Moto X is a 2013 flagship Motorola device. Moto X is powered by a 1.7GHz Dual core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB RAM. The 4.7″ AMOLED display has a resolution of 720×1280 and 312ppi pixel density. It has 16/32 GB storage options. The primary camera is 10MP. Moto X runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Google promised no Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Moto X but XDA developer TheOrangeRemix has made the KitKat update available for T-Mobile Moto X. This update has Touchless Control, Active Display, Camera, home screen selector and most of the standard KitKat features, including SMS with Hangout, updated keyboard, etc. However it does not have KitKat launcher and also the status bar is Jelly Bean themed and not transparent. So users who want to update the T-Mobile Moto X to KitKat can follow the instructions given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Note: You will lose your root status when updating to this ROM and also the recovery and the bootloader will be updated.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your T-Mobile Moto X:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Moto X drivers installed
- Bootloader unlocked
- KitKat zip file
Steps to install KitKat ROM on T-Mobile Moto X :
- Download the KitKat zip file on the computer.
- Extract the zip file to a convenient location.
- Switch off the phone and enter into fastboot mode by pressing and holding power + volume down buttons.
- Connect the phone to the computer using the USB cable.
- Go to the folder where the KitKat zip file was extracted and run flashall.bat.
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Reboot the phone. Done!