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Motorola Moto G 2015 Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow 6.0

Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen

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I recently bought Moto G 3rd gen flipkart and was excited because I knew Moto G will get the Marshmallow as soon as possible, but however I didn’t expect that I would need to wait for this much time. I expected that it would take at most 5 days for Marshmallow for Moto G to come.. But lol, this didn’t happen and I was forced to unlock it’s bootloader and root off this device.

As of now I’m using CyanogenMod 12.1 nighties, but just today I saw that the Marshmallow build is out for the Moto G 3rd Gen..

Now if you have rooted your Moto G 3rd Gen then it obviously means that you know how to use the fastboot and yes it would be required along with the TWRP recovery on your phone.

Let’s now move on to the tutorial to install Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM on the Motorola Moto G¬†2015 (3rd Gen) ūüôā

Motorola Moto G 2015 Running Android 6.0 Marshmallow 6.0

How To Install MarshMallow (Android 6.0) on Motorola Moto G 2015 3rd Gen

This is a test build and SD Card, WiFi and Data are not working.

  • Download the¬†Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM from here.
  • Move it to your internal/external SD Card.
  • Backup the data using TWRP (System, Data and boot partitions only).
  • Now wipe¬†Data, System, Cache, Boot¬†partitions to make sure that we don’t face any bugs while flashing the ROM.
  • Flash the¬†ROM on your Moto G 2K15.
  • Go to¬†Reboot¬†in TWRP and select¬†Bootloader¬†there because we will need to use it!!
  • Download the boot image file from here.
  • Now to flash it, run the following command in Command Prompt (make sure you download and place the file in the folder where you adb installed):
    fastboot flash boot image-new-0.4.img
    fastboot reboot
  • Ayy, we have flashed the ROM and the ROM must be booting on your phone!! ūüėÄ

Problems while flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow on your Moto G 2015? Do ask them in the official thread of this ROM on XDA Developers¬†or you can simply shoot a comment below. ūüôā


PAC ROM for Mi 4i Latest Android 5.1.1

Install PAC ROM for Xiaomi Mi 4i – Android 5.1.1

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PAC Man is one of the known custom ROMs available till now. This is because they have many features along with stability which many of the ROMs misses.

Xiaomi Mi 4i is one of my favorite devices, but I didn’t buy it only or two reasons – Less storage and poor development, but just some days ago, Mi had released Mi 4i kernel sources leading to development. Mi4i already got stable CyanogenMod ROM, but here I am posting the PAC ROM because¬†CyanogenMod is way too mainstream!

PAC ROM for Mi 4i Latest Android 5.1.1

Sorry for poor edges, my PS wasn’t working :p

PAC Man ROM comes with tons of features and this is the reason why I like PAC ROM more than CyanogenMod, because CM is just overrated ROM without quality features. Also none of my devices running CyanogenMod ROMs are stable and so I was forced to change the ROMs to ParanoidAndroid, etc.

The best part of PAC ROM is that it has got features from all your favorite ROMs. So, this means that rather than installing a custom ROM for a specific function, you should try PAC ROM which has that feature as well as other features as well which are included in other ROMs.

Some features of Pac Man Lollipop ROM are:

  • AppBar
  • Gesture Anywhere
  • Omni Switch
  • Quick Setting Panel Options
  • Traffic / Data indicator
  • Clock Options (for Notification bar)
  • Animation controls
  • Lock screen customization
  • Recent App panel options
  • Wakelock blocker

These were just some basic features and TBH, I like AppBar and Omni Switch the most! ūüėÄ

Now let’s move on to the tutorial to install PAC ROM (Lollipop) on Xiaomi Mi 4i

Install Android 5.1.1 PAC MAN ROM on Mi 4i

  • Download the latest build from the XDA-Developer thread.
  • Move the ROM to internal storage.
  • Reboot the device to custom recovery.¬†The tutorial here provided is for TWRP Recovery.
  • Open¬†BACKUP >¬†Check¬†SYSTEM, DATA¬†and¬†BOOT¬†partitions and then make a backup of these partitions.
  • Then,¬†WIPE > Advanced Wipe >¬†Check¬†SYSTEM, DATA, BOOT, Dalvik Cache and then perform a wipe.
  • Finally, tap on¬†INSTALL¬†and select the PAC ROM from there.
  • Once completed, reboot your device.

This will take some time to boot your Android phone, so kindly wait! ūüėČ

Doubts? Shoot a comment below!


How To Install CyanogenMod 12 (5.1) on Motorola Moto Turbo

Currently my favorite phone is Samsung Galaxy Edge, but the second device which I like the most when it comes to Android is Motorola Moto Turbo¬†because of it’s awesome design and performance.

Motorola is working hard so that Moto Turbo is always up to date, but still Stock Operating System is way too mainstream! If you have ever tried CyanogenMod ROM (also called CM), then you will be willing to install CM12 on your Turbo phone!

Basically CyanogenMod 12 is based on stock Android Lollipop OS with some tweaks and more options for customizations and performance which will make your phone work faster.

In this tutorial I will be explaining how to install CM12 ROM on your Turbo with a noob proof way. This means that I’ll show you the easiest way to install CyanogenMod 12 on Moto Turbo and even newbies will find this easier. All you need for this is a custom recovery and nothing else.

Motorola Moto Turbo Running on CyanogenMod 12 5.1


Now let’s see how to install the latest version of CM, i.e., CyanogenMod 12 ROM Turbo…But first check out the requirements for this:

  • Make sure you currently running on official Lollipop firmware.
  • Make sure the bootloader is unlocked.
  • Custom Recovery (TWRP is preferred) should be installed.
  • Moto Turbo (Moto MAXX) should have atleast 50% of battery remaining!

Motorola Moto Turbo is also known as Motorola Moto Maxx, so don’t get confused in this. Just check your device model number to see if CyanogenMod 12 ROM is compatible for your Turbo/Maxx or not.

Install CyanogenMod 12 ROM on Motorola Moto Turbo [Moto MAXX] XT1225

  • Download the official CyanogenMod 12 ROM for Moto turbo¬†from here. Download the ROM on the top because it’s the latest build! KNOW MORE:¬†QUARK¬†is the codename of Motorola Moto Turbo or Moto MAXX!
  • Transfer the ZIP file to your internal SD Card.
  • Now reboot¬†Turbo¬†to TWRP recovery. For this, shut down your device and press and hold¬†Volume Down + Volume UP +¬†Power¬†key simultaneously and leave when the boot menu appears. Scroll to¬†Recovery¬† and press Power button once you are on recovery text.
  • Now when you’ve rebooted your Turbo to TWRP recovery, it’s time to flash the ROM!
  • Tap on Backup and make backup of¬†Data,¬†boot and¬†System¬†partitions.
  • Once done, tap on¬†WIPE button in TWRP recovery and wipe¬†CACHE,¬†SYSTEM and¬†DATA¬†partitions.
  • Now finally click on¬†INSTALL button where you’ll need to choose the CM12 ROM file/
  • Confirm the flash and wait for some seconds.
  • As soon as the ROM will be flashed on your device, press¬†REBOOT¬†button in the recovery to reboot to the ROM.

Now sign up to Google Account and CyanogenMod account to sync all your data.. You can now install all your favorite applications again! ūüėČ

Facing problems while installing CM12 on your Motorola Moto Turbo? Do comment your problems or the errors you are facing while installing CM12 ROM on N5. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks and ROMs for Moto Turbo..


How To Install MiUi v6 on Yu YuReka

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YuReka is one of the most famous Android phones in India because of it’s jaw dropping price, Octa Core processor and a very polite and responsive support by Yu which is hosting forums where people can have talks about custom ROMs, rooting, etc. Yu is a very developer friendly company which allows you to root your phone and avail the warranty. I wish even Lenovo and Motorola did the same.
MiUi is undoubtedly the best Operating System when it comes to graphics and is having good number of features too.
The team behind MiUi, XiaoMi works very hard for their operating systems and this is the reasons why their devices get’s updates very slowly, but whenever they get, the updates are awesome. Unfortunately, even this MiUi ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS rather than Lollipop which everyone wants to run on their devices.
The good news is that Miui ROM for YuReka is very stable and you’ll not find bugs out here except the Radio bug which makes Radio useless in this phone, but you can download 3rd party applications which can run Radio from internet. Thanks to suhas.holla at XDA-Developers for his hard work to make this ROM stable for YuReka and this ROM obviously is unofficial build.
The combination of an Octa Core processor with MiUi v6 is just brilliant. MiUi usually lags on Quad Core devices like RedMi 1s, but on devices like YuReka, this ROM works like a butter, but still this ROM is not for gaming as MiUi v6 useless many resources and CPU usage. Anyway, games like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas are still playable on this device.

Yureka Running on MiUi v6 ROM
MiUi v6 ROM on Yu Yureka

Installing MiUi v6 ROM on Yu Yureka

  • Head up to the unofficial ROM thread at XDA from here. Grab the download links for Miui ROM from here and obviously download the ROM and move it to your internal SD Card.
  • Root your device and install ClockWorkMod Recovery on YuReka. If you haven’t rooted your device, then follow this easy tutorial to root your device and install CWM Recovery in it.
  • Reboot to ClockWorkMod recovery by typing these commands in terminal emulator:
    reboot recovery
  • Choose Backup/Restore option from the recovery and after that, Backup to /sdcard and make a full backup of your current running ROM. You may skip it if you are a superuser.
  • We will wipe the full phone now. Choose Wipe user data/factory reset option from CWM and confirm full wipe.
  • Also move to Mounts and Partitions and here format system partition.
  • After making backup, open Install ZIP>Choose zip from /sdcard and now choose the ROM which you just now downloaded and confirm the flash.
  • After the ROM is flashed, tap on Reboot System to reboot your device to Android OS.
Wait for a few minutes and soon you’ll need to setup the MiUi v6 ROM onto your device.
If you are not able to install this ROM on your YuReka, then do shoot a comment below. We are ready to help you. ūüėČ



Install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on XiaoMi RedMi 1S [UPDATED: Calls & Everything Working]

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XiaoMi RedMi 1S recently got kernel sources released which people were demanding from the day of the launch of this phone. Because the new RedMi was announced, the kernel sources were released for this phone and it got too many kernels at XDA. Anything which comes to India always rocks.
Okay, as of now, there is no official Lollipop ROM for this phone because none of the teams are working to provide a stable KitKat, but working on Lollipop and this is the reason why not much official ROMs are coming for RedMi 1S even after getting the kernel source.  This ROM, i.e., Mokee OS is currently only released for Testing purposes and is not an official build by the Mokee OS Team and this is the reason why some bugs like RIL (calling and SMS facility) are present in this ROM. As of now, there’s only one and the only Lollipop ROM available for RedMi 1S and we appreciate efforts made by syhost, and thanks to the poster, saurabhrck at XDA who informed us about this ROM. If you are thinking to make this ROM as your daily driver, then you should re think because this ROM is having some bugs and the biggest bug is of RIL only which I had mentioned before too. Still, you must taste Lollipop on your phone because it has got many up-gradations like the change in UI, new functions. For example, the boring notification bar has been changed to a beautiful notification bar with vast number of animations. Now hovering animations are showed to the user, or I must say that Android now responds to your even a single tap on the screen with beautiful animations. Not only notification bar has been changed, but also applications like Settings, Calculator and all the other application have been revamped by Google and icing on the cake, Mokee OS has implemented more features which includes the features of CyanogenMod as well! But because of less time and more devices, Mokee Team has not completed there woks on Mokee OS so you won’t see all the real features of Mokee OS.
This is only a test build, as I had repeated ago too. Don’t expect that all the features would be working as they should be because this is a work by an individual and not by a team. Also this ROM is rarely updated, so be sure that you make a backup of your current ROM before trying this on your phone. Just an update, that Armani Devs are working on CyanogenMod 12 ROM for RedMi 1S and we hope that the build would come online very soon!
UPDATE: ALL BUGS HAVE BEEN FIXED. INCLUDING NETWORK, Messages, ETC. An d now this ROM is CyanogeMod 12 and not Mokee OS based on Android Lollipop 5.0.2.

XiaoMi RedMi 1S On Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM

How To Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop ROM on your XiaoMi RedMi 1S [Based on MOKEE OS CyanogenMod 12]

  • Download the latest build of CyanogenMod ROM from the thread at MiUi Forums.
  • After downloading the ROM and moving it your SD Card, reboot to a custom recovery say TWRP recovery.
  • Now make a backup of your current ROM and to make that faster, enable disable MD5 checksum option from TWRP.
  • When done, wipe data, cache and system partitions. This might take some seconds. Don’t wipe other partitions please.
  • Now you are all set to flash this ROM on your Armani! Select Install button from the main menu of TWRP and choose the ROM from your SD Card to flash.
  • Confirm the flash from the TWRP recovery and it will be flashed in just few seconds.
After the ROM has been successfully flashed, reboot your phone. Now it will be booting and you’ll soon you’ll see the boto animation after which you’ll be asked to choose the language. By default, it would be Chinese and you’ll need to choose English as the language.
So did everything work and you installed the ROM or not? Please comment us so that we can improve this further.