How to Install the Official Release of CyanogenMod 12.1 on Android One

Finally, the long awaited CyanogenMod 12.1 is now available for Android One smartphones (both 4GB and 8GB variants). This CM 12.1 is said to come in form of Nightlies, which is also based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

This official release of CM 12.1 comes with improved features (like the theme engine to personalize your phone), super-fast and fixed bugs.

Installation of the official version of CM12.1 can be done manually via recovery, and the procedure as detailed below.

NB: The process would require a clean installation, that is, you would need to wipe your system before flashing the ROM. And this requires you to take full backup of your android before preceding the installation.

Disclaimer: Applying this guide would void the warranty of your device. And performing the operation is at owner’s risk.

Guide to Install the Official Release of CyanogenMod 12.1 on Android One

Before you proceed, first un-root your android device, if it's rooted. Because official ROM works on un-rooted device only.

Step 1: Download cyanogenmod 12.1 from here (Android One 4GB variant (sprout4)) or here (8GB variant (sprout8)), and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the internal SD Card of your Android One device.

Step 2: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button) and use Volume down to select recovery mode.

Step 3: Once you get to the recovery mode, simply perform a full system wipe (Wipe Data/Factory Reset, Wipe Cache Partition and then Wipe Dalvik Cache/ART cache from advanced section).

NB: Make sure you’ve done a Nandroid backup before you apply step 3.

Step 4: After that, go to the recover main menu, then choose install ZIP from SD Card, then select the CM 12.1 Zip file and install immediately.

Step 5: Repeat the step 4 to also install the Google apps/

Step 6: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

Once your Android One smartphone is successfully rebooted, then you would notice the new experience of Official CM12.1 Nightlies based (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop) on your device with much amazing features.

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