How to install official Cyanogenmod 11 on Moto G XT1033 & XT1032

The Motorola Moto G has kind of captured the smartphone market by the scruff of its neck and it really should come as no surprise that it has become one of the few mid range phones to get official cyanogenmod support. The amazing part though is that the dual sim variant, namely, the XT1033 has also received it which is a rarity considering that dual sim phones generally do not get Custom ROM support as it is found difficult to get both SIMs working. But thanks to Xda Senior Member dhacker29‘s brilliance we now have an almost fully working CM11 unified build for the Moto G. All the major things work flawlessly on the CM11 builds including wifi, GSM, Data, Bluetooth, etc and also both the SIMs work on the dual SIM variant. There may be a few minor bugs here and there but yet the amazing features of the ROM fill up that void. And with the daily nightly builds at your disposal the updates just keep coming up regularly without any hassles. So, what are we waiting for then? Let’s get going and flash Cyanogenmod 11 on Moto G Dual XT1033, XT1032 and other versions as well.

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How to install CM11 on  Moto G (all versions)

This installation process assumes that you have either PhilZ or CWM or TWRP Recovery flashed on your Moto G

Disclaimer : Do It At Your Own Risk!

Download required files and updates from below :

  • Download Latest Cyanogenmod 11 build for Moto G from here.
  • Download gapps for Moto G from here
  1. Copy the downloaded files to the (Root directory of) your sd-card.
  2. Reboot your device to Custom Recovery
  3. [Optional but, Recommended] Do a Nandroid Backup or TWRP backup of your current ROM.
  4. Now from recovery main menu and select Wipe Data option.
  5. Confirm data wipe by selecting Yes.
  6. Go to Mounts And Storage and Format System.
  7. Now flash this android KitKat 4.4 based Cyanogenmod 11 rom using clockwork mod recovery, Philz or TWRP. Follow these steps :
    • Choose Install Zip From Sd Card option.
    • Select Choose Zip From SD Card option.
    • Now select the rom downloaded earlier.
    • Confirm the installation and wait till the rom is installed on you handset.
  8. Flash the gapps as well in the similar way.
  9. Now this is a very important step. I experienced bootloops without performing this step. Go to mounts and storage and format /data and /data/media. Note that this will format your sd card so do back it up before flashing.
  10. Reboot and unleash the power of your Moto G.
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  • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

    Hey man any news for paranoid android for XT1033

    • Techgeekal

      Yes, It works fine on XT1033. The only catch is that only 1 sim works.

      • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

        Thanks for your quick reply. If you could provide that link, I tried installing it on xt1033 however, couldn’t get the sim to work.

        • Techgeekal

          You will have to flash GB firmware on top of your stock for sim to work in PAC

          • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

            Okay. I’m using the GB firmware right now and only sim1 is working. I’ll give it try by next week after thurs. I keep you posted on what happened. Let’s hope everything goes well and works.

          • Techgeekal

            Only SIM 1will work. SIM 2 won’t work in PAC

          • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

            Thanks for your time again. Just one more concern if I got the GB firmware will this rom above, CM11, can i install this or do I have to switch back to Asia Firmware again? Might sound dumb but I really wanted to know

          • Techgeekal

            Yes, it is because of GB firmware. You have to siwtch back to stock asian firmware again for it to work.

          • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

            Thank you so much. I got it fixed. I guess I’m gonna have to flash the asian version now. Got any tutorials for that? If video would b great.

          • kenny Lalrammuana sailo

            Hey I got a problem I installed CM11 and was working fine but although I could make a call but I couldnt hear anything over the speaker or the earpiece or earphone. Any advice could it be because of the GB firmware that I installed?

  • Vijay Sambasivam

    thanks a lot bro… the last step was the one i was looking for… elaborate explanation.. helped a lot.. now on cm11 :D

    • Arun

      bro are u able to switch on mobile data??

  • Gan Choon Tad

    Hello there, why isn’t the wifi working?

  • Prakash Vishwakarma

    Can i modify the last important step : format only /data. Will it work?

  • Arun

    hey guys i installed the c11 but i cant switch in my mobile data…. please help me

  • Arun

    I recently installed CM11 in my moto g (XT1033) and it was seamless but i cant switch on the mobile data(internet) in both the sims please help me….

    • Jaymanikanta

      Yes, Its an unusual problem that persists only on xt1033 dual sim versions of phones sometimes. There is no fix even in the latest nightly….however the only workaround is you need to clean install (flash) an older version of nightly (20140619) and then dirty flash the latest one…your data should turn on automatically. For more help please get back to Moto G section on XDA and leave a thread.

  • anubhav sharma

    mobile data not working
    in moto g(xt1033) after flashing CM 11 in it…please give any suggestions

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