Unofficial build of CarbonROM Android 5.1.1 Lollipop custom ROM is now available for the original Moto G 2013. This ROM is based off CyanogenMod, OmniROM & AOSP, promising speed, stability, frequent updates and great hardware support. A complete step-by-step tutorial on flashing this ROM is provided here.
- Device: Moto G 2013
- Codename: Falcon
- Android: v5.1.1 Lollipop
- ROM: CarbonROM
- Base: CM/Omni/AOSP
- Date: 29-05-2015
- Status: Unofficial
- Type: Beta
- Developer: Niropa@xda-developers
- File Name: CARBON-LP-5.1.1-UNOFFICIAL-20150528-2226-falcon.zip
- Size: 258.9 MB
- MD5 Hash: 17180f1ed62f691b13a181fb336c28f7
Here is the list of features that Lollipop CarbonROM for Moto G currently offers:
- Pie control
- Toast animations
- Gesture anywhere
- System animations
- App circle bar
- Notifications drawer settings
- Clear all recents
- Quick pulldown
- Custom color switch
- Status bar header
- Show/hide search bar in recents
- Ram bar
- Wakelock blocker
- LCD density
- Advanced sound options
- Enable/disable Navbar
- Double tap 2 sleep
- Left handed mode
- Arrow keys while typing
- Button layout
- Navbar height/width
- Navbar button tint
- Ring targets
- Power menu options
Some tweaks for the Status Bar include:
- Network activity arrows
- Clock and date settings
- Battery indicator – circle, icon, text, hidden
- Show/hide network activity and carrier label
- Notification options
- Clock alignment
- Date format
And much more!
Install Lollipop CarbonROM on Moto G
- First Generation Motorola Moto G (2013 Edition).
- Unlocked bootloader and TWRP/CWM custom recovery.
- Full Nandroid image backup of existing system created using the custom recovery. Store this backup someplace safe.
- A USB cable and a PC with compatible USB drivers.
- At least 60% battery.
Disclaimer: As soon as you unlock your bootloader and flash something your warranty goes void. We shall not be held liable for any kind of issue you encounter during or after flashing this ROM. You should be aware of the fact that this ROM are prone to causing unexpected reboots, data loss, nonfunctional hardware and app crashes.
Step 1. Download the ROM package “CARBON-LP-5.1.1-UNOFFICIAL-20150528-2226-falcon.zip” and Gapps on your PC via the links given above.
Step 2. Connect your Moto G to the computer over a USB connection as a mass storage device. Make sure the SD card has enough space to hold the ROM, Gapps and your backup (if any).
Step 3. Next, disconnect all the cables and power off your device.
Step 4. Reboot into the recovery mode: Hold Vol Down + Vol Up + Power button for a few seconds until a boot menu is displayed. From the boot menu move to “Recovery” using Vol Down and select it using Vol Up button, the Android logo will be displayed. Now, hold Vol Up + Vol Down for 5 seconds and then press the Power button once.
Step 5. From the main menu, tap “Wipe” and format these partitions: Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache. It might take a few minutes to complete.
Step 6. Return to the main screen, tap “Install” and flash the ROM package from your SD Card.
Step 7. After the ROM’s been flashed, flash your Gapps through the same Install feature and then finally reboot your phone.
That’s all there is to it. If you face any issue during the procedure feel free to mention in the comments section below.
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