How to install crDroid on the Moto X 2014

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The Moto x comes with stock android and a slew of amazing features as well to boot. But sometimes we just want more. Maybe it’s the allure of new features, or it’s the hope that we will get some better camera performance, we flash on. Today’s ROM of choice is crDroid and the device going to recovery mode is the Moto X 2014



Nav bar customizations;
Animated rotation tile;
Wake up on plug;
Development shortcut;
Clock and time clickable in expanded status bar;
Notification ticker;
Quick unlock;
PIN keypad shuffler;
Custom lockscreen shortcuts;
Answer calls with hardware home button;
Status bar clock tweaks (right, center or hide clock with many dates formats to show. Custom colors included);
Notifications counter;
Volume keys wake the device;
Ability to hide the alarm clock icon from status bar;
Dialer Lookup;
Profiles form CyanogenMod (new merges and lollipop style);
Protected apps (using trebuchet launcher);
Filter spam notifications;
CyanogenMod SuperUser;
Clear all button in recent panel with custom option (hide, top right or top left);
Privacy guard from CyanogenMod;
Quick settings pull down with one finger (right, left or off);
Smart pull down;
Configurable 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree rotation;
Toggle to not allow quick settings on secure lockscreen;
Brightness control through status bar;
Double tap status bar sleep;
Data activity indicators;
Call blacklist support;
Increasing ring tone;
In call vibrations;
Advanced reboot menu;
Option to hide adb notification;
Screen shot quick delete with confirmation;
Long press back to kill with configurable timeout;
Less frequent notifications sound;
Advanced keyboard features (auto rotation with timeout, disable full screen, selector notification, show enter key, volume key cursor control);
New Eleven music player and AudioFX from CyanogenMod;
Statusbar network speeds;
AOKP system animations;
Left handed navbar during landscape mode;
App circle sidebar;
Toast Animations;
Media Scanner on boot behaviour;
Gesture Anywhere;
Weather banner;
Search bar in recents;
Ability to use Omniswitch instead of aosp recents;
Wakelock blocker;
Advanced powermenu;
Lcd density;
Ad blocker;

Pre requisites

  • Your Moto X 2014 must be rooted with it’s boot loader unlocked.
  • You must have a custom recovery installed, like TWRP or CWM.
  • Your phone must be charged over 80%.
  • Some common sense and ability to follow instructions!
  • If you have not flashed a custom rom on your device before this you will need to format your data partition in TWRP or you will get an encryption error


  • Download the latest nightly from here.
  • Download the GAPPs from here,

With that done, let’s get this show on the road.

Step 1

Boot into recovery mode. To do so, power off your phone press the power and volume down buttons at the same time for about 3 or 4 seconds and then release both. Scroll down to Recovery by using the volume down button – do not press the power button to select. Press the volume key up once when on Recovery and this will select the option.You will see a quick boot screen. Give it a moment and it will go to boot options in just a moment. Press the volume up and volume down buttons at the same time (in the middle) for about five seconds and then press power button once.

The Recovery Mode menu will be displayed.

Step 2

Backup your current ROM from your custom recovery.

Step 3

Do a complete wipe, data and cache.

Step 4

Navigate to your SD Card and select the ROM zip file. Flash the ROM. (For your convenience we advise that you keep the zip file at the root of your SD card)

Step 5

If you’re so inclined, flash the GAPPs package.

Step 6

Reboot. The first boot will take longer than others so don’t panic.

Congratulations! You have installed the crDroid Nightlies on your Moto X 2014! Feel free to drop us a comment down below if you have any questions or queries.

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