Looking for a solid Android 5.1.1 custom ROM for your Moto X, check out the latest FlexOS ROM, available for both original Moto X and Moto X 2nd generation (2014).
Based on latest Android 5.1.1, FlexOS ROM brings you the best of latest Android OS along with many features/customization through FlexControl in Settings.
First, many users have complained to me about Lollipop heads-up notifications (your notifications showing on top of the screen) and some of them wanted to disable them. With FlexOS ROM, you will be able to enable/disable your heads-up notifications and also strictly control/block specific apps from sending you notifications. And yes, you can also control notification timeout along with swipe control to dismiss or hide notifications.
Also you will find familiar AOSP features like full status bar/notification drawer/recents panel customization along with full system animation control, App Circle Bar, Gesture Anywhere, and Wakelock blocker.
As for gesture shortcuts, you will also be able to customize your Moto X double-twist and chop-chop actions with your favorite shortcuts. Other than that, you get all of the standard new Lollipop features from CM12.1 (You can check out our review video of CM12.1 ROM here). Performance is excellent as you can expect from latest Android 5.1.1 and battery life is also great.
Overall, FlexOS ROM is a great way to enjoy the latest Android 5.1.1 with great stability, performance, battery life, and a nice set of customization so definitely check it out this week(end) and do tell me what you think!
Download Android 5.1 Gapps (DO NOT USE older Gapp as you will FC!!!)
To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, and reboot. (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system. For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)
Using TWRP? See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!
Missing root? See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!
Want Flash Player? See How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!
If you want some awesome audio, check out Viper4Audio FX MOD, which you can install on this ROM to enhance your music 100%.
If you want to run your apps in tablet/hybrid/custom DPI mode, see our Xposed App Settings guide.
Need to run apps that check for root? Check out How to Run Apps that’s don’t run on rooted Android!
If you want PIE Controls, see our LMT Pie Control guide.
Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!
Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!! Download link in this post above.
Q: I have no Root!
A: For this ROM, root comes with the ROM, see How to Enable Root on CM12.1!
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