Last year I bought this awesome device from Motorola on Flipkart Moto E. The Motorola business online with Flipkart went very well leaving a large number of users using this budget phone. Luckily I was also one of the user of this device and it was my primary phone until I bought Lenovo A6000 this year, but I still have Moto E as my secondary phone on which I test new applications and games. As you know a tech geek cannot use a non-rooted device, until and unless he roots the device the phone looks dull and the user doesn’t have the full freedom over the device.
Well I have had already tested many roms on Moto E and so far I found percy_g2 (author) of the Official Cyanogenmod 12 developer to be the best and supportive. He used to fix the bugs often and release the nighlty builds. Even now he is doing the same and he has released a stable custom rom Moto E CM12.
Without discussing more about the device or its authors we will straight away head towards the installation and guide.
Before going through the guide and the files please read the message below :
DISCLAIMER : In no means we are responsible if you brick your phone or your SD card dies or your phone behaves abnormally. It is your sole and your own responsibility to installthecustom rom on your phone. If you’re unaware of custom roms and its bugs then please do not go any further.
- Rooted device – You can read the guide here for rooting your Motorola Moto E
- TWRP installed – You can follow the tutorial here for installing TWRP.
- Custom Rom of CM12 – Download it from here. (Download the latest release)
- Google Services (Gapps 5.0) – Download it from mirror 1 mirror 2 mirror 3
- Backup all your data.
About the ROM :
Android Version: 5
Compatible with: Moto E
ROM type: Cyanogenmod 12
ROM Author: percy_g2
Features of Cyanogenmod 12
- Custom UI
- Heads bar
- Theme options
- New Lock Screen
- Many more…
How to install Cyanogenmod 12 on Moto E
Step 1 : Copy the rom zip and gapps zip
Step 2 : Boot into Recovery
Step 3 : Please take an entire backup of your current rom through the TWRP menu. So that you can restore it back if you fail to install the CM12 on Moto E
Step 4 : Enter recovery mode
Step 5 : Wipe off data
- Flashing for first time – Factory Reset (wipe data,cache and dalvik cache)
- If upgrading – Wipe cache and dalvik cache only
Step 6 : Flash the rom and then the gapps
Step 7 : Reboot (the first boot can take up to 2 minutes)
Screen Shots of Cyanogenmod on Moto E
- Dual and single Sim support
- Mobile Data
- Auto Brightness
- SD Card
- Airplane Mode
- Wifi Direct
- Reboot to Recovery
- Screen-Off Animation
Non so far, this is the stable version.