How To Update Mote E With CyanogenMod 11 Kitkat 4.4.4 Custom Firmware

Motorola Moto E is a dual SIM Android smartphone. Announced 2014, May with features 3G, 4.3″ Capacitive touchscreen, 5 MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth. Now the users of Moto E can update their device to CyanogenMod 11 KitKat custom firmware. The advantages of installing CyanogenMod 11 are so many. It has features like lock screen customizations, battery display options, do not disturb options and much more. Follow this simple guide and learn how to update Moto E with CyanogenMod 11 KitKat 4.4.4 custom firmware.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Thetechhacker will not be responsible if your device gets damaged during the process.

Pre Requisites

  • First backup all your contacts, call logs and SMS.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging in your device.
  • Install latest Moto E  USB drives on your computer.

How To Update Mote E With CyanogenMod 11 Kitkat 4.4.4 Custom Firmware

1.Download Android 4.4.4 CM11  KitKat Custom ROM and Google Apps package on your PC.

2.Connect your device to computer and transfer the downloaded files to your internal SD card and make sure the files are in the SD card root. And Copy/paste the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory.

3.Disconnect device from PC and turn off the device.

4.Now enter into bootloader mode by pressing and holding volume up+volume down and power buttons together.

5.Follow the on screen instructions and select bootloader and then go to Recovery.

6.Now enter into bootloader and go to recovery option. Here perform a full data wipe by selecting “wipe data/factory reset”, cache wipe by selecting “wipe cache partition” and also perform wipe dalvik cache .

7.Now go back to main recovery screen and select “install zip from SD Card”. Now select “choose zip from sdcard”. Using your volume keys, navigate to the Android 4.4.4 ROM file that you copied to your SD card and select it using the Power button.

8.Same procedure (step 7 only) is applied for Google Apps package also.

9.After installations go back and reboot the device. It might take 5 minutes to boot on your first time.

For the firmware update confirmation go to Settings>>About phone to verify the version.

Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, PhoneSetter and TheWearableNews. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.
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