Update Rooted Moto X 2014 to Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Do you know that you can update your Moto X 2014 to Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow, even if it is rooted? Be sure of the fact that the xda-developers made it possible to download a TWRP backup and to use the same file for flashing the official firmware file on your own device.

Do you want to give a try to this procedure? Here I am to support you, but you already know that the device can get bricked in case it gets turned off during the Marshmallow update. In that respect, charge your device and avoid any unpleasant situation. Then, note that the security programs that run on your computer should be temporarily disabled too or else you might have minor problems when trying to download the required file.

As for your Motorola phone, don’t hesitate to go to Menu – Settings – About phone and tap a few times in Built Number in order to enable Developer Options. Next, you have to access Menu – Settings – Developer options and check the USB Debugging feature too. Without doing so, there are big chances to have problems while trying to connect the phone with your computer and this is not what you need.

At the end, let me remind you that you never know when you might be experiencing a boot loop issue after using the Marshmallow backup file. Because of that, a general backup is what I recommend you once more: you should save your contacts, call logs, texts, IMEI / NVRAM data images, videos, audio files, apps and so on with the help of an app from Google Play, a general cloud storage platform or by using one of our guides: How to Backup and Restore IMEI / NVRAM Data on Android Devices, Use kantjer’s Tasker Profiles to Back Up your Android device.

Let’s get on with the tutorial now. That is what you have to do without skiping or mixing the provided steps:

How to Update Rooted Moto X 2014 to Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow:

  1. First of all, you have to take the Android 6.0 Marshmallow backup file for your 2014 Motorola Moto X by entering here;
  2. Save the file on your computer;
  3. Connect your Moto X 2014 with the computer via the original USB cable;
  4. As you can guess, you must move the downloaded file on your device;
  5. Also unzip the backup file;
  6. Only then you can power it off;
  7. Enter recovery mode on your Motorola Moto X;
  8. From recovery select Restore;
  9. Choose to load the Nandroid backup file;
  10. Have patience while the Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is being installed;
  11. When done, all you have to do is to return to the main menu of recovery and select “reboot system now”.

Haw was the procedure? I can only assume that you have successfully completed it, but if you haven’t, you know that you can always ask for my help. Use the comments area or the contact form, describe me the issue that you are experiencing and let’s hope that there is a solution for it out there too!

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.