Motorola Droid X gets an unofficial CyanogenMod 11 port


Those still clinging onto their 4-year-old Motorola Droid X will have already accepted that their handset will never get an official KitKat update, but thanks to some third-party Android developers, it now has an unofficial KitKat-based CyanogenMod 11 port.

The ROM does have some minor bugs that still need ironing out — mostly affecting the camera — but it’s almost fully-functional. It actually runs pretty smoothly, too, which is impressive for a device that’s equipped with just 512 and a relatively slow processor made by Texas Instruments.

The software was built by a bunch of talented developers from the XDA Developers forum, and it’s based on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat release. Some of the features it includes are Google Now and the “Ok Google” voice command, support for fullscreen apps, wireless printing, improved multitasking, and a smart dialer.

KitKat also makes some nice user interface changes, swapping blue icons and elements for white ones for a more modern look, and adding transparent status and navigation bars.

Installing this ROM isn’t quite as simple as flashing with a custom recovery, but it isn’t too difficult, either — if you’re already into modding your Android device. There is an installer app you can use if you’re uncomfortable with doing it manually.

For a step-by-step installation guide, a list of bugs and issues, and to download the files you’ll need to get CyanogenMod 11 on your Droid X, just follow the XDA link below.