25 May 2015

Flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom on moto e 2015 3g otus

Motorola Launched two variant of moto e this time one is 3g variant while the other is 4g.The 3g variant of the device comes with a snapdragon 200 chipset which is clocked at 1.2ghz  which is backed with 1 gb of ram.Display has a qhd resolution which is 540x960  and is protected by a corning gorilla glass 3 layer.Internal storage of this variant is 8gb with expandable micro sdcard slot upto 32gb.Finally it is powered by a a non removable 2390mah battery.

If you have rooted your motorola moto e 2015 3g variant and want to flash a custom rom but not exactly sure how to do it then you are on right place in this tutorial we will guide you to install cyanogenmod 12.1 rom  Motorola moto e 2015.

This rom is specific to 3g variant which has a code name otus.To check your device model number go to about device and then you will model number and other  information.
  1.  Backup all your data on device to system or cloud storage.
  2. Charge your device to at least 80% so that flashing continues with out any problem.
  3. Enable usb debugging on your device.Go to about device and you will find build number,tap on it continuously until you see the message you are now a developer.Go back and you find developer options.Click on it and check "enable usb debugging".
  4. You must be rooted and must have installed twrp recovery.
  5. Download rom and Gapps on your computer and transfer them to internal storage or sdcard.

Install Cm 12.1 custom rom on moto e 2015 3g (Otus):

Flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 custom rom on moto e 2015 3g otus

About Cyanogenmod rom:

Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available in the android development community.They support lot of devices .This rom is based on android open source project with lot of added features.  One of the best features of the cyanogenmod is the theme engine.This theme is similar to that of the miui rom.There are lot of themes available in the playstore.The best part of the theme engine is the overlay of one theme elements on top of other that means you can actually use icons and wallpapers of one theme over other theme.
cyanogenmod 12.1 moto e 2015 3g

Cyanogenmod rom is usually available in three types one is nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots.Other features of the cyanogenmod roms include a double tap on status bar to sleep,network speed indicator which shows the ongoing Internet traffic on status bar.There is inbuilt kernel tweaker if you want mess with the frequencies and governors.

Coming to Motorola moto e 2015 Cyanogenmod 12.1 is android lollipop 5.1 based custom rom and is not officially supported by cyanogen team.This is an unofficial version with few bugs in it.Most of the daily needs apps and utilities works fine like camera,bluetooth,wifi,calling etc.

Flash cyanogenmod on moto e 2015 using twrp recovery:

  • Download rom and Gapps and transfer it to sdcard.
  • Press and hold power button for few seconds and you will see various options select power off.
  • Wait for at least 5 seconds after it to confirm that the device is completely off.
  • Now press and hold power and volume up for few seconds and release the button to enter bootloader mode.

  • Using volume down as a navigation button scroll on to recovery and press volume up to enter recovery.If you press power button after selecting recovery device reboots normally so press volume up.
  • Once you are in Twrp recovery click  on backup and select boot,system,data,cache and swipe to confirm backup.It may take 5 minutes or so.Once done go back.
  • Now click on wipe partitions and select system,data,cache and dalvik cache and swipe to confirm wiping. 
  • Now click on install and select the rom zip file which you have transferred earlier and confirm to flash.
  • If you need gapps click on install again and flash gapps.
  • Once both the files are flashed reboot to system and wait for at least 10 minutes for initial boot to complete.Once done complete the setup procedure and enjoy rom features.

Final words on Cyanogenmod rom for moto e 2015 Otus:
This is a simple tutorial on flashing Cyanogenmod 12.1 rom on moto e 2015 Otus which is a 3g variant.Since this meant for lte variant only don't try this on Lte variant as it has different chipset which is snapdragon 400.If you flash this on lte variant you will brick it for sure.Since this ROM is in testing phase you may find bug.If you smart enough to captures those bugs through log cat or any other methods submit them to developer.If you got stuck in boot loop or Motorola logo after flashing this rom then you have force shutdown it by holding power button for 15sec and restore backup.

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