How to update the unofficial Motorola Moto G (2013) to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Moto G 2013 Android

The first generation of the Motorola Moto G will not receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow , at least not in the form of an official OTA . The only way to access the new version will be through the installation of a custom ROM , which will unofficially give us the chance to get all the great features of the new system. In this sense you might want to know that it has published the first ROM of Marshmallow based on CyanogenMod 13 for the Moto G 2013.

At the moment this ROM is still very green, we cannot even say that it is in beta phase, it is a phase, call it alpha, which opens the doors for this model to have a more stable version of Marshmallow in the not too distant future . Therefore, those users who have already installed it, have reported that not all the functions of the equipment work in a stable way. Apparently, the WiFi and bluetooth connections would not be presenting problems, yes, instead, the camera.

Moto G 2013 Android

Since it is a somewhat unstable ROM , we recommend that, in case of installing it, you make a backup copy of all the data that you have stored before. It would also be important to save the contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market applications, calendar information, Internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM and so on. This is a manual update operation, so it will require the use of a computer.Therefore, a good idea is to temporarily disable your antivirus (in rare situations some security features have interfered with download operations). Don't forget to charge your phone before starting the update process. If you skip this step, and the phone shuts down while updating to Android 6.0, you may write off your Moto G.

Having said all this, now it only remains to follow the following steps to update:

  • Access this page from your computer and download the CM13 firmware file
  • Next, get the Google Apps bundle . You can get it here .
  • Save these files to your desktop and don't unzip anything.
  • Establish a USB connection between the smartphone and the computer.
  • Transfer the downloaded files to your phone.
  • Disconnect the USB cable .
  • Put your Moto G 2013 into recovery mode
  • When in recovery mode, clean the system and clear the cache by selecting "wipe factory restore data", "wipe cache partition" and "wipe Dalvik cache".
  • Then, from the main recovery menu, select “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
  • Load the CM13 file and install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Moto G.
  • Repeat the same process and install the Google Apps package .
  • To finish, go back to the main recovery menu and select “reboot system now”.

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