Update Moto E (1st Gen) on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13



Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Moto E (1st Gen) is now available via CyanogenMod 13. The CM13 is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow but still it is in testing stages and most of the feature including camera and messaging might not work but the firmware will be more stable and improved in the future updates.

If you are really getting impatient to install the CM13 ROM on your Moto E and want to enjoy the glimpse of latest firmware on your device. Below we have mentioned complete instructions regarding installation procedure, follow them to update Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Moto E with CM13.

How to update Moto E on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13

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 have a working TWRP recovery installed or click here to download TWRP for Moto E and install it using this guide.

Necessary downloads:

Process to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow with CM13 on Moto E

Connect your device to your PC and Copy the both ROM and Google apps zip files onto your device storage.

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 CM13 firmware in your device. Choose install and navigate to the folder in which you have copied the cm-13-20151023-UNOFFICIAL-condor.zip 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 CM13 Gapps.

Wait for the installation process to complete.

Once completed Reboot your device.

If your device is taking longer then 7-10 minutes then follow this guide to to fix this issue

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow via CyanogenMod 13 on your Moto E. 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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