For this week, check out Resurrection Remix ROM for Moto X, available for both original and 2014 Edition. Based on latest Android 5.1.1, Resurrection Remix brings you the best of Android 5.1.1 with “remix” of many AOSP customization features.
Resurrection Remix ROM features one of the most customizable custom ROMs with many options for tweaking everything on your Moto X. You will be able to fully customize your navigation bar along with ability to resize the height and add custom shortcuts to your navigation rings.
Other cool features include fully-customizable system animations through toast animations, ListView Animations, and System animations which will give you full control over how your phone animates. For adding more shortcuts, you can take advantage of Gesture Anywhere (gesture shortcuts), App Circle Bar (Swipe from right to access your shortcuts), and “Recents long press action” which you can customize to your liking (it defaults to your last app which is actually very handy if you tend to switch between 2 apps often.
For theming, you can grab many great CM12.1 themes on the Play Store and Resurrection Remix ROM does come loaded with the Resurrection Remix PitchBlack theme, which I highly recommend to saving some energy (by using black background). Overall, Resurrection Remix ROM is definitely one of the best Android 5.1.1 custom ROMs out right now so give it a test drive this week(end) and do let me know 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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