In this article you are going to find how to install a build of CyanogenMod 11 on Moto G 4G that will update it to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. CyanogenMod is a Custom ROM probably the most popular for Android devices. The CM team update the ROM every time a new version of Android is released. CM 11 is a build that is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
CyanogenMod is based totally on stock Android, it’s free of bloats and optimized for fast performance. So if you are bored with your stock firmware I fully recommend installing CyanogenMod. Sometimes installing a Custom ROM is needed to be in touch with the latest updates but for Moto G isn’t needed to do this since it gets the latest updates officially.
Moto G 4G is announced with Android 4.4.2 KitKat but it can be updated to Lollipop 5.1.1. If you don’t like it you can go back and install Android 4.4.4 Kitkat through CyanogenMod 11.
The ROM is stable enough to be used as a daily driver so if you are a fan of Kitkat you should install it right away. But remember this will void your warranty and you will no longer receive OTA updates.
We shall not held any kind of responsibility for any trouble you may experience on your phone. Remember you choose to do the modifications by your own so it’s only your responsibility if something goes wrong.
Before continuing with the installation of CyanogenMod (CM 11) on Moto G 4G you should unlock bootloader. It is a piece of code that is executed before the phone starts that gives instruction to the device how to load the OS.
- Remember always make a backup of your current files and if it’s possible backup all your current ROM in case something goes wrong you still can revert back. We recommend do a Nandroid backup but you can use third-party apps as well.
- Charge your phone at least 70% so it won’t shut down unexpectedly during the installation.
- You must have root access and a custom recovery installed.
- CyanogenMod 11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat for Moto G 4G. Download here
How to install CM 11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Moto G 4G
- Make sure you have a root access and a custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM installed.
- Turn off your phone and wait for few seconds.
- Boot it into recovery using the right combination of keys.
- Once you are in Recovery we recommend doing a Nandroid backup.
- Go back to main menu and flash CM 11 zip file.
- Reboot your phone and you are done.
That’s all! You have successfully installed CM 11 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Moto G 4G. If you have any other question feel free to ask in the comment section below.