2014 Moto G gets unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM

Moto G gets Android 5.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Moto G gets Android 5.1. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

If you’re a custom ROM flasher who never waits for official updates from manufacturers, you’ll be delighted to know that there’s now an unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM that brings Android 5.1 Lollipop to the 2014¬†Motorola Moto G.

Based on the latest Android 5.1 firmware, this release brings better dual-SIM card support, greater control over notifications, the ability to switch Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections in Quick Settings, and better theft protection.

It’s unofficial, and an early release, which means you may stumble across a few bugs here and there, but according to feedback on the XDA Developers¬†forum, it actually seems pretty stable, and it doesn’t appear to break any key features.

If you’re interested in flashing the ROM yourself, you will, of course, need an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery. You can then download the firmware package from the original XDA thread via the source link below.