Update Motorola X (1st Gen) To Android Lollipop (5.1.1) With Dirty Unicorns ROM


You can update your Moto X 1st Generation to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop now by flashing the unofficial software released by senior member of XDA namely Megatron007.

The software I am talking about is Dirty Unicorns ROM that’s currently available to be flashed on the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset powered smartphone.



  • Be sure you have installed either CWM or TWRP recovery.
  • Your Moto X bootloader should already be unlocked (see the how to unlock bootloader of any Motorola devices).
  • Make sure you firstly backup your existing data because you will need to perform a factory reset as the part of the instructions.
  • Remember to perform the instructions only you are sure your device is Moto X (1st Gen) not any other models.
  • You need to also enable Moto X USB Debugging mode.
  • Follow the instructions here by your own choice, none should be held responsible if you end up bricking or damaging your phone, all the risks are yours.
  • Have a sufficient battery power before proceeding to the flashing instructions.
Moto X 1st Gen Phone

Install CM 12 Android 5.0 ROM On Motorola X (1st Gen)

Files needed.

  • Download Dirty Unicorns Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM here (Basket Build site).
  • Download Gapps here .


  1. When you’ve done downloading all the files above now it’s time to connect your phone to your PC with the help of a USB cable.
  2. Transfer all the zip files to your phone internal storage (Recommended on Root directory).
  3. Now disconnect your Moto X from computer after the zip files successfully transferred to your phone’s internal storage.
  4. Power off your Moto X then boot to recovery mode by utilizing these buttons; Power + Volume Down + Home buttons for about 3 or 4 seconds then release them and boot menu will show up.
  5. Inside the recovery, perform a factory reset by selecting the Wipe Data/Factory Reset.
    Wipe Data Factory Reset CWM
  6. Head to the the main menu then perform another cleaning like Wipe Cache Partition and then to Advanced menu to choose Wipe Dalvik Cache. Afterward you need to also clean data partitions and system.
    CWM Wipe Cache Parition


    Wipe Dalvik Cache
  7. Then go back to main recovery menu to further selecting Install Zip From SD Card and then Choose Zip From SD Card to get the Dirty Unicorns zip file inside your phone’s internal storage. Flashing process will begin !
    Install zip from SDCard


    Choose Zip From SD Card
  8. To flash the Gapps just repeat the above process.
  9. Now you can *****Go Back***** to reboot your phone by selecting Reboot System Now option.
    Reboot System Now CWM Recovery

Awesome now your Moto X (1st Gen.) is powered with Dirty Unicorns based Android 5.1.1 Lollipop ROM.


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