11 Feb 2015

Best custom roms for Motorola moto g falcon first gen 2013

Choosing a best custom rom for motorola moto g 1st gen(2013) aka falcon is a tough task. There are lot of custom roms available for this device and each rom has its own contribution and choosing only the best is almost impossible and it also comes down to personal preference.But creating a list of best custom Roms if easy.

About Motorola Moto g 1st gen: It is the first mid ranged smart phone from a tier brand company that is priced at very low price.Its a great success to the company .Motorola moto g 2013 is priced at about 160$. Specifications include snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2ghz with adreno 305gpu. It has 1gb ram and 8 or 16gb internal storage and a 5mp rear cam with 1.3mp front cam .Motorola released kernel sources quickly as a result the development is quite good and there are lot of custom Roms are available.

Best custom Roms for Motorola moto G (1st gen) falcon:

custom Roms for Motorola moto G (1st gen) falcon xt-1033

1.Cyanogenmod Custom rom:

Cyanogenmod is one of the best custom roms available for moto g.Its smooth,fast and responsive and battery life is decent on this rom.This is based on android lollipop.Gets updated regularly as there are lo of developers will be working on it.Theme engine is one of the best feature that it offers.You can choose from lot of themes from which you can change from font to app icons and even choose items of theme and apply on other themes.Motorola Moto g 2013 falcon is officially supported and you will get latest and greatest updates much quicker.
cyanogenmod rom moto g 2013 xt-1033 xt-1032

Features:
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust cpu frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Software Updates: Cyanogenmod rom is usually available in three types one is nightlies which gets updated with new features every night and are quite stable for daily usage.second one is the snapchat which is monthly build version which will be stable version and other one is the release candidate.Some times nightlies are considered must stable than the snapshots. 
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
Download: cynogenmod for moto g falcon

2.Blisspop custom rom:

Blisspop custom Rom is based on cyanogenmod 12.1 rom with lot of added features with improved performance and customization.This Rom offers all the features that cyanogenmod 12 has to offer and also there are lot of added features from other popular Roms too.This Rom offer wide range of features from status bar to lock screen.Bliss team supports Motorola Moto G 2013 falcon so will have official one to play with.You can flash this rom on XT-1031,XT-1032-XT-1033 and gpe variants.
blisspop roms moto g falcon xt-1033,xt-1032


Features of blisspop:
  • Statusbar tweaks: Status bar tweaks include notification count,network speed indicator,double tap to sleep ,brightness control and weather in status bar header.
  • Recents panel tweaks:The recent panel has a button to clear all the tasks and omni switch is present is present as an alternative to traditional recent menu.
  • Gesture anywhere:Gesture any where is also available which  makes it easy for you to launch apps with gestures instead of returning to home screen and app drawer to launch apps.
  • App circle:In addition to this app circle bar is also present which makes it too easy to launch apps with just a swipe from the edge of the screen.

  • Soft Navigation controls:You can enable soft keys too if you like them and also set the dimension  of the navigation keys and also you can define custom actions.
  • Capacitive buttons: hardware keys have an option to adjust back light duration of the button and now you you can do various things with the just home key like accessing a call with just a tap on home key , wake the device and also you can set custom action for double tapping on home key.
  • Power button: Press and hold power button you will have various options including soft boot ,reboot recovery ,screen reorder,air plane mode,screen shot,user switch and lot more,
  • Animation control: You can set custom animation for app opening and closing,scrolling up and down.There are lot of animations available to choose from.
  • Display and light:This includes live display,adaptive display,rotation mods,wake device on plugiing in charger or usb cable,Custom DPI and change font size according to your needs.
  • Cyanogenmod Camera app is built in.
  • Other mods include audio Fx equaliser,security options,bliss pop ota updates and all standard android features.

3.Resurrection remix custom rom:

This Resurrection remix rom which your are about to flash on Motorola moto g falcon  is a android 5.1.1 lollipop which  is based on cyanogenmod,slim,omni and original remix roms.So you can all the best features of other roms included in this rom along with performance and a decent battery life.
Resurrection remix custom rom moto g


Features of this rom:
  • Navigation bar tweaks: You can enable disable or navigation bar and also you can adjust the size of navigation bar.Navigation ring included toggles to in case of quick access just swipe from bottom of screen and you can access apps which you have set.
  • Status bar tweaks: Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Various tweaks are available to carrier label too like color and switch.Quick and smart pull down are also present.Battery icon too has tweaks.
  • Gesture anywhere: This basically lets to open any app at any time(while using other apps) with just a gesture.You have to set the gestures and use them.
  • Recent panel mods: Stock recent panel do not have an option to clear all the apps at once.In this rom you a button to clear apps and can even set the position of the button.
  • App circle Bar:Swiping from the left or right edges of the screen an app bar pops up and you can choose what app you want to launch.This is great way of multitasking.
  • Lock screen mods: This includes placing of 5 shortcuts on lock screen and also set targets for the slider.
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.

4.XenonHd custom rom:

This rom is based on android open source project with lot of features.They aim at providing a custom firmware which is fast,stable and has better performance with decent battery life.Moto g falcon is officailly supported by "team horizon" which build xenonhd rom.
Features:
  • Personalization: There is a separate tab for personalization where all the feature of this  rom are grouped together in there options.Home,status bar and miscellaneous.
  • Status bar: You can enable or disable brightness slider from notification panel.You can enable quick pull down to access full notification panel with just one swipe.Notification count is also available which displays number of notifications on status bar.
  • Weather report: This feature displays weather on status bar itself.When you pull down notification panel it displays weather.
  • Network traffic: If you want to know your download of upload speeds or network speed of your carrier while you are on Internet then enable this option.It displays ongoing network speed in status bar.You can adjust time interval too.
  • Clock and date: Enable or disable clock on status bar.It also displays am/pm and you can align your clock in three position on status bar.You can also modify colors too.
  • Battery mods: Choose your batter icon style on status bar which includes circle,percentage,bar or even hide it.
  • Quick settings: Change order of quick toggles in status bar and you have the option to enable or disable haptic feed back for touches.All notification can be displayed in expanded mode.
  • Navigation bar: Navigation bar size can be adjusted or you can even disable it forever.Custom actions can also be set.
  • Notification: "Heads up" takes care of your notifications.You can even disable it if you don't like it.Do not disturb mode is also available.If you want to exclude some apps from showing notification you can blacklist them.Time delay for notifications can also be adjusted.
  • Expanded mode: You must be familiar with this too if you are using lollipop rom.This rom lets you to choose what apps you can run in expanded mode.
  • Double to sleep on status bar is also available.
  • Buttons: This let you add or modify hardware button actions. Long pressing power button will display screen shot,reboot recovery or boot loader besides normal power actions.Volume buttons can also be used to wake the device.
  • Privacy Guard: If you don't like apps to access your personal information you can block  it using privacy guard.
  • Layers pro: Its a theme engine similar to that of cyanogenmod theme engine.
These are some of the features of xenon hd custom rom for motorola moto g 1st gen aka falcon you can explore rest of the features by flashing this Rom on your device.

5.Aicp custom rom:

Aicp is one the best custom Roms available in android development .Aicp stands for android ice cold project.Initially this custom Roms used android open kang project as a base (Aokp in short) but they later moved to cyanogenmod Rom as aokp stopped updating its sources.So you can expect all features of cyanogenmod Rom in Aicp with some extra features too.Motorola moto g is officially supported by aicp team and you can get nightlies too.
aicp rom moto g 2013

Features of aicp rom:
  • Theme engine: Theme engine is from the cyanogenmod custom Rom which basically changes the look user interface from lock screen  to ring tones all the way up to boot animations.The speciality of the theme engine is the ability to choose individual elements of every theme you have installed.So you like the ring tons and wallpapers of one theme and icons of other theme then you can have them at a time.Just open the theme chooser and you will understand how to do it.
  • Performance control:A default cpu manager app to control frequencies and governors.You can adjust CPU frequencies and also set them on boot too.
  • Trebuchet: This is the default launcher that ships with cyanogenmod Rom.But if you flash gapps then you might loose this.It doesn't have too many features like nova or other launchers but its simple and fast.
  • Status bar Tweaks:Status bar has lot of tweaks which include a brightness slider.Slide in status bar to adjust brightness of the screen.Double tap on status bar to sleep device and also network speed indicator for on going traffic info.
  • Gesture anywhere:Gesture any where is also available which  makes it easy for you to launch apps with gestures instead of returning to home screen and app drawer to launch apps.
  • App circle:In addition to this app circle bar is also present which makes it too easy to launch apps with just a swipe from the edge of the screen.
  • Omni Switch: Omni Switch is an alternative for default recent window in android.To use this Open omni switch app from app drawer and set your preferred options.It opens a floating bubble just like facebook messenger and floats on every app and actions click on it to open your recent apps.
installation procedure:
Flashing instructions for all the roms are similar.You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device.
  • Download rom which you like and Gapps transfer it to sdcard or internal storage of device.
  • Power of the device completely and wait for few seconds to confirm that it is off completely.
  • Press volume up,power button and Volume down simultaneously and once you see boot loader screen release buttons.
  • Using volume down as a navigation button move to recovery and click on Volume up to confirm action.
  • Moto G boots into Twrp  or cwm recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp or cwm click on  backup and select all the partitions which you want to backup. . It might take about 5 minutes for backup to complete. Don't interrupt backup process.
  • Once backup of your existing rom is completed click on back button.Wipe data,cache and dalvik cache and wipe system partition too.
  • Now select Install and navigate to location where you have placed your Rom and gapps zip files.
  • Flashing rom might take about 5 minutes or so.Once flashing is complete do a factory reset again.
  • Now reboot to system.Wait at least 15 minutes for initial boot to complete and once done you can explore ROM features.
Since battery is non removable if you experience boot loop then press and hold power button for about 15 seconds device force shutdowns.Now Using volume button combinations boot into recovery and restore backup which you have made earlier.
Final words on Best custom roms for motorola moto g falcon:
These are the best lollipop custom roms available for Motorola moto g 2013 aka falcon.As we said earlier choosing  best roms always comes to personal preference.They may not best for you but according to use these are the best and this doesn't mean that you should not try other roms at all.Every Rom is unique in its own way and you should all other roms and should decide which suits best for you.If you want add any other Rom to the list please let us know in comment section.

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