The release of Android 7.0 Nougat is making owners of non-Google devices impatient, because it isn’t known when the update will start rolling out, although major manufacturers already published the list of phones that are eligible to get the new operating system. The Moto X 2013 isn’t on the list, but users will be able to install Android 7.0 Nougat via CyanogenMod CM14
This is the unofficial CM14 ROM, which means that it’s under development and not all features will work (the microphone), but there won’t be any problems with the camera, flash, WiFi, Bluetooth and sensors. The first generation Moto X is currently running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, but if you want to install 7.0 Nougat on it, follow these steps, but make sure you won’t make any mistakes, because you’ll risk bricking your device.
First of all, root your Moto X 2013 and use TWRP to back up all your data. Download Cyanogenmod 14 and GApps from the internet to your computer, because later, you will copy the zip files to your phone using a USB cable. Turn off your phone and boot into Recovery Mode. You must wipe data factory reset, clear cache partition and Dalvik Cache, then format the System partition.
You will flash the Moto X CM14 ROM ZIP using TWRP recovery, so while you’re on the TWRP home screen select Install and go to the director where the Custom ROM zip file is located and select the ROM file. Confirm flash TWRP screen and wait until TWRP will flash the Custom ROM. When the flashing will be done, you will need to reboot your device.
Finally, you will flash the CM14 Nougat Google Apps package using the same steps, and reboot your device for the last time. Congrats! Your Moto X 2013 is now running on Android 7.0 Nougat.
However, if you don’t own this phone, but you’re thinking about purchasing it, these are its specs: a 4.7-inch AMOLED HD display (720 x 1280 pixels resolution), a Qualcomm MSM8960DT Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset powered by a dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor, an Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM and three variants of internal memories: 16, 32, 64 GB, which don’t support expansion. Also, the primary camera supports 10MP and it offers only autofocus and LED flash, while the secondary camera is 2MP. The battery is pretty small, of only 2200 mAh and unfortunately, it’s not removable.
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