Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Moto X 2014
The CyanogenMod 13 build features Android Marshmallow XDA

An early build of CyanogenMod 13 build for Moto X 2014 also known as Moto X (2nd Gen) has just popped up in the XDA forum, allowing you to taste Android Marshmallow upgrade ahead of the official rollout. A few bugs are still present which will be squashed in due course of development, but the ROM is still usable, with most of the features working fine, says its developer.

But do not enable the battery saver mode, as it leads to bug creation and the phone will be stuck in bootloop. Besides, the night theme is also not working properly. Following is the detailed changelog with fixes.

Build 2015-11-09:

  • Fixed Lock Screen issue
  • Added Weather info to expanded view of QS Tiles.
  • Aded cdma retry config for XT1096

Build 2015-11-08:

  • synced with last CM commits, and the noticed change is the Browser.

Troubleshoot issues:

If your browser force closes when downloading a file, just go to Settings>> Apps>> Browser>> Permissions>> now enable all permissions.

The Facebook messenger might force close. To fix this, delete or rename the from /data/app/com.facebook.katana-1/lib/arm and from /data/app/com.facebook.orca-1/lib/arm (Root required for this).

To fix MTP Mount, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. Go to Settings>> Developer Options>> Select USB Configuration, then change it to PTP then change it back to MTP. Doing this will show your device storage on your computer.

Check out the guide below if you want to install the CM13 ROM on your Moto X. But do not forget to create a backup, before you go ahead with the installation. This is to make sure you can always restore the previous ROM in case something goes wrong. Note that installation is at your own risk.

Download files

CyanogenMod 13 ROM


How to install Android Marshmallow ROM on Moto X (2nd Gen) with unofficial CM13 ROM

Step 1: Copy the downloaded files to the phone's storage and remember the location. Unplug the phone from the computer

Step 2: Place your phone into recovery mode. You might use the Quick Boot app from the Play Store to place the phone in recovery mode. Just download and install the app on your phone. Then launch it and follow the on-screen prompts to boot into recovery. Alternatively, use the following hardware key combinations:

  • Press Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together for 3-4 seconds, then release them
  • Boot menu screen will be displayed on your phone
  • Using the Volume down button scroll down to recovery option and select it pressing the Volume Up button
  • An Android logo will appear on the screen
  • Now press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together for about five seconds and press the Power button
  • Now Recovery mode menu will be displayed on your Moto X

Step 3: In recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup of all data of the phone. From recovery mode menu select Backup, then do a swipe at the bottom of the screen to confirm the process

Step 4: Once the backup is complete, perform a full data wipe. Select Wipe, then Advanced wipe, and then select Dalvik Cache, System, Data and Cache. Now do a swipe on Swipe to wipe option

Step 5: Return to the recovery menu and tap Install; go to the folder where you have saved the CM13 ROM, tap on it and do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option

Step 6: Once the ROM is installed, repeat the process to flash Gapps

Step 7: After the installation process is completed, select Reboot system to restart the phone

If you come across any issue with the CM13 ROM, head over to the XDA development thread.