Motorola Moto G 1st Gen is the older device released back in 2013, so that’s why it is also called Moto G 2013. Motorola provided Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware as the last and final firmware and also announced to discontinued it’s support, so the devices stuck on Android 5.1 Lollipop. If you own a Moto G 2013 now here we have got something for you that will let you feel glad, now you can install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware on Moto G 2013. Wondering how??
Yes the answer is Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow port, the successor of Moto G 2013 that is Moto G 2014 has got Android Marshmallow officially from Motorola and the developers at XDA has ported that firmware completely for Moto G 2013, well that’s sound amazing. In this detailed tutorial we are here at Droididea.com with the complete method to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Moto G 2013 via Ported ROM.
How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Moto G 2013 via ported ROM
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom ROM on your device, it is not an official firmware but will flash the custom firmware. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Before you begin:
Installing custom ROM on your device needs some early preparations to be made and these preparations include;
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
A custom recovery is the most necessary element while installing custom ROMs or any .zip file in your device so a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP must be installed on your device. If not visit our recovery section and choose your device.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download latest USB drivers for Motorola
If the PC is unable to unable to detect your device after even after installing Android USB drivers for your device, then you need to perform one more step, Enable USB debugging.
To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu.
Create a Backup of your complete Android device
Backup is the most necessary part for your device you need to create a Nandroid backup of your device through custom recovery. We prefer Nandroid backup over other many apps because you don’t need to download multiple backup apps for specific purpose, the Nandroid backup will let you create backup of your device including; Messages, call log, settings and calendar including whole Operating System. Click the link to create a Nandroid backup/restore of your Android device
You can easily restore your backup when ever you wish to do so, this is good in aspect if your device accidentally met some issue during the flashing process.
Once you done with the above preparations now it’s time to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on your Moto G 2013.
Process to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Moto G 2013 via ported ROM
Download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Moto G 2013. Click here
Once you successfully downloaded the Marshmallow ROM on PC, Now connect your device to PC and move the downloaded files on the internal storage of your device. [If you downloaded it via phone then skip this step]
Its time to reboot your device into recovery Mode, to do so you can search for it or use hardware buttons combination. (If your device is rooted then its super easy, just visit Google Play and download any third party reboot app for this purpose)
Once your device successfully boots into recovery mode, select the downloaded Marshmallow ROM .zip file and confirm it by swiping the slider for (TWRP) or yes for (CWM).
Once successfully done with the installation procedure simply reboot your device, please note the first boot up may take 5 to 7 minutes so be patient as things needs to be settled up for boot.
That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ROM on Moto G 2013. If you have any confusion in the above process you are free to ask and follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+.