Download CM14 Via Cyanogenmod Recovery

Android 7.0 Nougat has been officially released via Google however, a majority of Android devices won’t ever get the update officially from Google or device manufacturers actually. This is because (according to manufacturers) your device can’t really run the freshest release of Android properly. However, we all know that’s a pure lie. Android 7.0 Nougat is basically build to run flawlessly on any device along with 1GB of RAM. That almost all Android devices have nowadays. We are going to discuss Download CM14 Via Cyanogenmod Recovery.

So that’s where CyanogenMod and many other AOSP based ROMs come into play. Whenever your manufacturer has dropped support for the latest Android updates to your device. You can then turn to CyanogenMod and other AOSP ROMs for the latest version of Android install on your device as well.

The latest version CyanogenMod ROM is actually based on Android 7.0 Nougat and is known as CyanogenMod 14 a.k.a CM14. Installing CM14 is just the same as that of installing any other custom ROM on your device. However,  only you are needed to flash a Gapps package separately as well to get Play Store and other Google services actually.

Requirements | CyanogenMod recovery

  • It basically goes without saying that your Android device must be rooted along with a custom recovery such as TWRP install. You guys cannot install CyanogenMod 14 on your device if your device is not rooted.
  • Make sure that the TWRP recovery version that you are running is the absolute latest. Older builds of the recovery are not actually compatible along with Nougat.
  • Because the first set of official CM14.1 nightlies have just been released. well, they are likely to be a bit buggy and have some stability issues as well. We highly recommend you that you guys go through the CM14.1 ROM thread over at XDA forums for your specific device. In order to read about the issues and bugs that other users are facing.
  • You have to create a backup of all your necessary data on the handset. This basically includes your contacts, messages, music, photos, and many other important documents and files too. You can also back up your app data via Titanium Backup, but I won’t recommend doing that. Because it can lead to compatibility issues when you try to restore it on CyanogenMod 14.1 actually.
  • On many devices, you might have to update the bootloader and radio firmware first to the very latest version available before even installing CyanogenMod. Not doing this might lead to the camera, sensors, or other features of the device not working properly as well.


By default, CyanogenMod does not include any apps from Google because of licensing issues. You will have to flash a separate ZIP package, that is popularly known as the “Gapps” package. In order to access Google Play, Maps, and other services from Google on CyanogenMod actually. The process to install the GApps package is just the same as how one installs any other ZIP file from a custom recovery.

Supported Devices & Download

As of now, the official CyanogenMod 14.1 nightlies are also available for the following devices:

  • angler (Nexus 6P)
  • bullhead (Nexus 5X)
  • cancro (Xiaomi Mi3w/Mi4)
  • d855 (LG G3)
  • falcon/peregrine/thea/titan (Moto G variants)
  • h811/h815 (LG G4)
  • klte/kltedv/kltespr/klteusc/kltevzw (Samsung Galaxy S5)
  • oneplus3 (OnePlus 3)
  • Z00L/Z00T (Zenphone 2)

Download CM14 Via Cyanogenmod Recovery

To start, you guys have to install TWRP recovery OR Cyanogen recovery first on your device. And then download/flash CM14 and Nougat Gapps from the custom recovery as well.

How to Install CM14 via TWRP recovery

cyanogenmod recovery

  • First off, download and then transfer the CM14 ROM and Nougat Gapps file to your device’s internal storage.
  • Then boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  • Choose Wipe from TWRP main menu and then do a Swipe to Factory Reset on the bottom of the screen.
  • Go back to TWRP main menu, and then click on Install and choose the CM14 .zip file. That you guys just transferred to your device in Step 1.
  • After you select the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of the screen in order to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time actually.
  • When your ROM is successfully flash, you’ll then see the Wipe cache/dalvik option. Just choose it and then do Swipe to wipe on the bottom of the screen.
  • Now flash the Nougat Gapps file just the same as you flashed the ROM file.
  • After you flash both CM14 and Gapps, then Reboot your device.

How to Install CM14 via Cyanogen recovery

  • You have to download and transfer the CM14 ROM and Nougat Gapps file to your device’s internal storage.
  • Now boot your device into Cyanogen recovery.
  • Choose Wipe data/ factory reset, then choose Yes in order to confirm.
  • Now select Apply update from the main menu and then choose Choose from internal storage.
  • Press the CM14 ROM file that you transferred to your device in Step 1 above.
    └ It may begin to install without confirmation.
  • When CM14 ROM is installed, flash the Nougat Gapps file like you flash CM14 ROM.
  • After you flash both CM14 and Gapps, then just Reboot your device.


Alright, folks, I hope you like this “CyanogenMod recovery” article and understand now. If you have any issues and queries related to it, just comment down and let us know.

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Also See: How to Enter Recovery Mode Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

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