Motorola also have a unique flagship and design for its smart phones like Samsung and its also getting popular in India as well. Moto X is the expensive of them all and have some great specs and looks. Moto X have a 4.7 inch HD display with 312 ppi pixel density to give you a crisper and better viewing experience. At heart this smart phone have a 1.7 GHz dual core processor with 2 GB of RAM which is enough to play HD videos and high graphics games and for smooth multi tasking. All Motorola Moto flagship devices comes with a guaranteed update to the latest version of the Android OS when available but you know Moto X have a simple and colorless stock UI even if you update it to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and if you want some colors in your phone like me then you should try some custom ROM on your Moto X. below are some good and very popular custom ROMs over internet which give your smart phone a better color (themes) and some extra features.
You should know these points before installing any custom ROM on any of your phone:
- Your phone’s boot loader should be unlocked, rooted and a custom recovery like TWRP recovery should be installed.
- How to root Motorola Moto X
- Installing a custom ROM may lead to violation of your device’s warranty.
- Installing custom ROM will wipe out all your important data so it is good to make a backup of all the important data you have on your phone.
First in this list is stock ROM because it is helpful in any situation when your phone gets bricked while installing a custom ROM on your phone. This is a stock ROM still you can install it using the custom recovery like you install a custom ROM.
Features: Stock ROM, based on Android 5.0 lollipop, revoke the root access of your device, gives you clean and fast interface, all the features back like you bought it new.
This custom ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat which makes this ROM a bit lighter than Lollipop and makes it easy to customize how ever you want. This custom ROM have lots of features to customize and boost your phone’s performance.
Features: Rooted, debloated, Mot camera, text secure messaging, custom logo and boot animation, extended settings menu, CPU spy and tweaks, access to qualcomm settings, icon changes.
Cyanogen Mod 12.1:
If you know something about custom ROM then you should know about Cyanogen Mod – a custom ROM maker which is now a separate OS makers and lots of smart phones now shipped with Cyanogen mod ROMs installed in them. Cyanogen mod 12.1 is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop with some more features.
Features: Based on Android 5.1 Lollipop with all the features, pre rooted, lots of themes available on Google Play Store, fast and smooth interface, ART enabled, boosted battery and hardware performance, stock Android 5.1 interface.
Resurrection Remix 5.5.8:
Resurrection Remix 5.5.8 custom ROM is based on Cyanogen mod 12.1 build which is very smooth and almost stock Android 5.1 lollipop looking custom ROM. This custom ROM have all the features and interface of Android some 5.1.1 Lollipop. More features are listed below.
Features: enable disable navigation bar, SuerSU indication switch, carrier label, quick pull quick notification bar, lock-screen notifications, gesture anywhere, toast animation, list view animations and much more.
Nexus Experience ROM 1.0:
As the name says this custom ROM gives you Nexus like experience on your phone. Based on CM 12.1 this custom ROM will give you all the features of it. This custom ROM is amazingly fast and buttery smooth with lots of features, some of them listed below.
Features: Pre rooted, Android 5.1 Lollipop based, status bar customization, performance boosting, fast and smooth ROM, X control, wallpaper app, emoji support for MMS quick reply, heads up notifications, quick reply to your messages using notifications.
Epsilon Project ROM:
Epsilon custom ROM is based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat which is very light and stable custom ROM gives you what you want from your phone -“Performance”. This custom ROM is very light and fast, also very customize-able parts like nav bar, notification bar and lock screen.
Features: four-way reboot menu, lidroid file explorer, ad blocker, GPS optimization, customize-able navigation bar, CPU control, performance tweak, extended settings menu, only important Google play apps installed (you can install all other later).
Liquid Smooth ROM:
Liquid Smooth custom ROM is well-known for its liquid smooth performance and highly customize-able user interface. Liquid smooth custom ROM is very light and blazing fast performance, very much recommended for gaming purposes.
Features: Android 4.4 Kit Kat based, pre rooted, themes ready, liquid dungeon, battery power saver mode, glow pad torch, slim recents, rebinding hardware keys, smart pull down, list view animations, toast animations and 4 way reboot menu.
Mokee OS ROM:
If you want new user interface on your phone then you should try this Mokee ROM on your phone once. Mokee OS is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop with all the features of it. Mokee OS also have some features like IP dialing and speed dialing. more features are listed below.
Features: Odexed for performance, OTA updates, custom carrier name, list view animations, network speed indicator, smart lock, multi user support, lock screen notification, heads up notifications, bulk SMS recipients, smart dialing and calendar.
Bliss Pop 4.0.3 ROM:
Bliss Pop custom ROM based on Android 5.1 Lollipop is highly customize-able custom ROM ever made. This custom ROM has all the features of CM 12.1 custom ROM made by Cyanogen Mod team. Bliss Pop custom ROM have customize-able status bar, navigation bar and notification bar.
Features: CM 12.1 based, pre rooted, network traffic indicator, breathing notifications, left-handed mode, one-handed mode, search button options, clear all tasks, omni switch, omni notifications, long press icon to sleep and lock method options.
Don’t worry this ROM makers are from earth as well, Krypton ROM is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat version and very light. 288 MB bloatware has been removed from the ROM to make it light and fast. Also, this custom ROM is highly recommended if you want performance in your phone nothing else.
Features: added init.d support, Odex and ART compatible, rooted with SuperSU, AOSP signal icons, busy box installed, entitlement check bypassed, all APK zip-aligned, Wifi and radio is removed from airplane mode and added new ringtones.
Android Open Source Project (AOSP):
Android Open Source Project is stock Android 5.1 Lollipop with stock features and stock interface, based on Android 5.1 Lollipop with all the features reserved with it. This custom ROM is best for you if you makes your phone heavy with apps.
Features: Same as the stock ROM (nothing new).
These custom ROMs also needs Google Apps zip package to be installed after installation of these custom ROMs, you can download Google Apps for any kind of custom ROM from here. All the queries about these custom ROMs should be done in the comment section below.