Credit goes to CyanogenMod Team for releasing CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop custom ROM for Moto Max XT1225 smartphone. While we know that official Android Lollipop update for Droid Turbo or Moto Max (XT1225) is going to be released soon but still if you can’t wait for that, it is safe to install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop ROM on your phone as this is official one and is said to be stable.
This build of CM12.1 for Moto Maxx XT1225 is official and is available directly on CyanogenMod official website. However in order to install this on your Moto X, you need to have bootloader unlocked and phone fully rooted with CWM recovery installed. If ready, then you have my permission to proceed with ROM installation.
As you know custom ROM required rooted Moto Max XT1225. So let me clear that having a rooted Moto will void its warranty, so think before you proceed with rooting.
- Make sure your Moto Maxx Xt1225 is at least 65% or charged.
- Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
- Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone.
- Download Motorola Device Manager and install it.
How to Install CM12.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop on Moto Maxx XT1225
Step 1: Download the custom ROM and GAPPS. When downloading is finished, place the zip files on your desktop.
Step 2: Connect your Moto Maxx Xt1225 to your computer and transfer the download zip files to your phone SD card.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode.
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.
Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone. For the first time, your Moto might take longer than normal time but don’t worry as it will be only for the first time.