CyanogenMod 13 Android 6 ROM is now available for the Moto G 1st/2nd/3rd Gen android smartphones. If you are the owner of any of these phone and want to test the latest Android 6 Marshmallow OS on your phone. Here is the complete guide which you can follow on your phone and enjoy the features for CM 13. All you need a rooted phone with TWQRP recovery to install this ROM and Gapps Zip file on your phone. We tested the ROMs on our phone and they are working fine. CM13 is a custom ROM based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and packed with lots of new features and customization.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Moto G 1st/2nd/3rd Gen android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL MOTO DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Install CM 13 on Moto G 1st/2nd/3rd Gen
Step 1. Download the CM 13 Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM from the below mention links and save the zip file on your phone’s internal memory.
Step 2. Download The Google Apps package (Gapps) here and save the zip file on your phone’s internal memory.
Step 3. Reboot into recovery mode to flash the ROM file and Gapps.
Step 4. Once your phone in recovery mode. Wipe Data, System, and Cache if it’s a fresh install. No wipes required if you’re updating from a previous version of CM 13.0 (Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache recommended).
Step 5. Now go back to the recovery main menu and Select install, Flash ROM, and Gapps one by one on your phone.
Step 6. Once completed, go back and reboot the phone.
Now your phone is running on the CM 13 Android 6 ROM.