CyanogenMod is undoubtedly the most popular custom ROM with over 10 million active installs as of December 2013. The Android 4.4-based CM 11, the latest release of the CyanogenMod team, has now arrived on the T-Mobile/GSM and Verizon Developer Edition Moto X.
Even though the Moto X is already one of the the few smartphones on the market that received the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, the folks at Cyanogen have released the first CM 11 nightlies for the XT1053 (T-Mobile or unlocked GSM) and XT1060 (Verizon Developer Edition) variants of the Moto X. As you probably know, CM is a vanilla-flavored Android custom ROM, which brings a handful of unique features that make it a worthy replacement of pure Android.
Besides getting the usual KitKat goodies like transparent status and nav bar and white status bar icons, CM 11 also allows you to choose what toggles to display in the Quick Settings area, what icons to use for the battery clock, or signal in status bar, and other such treats.
For the time being, there’s no information on when the first CM 11 nightlies will be released for the standard Verizon Moto X, AT&T, or Sprint variants.
If you previously installed custom ROMs on your device, you probably know that you will first need to root your Moto X. Then, the procedure to install CM 11 on Moto X is the same as usual: download CM from here (don’t forget about GApps, which can be downloaded from here), boot into recovery mode, flash CM 11 and GApps, wipe date, then reboot your phone. Voila! You are now running CM 11.
Are there any T-Mobile, GSM, or Verizon Developer Edition Moto X owners reading this? Will you guys install CM 11 on your devices?