Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Stable Custom ROM


You can now Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Stable. All Motorola droid 4 devices are now able to get official CM 13.0 builds that are now up and live. Droid 4 smartphones are not designed to get official Motorola update programs so this custom ROM can easily be flashed by following simple procedures given in this tutorial exclusively designed for Motorola Droid 4.

Ensure that your phone has already a recovery software like CWM or TWRP. You may need a code name for the phone which is ‘maserati’ here. Also it is wise to get NANDROID backup that provides full fledged recovery in situations when custom 13.0 ROM fails to properly boot on your device. This post will guide you on How to Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Stable Custom ROM.


Motorola Droid 4 Drivers:

You’ll be connecting your device to the Computer, so it is recommended that you have installed the latest USB drivers for Motorola Droid 4 properly. For those who do not have done it already, download the USB Drivers from the link below and then proceed with the tutorial.

Make a Backup of Motorola Droid 4:

It is recommended that you make a full backup of your device before proceeding with this guide on How to Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Stable Custom ROM. Anything can go wrong during the process, so you can later on restore your device to current state. Just follow the tutorials listed below in order to fully backup your device:

Pre-Tutorial Stuff:

  • This guide is only for Motorola Droid 4, DO NOT try this on any other device or else you’ll end up bricking it!
  • Make sure your Motorola Droid 4 is Rooted and has ClockworkMod or TWRP Custom recovery installed. We’ll go with the ClockworkMod in this tutorial.
  • Your device must be at least 70% charged to prevent turning off in the middle and increasing the chances of bricking it.
  • Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. -> Go to Settings > Developer Options > Turn On USB Debugging. If the Developer Options do not show up in your settings, go to About, scroll down and tap on Build Number seven times and a Message will pop up saying that You are a Developer now! Go back to Settings and you’ll have the Developer Options now.

How to Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 with CM13 Stable

Step 1: Download the following files:

  1. CM13 Stable ROM zip
  2. Download GApps

Step 2: After that, connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and move the downloaded files to your device.

Step 3: Unplug your device and then turn it off.

Step 4: When it is turned off, boot it in to Recovery Mode.

Step 5: When your device successfully boots into recovery mode, create a Nandroid backup by going to Advanced > Backup and Restore > Backup to /sdcard.


Step 6: Now clean up the storage system of your device; so, just select wipe data/factory reset as show in the image below.


Note: The CWM Recovery in your device may not be as same as shown in the images here. However, functions are almost the same in every version of CWM Recovery.

Step 7: After that, select install zip from the recovery menu.


Step 8: Followed by choose zip from sd card and select the zip file that you downloaded in Step 1. Installation will start.


Step 9: Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete, repeat the last 2 steps to flash GApps or Google Apps. Or you can follow the tutorial below:

Step 10: After you’re done with everything, go back to the recovery menu and select wipe cache partition followed by wipe dalvik cache.


Step 11: In the end, from main menu of recovery select reboot system now.


Note: First boot will take a bit of time, so just be patient. If your device gets stuck in bootloop, turn it off, boot into recovery mode, perform a factory reset and wipe cache. Then reboot it. Hopefully it will turn on!