Install CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Custom ROM on Moto G 2015


Follow the detailed guide to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM in your Moto G 2015. The Moto G 2015 is the latest device released last month, it is a successor of Moto G 2nd gen but equipped with the upgraded hardware components and running on the latest firmware. The box opened Moto G 2015 has pre-installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and that is also latest firmware available at the moment, the stock firmware is always better to use because it’s stable and contains much interesting features provided by the device manufacturer.

But if you want to switch on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based AOSP ROM, we recommend you to try CyanogenMod Custom ROM on your Moto G 3rd Gen. Although Stock firmware are better then other third party builds but custom ROM gives you the freedom to add tweaks and mods to enhance device performance. CyangenMod is a popular name in the world of AOSP ROMs and now CM12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is available for your Moto G 2015.

The CM12.1 for Moto G 2015 is based on official CyanogenMod’s build and contains all the features of official CM12.1 with some additional tweaks, just flash the ROM and Gapps package through Recovery and enjoy the freedom of customization on your device.

CM12.1 ROM information:

Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Baseband number:
Build number: LMY48G.

The ROM is a beta version and still tests are being carried out so you may experience some bugs which will soon be covered by the devs in the future updates but most of the features are working fine and pretty stable, So go ahead and install the new CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Moto G 2015. Just follow the below guide to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based unofficial CM12.1 ROM on your Moto G 2015.

How to install CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Custom ROM on Moto G 2015

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.


  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%
  • Your device should be rooted and a working TWRP recovery must be installed or follow this guide.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop based Custom ROM on Moto G 2015

Turn of your device and boot into TWRP custom Recovery menu by the hardware keys combination or using any third party app (Mostly found in Play store).

Once your device enters into TWRP recovery, create a Nandroid backup of your device or follow our guide to create a Nandroid backup (this will create a backup of your complete device including current firmware) if something goes wrong you can restore your previous firmware.

Once the Nandroid process completes, tap on “Wipe” and then swipe the slider from left to right to begin the wipe process( This will reset your device to factory)

Now it’s the time to flash the CM12.1 firmware in your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the file

Swipe across the slider to confirm install, wait for a few minutes till the file is completely installed in your device.

Once done with the above step, now apply the same process with the installation of Cm12.1 Gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

That’s it! You have successfully installed CM12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your Moto G 2015 and experience the freedom of a custom firmware on your device. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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