2014) into custom recovery mode.
  6. Once you are in recovery mode, select “Wipe cache”, “Wipe dalvik cache” and”Wipe data/factory reset”.
  7. Go to “Install ZIP” and choose the CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM.
  8. Do the same thing with the Gapps file.

All you have to do now is to reboot your phone and you are ready to enjoy the Android 5.1 experience on your Moto G (2014) thanks to CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM.


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