Best Custom ROM for Motorola Moto X Play : CynogenMod 12


Motorola recently launched the Motorola Moto X play. The Moto X play comes under the sub Budget category of around 300$. The Moto X has a Qualcomm snapdragon 615 octa core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a Adreno 405 GPU. The Motorola Moto X comes with 5.5″ HD display. This time it has a IPS display rather than the super Amoled display we had last time. The Moto X play comes with stock Android which is far more better than any other skinned Android version but we get a limited amount of customization in it. WIth the help of this ROM you can customize your Moto X play to further extent.


How to Install CM12 ROM for Motorola Moto X Play

The version of CynogenMod we are going to install is unofficial and might have a few bugs which would be fixed overtime. As said the ROM is unofficial and if anyhow something happens to your phone, Technokick or any one related to Technokick are not responsible.


  1. Make sure that you have taken backup of all your important contacts.
  2. Charge your phone upto 50% atleast.
  3. Make sure you have  Motorola Android drivers installed in your Computer.
  4. DOwnload and Install the ABD and Fastboot drivers. Click here to see how you can install.
  5. You need to have a Moto X Play which has its bootloader unlocked.
  6. Make sure that the phone is rooted.

Method – Install CM12 on your Moto X play

Step 1) Download the CM 12.1 ROM and Google apps package from the link given below.

Step 2) Copy both the packages to the root of your devices internal storage.

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

Step 4) Now in your recovery, Select Install and navigate to the ROM file, Now flash it.

Step 5) Flash GApps if you want to.

Step 6) Press reboot.

Step 7) That’s It! You have successfully installed CM12 on your Motorola Moto X play

Download Links

ROM ( You can check for the latest version by clicking here)


Thanks to XDA developer Squid2 who developed this ROM.