How To Update Moto X To Android 7.0

Hei guys here is the full instructions to update Moto X to Android 7.0 Nougat using a custom ROM namely CM14, unofficial build developed and released by one of the XDA senior members, seannyM.

In case you have been waiting for the chance to taste the Android N on your Moto X device then now it’s the time, since there is no official news about the coming of Android 7.0 Nougat for your device. Fortunately we have rooted and installed TWRP / CWM recovery so we can flash modified ROM.


If you are interested to give this ROM a try, then I invite you to continue reading this post, please.

How To Update Moto X To Android 7.0


Developer Alexander seannyM at XDA.

Preconditions and information.

  • Build status is unofficial, beta build.
  • Support Moto X 2014.
  • Your Moto X has already have TWRP installed or CWM.
  • Prepare your computer and a USB cable.
  • Your Moto X bootloader should already be unlocked, head to this to unlock any Motorola’s device bootloader.
  • Your USB debugging mode should already be set enable. Learn to enable USB debugging mode on Android.
  • Make sure you firstly make necessary backups, do Nandroid backup if you think it’s must.
  • Your device battery should be enough.
  • Follow the guides here without skipping anything.
  • Gapps doesn’t include on this CM14 ROM therefore you need to flash the apps separately..


Video recording doesn’t work on a stock camera, therefore you are recommended to use another app.

In case your box permission doesn’t work as expected then do the following.

  1. Create a text file and name it “gapps-config.txt”.
  2. Write this “PackageInstallerGoogle” on the text file you created.
  3. Now download the Open GApps (Latest version).
  4. Then put the text and Gapps in the same folder within your Moto X device.
  5. Install the GApps, then re-flash the custom ROM.

Download these files to your computer.



How to update Moto X to Android 7.0 Nougat with CM14 custom ROM

  1. Connect your device to PC, then transfer all the zip files (CM14 and GApps) to your device’s internal storage.
  2. Now power off your device then disconnect it from USB cable.
  3. Boot into the recovery / TWRP mode now.
  4. On the TWRP recovery mode, perform this; full data wipe -> Wipe button -> Swipe to Factory Reset option.
    Wipe Data TWRP Recovery Android
    Wipe TWRP Recovery
  5. Once done, just tap on the Install button. On the list then find CM14 zip file inside your Moto X internal storage.
    Install Button TWRP Recovery Android
    Choose Zip File TWRP Recovery
  6. Confirm the installation and swiping the the Swipe to Confirm Flash button.
    Swipe To Confirm
  7. Repeat the above step to install Gapps once the ROM is fully installed.
    TWRP Finished Install
  8. Tap Wipe cache/dalvik button in case you are experiencing bootloop or other errors.
  9. Now reboot your device using the Reboot System button.
    TWRP Reboot System
  10. Done and enjoy.

Awesome my friend now your Moto X is powered with Android 7.0 Nougat with CM14 ROM.

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