The Moto X 2014 has not yet received the update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, however, Motorola is already in the testing phase of the latest version of Google’s platform for the device. However, for those who are not part of the manufacturer’s testing program and want to have an experience of using the Moto X 2014 with Marshmallow, be aware that an unofficial version of CyanogenMod 13 is now available for the device. Find out how to install the ROM below.
Thanks to the member leonardoafafrom the forum XDA Developers, we have a stable, but not error-free, unofficial CyanogenMod 13 ROM available for Moto X 2014. According to the developer of the beta version of CM 13, «practically everything works», however, he advises not to use the battery saving mode as it is «buggy» and can result in bootloop.
How to install the CM 13 beta on your Moto X 2014
First of all, backup your smartphone data, because if something goes wrong, you can restore the previous ROM from it. Before starting, keep in mind that if you choose to do this process, you will be responsible for any problems resulting from the flash of your device’s operating system.
That said, before starting the tutorial, you’ll need to download the files below:
- Download ROM and GAPPS;
- Insert the files above on your Moto X 2014 (XT1097 – Victara);
- Restart in Recovery mode;
- Wipe the device (wipe) – Dalvik, Cache, Data and System
- Install the ROM;
- Install GAPPS;
- Restart your device.
Ready, following these steps, you will then have the beta version of CyanogenMod 13, which offers an operating system based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
So, what do you think of the unofficial version of Marshmallow for Moto X 2014? Do you advise the CM 13 flash at this stage of development?