Official CyanogenMod 14.1 lets you update Moto G2 to the latest Nougat 7.1 version. You will be getting daily updates as nightly builds along with seasonal snapshot and milestone updates. Nightlies are not the stable builds but can be used as a daily driver. If you were searching for how to manually update Moto G2 to Nougat version, this guide helps you do that by flashing CyanogenMod 14.1 official custom ROM.

Being my favorite phone, Moto G2 has got wonderful developer support. I still remember the time when there were no custom ROMs for the Titan a.k.a, Moto G2. The popularity of the device had skyrocketed over the past and now it’s having tremendous dev activists. Though Moto (formerly Motorola) devices are blessed with outstanding official OTA rollout support, it’s always recommended to try custom ROMs like CyanogenMod.

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Here I will guide you to update your Moto G2 (XT1068) to the official CyanogenMod 14.1 based on Nougat 7.1. All the steps are described in a step-by-step manner so that even newbies can perform this update process.

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Moto G2 Nougat Update via CM 14.1 : Requirements

  • Flashing a new ROM wipes data. So backup your files safe.
  • Unlocked bootloader is mandatory to perform developmental activities like flashing custom ROMs in Motorola devices.
  • Your Moto G2 must be rooted with a custom recovery in order to flash custom ROMs like CyanogenMod.
  • Maintain a decent amount of battery in your device to avoid power failure during the installation process.
  • Install USB drivers for your computer to transfer files between the PC & mobile device.
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Download CyanogenMod 14.1 & Open GApps for Moto G2

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Nougat Update Guide for Moto G2 : Disclaimer

This tutorial to manually update Moto G2 to Nougat by flashing CM 14.1 custom ROM is specifically written for this (G2) device and should not be tried with any other variants like G3, G4 etc. Any damage that may happen to your device by following this tutorial is solely owned by you.

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How to Update Moto G2 to CM 14.1 Nougat 7.1 Manually

  1. Download both CM ROM and corresponding Google Apps package from above links and copy to the internal storage of your G2.
  2. Reboot your phone to custom recovery.
  3. Power off your phone.
  4. Hold “Volume Down + Power” for at least 3 seconds and then release the buttons.
  5. Now Use Volume down key to highlight “Recovery” on the bootloader menu, and then press Volume Up key to select and boot into recovery mode.
  6. Wipe Data, Cache, Dalvik and System from the recovery. Or choose factory reset.
  7. Now choose the downloaded CM(.zip) and flash. Once it’s done, go back and flash GApps in the same way.
  8. Reboot system.

Moto G2 Nougat 7.1 update guide has been finished. After flashing CM 14.1 on Moto G2, it would take few minutes to boot up your device for the first time. It’s quite natural and nothing to worry about it. If your device didn’t turn on even after 30 minutes, go back to recovery and follow whole steps once again.

CyanogenMod 14.1 will be successfully installed in your Moto G2 after a while. Make sure you flash GApps just after the ROM else it would cause infinite force closes during the device startup. If you felt any difficulty while installing CM 14 on your G2, let me know.