Best Marshmallow Custom ROM for Moto E 2nd Gen

It was quite surprising when Motorola left the Moto E 2015 out from the list of Marshmallow update list. But, later the company has added Moto E to its Marshmallow update list, but it was limited to some specific countries including Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia (excluding China).

Best Marshmallow Custom ROM for Moto E 2nd Gen
Best Marshmallow Custom ROM for Moto E 2nd Gen

So this means that some country won’t get Marshmallow update of Moto E 2nd Gen smartphone, so don’t worry folks, you can also install the Android Marshmallow update on your Moto E 2015 phone. You can find some Marshmallow custom ROMs given below. First of all, you’ll have to download TWRP recovery.

Download the Marshmallow custom ROMs by carefully matching your code name in Build no. you can check the code name by going to Settings and then clicking “About”. You will get some really interesting features like Doze mode, app control and app permission, which is pretty cool. The Doze mode on Moto E will improve its battery life.

Supported device

Moto E 2nd Gen, Don’t try this on any other device with the different model number.

Best Marshmallow Custom ROM for Moto E 2nd Gen

Find the Marshmallow ROMS with their download link below. You’ll also find the link of ROM’s development page, where you’ll get the latest download link of ROM, the current list of any bugs if available along with the list of features.

Moto E 2015 3G model (model no otus)

1. CyanogenMod 13

2. CrDroid

3. CyanPop

4. Temasek

5. Resurrection Remix

Moto E 2015 LTE model (model no- surrnia)

1. CyanogenMod 13

2. Temasek

3. Resurrection Remix

Install Custom ROM on Moto E 2nd Gen

Well, download the ROM of your choice from above first. Then check the link below to guide on installing a custom ROM.

Be sure to also download and install Marshmallow Gapps from here.

Step 0. Make sure you have installed a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM. With Stock recovery, it is not possible to flash a custom ROM on your Android.

Step 1. Download the custom ROM and Gapps file on your PC.

Step 2. And then copy the files in your device’s SD card by connecting it to the PC via USB cable. Remember the path where you save those files.

Step 3. Now you need to boot your device into recovery mode. As you have already rooted your device, just use Quick Boot app from play store to do the rest of the task until your device goes into the recovery mode.

You will enter recovery mode soon, and should see TWRP or CWM recovery. If you see 3e recovery, then you need to install TWRP recovery for this. See the link above step 1.

Step 4. [Optional] Once in TWRP/CWM, create a backup of your device. Use the backup option for this in recovery. This backup is really a lifesaver!

Step 5. Do a Factory Reset.

In TWRP, tap on Wipe, then advanced wipe, and now make sure you have selected these partitions: dalvik cache, data, system and cache. Then do the Swipe action at bottom to confirm it.

In CWM, choose wipe data.factory reset option. Confirm on next screen.

Step 6. Now, install the ROM file.

In TWRP, on homescreen, tap on Install, and then locate the ROM file and tap on it. Then do the Swipe action at the bottom to begin flashing the update.

In CWM, choose ‘install zip ..’ option, select file and confirm by selecting Yes on next screen.

Step 7. Now, install the Gapps the same way you installed Marshmallow ROM on your device. Go back to recovery’s homescreen to get to install option.

Step 8. When it’s done, restart the device using the option called reboot.

That’s it.