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Update Motorola Droid X2 to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod10 Custom ROM

Motorola Droid X2 can now be updated to CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean custom firmware – all thanks to the developers community. CM10 is based on the AOSP release of Android, but with tons and tons of features and system tweaks. This ROM is still in development and lots of features don’t work yet. You can install Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean CM10 on Motorola Droid X2 using this tutorial.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of how to install CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) Jelly Bean 4.1.1 firmware on Droid X2 with complete steps. Backup all your data as this tutorial will wipe your personal settings and apps. Let’s proceed with the tutorial now.

Update Motorola Droid X2 to 4.1.1 Jelly Bean CyanogenMod10 Custom ROM 10

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

ROM Features:

  • Pop-up Text Message Notifications
  • Lockscreen Customization
  • Status Bar/Pulldown Customization
  • Homescreen/Drawer Customization
  • Themes
  • Profiles
  • Hard Button Key Remapping
  • Quiet Hours
  • And ALL the Jellybean Featues: Google Now, Smarter Keyboard, Notifications Overhaul, and much much more!

Working Features:

  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • Calling
  • GPS
  • Google Now
  • Audio System!
  • Camera….. ish (See known issues)
  • Maps

Apart from these features, this ROM also has some known issues which according to the developer are:

  • Recovery: Recovery has been fixed in Alpha 2, but flashing ROMs doesn’t work. Restoring nandroids will work fine however.
  • Stability: While not exactly an issue as CM10 is INCREDIBLY more stable than CM9, that doesn’t mean that it’s 100% yet. As of now, I’ve only had the broswer crash twice and the notification drawer flicker once. Your milage will vary.
  • Camera: At it’s current state, the camcorder will not work like in CM9. I can’t really do much about that for the moment or at all.
  • Some ICS/JB Apps Will Crash: This is noticeable on Chrome for example. This is because our drivers don’t have External OES Textures. Basically that means when the apps want to draw using them (such as with Chrome’s tab preview) the app will crash. This is the same problem on CM9/ICS. There is nothing we can do.
  • Data usage: Just don’t ask me. I might get to it again one day. We’ll see.

Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Motorola Droid X2 to connect it with the computer. Download Motorola Droid X2 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your Droid X2 to CM10 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 ROM.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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