How To: Install CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play – Custom Firmware

In this tutorial checkout how to install CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play Android Smartphone.

Couple of months earlier Motorola announced Moto X Play along with Moto X Style/ Pure. As the device was launched and available in many countries the development has started for this device and earlier we have shared couple of tutorials on how to unlock bootloader on Moto X Play and how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto X Play. Today we are going to install CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play.

Install CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play Motorola Moto X Play Stock Wallpapers

The CM 12.1 Custom ROM which we are going to install on Moto X Play is an unofficial build and might contain some bugs, which will be fixed as the time passes. With that being said let’s proceed to install CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play.

Early Preparations:

  1. Take a backup of all of your important data – Backup SMS | Contacts | Call Logs
  2. Charge Moto X Play to 75%.
  3. Enable USB Debugging on Moto X Play.
  4. Download and install Motorola USB Drivers.
  5. Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers – Windows | Mac.
  6. Unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play.
  7. Install TWRP Recovery and Root Moto X Play.
  8. Create a Nandroid Backup.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damage to your Moto X Play. So follow the steps listed below at your own risk.


CM 12.1 Unofficial ROM – Download

Google Apps

Also ReadHow to Install MIUI 7 Global ROM on Xiaomi Smartphones

How to Install CM 12.1 on Moto X Play:

Step 1: Download the CM 12.1 ROM and Google Apps package from the above links.

Step 2: Copy both the packages to the root of your devices internal or external storage.

Step 3: Power off Moto X Play and boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together for few seconds.

Step 4: Follow the instructions listed here and install the CM 12.1 ROM followed by Google Apps package.

Step 5: Reboot and enjoy the CM 12.1 on Moto X Play.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully installed CM 12.1 ROM on Moto X Play.

Have any questions? Ask them in the comment section below.

Written by Alpesh

Tech Lover, Gadget Freak and the founder of Gizmo Advices who loves to play with Custom ROM's, Kernel's etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.