15 Jun 2015

Install cyanogenmod custom rom on motorola moto g 1st falcon

If you still waiting for latest android lollipop update for your moto g and could wait to taste it then cyanogenmod cm 12.1 rom is for you.This brings the latest version of android lollipop for Motorola moto g first gen aka falcon.This is one of the best custom roms available for moto g.
In this post we will guide you to install cyangoenmod custom rom for motorola moto g 1st gen falcon .Since cyanogenmod supports all the variant of moto g you can flash this on all variants.

Install cyanogenmod custom rom moto g 1st gen falcon:

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About cyanogenmod rom:
Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available for moto g.Its smooth,fast and responsive and battery life is decent on this rom.This is based on android lollipop.Gets updated regularly as there are lo of developers will be working on it.Theme engine is one of the best feature that it offers.You can choose from lot of themes from which you can change from font to app icons and even choose items of theme and apply on other themes.Motorola Moto g 2013 falcon is officially supported and you will get latest and greatest updates much quicker.
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  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Software Updates: 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. 
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
Downloadcynogenmod for moto g falcon
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing Cyanogenmod custom Rom on Motorola moto G 2013 aka falcon will erase all your data.
  • Battery: Charge your Mote G 2013 falcon to at least 90% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while flashing this.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your Moto G on current ROM.If you loose signal you can just restore it back.
  • Lock Gps:Lock your gps position on your current rom.If you use this a lot then you have to lock it so that it could work even after flashing other roms. It's easy to lock gps .Turn on gps in settings and find your current location in google maps and now now have locked on to gps.
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp installed on your Moto G 2013 .Without it you can not flash roms at all.
  • Downloadsofficial Cyanogenmod rom falcon and google apps.Transfer them to internal storage of your device

Flash cyanogenmod rom using twrp recovery:

Flashing instructions for all the roms are similar.You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device.
  • Download Cyanogenmod cm 12.1  rom which you like and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Press volume up,power button and Volume down simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  • Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on Volume up to confirm action.
  • Moto G boots into Twrp  or cwm recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp or cwm click on  backup and select all the partitions which you want to backup. . It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your Rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing rom might take about 5 minutes or so.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.
Since this is a official cyanogenmod rom you will not experience any bugs if at all they will be solved much quickly.If you experience any boot loop after flashing this rom then just wipe all partitions correctly and flash it again.
By following the above procedure you will be able to enjoy cyanogenmod rom on Motorola moto g first gen aka falcon.If you have any problem just leave a comment below.
Install cyanogenmod custom rom on motorola moto g 1st falcon Reviewed by Radha Krishna on 16:07 Rating: 5 If you still waiting for latest android lollipop update for your moto g and could wait to taste it ...

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