10 Sep 2016

Cyanogenmod 13 rom for motorola moto x play lux:How to install

Moto x play codenamed Lux is a decent mid range from Motorola having a snapdragon 615 chipset coupled with 2gb of ram. Motorola has promised marshmallow update and rolled out. After using it for some time we eventually get bored of it and step towards custom roms for new features. This is one of the best rom for moto x play.

The first custom rom which comes to your mind when decides to root your phone is Cyanogenmod. Latest version of cyanogenmod is cm 13 and good news is that Cyanogenmod 13 rom is already available for Motorola moto x play codenamed LUX.

Credits:  All credits goes to the developer Squid2 of xda for compiling this rom for moto x play.

Note that there are already stable and official build available which makes it to useful for daily purpose.

Before going further:
  • Check your Motorola moto x play model number and verify if you  are using any one of XT1561,XT1562,XT1563.
  • Update your moto x play lux to latest version of software which is available from Motorola.
  • Backup:Backup all your data on moto x play which includes apps,contacts,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud storage as flashing cyanogenmod 13 will erase all the data on the device.
  • Battery: Charge your moto X play to at least 70% so that you wont encounter any battery related issues while installing recovery or flashing supersu.
  • You need to have an unlocked bootloader to flash cyanogenmod 13.if not follow the entire guide for the same.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your Moto x play if you already installed twrp recovery and but don't have root access
  • Custom recovery: You need a custom recovery like twrp installed on your moto x play .Without it you can not root at all.
  • DownloadsTwrp recovery for moto x play and cyanogenmod 13 for moto x play.

Install Cyanogenmod 13 rom for Motorola moto x play lux: 

Cm13 rom for moto x play lux: Best rom for moto x play
Cyanogenmod 13 rom for motorola moto x play lux:How to install

About cyanogenmod 13 rom:
Cyanogenmod as you know has evolved itself into a incorporation.It has the highest number of  users when compared to other custom roms. Its latest iteration for Moto x play is cm 13 is already doing well.Most of the features of previous versions are already available in latest builds with updated android base too.If you don't know the features of cm 13 for moto x play do check them out.
Features of cyanogenmod 13:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If you root apps don't work then that is no response form super user it means it has been disabled and you can enable it in developer options easily.
  • System ui tuner: This is new feature that let you tweak ui a bit but has been hidden just like developer option.If you want to add it to setting app,swipe down the notification panel and on top you will notice a gear icon.Press and hold it and you will notice that it starts spinning.Just leave it once you notice the vigorous spin and you will see a toast message "system ui tuner" added to settings.
  • There are ton of brand new wallpapers.
  • Google launcher now has vertical scrolling instead of horizontal.
  • Multi window: Google finally introduced multi window concept in tablet version of os.You can run two apps in a single window.Activating multi window is also too easy.When you open recents you will notice there is another option beside the closing button on cards.Press on it and activate multi window.But this multi window is not configurable which means adjust width of apps that are running.
  • Auto rotation on home screen is also added which you can find in launcher settings.
  • Now on tap: If you use google now frequently this feature might help you a lot.Usually when you press and hold on home button it will take you to google now.If you enable this feature when you try to access google now on any app it load some related suggestions along with some google now card.
  • Screen shot notification will also have delete button along with share option.
  • Memory option: This is available in settings .It gives you memory usage on your device from last "3hrs or 6 hrs or 1 day".
  • App permission manger is the major thing in android m.This lets you to block certain permission so that the app cannot access them.like if you don't want facebook to access your bluetooth you can now do it with out rooting your device.
  • Phone short cut on lock screen is replaced with google now.
  • Search bar in settings menu.
  • New volume panel: You can now adjust volume of media, call and notification from single window. This feature is absent in previous versions of android though present in most of the oem provided firmwares.
These are the general features of cyanogenmod 13 rom for moto x play and you can explore rest of them by flashing it on your x play lux. After using it for some time you will conclude that it is best rom for moto x play.

Flash Cm 13 on Moto x play using Twrp recovery:

  • Download Cyaogennmod 13 custom rom for Moto x play 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 x play boots into Twrp recovery.
  • Once you are in twrp 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 cm 13 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.
Final words on Cm 13 for moto x play:

By following the above procedure you will be able to install best rom for moto x play without any hassle. If you have any trouble in installing this rom on your Lux leave a comment below. we will help you if possible. For any other queries do dont forget to contact us.
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