Motorola Moto X (1st Generation) owners can now upgrade their phone with unofficial CyanogenMod 12 nightly build based on the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS. This build has been forked from the original CM12 source code and, as you’d expect, is pretty much the same as the stock v5.0.1 Lollipop. In this article I’ve put together a step-by-step tutorial with all the necessary downloads like flashing tools and Gapps.
Download CM12 Lollipop Custom ROM
- Device: Moto X 1st Generation
- Codename: ghost
- Android: v5.0.1 Lollipop
- Version: CM12
- Kernel: 3.4.42
- Build: Nightly
- Type: Unofficial
- Developer: Joe-Tech@XDA
- File Name: cm-12-20141205-UNOFFICIAL-ghost.zip
- MD5 Hash: fb26e216a8cde590c26554d13b370a17
Download Link: Click here (Size: 228 MB) to download CM11 Android 5.0.1 Custom ROM for Moto X 2013
Gapps: You can download Android 5.0 Lollipop compatible Google apps – aka Gapps – here.
Install CM11 Android 5.0.1 on Moto X
- Unlocked bootloader
- Latest version of any custom recovery like TWRP or CWM
- Fastboot and ADB command line (Download here)
- USB cable and all necessary ADB drivers already installed on PC
- Full system dump (Nandroid backup) created using the custom recovery. Flashing a new ROM will wipe out all existing data
- At least 50% of battery remaining
Disclaimer: This is an unofficial build of CM12 and is known to be quite buggy at this stage. It can cause random reboots, app lags and loss of important data, therefore, it is not recommended that you install on your primary device. Neither we nor the devs will be held responsible for any kind of issue caused as a result of flashing this ROM. You proceed entirely at your own risk!
- Download CyanogenMod 12 Android 5.0.1 Custom ROM and Lollipop Gapps for your Moto X through the aforementioned links.
- Connect your phone to the PC over a USB connection as a mass storage device.
- Transfer “cm-12-20141205-UNOFFICIAL-ghost.zip”and “gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip” to the root directory of your phone’s internal storage.
- Monitor the progress of file transfer and then disconnect the USB cable. After that, power off your device.
- Reboot your phone into the bootloader by holding Volume Down and Power button simultaneously for some seconds.
- A menu should appear on the screen, navigating using the Volume Down button select the “Recovery” option by pressing Volume Up key.
- You’ll see a red exclamation mark, press and hold Volume Up & Power button for a few seconds to enter the “Recovery Mode”.
- Once you’re in the Custom Recovery, perform a factory reset and wipe out the Cache & Data partitions.
- Go to the Advanced menu and clear the “Dalvik cache” too. This step is optional but recommended in order to avoid bootloops
- Next, return to the main menu and select “Install Zip” option and choose “cm-12-20141205-UNOFFICIAL-ghost.zip” package. It’ll take a few minutes to flash the new custom ROM.
- Repeat the above step and flash Android 5.0’s stock Google apps “gapps-lp-20141109-signed.zip”.
- After flashing the Gapps, return to the main menu, clear out the Cache partition and then finally reboot your device normally.
Note: In case you encounter the audio issue in outgoing calls then install this app “Phone Audio Fix” as a normal APK on your phone and start it. It’ll keep running in the background as a service and fix your calls until the developer finds a solid solution.
Stay tuned for more updates and tutorials!
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