Original Moto X 2013 Owners Can Experience Android 7.0 Nougat via Unofficial CM14 ROM (Installation Guide)


The original Moto X 2013 owners can now experience Android 7.0 Nougat via unofficial CM 14 ROM. Thanks to XDA contributor Megatron007, the CyanogenMod 14 for Moto X 2013 is an almost fully functional ROM, initial release though. Interested users can install the ROM via the TWRP recovery and enjoy Android Nougat on it.

In this guide, we show you the CyanogenMod 14 installation procedure for Moto X 2013, which brings Android 7.0 Nougat on the handset. Most things are working fine, including RIL (call, data, SMS, etc.), Wi-Fi, camera, sensors, Bluetooth and flash. For now, Mic and video recording are not working.


However, before starts installing the unofficial CM14 ROM note that the present status of the ROM for Moto X 2013 is Alpha, which means it is unstable, contain several bugs, and cannot be used as a daily driver. If you are ready to face certain issues, then checkout the below installation guide.


– Moto X 2013 rooted and latest version of TWRP recovery installed
– At least 70% battery charge remaining on the phone
– Create a Nandroid backup in TWRP recovery (to restore your current ROM)

How to Install Official CM14 (Android 7.0) on Moto X 2013

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1. Backup whole data you have on your phone

2. Download latest CyanogenMod 14 ROM zip file (ghost) from here and Android 7.0 compatible Gapps (arm/nano) from here.

3. Transfer both zip files (ROM & Gapps) to your phone’s internal memory

4. Boot your Moto X 2013 into TWRP recovery mode by holding Volume Down and Power button together for some seconds.

5. In TWRP recovery, select ‘Backup’ and backup your current ROM (recommended).

6. Now, go back to main TWRP menu, select Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.

7. Now, choose ‘Install’, locate the CM14 ROM zip file and swipe right to begin installing the ROM. Once done, flash the GApps zip file.

8. Now, select Wipe and wipe cache and dalvik cache to fix any bootloop issue. Finally, reboot your device.

The first boot will take long time to complete. Once done, setup and enjoy CyanogenMod 14 (Android 7.0 Nougat) on Moto X 2013. Leave your views in the comment section below (Source).