Back in my day, we flashed via DOS commands!
Is this what you were flashing?
Those who survived root with 4.4.4 but boot loader is locked check this site for wireless tether works just fine... Not my work just reposting. http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x/themes-apps/app-hotspot-entitlement-bypass-v1-1-5-9-t2705152
This is unofficial conversion of ghost TWRP to obake, that can be used to flash CM12. Other than the properties to set the OTA assert correctly, no changes from ghost.
I was wondering if you'd mind sharing the steps you took to build the image....
I more or less followed what Jaocagomez had done with previous stock releases and debloated my running 23.3.24 phone. Not a postable ROM, but a purge of the unneeded stuff. If there is interest I could put together a rough outline of steps but i...
Take a look at the F-Droid repository. There are a few flashlight apps there that might not be on the play store which could work for you.