How to Install Cyanogenmod 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play

Learn how to easily install Cyanogenmod 12.1 (CM12.1) ROM on Moto x play android device. 

The Moto X Play is an android smartphone that runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, which is powered by a 1.7GHz Octa-core processor, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC Chip and coupled with a 2GB RAM and 16/32GB internal storage.


After the release of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop few months ago, the developers’ communities have been developing custom ROM for various android phones, and they have also succeeded in developing the Cyanogenmod 12.1 (Android 5.1.1 Lollipop) for Moto X Play.

This custom ROM comes with all expected features of the Android OS v5.1 with some other extra features being included.

Having installed the Cyanogenmod 12.1, your android phone operates with the fastest performance, great user interface and outstanding theme engine.

Today’s stroll, I would brief you guys on how to install cyanogenmod 12.1 on Moto X Play.

Warning: Installation of Custom ROM on your android device voids its warranty, so following the instruction is at your own risk. The guide is strictly advised for pros or technically talented users to give a try.

NB: Also try to back up your files before you proceed to the below guide to avoid loss of data. And Moto X Play drivers needed, in other to progress your connection of your smartphone to PC via usb cable.

How to Install Cyanogenmod 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Moto X Play

Before proceeding to the below guide, make sure that your Moto X Play is rooted and also have the latest custom recovery (TWRP/CWM) installed on it. – read guide on how to root Moto X Play and Install TWRP Recovery.

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on Moto X Play, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and connect your device to your computer.

Step 2: After that, download cyanogenmod 12.1 from here on your computer, and Google Apps from here and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Moto X Play device.

Step 3: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).

Step 4: 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).

Step 5: After that, go to the recover main menu, then choose install, then select the CM 12.1 Zip file and flash immediately.

Step 6: Repeat the step 5 to also install the Google apps/

Step 7: 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 Moto X Play is successfully rebooted, then you would notice the new experience of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on your device with much amazing features. And just in case your device got stock in welcome screen during reboot, simply switch off and boot to recovery, then wipe cache partition and reboot.

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