Motorola Moto Maxx is one of the high-spec Android Smartphone, released in November 2014. It comes with 5.2-inch QHD LED display powered by 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor inbuilt with 3GB RAM. It gives the internal storage of 64GB but external SD-card is not supported. The rear shooter camera comes with 21 megapixels with dual LED flash and the front Selfie shooter camera comes with 2 megapixels. It has got Android v4.4.4 KitKat operating system, which is now upgradeable up to v5.0.2 Lollipop and planning to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone is powered by a 3900mAh battery which is non-removable and includes fast charging capacity 60% in 30 minutes. It supports 3G and LTE.
It is made up of ‘ballistic nylon’ a term produced by the Motorola company, which is a highly durable material having distinctive textures. It has a layer of DuPont Kevlar under the nylon sheet, which is a material that is 5 times stronger than steel. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with a Nano-coating makes it water resistant. It is expected to be the most expensive phone to be sold in India.
The price of Motorola Moto Maxx is $870 and the expected price in India is Rs. 45990. If you want a great smartphone without paying much attention to your wallet, then this is the right choice. It is loaded with great features and it’s worth it having to pay a little more from your pocket.
Moto Maxx Pros and Cons
- Impressive battery life
- Motorola Turbo Charger
- Powerful processor
- 3GB RAM
- Great camera
- 64 GB native storage
- Attractive AMOLED screen
- Solid design
- Innovative hardware/software
- Built strong
- Front camera is below average
- No micro SD card slot
- Non-removable battery
- Droid branding too much
- Lack of Android 4.3 OS
Installing a custom ROM will bring forth these factors:
- Improve the device’s speed and performance. Custom ROMs makes phones smoother and highly responsive.
- Enhances the battery life.
- Changes the user interface. Some custom ROMs bring a new UI which will make you feel new and different while using your old phone.
- New additional features. Custom ROMs bring additional features like apps and customizations.
Even though Motorola Moto Maxx has got Android Lollipop version but some of the Android users like to enjoy custom ROMs in their device. Custom ROMs are the modified version of Android operating system which is based on the source code released by the device manufacturer or Google.
Custom ROM provides better user interface than most of the stock ROMs. Custom ROM provides more customization options and less battery consumption.
- Make sure you have the exact device and variant.
- Make sure that your Moto X is rooted. If not done properly, then installing a custom ROM may end up bricking your device.
- Unlock Motorola Moto Maxx phone.
- Make sure that you install a Custom Recovery on your Motorola Moto Maxx phone.
- Make sure that you download the compatible ROM with the Motorola Moto Maxx.
- Create a backup of all your important data and files.
- Make sure that you have fully charged your device or have at least 70% of the battery.
Rooting your device or installing a custom ROM may hamper your device’s warranty. So, proceed with caution. This process may delete all your important data and files. Hence, keep a backup of all your important files or make a Nandroid backup. Keep a backup of the internal storage of the device in case anything goes wrong. Reader’s prudence is advised.
Before you begin, make sure that you backup all your important files and data. This process may delete all your data from your device except the internal storage. Hence, a full backup or Nandroid backup is required. Before flashing the ROM, take a Nandroid backup. Also, keep a backup of the internal storage of your device.
Every custom ROM has its own distinctive characteristics, features and tweaks, but it solely depends on finding out the one that’s right for your device.
How to install a Custom ROM in Motorola Moto Maxx:
Step 1. For installation of custom ROM, we should have a rooted Android Device, an internet connection, USB cable and a computer.
Step 2. Download the ROM .zip file and copy it to micro-SD card
Step 3. Power off device and enter into recovery menu
Step 4. Perform a full wipe and factory reset.
Step 5. Select to install the ROM .zip file from SD card in your Motorola Moto Maxx phone.
Step 6. After installation reboot the device.
Step 7. It will take certain time in the booting process.
With the passage of time, many latest featured phones are being developed. Considering it one of the best phones but then also, some of the developers have developed custom ROM for increasing its performance and customizations. Custom ROMs are mainly used because the stock firmware pre-installed in your device comes with restrictions which doesn’t let you make full use of your phone. We have listed some of the best custom ROMs which will help you to select the best custom ROM compatible for your phone.
1. Resurrection Remix ROM
Resurrection Remix ROM is composed of the source of the Cyanogenmod ROM, Slim ROM, Omni ROM. It is based on Android v5.1.1 Lollipopand has got a bulky combination of customizations and performances, packed and powered with lots of features. It is provides a stable android experience that ensures reliability. You can get the latest Android source updates from Google, CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, Omni, AOKP and Slim ROMs. It is compatible with most of the Android devices having an excellent support from the Android users and developers. The Resurrection Remix ROM is an open-source and anyone can contribute its views regarding the development of the ROM. It supports OTA Updates and consumes less battery and thus, can be said is battery friendly. It is a mixture of features from many ROMs like Omni, Slim, Paranoid Android and AOKP. It claims to be one of the best custom ROMs and can be used as a daily driver.
Resurrection Remix ROM includes
- Dark theme
- Quick settings
- LCD density changer
- Heads Up Notifications
- Interface Customizations
- Miscellaneous customizations
- Gestures anywhere
- OTA Updates
- Recent app panel tweaks
- App circle bar
- Themes chooser
- Status bar tweaks
- Clock widget
- Navigation bar tweaks
- Hardware buttons tweaks
- Many more
- Some minor bugs might be found out as it in testing mode.
Details and Download: Resurrection ROM for Moto Maxx
2. MoKee Open Source Project ROM
MoKee ROM is based on Google AOSP and CyanogenMod, which gives a bulk of features and performances. It makes the phone run as smooth as butter with less battery consumption as compared to stock ROM. It is more stable than Nightly based ROMs and is built on the latest code and experimental features. This official ROM is based on Android v5.1.1 Lollipop.
What are these Nightlies? These are considered as the experimental version of a software that is under development or is being tested.
- Lock screen issues.
- The camera doesn’t respond sometimes.
- Volume control button disappears.
Details and Download: MoKee Open Source Project ROM
3. NEXUS EXPERIENCE 9.8
Nexus experience 9.8 is based on AOSP code form Google and Android v5.1.1 Lollipop. It comprises of all the stable CyanogenMod 12.1 features and plus has its own extra added features and enhancements thus, making it more reliable and secure. It gives a friendly user interface since the first boot. It consumes less battery. Some fixes and improvements are made to the system.
- Android Lollipop.
- Heads Up Notifications.
- Notification ticker option.
- Lock screen shortcuts.
- Custom animations.
- Clock and Date customizations.
- Advanced IME options.
- Option to add Sound panel to Power Menu.
- Battery friendly.
- Quick settings.
- MAKO Hotplug.
- Ambient display.
- Improvements on Multi-task.
- Security guard.
- Many more.
- Issues with the proximity sensor.
- Screen gets blacked out during calls.
Download: NEXUS EXPERIENCE 9.8 ROM for Moto Maxx