If you own a Moto X 2013 and you really want to try Google’s new os, Android 7.0 Nougat, but you still haven’t received the update notification, you’re in the perfect place! The CM14 for Moto X 2013 (Unofficial) is now available, thanks to the folks over XDA Developers and you can now install it on your phone, following our guide.
It’s worth mentioning that we’re talking about an initial Nougat alpha build, though, so you might deal with some missing features or bugs, but the developers claim that it’s usable and it will be improved in time.
If you want to install CM14 for Moto X 2013, your phone needs to be rooted and have TWRP installed. If these conditions are met, you’re all good.
Warnings & Requirements
Before proceeding with installing the custom ROM, here are a few important aspects you should consider:
- This CM14 ROM is just for the Motorola Moto X 2013, so don’t try installing it on another device, as it won’t work.
- You’re about to install an alpha build, so don’t be surprised if it has bugs.
- The updating process will erase all your data, so it’s recommended to perform a dull backup before starting, in order to avoid an unpleasant situation.
- Make sure your battery level is above 50%, otherwise you risk dealing with an accidental shutdown.
- Follow all the steps below correctly, in order to avoid bricking your phone.
Download CM14 For Moto X 2013 (Unofficial)
Install CM14 For Moto X 2013 (Unofficial)
Step 1: Download and install a custom recovery on your phone. If you already have one, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Download the CM14 custom ROM for Moto X 2013 and save it on your device.
Step 3: Download the Gapps package and save it on your device.
Step 4: By pressing and holding Volume down + Power button, boot your phone into Recovery mode.
Step 5: When in Recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup, in order to keep your data safe, in case something goes wrong.
Step 6: Now it’s time to perform a factory reset. Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System and date. Swipe in order to confirm.
Step 7: Go to Install and search for the CM14 for Moto X 2013 zip file and swipe in order to begin the installation process. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.
Step 8: Repeat the same step for the Gapps zip file, if you want to enjoy the stock Google apps on your phone.
Step 9: Using the same method, install the Temporary Wi-Fi fix.
Step 10: Go to Wipe > Advanced Wipe and select Wipe cache and Dalvik cache.
Step 11: Reboot your Moto X 2013.
And this is pretty much it. You have successfully managed to install CM14 on Moto X 2013. Like always, the comments section is open, so if you have any questions or deal with issues during the installation process, feel free to drop us a few lines.