Do you have first-gen Motorola Moto G? If yes, then it is important for you to know that the latest Android build is ready for your device. However, Moto G users won’t be able to get the update in the form of an OTA but can use custom ROM software to install the Nougat system on the device. In regard to this, there is a good news that an early built of CyanogenMod 14 has been successfully booted and tested on the Motorola Moto G. Here in this article, you will get to know how you can update your device using the same firmware.
This is absolutely true that the early release of CM14 is not developed by the CyanogenMod team but by those of xda-developers. Therefore, the ROM is supposed to be much stable and smooth. Its primary features work completely perfect and you can test the Android 7.0 Nougat software without encountering any issues on the first gen of your Moto G. Now when it comes to flash Android 7.0 ported ROM, only advanced users know perfectly how to manage these types of update procedures.
Therefore, if you’re not aware of the Android OS, it is suggested to skip this activity until you get a stable version of CM14 is released for your device. And even if you have abundant experience, you shouldn’t begin without creating a backup first. This will help you restore the existing Android OS on your smartphone. So, after you test the Android 7.0 software, you can easily choose to go back to stock by using the created backup file.
Please note that updating your Moto G to Android 7.0 Nougat using CM14 isn’t a certified flashing operation. This ROM is typically considered as a free aftermarket version of the stock Android OS and is nowhere related to Motorola or with Google. Therefore, the warranty of your smartphone will no longer be valid if you decide to follow the guidelines given below. Always remember that if something wrong happens, you would have to manually fix everything as carrying your device back to service would demand payment against any technical support.
In order to carry out this operation successfully, you first need to prepare your device. And considering the implications of custom operations it is better if you first root your Moto G. After rooting your device you can access the internal mechanism of your device as the new ROM will need to access it in order to change, optimize and customize built-in features, apps and processes. In addition, a custom recovery image must be there on your device. You can use the newest version of TWRP or CWM recovery as through this environment you can easily choose to flash the software package.
How to Update Moto G with CM 14 Android 7.0 Nougat custom ROM Firmware
- First open this page on your computer and download the CM 14 firmware package from there.
- Now, from here download the compatible Google Apps package.
- Simply put these files on your computer. Putting them on desktop would be just fine.
- Next, connect your Moto G with your PC using the USB cable.
- Copy and paste the downloaded files from desktop to your device.
- After the process is over remove the USB cable.
- Next, shut down your device and wait while the power off operation is done.
- Now you need to enter recovery mode on the Moto G device.
- From recovery make the choice: “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- Again go back to recovery and then choose “install zip from SD card” and then “choose zip from SD card”.
- Select the ROM file along with the Google Apps package.
- Continue with the flashing operation.
- After this process is done, select “reboot system now” from main menu of recovery.
That’s all. You can now choose to start Android 7.0 Nougat on your Motorola Moto G device. Check all the latest features, note down the bugs and the other problems you face and share everything with us by commenting in the below section.