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Late for a blood test but just called Canopy, Josie checked on the phone and they will be sending the full $449.99 as an E Gift card at Amazon, for the full cost of the phone. Ohmster is going shopping next week! :D
When I was reading your story, I thought it was going to have a bad ending. I'm so glad it has all worked out.

Just, this activating/deactivating of phones sounds like an annoyance. If I get a new phone, I can still use my RAZR. The sim registers with the network, and any phone will work (as long as it hasn't been blacklisted (I.e. reported lost/stolen - then it won't register on any network no matter what network's sim is in).

Anyhow, good to hear from you!

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[My phone is working really nicely lately, and it is good because now I can still wait a bit before getting a new phone; thus, i can keep putting money aside with no major rush.]



Sent from my Motorola RAZR Maxx (XT910)
 

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When I was reading your story, I thought it was going to have a bad ending. I'm so glad it has all worked out.

Just, this activating/deactivating of phones sounds like an annoyance. If I get a new phone, I can still use my RAZR. The sim registers with the network, and any phone will work (as long as it hasn't been blacklisted (I.e. reported lost/stolen - then it won't register on any network no matter what network's sim is in).

Anyhow, good to hear from you!

[emoji482]

[My phone is working really nicely lately, and it is good because now I can still wait a bit before getting a new phone; thus, i can keep putting money aside with no major rush.]

Sent from my Motorola RAZR Maxx (XT910)

Casper! You are alive and well, my friend! Bad ending? Yeah, that is what I thought too but I still do not have my phone back yet. But I will, and with that precious SDCard, I pretty much. When I had to do a factory reset because I made a LOT of bad choices and decisions while setting up my phone, and I did not want to do it. But thanks to @OldBaldy, I did it anyway. Baldy has a way of saying things you do now want to hear in the most friendly, no pressure, and good advice way that at that moment, I *knew* he was right and I had to do it. I had it setup so well and it would take forever to setup again. But no, by using @sShadowSs method of restoring your current apps and data, I had the entire phone back in like, an hour. Then Google did it's updating everything and next day, the phone was entirely back to the way it was, sans issues, and all I had to do was put the wallpaper back.

Just look at my Razr case. You can see the beating it took over the years, there is only one tiny scratch on the Motorola logo, and the razr is fine. If I had bought a good case like this for the X, I might not have lost it at all. And I tell you, this Razr does actually perform quite well, although I miss the speed, voice command with my sexy Victoria UK voice, and the big screen. Victoria is on the Razr too, but without voice command, the only time I hear her is when navigating in Google. This claim will wipe out my insurance and I will have to purchase it again. Hey, $34 to get back $449.99 is not a bad deal at all!

Casper, you were supposed to get your Moto X Play by Christmas, what happened? Whatever you do, make sure to buy insurance for it same day! You see how it would have killed me not to have it. Well, looks like I have to wait until Monday but then I can hear Victoria say "Yes Paul, alarm set for 8:30 AM". I can hardly wait, man!

No more BS, I MUST find a good case for this phone, just putting it in my pocket is no good because it slips out and without a case to protect it, it will scratch and dent from hitting the ground.

Thanks for writing back, take care my friends, all of you! :eek:

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Hey all you guys, go buy ES File Explorer/Manager PRO, it only costs a dollar, gives you all the same features as the regular version, plus you get Mega added to your available cloud drives (Heck, Solid Explorer wants more money than that for just that one feature alone!), and in addition to the good old WiFi to PC feature, you now get a mini FTP server to your phone. You can tap to make an easy ON/OFF server and you get the ftp address. I have set it up in FileZilla (Totally Free open source project, no spam or ads.) but you do not have to use an FTP client. You can just type the ftp address into any Explorer window on your PC such as Computer, or My Documents, and it will open a window directly to your phone. Can be setup for internal card or external card, but does not do both at one time. Heck, you can even make a desktop shortcut for any web page and modify it to open your phone through ES File Explorer Pro. Like this:

Code:
 [url]ftp://user:[email protected]:port[/url]

I did make a desktop shortcut and clicked it to show you how it works. Now all you need do is drag 'n' drop. Hope this helps someone, I like it a real lot! :laugh:
 

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Late for a blood test but just called Canopy, Josie checked on the phone and they will be sending the full $449.99 as an E Gift card at Amazon, for the full cost of the phone. Ohmster is going shopping next week! :D

Glad to hear that, wish you can find a good case for protection. BTW, I'm testing CM13 on my XT910 slot-1 now and reported in CM13's thread. :D:D
 

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@Ohmster, glad you got this worked out! I just got the same phone (Motorola X Pure Edition, 32 GB version), as it was on sale at Amazon for $374.99 last week. The insurance through Verizon now has a $200 deductible, and they usually get you a refurbished phone. I have used it on all my phones, because I was always afraid of loss/theft on my kids' phones. For the X, I purchased a 2 year SquareTrade protection plan ($99.00 on Amazon), which has a $99.00 deductible. Hopefully, I won't need it, bust as Chris Rock says,

"You got to have some insurance. They shouldn't even call it insurance. They just should call it ''in case sh*t.'' l give a company some money in case sh*t happens. Now, if sh*t don't happen, shouldn't l get my money back?"

My daughter bought herself the Motorola X Pure 16 GB edition from Best Buy, and took out their protection plan. The nice thing about that is you walk in to the store, and they help with the phone. She returned 3 of them (within the 14 day return policy) because they had flaws. The first one kept freezing on touch screen, #s 2 & 3 had a weird light that bled through on light screens (looked like there was a bulb under the screen). #4 is working so far...

I am debating rooting mine. I love everything about the "stock" ROM, but can't stand ads. I tried Adguard, which claims that no root is needed, but I am getting popups and redirects like crazy on the Chrome Browser. I also want my TiBu back, as well as SD Maid Pro. I did take the OTA Marshmallow Upgrade, so I am torn on methods of rooting. Trying to figure out the best way. Hopefully, you can help with this!

I agree with you that the Razr Maxx is a great phone. I kept mine on a 4.4.4 ROM, and had no issues. I upgraded because I wanted a bigger screen, and the Razr was getting very slow.... Hope all is well, and that I will hear from you soon!
 

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Glad to hear that, wish you can find a good case for protection. BTW, I'm testing CM13 on my XT910 slot-1 now and reported in CM13's thread. :D:D

Mr Chen how nice to see you again my friend! You see the beating my padded Razr case has taken over the years by the pictures? That is why I want a really good case for the Moto X Pure. All of that carnage would have hit the phone instead of the case and I have dropped my phone from waist height many times in that case, no damage at all. I already placed the order:
Moto X Pure Edition Unlocked Smartphone, 32GB Black (U.S. Warranty - XT1575)

...at Amazon for $399, fifty dollars less than the first time. With the savings I bought a rugged case with strong belt clip for $17.99.

CM13 for the Razr, huh? Wow man, I am stuck using my Razr again until tomorrow and boy do I *hate* it! Just like before, I jump in the car, want to hear music and use nav, and I am halfway there before I get nav up or pass the destination waiting for it. :(

For that reason I am officially putting the Razr into retirement rather than try to force an even higher version of Android on it. The poor thing is choking so badly on Kit Kat with the current app set for Android as it is, raising the Android version level is not going to make it any better, and will most likely, make it worse, IMHO. Good luck to you Mr. Chen! :fingers-crossed:

Moto X Pure Edition Case, SUPCASE [Heavy Duty] Belt Clip Holster Case for Motorola Moto X Style /Pure Edition 2015 [Unicorn Beetle PRO] Rugged Protective Cover /Builtin Screen Protector (Black/Black)

I am going to be toting that phone around for a lot of years so a case like that looks like it would hold up pretty well, besides, the insurance company gave me back more money than I paid for the phone so it was essentially free.

I do not have the $131 for insurance right this moment, and you ONLY get 30 days from date of purchase to buy insurance. I have to make that a priority but man, $131 for 2 years and loss/theft is NOT covered is pretty steep, dude. :(

@Ohmster, glad you got this worked out! I just got the same phone (Motorola X Pure Edition, 32 GB version), as it was on sale at Amazon for $374.99 last week. The insurance through Verizon now has a $200 deductible, and they usually get you a refurbished phone. I have used it on all my phones, because I was always afraid of loss/theft on my kids' phones. For the X, I purchased a 2 year SquareTrade protection plan ($99.00 on Amazon), which has a $99.00 deductible. Hopefully, I won't need it, bust as Chris Rock says,

"You got to have some insurance. They shouldn't even call it insurance. They just should call it ''in case sh*t.'' l give a company some money in case sh*t happens. Now, if sh*t don't happen, shouldn't l get my money back?"

My daughter bought herself the Motorola X Pure 16 GB edition from Best Buy, and took out their protection plan. The nice thing about that is you walk in to the store, and they help with the phone. She returned 3 of them (within the 14 day return policy) because they had flaws. The first one kept freezing on touch screen, #s 2 & 3 had a weird light that bled through on light screens (looked like there was a bulb under the screen). #4 is working so far...

I am debating rooting mine. I love everything about the "stock" ROM, but can't stand ads. I tried Adguard, which claims that no root is needed, but I am getting popups and redirects like crazy on the Chrome Browser. I also want my TiBu back, as well as SD Maid Pro. I did take the OTA Marshmallow Upgrade, so I am torn on methods of rooting. Trying to figure out the best way. Hopefully, you can help with this!

I agree with you that the Razr Maxx is a great phone. I kept mine on a 4.4.4 ROM, and had no issues. I upgraded because I wanted a bigger screen, and the Razr was getting very slow.... Hope all is well, and that I will hear from you soon!

...you know, I actually got "the wrong insurance" for the phone and my claim was initially denied. Canopy 4 year plan, $36, no deductible, no coverage if lost or stolen. The cheap price made my hair stand up, but when I heard "no device, no claim", I thought well, that is why it is so cheap, if you lose the phone, you really lose everything. But it wasn't. I argued vehemently about the claim and they approved it, I found out why when this time, I called Canopy first to ask "Which" policy I need for this phone. The Canopy unlocked cellphone policy is 2 years and costs $131. That is a huge difference, why? Because I asked Amazon what insurance to get for this phone and they sold me this one:
Canopy 4-Year Portable Electronics Protection Plan ($450-$500)

Notice it is a portable electronics plan, NOT a cellphone plan. Since I acted in good faith, bought the policy on time as I was told I needed, Canopy gave in and approved the claim on that basis. They could have refused, it is not the right plan, but it would make bad PR to refuse after I was told to buy it by Amazon. This is the correct policy for the Moto X Pure:
Canopy 2-Year Unlocked Mobile Phone Protection Plan ($300-$400)

..."I am debating rooting mine."
Are you kidding me? Don't EVEN... Set about unlocking, install the nice boot animation again after unlocking, install TWRP, |STOP right here and make a TWRP backup, right now, before doing *anything* else!| root, install Nova Prime, and add Xposed, and some modules. You *know* you want to and you know you will. You actually caught me totally off guard, and for once, Ohmster had nothing to say, by asking me, point blank in the thread, "Ohmster, WHY do you want to root that phone so bad?" I was flustered and at a total loss for words, because now you are making me put into words why I am pestering everyone for a Moto X Pure rom. And I could not put any string of words together that would stand scrutiny. You were right. I do not need a rom. The one that came with the phone is really pretty good. Now throw in all that stuff I mentioned above into the mix and there you have it, I do not need a rom at all! That mix of items yields everything I want and everything I need. To keep the phone completely stock? No way. That is like sitting on a home where you know there is a million dollars of gold buried without digging it up because I do not want to wreck the tiny house. Hah hah!

No ads, free Tether, pretty colors, nice icons, customize everything the way I like, use Greenify with all of the available features you want enabled with Xposed, how about Titanium Backup? It will not run without root. Now if that is not enough reason to root then I don't know what is. I am telling you this because I am your friend and I care about you. And I know how much you would love it. If I could give you a gift, it would be the Moto X Pure, already rooted, unlocked, TWRP, Root, Nova Prime, and Xposed. Because I know how much fun you will have with it and firmly believe that you would know *exactly* what to do with it, Sherri. 'nuff said. ;)

You must make that first, pristine backup before rooting because if you root and it goes wrong, you will lose WiFi, so have a backup before rooting. I had no trouble rooting my phone but that was months ago and I have to do it again tomorrow. So when I have a sure fire root method, I will help you with it, right away. Heck, it took Tigger 6 tries before OldBaldy and I could get him to successfully root his phone. He kept loosing wifi and thank God he had made that TWRP backup so we could try again. I am not sure if even a factory reset would fix the no WiFi issue.

Since you have to root soon, let me ask you. Do you have all of the Motorola drivers installed on your PC with fastboot and adb installed? If no, then do not worry about it, we will do it another way. I have a pair of zip files you can install in TWRP, reboot, and you are rooted in Marshmallow. It worked great for Tigger but one guy on the net I gave it to said he lost his WiFi on it. Chances are he messed it up himself though. I used WinDroid to do everything on Lollipop and man did that ever work well, but not sure if it can root Marshmallow. It is updated and reported to work on Marshmallow, tested on our phones, so I can try that first and if all works well, you will want to use WinDroid.

[TOOL] WinDroid Toolkit | Unlock | Root | Flash | Install | Moto X Style by Rapscallion16

Hmmmm...I was able to pluck the SIM and external 64 GB SDCard out of the smashed phone and the SDCard is in great shape. it contains TWRP backups of my Moto X already rooted, with Prime, and Xposed, plus all my stuff. @OldBaldy was telling me that all I got to do is unlock and put "the nice" boot animation back (It has this "Unlocked Warning" on it once unlocked.), then intsall TWRP and restore my backup. Done deal, with root, data, and everything else right back where it came from. Tell you what, I have to get unlocked and install TWRP anyway, so I can and will make the first pristine backup, then try an easy root method for you probably the double zip files or if WinDroid can now root Marshmallow, us that. WinDroid is the true Swiss Army Knife of modding so I will try it first, let you know and send what you need, then restore my backup and skip everything in the interim. Sound good? :cowboy:

My phone comes tomorrow and you know I will not wait to root it, so I will have a good, working root plan for you very soon. Okay, super tired now, have to rest. Mom was sick last night, she did not sleep the night before, dry heaves, diarrhea, no food, no water, no nothing and she had no plans to do anything about it so I dragged her to the ER last night. She is okay now, stomach virus, has medication and is eating, drinking, and sleeping again. Will call to check her in a little while. So, who loves you, Sherry? :confused:

...we all do! 'nite. :)
 
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@Ohmster....I tried the Windroid app....It downloads fine on my laptop, but when I try to run it, it crashes. Constantly. My laptop is old, and I am running Windows XP. No need for anything more. I think I only turn it on to connect/transfer/futz with my phones. Also used it for my daughters phone. As she would not let me touch her Razr, she never bothered making sure her pictures were on her sd card. I needed to connect to laptop to see if I could move stuff. Ended up backing everything up in the Google Photos app, so she "has" them, without using space on her phone. Her music files were easier, as I transferred them to laptop, compressed them, and put them onto her sd card, which is now in her X Pure.

You told me to backup the phone before attempting to root it. How??? Does TWRP just "install" like an app? I used Safestrap on the Razr, and have TWRP on my Tablet, but it was so long ago that I installed a custom recovery on it, that I have no idea how! Remember, I am in stock Marshmallow, it from reading everything, TWRP seems to have issues installing/working. I have read about systemless root, but it is experimental, and chainfire himself says it is buggy. Suggestions and a "step-by-step" would be greatly appreciated!

As for my comment/statement/question about custom ROMs, I am glad we agree!:good: On my other phones, only a custom ROM would enable my led to blink with the screen on, which I desperately wanted. This phone doesn't have an led (well, it does, but that is another issue altogether...), so no custom ROM is needed. I want TiBu to back up apps, as sometimes, I prefer older versions. We have completely gotten off topic here, so we can continue on Hangouts or PM....Dinner has arrived, so chat later!
 

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@Ohmster....I tried the Windroid app....It downloads fine on my laptop, but when I try to run it, it crashes. Constantly. My laptop is old, and I am running Windows XP. No need for anything more. I think I only turn it on to connect/transfer/futz with my phones. Also used it for my daughters phone. As she would not let me touch her Razr, she never bothered making sure her pictures were on her sd card. I needed to connect to laptop to see if I could move stuff. Ended up backing everything up in the Google Photos app, so she "has" them, without using space on her phone. Her music files were easier, as I transferred them to laptop, compressed them, and put them onto her sd card, which is now in her X Pure.

You told me to backup the phone before attempting to root it. How??? Does TWRP just "install" like an app? I used Safestrap on the Razr, and have TWRP on my Tablet, but it was so long ago that I installed a custom recovery on it, that I have no idea how! Remember, I am in stock Marshmallow, it from reading everything, TWRP seems to have issues installing/working. I have read about systemless root, but it is experimental, and chainfire himself says it is buggy. Suggestions and a "step-by-step" would be greatly appreciated!

As for my comment/statement/question about custom ROMs, I am glad we agree!:good: On my other phones, only a custom ROM would enable my led to blink with the screen on, which I desperately wanted. This phone doesn't have an led (well, it does, but that is another issue altogether...), so no custom ROM is needed. I want TiBu to back up apps, as sometimes, I prefer older versions. We have completely gotten off topic here, so we can continue on Hangouts or PM....Dinner has arrived, so chat later!

You do not need root to install TWRP with an unlocked phone. Ugh, I don't think you can use WinDroid on XP, Sherri. I just read the entire thread, 16 pages, and although I cannot find it now, I am pretty sure you need Net Framework 4.5 or higher. I checked my Windows Update history and see I just updated to 4.61 on 2/18/2016, so I must have had 4.5 when I did use Windroid. The program does not install, run in an empty folder so it can make it's own data folder. You should be able to run the program w/out plugging in the phone and see it run. Windroid has been updated several times since I used it, now at v3 and checking the spreadsheet, our Moto X Pure phones are officially supported to Marshmallow. But, if you cannot get it to run on XP and I do not think you can, no point in talking about it. Yes there are manual ways to do this, but they are not "simple" methods if you have never used adb and fastboot in a command prompt before.

Honest Opinion for you: "Borrow" a Windows 7 or higher laptop for one night and you can get it all done with Windroid and not leave a mark on the PC you borrowed. Just delete the Windroid folder when you are done with it! Read nuggets 1-3 below if you do.


Sherri, I do believe that you are of the caliber to perform these mods, but I don't think you are quite ready to do it yet. That is why I am sending you all this stuff, to get your feet wet and see what you are getting in to. And, hopefully, learn how to do it. To do this the old fashioned way, you need all the right Motorola drivers installed, as well as the Android Platform Tools, or at the very least, adb and fastboot commands on the PC. Getting platform tools or adb/fastboot setup is a bit difficult, but there is a "15 second installer" for this on XDA. I will post the link for it, but stay away from it unless/until you really are ready to go through with it. You do catch on quick, Sherri, but this is a LOT to read and digest.

Either find a PC that you can use for WinDroid or read this stuff until you feel confident that you can do it, install the Motorola Device Manager, cycle through all modes of USB connections, allowing Windows to install the correct drivers for each one (The adb driver is pretty important.), then enable USB debugging in Developer Options (Repeatedly press the build number in About Phone until Developer Options appears.), and enable OEM unlock in Developer Options. Then you are ready to install adb.exe and fastboot.exe and use them. Borrowing a PC to run WinDroid for a night does not sound so bad as it first did, does it now?

WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT "LIGHT" READING!
Sorry but I am super tired, maybe 3 hours sleep in 2 days so this copy and paste is the best I can do for right now. This will give you plenty of useful information to read for the time being. All of it is pertinent.

Now, it gets ulgy if you cannot do the Windroid thing. You must unlock the bootloader to install TWRP and Root. Unlocking the bootloader can wipe the phone as a factory reset would. I didn't care since I did it within hours of getting the phone, don't remember if that happened though.

I will give you two web sites with all the instructions on how to do this phone without WinDroid, "the old fashioned way". Read them and if you do not understand fully how to do this then don't try it until you do understand it with the manual method...

How to Install TWRP and Root Moto X Pure 2015 XT1575
http://www.droidviews.com/how-to-install-twrp-and-root-moto-x-pure-2015-xt1575/

[Steps] How to unlock bootloader of Moto X Style/Pure 2015 [Root]
http://www.gammerson.com/2015/09/how-to-unlock-bootloader-of-moto-x-style-pure.html

If you are able to get Windroid working on another computer you can use, here are some nuggets for you from the Windroid thread. Here are 4 nuggets, each with the URL of the post it came from and under that URL is the tip you need. At very bottom is URL and instructions to the official TWRP page with files and instructions. Once I rest up and get my own phone back in my hands, I can probably be more helpful. :eek:

  1. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62945633&postcount=21 I got it to work by re-enabling the USB debug setting. And I had to start from the bootloader. If I allowed the app to reboot from the system it would crash. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62945633&postcount=21 I got it to work by re-enabling the USB debug setting. And I had to start from the bootloader. If I allowed the app to reboot from the system it would crash.
  2. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=62985595&postcount=37 Double check that you checked the button in developer options that allows you to unlock your bootloader, then try the unlock command in the toolkit again. That seems to be the issue for a lot people, and I'll include a message about that in the next update. Enable OEM unlock in Developer option in the OS before using the tool.
  3. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63123102&postcount=58 Tool worked like a charm, thank you! I had thought that TWRP hadn't flashed, because I too got the "No Command" error after attempting to gain root at the last step. I tried flashing TWRP again, only instead of letting the program reboot, I selected Recovery on the phone while still in Fastboot mode (use the volume keys to navigate the menus, and the power button to select) and it booted into TWRP.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=63525788&postcount=79
Install TWRP manually. Instructions here:
https://twrp.me/devices/motorolamotox2015pure.html
  1. Download the TWRP image (listed in the website above. It is a .IMG file)
  2. Download the Android toolkit (specifically you need ADB.EXE and FASTBOOT.EXE)
  3. Put your phone in bootloader (fastboot) mode, by holding the Down Volume + Power button to turn the phone on.
  4. Push the TWRP image onto your phone as a recovery (instructions at bottom of website).
If you successfully do all of this, and get an image of an Android-in-distress when you reboot, then just hold the power down for 2 seconds, and it should clear that image.

[TOOL] [WINDOWS] ADB, Fastboot and Drivers - 15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3
 
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OT: Windroid for Moto X Pure

This is off topic because it will not work on a Razr, but might really help someone so I will make this a fast and under the radar post.

Windroid 3.0 is now fully up to date and the Moto X Pure Edition is officially and fully supported for Marshmallow. I used it today for everything but root because I had a rooted backup, but this is a very easy tool to get some very difficult stuff done, root probably works well with it. Thought I should share this with any of you that have the phone and are having problems with getting everything done. Since I did not need to root with it, I cannot "swear" it works, but this is a very good, very easy tool and worth giving it a shot. When I did use it to root Lollipop, man it did do the job but quick and really nice! That was v 2.5 but v 3.0 is fully and officially supported on Marshmallow for this phone. Make sure to have a TWRP backup before trying *any* root attempt on the Pure, as some roots will destroy the WiFi on the phone so you can restore your working WiFi backup and try something else if you have to.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2499926

I am fully done but the phone is doing a LOT of Google updating, so I must leave it alone until tomorrow to make a final backup. Windroid is a fantastic tool, it has it’s own adb drivers and works a treat! I hope this helps someone. Take care guys. :)

EDIT: @sherri this means you! :fingers-crossed:
 
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I move myself to the x 2nd gen vzw too, time to say goodbye to this forum...glad to know all of you guys...im glad to be here and sharing all with you guys. @Ohmster, is it a 2nd gen x you use right now? We can talk in proper thread i guess..not here...i manage to unlock the bootloader, convert to pure edition, update to mm and root it...

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I move myself to the x 2nd gen vzw too, time to say goodbye to this forum...glad to know all of you guys...im glad to be here and sharing all with you guys. @Ohmster, is it a 2nd gen x you use right now? We can talk in proper thread i guess..not here...i manage to unlock the bootloader, convert to pure edition, update to mm and root it...

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We can talk here, briefly.

No second gen. I made sure to get a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition 2015 XT1575. That second gen is total crap, they took out the very best stuff to water it down and crap it up. No way I would buy a second gen. VERY happy with this phone, other than to say you really must buy a case for it. I dropped it from the nightstand, a 2' drop, it hit the corner on a hard ceramic floor, and broke the screen. Since this one is less than 30 days old, I asked Amazon for help and they shipped me a replacement brand new phone before I even realized what they were doing. This is my 3rd Moto X Pure, the first one got ran over in traffic, insurance replaced it totally free.

Well if you are unlocked, rooted, TWRP installed, and have your boot animation replaced, you are pretty much to go but for Xposed if you want it. Nice job there @demonshouter!

Further discussion has to go in the right thread. PIck one that is relevant and let me know. ;)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-x-style

EDIT:
Amazon has great prices for this phone, $400 for the 32 GB version and Motorola just sent me an email, they are having a 2 for one sale, buy one Moto X Pure 16 Gb for $400 and get another one free! The offer states:

Get one highly durable, customizable 16 GB Moto G (3rd Gen.) for yourself and another to share for only $399.98.* Use Moto Maker to choose the colors and engrave them with personal phrases.
Build them now. This offer ends on Monday, March 7.


https://www.motorola.com/us/motomak...ontent=MESSAGE2&utm_term=buy_now_ggen3#memory

My Bad, it is the Moto G. Sorry for the confusion. :eek:
Amazon is still good for it though. And giving me a free phone because of a cracked screen is unheard of, bra!

I just checked the specs on the Moto G and it does not even come close. Stick with the Pure, original.
http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g-5831.php
 
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Yeah the screen seems weak i guess...
I cant flash any recovery, thats strange thing. Always have pink failed on the screen (in fastboot mode). Cant even flash stock recovery...everything works fine except recovery. But i can run twrp without flashing it..thats the good thing..just annoying when i wanted to flash something, i should boot to recovery and run twrp from fastboot....which means need my laptop..

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Yeah the screen seems weak i guess...
I cant flash any recovery, thats strange thing. Always have pink failed on the screen (in fastboot mode). Cant even flash stock recovery...everything works fine except recovery. But i can run twrp without flashing it..thats the good thing..just annoying when i wanted to flash something, i should boot to recovery and run twrp from fastboot....which means need my laptop..

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Here is a tip you can use with a PC and USB cord, very easy too, Windroid. I used it on my phone.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2499926
 
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Could use a little help...

It's been a while since I've done much with my XT912 after the last CM11 (4.4.4) update in November stopped Xposed framework from working. I got a little upset when I tried applying the "fixes" back then and trashed the phone. After reinstalling the OS from scratch I've left it alone as it's been stable as a rock.

Now I'd like to try re-applying Xposed and get Greenify working again. However, I spent hours searching through the forums trying to find a link to the 4.4.4 framework I'd flash through recovery mode. I've found an .apk for the app but it needs the framework.

I'd appreciate it if someone could pass me a link. My eyes have crossed after this much time searching. Many thanks in advance!
 

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It's been a while since I've done much with my XT912 after the last CM11 (4.4.4) update in November stopped Xposed framework from working. I got a little upset when I tried applying the "fixes" back then and trashed the phone. After reinstalling the OS from scratch I've left it alone as it's been stable as a rock.

Now I'd like to try re-applying Xposed and get Greenify working again. However, I spent hours searching through the forums trying to find a link to the 4.4.4 framework I'd flash through recovery mode. I've found an .apk for the app but it needs the framework.

I'd appreciate it if someone could pass me a link. My eyes have crossed after this much time searching. Many thanks in advance!

You don't need to flash anything for Kitkat,installing .apk is enough.
Here :)

http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer

Note:
Install Xposed.apk,open Xposed and install the framework from it...

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@TheHarbinger There was a modification included in Android security updates from Google that changed a subsystem, which rendered the old Xposed installer unusable. @welder73 's suggestion is not going to work with @stargo 's unofficial CM11 builds of November or later. However, since a thread was opened at the Xposed sub-forum, someone came up with a new - modified installer for CM11 which will work with the latest CM11 builds.
Step 1: Grab the latest unofficial CM11 build from http://droid.cs.fau.de/ and make a clean flash - install.
Step 2: Grab the appropriate Xposed installer from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=64063168&postcount=62 and install it.
Step 3: Enjoy!!
 

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You don't need to flash anything for Kitkat,installing .apk is enough.
Here :)

http://repo.xposed.info/module/de.robv.android.xposed.installer

Note:
Install Xposed.apk,open Xposed and install the framework from it...

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welder, thanks. I downloaded v2.61 and installed the .apk, then used the installer to install the framework and rebooted. It seems to have installed okay. It HAD been a while since I looked into this, and the way the install process has been modified is now much better.

nbishdev, I didn't read your response until after I'd followed welder's advice. His method seems to have worked for me though. Thanks for your help as well!
 

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welder, thanks. I downloaded v2.61 and installed the .apk, then used the installer to install the framework and rebooted. It seems to have installed okay. It HAD been a while since I looked into this, and the way the install process has been modified is now much better.

nbishdev, I didn't read your response until after I'd followed welder's advice. His method seems to have worked for me though. Thanks for your help as well!

Welder is a very good helper and AFAIK, that was how we installed Xposed in CM11. Just install the apk file, reboot, and now you have the framework. Marshmallow and Android 6 is where Xposed "got funny". With Marshmallow, you must download the correct zip file to flash in recovery, then install the apk file to control it. But the uninstall buttons do now work with the new Android 6 Xposed, you have to flash another zip to remove it. The new Xposed is still Alpha, I believe.

What nbishdev was saying almost sounds like the Marshmallow way to use Xposed but he did say it was for late version CM11. I do not remember doing anything like that and I rode out CM11 all the way to the last rom available and my Xposed works fine on it. I still have the phone and it still works. I had to reactivate it twice when my new Moto X cracked and another new one got ran over in traffic. The Razr is slow as hell, but everything still works on it. :)
 
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welder, thanks. I downloaded v2.61 and installed the .apk, then used the installer to install the framework and rebooted. It seems to have installed okay. It HAD been a while since I looked into this, and the way the install process has been modified is now much better.

nbishdev, I didn't read your response until after I'd followed welder's advice. His method seems to have worked for me though. Thanks for your help as well!

Anytime :)





Welder is a very good helper and AFAIK, that was how we installed Xposed in CM11. Just install the apk file, reboot, and now you have the framework. Marshmallow and Android 6 is where Xposed "got funny". With Marshmallow, you must download the correct zip file to flash in recovery, then install the apk file to control it. But the uninstall buttons do now work with the new Android 6 Xposed, you have to flash another zip to remove it. The new Xposed is still Alpha, I believe.

You must do all of that with Lollipop too ;)

For LP 5.0 use Sdk21
For LP 5.1 use Sdk22
For MM 6.0 use Sdk 23

And thank you for your kind words @Ohmster :)

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    If you are looking for CM12 AOSP 5.0, the thread can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/droid-razr/development/rom-cyanogenmod-12-0-t2950906.

    Please keep this thread for discussion of CM11, and move any CM12 discussion to the new thread.

    Thanks!


    CM11 4.4.4 KitKat (Official)

    **Downloads no longer available on the CM website, instead can be found here: http://droid.cs.fau.de/cm-11.0/official/**

    Updated GApps downloads courtesy of sd_shadow : https://docs.google.com/document/d/...CTJgVsO727bD6qreg/edit#heading=h.j4g9eimzpkel
    *Recommended to use minimal 4.4.4 GApps edition

    For a comprehensive guide on how to install/update,maintain your CM11 rom, please see the guide located at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=58103525&postcount=7182 courtesy of Ohmster

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    *This is not my work nor do I take any credit, just maintaining this thread

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    Guide: CM11 Performance and Maintenance


    UPDATED: Sunday, July 05, 2015

    * This Guide and the download pdf version will be maintained and updated at this location.

    Preface for CyanogenMod ROM #11:
    CM11 is a very good, dependable, and feature rich Kit Kat rom. A favorite of rommers everywhere with it's aggressive memory management and speed. Many other roms will use code from cm11 to build their own roms from. There is no "Official Handbook" for it, nor is any particular strategy "better than any other". This collection of tips has served me well and is one year in the making. My hope is that it serves you as well as it has served me.

    Prerequisites for installing CM11:
    Phone must be rooted and Safe Strap Recovery v3.75 installed from the stock slot and activated. Follow the instructions in the README.txt file. Thanks to @stargo!

    Files:
    CM11 FINAL SNAPSHOT 09/01/2015:
    XT912 Device: Download: cm-11-20150901-SNAPSHOT-XNG3CAO3G1-spyder.zip (213.19 MB)
    or, for the XT910: Download: cm-11-20150901-SNAPSHOT-XNG3CAO3G2-umts_spyder.zip (211.58 MB)

    GAPPS:
    Kit Kat 4.4.4
    sd_shadow’s [Collection] of GApps

    Install CM11 ROM:
    Installing CyanogenMod ROM #11 is fairly straightforward and easy. Pick a known good build to install, download the latest gapps package and choose a smaller package like Mini-Modular or Micro-Modular. Have both the rom and gapps files on your phone, boot to Safe Strap recovery, and pick a rom slot, for this example, rom slot 1. At this time, you can choose the partition sizes for the rom slot you will use. If rom slot 1 has already been created, delete it, then go back to slot 1 to create it, and pick your partition sizes. These sizes are known to work well with cm11:

    Slot1 - CM11
    System: 700 Mb
    Data: 2,000 Mb
    Cache: 300 Mb

    Once slot is created, go to the Install button in Safe Strap and flash the cm11 rom, Add more zips, and add the pa-gapps file. Swipe to flash the rom. You can now go to to the Wipe button, Advanced, and wipe ONLY dalvik and cache. Reboot to System. Finish the Startup Wizard.

    XT912 Devices with GSM for Overseas Use:
    It has come to our attention that the XT912 phone is a US based phone for use primarily in the United States. It does support CDMA, LTE, and GSM, but the GSM in the XT912 phone is only for use in the US. Members in other countries using the XT912 device have reported a variety of problems on GSM such as:
    • SIM Card NOT detected
    • No signal
    • Low signal
    • No Data
    • No Text Messaging
    • And other various issues that are related to the radio and GSM connection in foreign countries
    Great News for you guys outside the US with XT912 devices on GSM. @Mentor.37 has created a new version of his famous GSM Patch for XT912 phones! There is a free patch available that is easy to flash and it will clear up any communication errors that arise with GSM on an XT912 outside of the US. Download, read the instructions, and flash the GSM zip file patch:
    [PATCH] Patch CDMA to GSM for Android Global Phones

    CM11 Setup and Maintenance:
    Once CM11 and pa-gapps are installed and you finish the Startup Wizard, you are on your way to enjoying this fantastic rom for yourself. And right now is when you get the opportunity to prune and shape it into the rom you want to have and use. If you take several steps right here and now, you can always depend on this rom to serve you well.

    Hardware Notes:
    The Droid Razr phones are close to 3 years old and that, is more than one lifetime for modern, digital equipment. At the time of their release, the Droid Razr was a top of the line, $600 Smartphone. As the phones become more sophisticated, got faster multi-core CPUs, and more dynamic system RAM, the Android Operating system and all of the apps take advantage of all this new "Power" available and can easily "choke" an older device like a Droid Razr rather quickly. Here is where the setup and maintenance become very important issues.

    If you do not take measures quickly, Google will quickly reinstall 200-300 apps back to your device and all of these apps and services will quickly "take over your phone" and slow it to a crawl. Manually take control over your phone now!

    Required Apps:
    You can use these paid apps on every Android device that you own. Both of these apps are available as "Free" versions, but to seriously take control over your phone, you will need the pay versions. If you love Android, then this will be the best ten bucks you ever spent. Get ready to purchase and install them very soon.

    How to install and maintain CM11 for a good running phone:
    1. Start with a clean install of CM11.
    2. Immediately go to the play store and shut off Automatic Updates!
    3. Greenify requires the Xposed Framework to run. Install it now.
    4. Install Titanium Backup Pro and Greenify Donation Pack.
    5. Xposed Framework and the Greenify Xposed Module ALL require a reboot to get them running. Reboot your phone now.
    6. Immediately backup your working cm11 rom in Safe Strap so that if something goes wrong, you can restore your backup. Do NOT backup cache or webtop. Check the "Enable compression" box to save almost 1Gb per backup of sdcard space.
    7. Make your own meaningful Backup Names such as: ROM Date, Comment, Backup date. Examples: 01-01-15_LAG_01-03-14 or 01-05-15_GOOD_01-09-15.
    8. Reboot to System.
    9. AT this point, "Thin Out" the apps and services that you have installed on your phone, well before you allow Google Play Store to restore your optional apps. The CM11 rom comes complete with many features, some of which you will never use or want. With Titanium Backup, you can uninstall or freeze apps and services that come with the rom. Choose Freeze over Uninstall because any apps that are frozen will not come back on next update of your cm11 rom.
    10. Things you can Freeze in Titanium Backup: Any apps and services NOT critical for the phone itself that you do not want or will never use. Examples: Apollo, Exchange Mail and Exchanges Services, Default SMS app if you use a different one, Google Play *anything* such as Books, Movies, News, Music, anything you will never use. I do use Play Music so that one I leave alone. Do not get too aggressive at this point as you can come back later to Freeze more apps. If you froze something you shouldn't have and the rom will not boot, restore the backup that you made.
    11. Go to /Settings/Google/Accounts/Your email address/ and uncheck Sync for anything you do not need. Remember that you can sync this data at any time manually so do not be afraid to turn sync off.
    12. Manually restore the apps you want from the Play Store or Titanium Backup. Restore apps only and avoid restoring app data. * "Avoid" means do not restore apps & data in general. But some apps like Games where you have made progress and will lose it without restoring data is fine, restore app & data. I have all of my cloud logins in ES File Explorer as well as my WiFi logins so I did restore data for that app. The closer to identical the roms are, the better restoring data works. NEVER restore data on wildly different rom versions such as CM11 from CM10. Credit to @sherri for this valuable nugget of information.
    13. If you find that there are apps you never use for more than a month, skip these apps and only install the ones you need and use almost every day.
    14. Test out your phone for performance and issues. You should have a pretty good working rom by now but we are not done yet!
    15. Open the Greenify app and tap the menu to reach the Experimental Features menu. Set Working Mode to Boost. I check every box in this Experimental menu, you can read them and check the features you want enabled.
    16. Tap the Back button to see the Greenify Interface. Tap each app you wish to put to sleep. With the experimental features enabled in the Donation Pack, you can also hibernate system services. For now, tap all the running apps that are NOT ESSENTIAL for the phone to run and then tap the Zzz button to put them all to sleep. Include ALL social media apps such as Facebook, Hangouts, our any others as these are the worst offenders. They have a large impact on system performance and battery life. These apps never go to sleep and act as if they are the most important apps on the system. Anything you put to sleep in Greenify will work normally if you tap the app itself. The Experimental Features will allow them to gather messages and sync in bulk, rather than constantly waking your phone to sync themselves. You will get warnings about putting system apps to sleep, avoid putting them to sleep right now.
    17. Your phone should be working pretty darned good by now. If so, make another backup in Safe Strap, use the same naming format as suggested above.
    18. Test your phone for a day or so to make sure everything is working properly.
    19. Time to tackle those System Apps that also contribute to slowing down the phone. Open Greenify again and pick system apps that are not necessary to run the phone such as Google Search, CM Updater, Mail, Music, Browsers, Cloud Drives, anything not required to run the phone. When you get warned about putting system apps to sleep, check the "Do not show me this again" box and put them to sleep. You can tap the + button in Greenify to show more running apps that you can now hibernate. Do not "Go Crazy" and put everything to sleep, do a few at a time and check that the phone still runs well.
    20. Learning what you can put to sleep in Greenify is a process you learn as you go. Make frequent backups so you can restore your rom in the event you put something to sleep that you shouldn't have. You will be surprised to learn that there are a LOT of system apps you can put to sleep that will not adversely affect the operation of the phone.
    21. That is essentially it, follow these steps and you should have a good running install of cm11 that will not only run, but will be fast and responsive and will make you happy.
    22. Enjoy!

    Tips:
    1. Install the very few Xposed Modules that you really need. AVOID system tuner apps and heavy system use modules. Use extreme caution in modules like Trickster or GravityBox not to make system changes like CPU speed, governor, I/O rates, read ahead values, and minfree. CM11 is a good system, allow the rom to do it's job and make changes like CPU Governor to INTERACTIVE from the rom /Settings/ menu instead of various modules and apps scattered all over the place. Keep System Settings in one place like the CM11 Settings Menu!
    2. Avoid using custom kernels and other system changes until you gain the experience to use them effectively. CM11 does not require any external kernels or addons to work perfectly. I do not use JBX or any other custom kernel.
    3. Make a Safe Strap backup before updating your cm11 rom to a new build! You can always restore this backup if the new rom you install gives you problems that you never had before.
    4. Check the CM11 Developer Thread for new Build Reports and advice for a good build to install. We frequently test and report on new builds available and tell you which ones are good and which ones to avoid. If you cannot find a build report, search for it in the search box at bottom of page or make a new post and ask for which new builds are good to install.
    5. Only install the Xposed Modules you need and that have a light footprint on the system. The fancy system monitor apps are often so heavy that they slow the entire phone down. I found one module that does not slow down the system, CPUFreq in Statusbar. If you care to use it, set Update Interval to no less than 250 Ms. This will update the CPU Frequency in the Statusbar to 4 times per second and does not slow down the system. The big, graphical system monitor modules like Cool Tool and Android Tuner will slow your phone to a crawl!
    6. Remember, all of the apps and services that you put into hibernation in Greenify will still work and they will still get mail, messages, and sync as they should. But they will not be active and running at all times, substantially slowing down your phone.
    7. Remember to keep your app count light. 300 Apps is really pushing it. I confess that I do have over 200 Apps installed, but since they are not running or active unless opened, they do not consume system memory (RAM) and have no impact on the system when they are not running.
    8. Memory is not the same as sdcard space! Many people confuse these two terms. Genuine memory, RAM (Random Access Memory) is what the system uses to run the operating system and apps themselves. If the app is not running, it does not consume RAM. We only have a Gig of system memory (RAM) while all of the new phones have 2Gb or more of active system memory. Therefor it is very necessary for us to trim what apps and services that run at any given time as not to exceed the available amount of RAM in the system. Here are some system specifications for a Droid Razr Maxx and is typical of all OMAP4 devices. Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX Specifications
    9. installed apps will be installed to the sdcard system partition and the settings and data for them go into your Data partition. These apps ONLY use RAM when they are up and running! RAM is in short supply so it is necessary to restrict what we allow to run at any given time.

    Updating your CM11 ROM:
    Although cm11 is now at the end of it's development cycle, is now considered Final, CyanogenMod is still releasing weekly builds to address such issues as bug fixes, improve stability and performance, and to incorporate all of the latest changes to the CM11 rom itself. Although any build you install since November is considered Final, the latest build is always the most desirable one to have. When installing a CM11 Update, be sure that the new build meets the required criteria.

    Criteria for a new Build:
    The new rom build must be equal to or better than the rom that it will be replacing

    So if the new rom has lag, issues, or is in anyway worse than the rom before it, restore your previous rom backup!

    OTA (Over The Air) rom updating is now obsolete as it was at one time. CM11 downloads are no longer available to use the OTA update method directly, but it still remains, to this day, the fastest, easiest, and most hassle free way to update your CM11 rom! NO need for gapps or wipes. You can also use this very same method to downgrade to a previous rom and keep your updates and settings this way!

    Simple Update Procedure for CM11 ROMS:
    1. Backup your currently running, perfectly adjusted rom with Safe Strap before EVER performing a rom update!
    2. Download the CM11 rom of your choice for updating and place it on the phone's sdcard. It must be placed in a very specific location; /sdcard/cmupdater/.
    3. Update your rom from /Settings/About Phone/CyanogenMod Updates/ and tap the updated rom "Door Icon" for the rom you put there there yourself to install it.
    4. Reboot, allow to settle for 2 minutes, and then update AdAway if installed, BetterBatteryStats to System App, and Xposed Frameworks install/update.
    5. Reboot to System.
    6. Test this rom for a day or 2 and if it is positive, backup the new rom in Safe Strap.
    If the rom develops issues such as lag after a day of use, reboot the device to clear it. If you find that you must reboot every day to keep the rom running well without lag, then it is a bad rom. Restore your backup of the previous good running rom.


    How to Update CM11 or Downgrade CM11 to an earlier Build w/out losing your current updates or settings:
    This is now the preferred update method for CM11 as OTA updates are no longer available. This very same, versatile procedure can also be used to downgrade to an earlier version of CM11.
    There are times when it may become necessary to downgrade your cm11 rom to a previous build because you forgot to make a backup first before upgrading (Shame on you!), or you your upgraded rom stinks and you wish to go back down to a previous or earlier rom build without losing your updates. Thanks to to @Dwillian for what I affectionately call "The Dwillian Dump".

    This procedure calls for a WIPE of the system partition on your phone. It is imperative that you have the necessary two files on your phone before you begin this procedure or you will have no way to boot your phone unless you have a previous Safe Strap backup to restore! Make a CM11 folder on your internal sdcard. Put the zip file build of cm11 you wish to change to along with the most current version of pa-gapps zip file you can get into this folder so they will be available to flash once you wipe the system partition in Safe Strap.

    1. Get the cm11 rom file that you wish to upgrade or downgrade to along with the most recent pa-gapps file and put them on your sdcard. Once you Wipe in Safe Strap, you will be in a LOT of trouble if you do not have these two files available!
    2. Reboot to Safe Strap recovery and go to the Wipe button, then Advanced Wipe.
    3. Put checks in the following boxes ONLY! /cache, /dalvick, and /system. Slide to wipe these partitions.
    4. Tap the Install button and choose the newer or older version cm11 rom you wish to install.
    5. Tap Add more zips and browse for the most recent pa-gapps file you have. Slide to perform the operation.
    6. Now go back to Wipe, Advanced, and wipe ONLY cache and dalvik.
    7. Reboot to your now upgraded or downgraded system. All updates performed to Play Store apps will remain as well as any system settings that you have made.
    Conclusion:
    This set of instructions for cleaning up the phone and maintaining performance is what I have gathered over a period of one year by interviewing the very few Senior Members that no matter what, "Always have good running and fast phones" when the rest of us have nothing but problems and poor performance. I was one very frustrated cm11 user because I had not changed my habits to become rather conservative as to what I allow to run on my phone. I was never happy. I complained a lot. But once I got the gist of what it takes to get this phone in top performance and begin to apply these methods religiously, I finally had the phone and rom that I always dreamed of.

    Once you get your phone in tip top running condition, it takes very little additional maintenance to keep the phone running this way. What works for me may not always work for someone else. Many Senior Members have "their own way" of running their phones and keeping them running well, but the common issues have been condensed into this Guide to CM11 Performance and Maintenance that I have published for you. This set of instructions and rules applies to CM11 and if you are experimenting with CM12, you will need a different version of Safe Strap and it is suggested you visit the Official CM12 Thread for advice on CM12.

    CM11 is now and has always been my "Daily Driver" for almost a full year. CyanogenMod intended for the M12 SNAPSHOT to be the "End of the line" for CM11. But real life testing revealed that more testing and builds be produced to works out several bugs such as the dreaded "Process com.android.phone has stopped unexpectedly" FC where you could tap OK and it would come right back, rendering the rom unusable. Our beloved developer @stargo did troubleshoot this down to the WhisperPush in the cm11 rom and the patch for it has been merged into the cm11 build tree as of January 1, 2015. The cm11 rom itself has been labeled as Final as of the beginning of November 2014 because development and new features has stopped and the rom is considered Final. Subsequent builds are only for the purpose of cleaning up bugs and including any Android additions for consistency with Android Kit Kat.

    The build labeling system has been changed by CyanogenMod since CM9 and CM10. They will not longer use the term "stable". More information about the current rom labeling can be found here:
    CM ROM Release Versioning

    This explains why you will not see the word "Stable" on this particular rom. When the final M13 SNAPSHOT is released, it "should be" the best, most stable and final release of cm11 there will be. If this last snapshot does not perform as well for you as an earlier build did, then pick the rom that works best for you.

    Installing CM11 as your Stock ROM:
    UPDATE: I can now lay claim to having hands on experience with installing cm11 to my stock slot. I was giving you what I was told, not what I had experienced. Our good friend, Mr. Chen, @ChungHung.Chen has posted the procedure that works and since this is a group effort, I will post his instructions in combination with my own observations to make this as painless as possible.

    Yes, CM11 can be installed as your Stock ROM. I have finally done this myself and although you must start over again, from scratch, if you are well prepared in advance, the procedure was not as bad as I thought. I actually had a complete duplicate of my best cm11 installation on slot1 on stock in less than 24 hours!

    If you have a good, working, already setup cm11 system installed on a rom slot in Safe Strap 3.75, make a fresh backup of it first. Make a backup of your current Stock system as well. These two items are "Must Do" things before you proceed!

    NOTE: Some members of the development thread reported success in restoring their cm11 backup in Safe Strap from another slot to the Stock Partition and reporting that it works. I have not had success with this nor can I report it as working. If you dare try this, backup both systems first so at least you have "something to go back to" in the event it fails.

    But before you do this, it is strongly recommended that you get your feet wet, Follow the instructions in this guide to get the experience you need to install and run cm11 effectively and keep it that way. Use Titanium Backup to backup all the apps that you have and want to restore. Then wait for CM11 to end and pick the best running rom for your phone, test it, and make sure you are happy with it. Then you can install it to your stock slot. When you are satisfied that you can install and run cm11 smoothly, efficiently, and have picked the Final rom that you will use, you are ready to install cm11 to your Stock Slot.

    If you already have a wonderful, working, already setup CM11 system on another rom slot, you can save a LOT of time and work if you take some steps in advance. Titanium Backup is your best friend here. @sShadowSs has given us some wonderful advice here on how to almost completely restore your CM11 system on stock with Titanium Backup with a simple procedure. It requires that you make a fresh backup of your current CM11 system of all installed apps and data.

    sd_shadow said:
    This is what I do to restore ONLY currently installed apps using Titanium Backup:
    Make a TB backup of your current apps.
    When you are ready to restore go to Batch Actions -> Hit RUN on 'Restore missing apps with data' -> Deselect all. Then on the bottom of the screen there is an option: Order by: switch that to Backup Date. It will re-order your apps and the ones on the top will be the ones you made the latest backup of. Just start selecting down the list and I'm sure you will know when you start seeing apps that you have not used and will know when to stop your selections. After you are done with your selections - restore.

    The Stock Slot in Safe Strap is a very large partition and the sizes of the partitions cannot be changed. So, it would make a very good place to install a Final and Stable version of CM11. Installing CM11 to stock requires that you do the install from scratch all over again. You cannot restore your backup to the Stock Slot.

    Before you dare install CM11 on your Stock Slot, be sure to have the following two files on your sdcard. The cm11 rom you wish to install, AND the pa-gapps you must install with them. Once you get into Safe Strap and wipe your entire Stock System, you are in trouble if you do not have the necessary files to continue and get CM11 installed to stock!

    The procedure to install CM11 to Stock Slot is:
    1. Flash stock JB rom and boot into stock to install SuperSU / SafeStrap 3.75.
    2. Install custom recovery from SafeStrap.
    3. Reboot to recovery, make a backup of your stock rom for fast recovery.
    4. Do a factory reset to wipe your /data. (Internal SD will keep.) Factory reset will erase whole /data(including dalvik-cache) and /cache.
    5. Wipe /system and Go to Install, now you should be able to install without error.
    6. Install CM11 zip, Add More Zips, and find your Gapps.
    7. Reboot and configure your new CM system, reinstall and launch SafeStrap to make sure Recovery status is "Installed" (no need to re-install).
    8. [Optional] Restore apps from TiBu.
    9. TRIM is a new speed up utility that is available ONLY to the Stock Slot for Kit Kat and you can now use this to keep your sdcard clean and up to speed. Trimmer (fstrim) is a nice, free front end for you to use the built in fstrim command to speed up your sdcard and keep it that way. Install Trimmer and use it on your Stock Partition. Do this often and schedule your Trim operations once a day or every week.
    10. Enjoy your CM system.
    That's it, guys. Follow these instructions and you should have no problems with installing and running CM11 as a dependable Daily Driver for your phone! Suggestions, praise, and questions are always welcome.

    * A fully clickable pdf file of this procedure is attached as an Adobe Acrobat pdf file zipped up for you to have and to keep.

    Happy Romming, guys! :D

    CREDITS:
    This is especially difficult for me as there were just so many contributing members over the past year that I will no way remember every one of you. Please send me a PM if you did help me with this and wish to be included in the credits.
    @sherri, @stargo, @Mr-Glass, @DumbleCore, @JakeDHS07, @Bobcus Leper, @brkahughes, @Dwillian, @ChungHung.Chen, @welder73, @hakarune, @mattlgroff, @tydiamond11, @my2cents @ef141, @Doublecrosser, @sd_shadow, @Mentor.37, @TStarGermany
    For those that did not make the list, please send me a PM to be included. Thank all of you, very, very much!

    Update:
    If you go and look at the Edits for this post, you see that I have updated this post several times today from anything as minor as spelling to important stuff as additional procedures and tips. Each time I update the post, I have to perform that totally PITA process of recreating the downloadable pdf file so if you did save the pdf early on, go back and download the latest version. Thanks you everyone for your support for this Guide and I am very pleased to provide something important to the thread that may reduce the frustration and questions that are sent to the Help Desk every day. This should provide you with everything you need! :good:
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    Hello everyone. You don't know me but my name is Brian. I've been a friend of Shaun's known here as JakeDHS07 for many years. He's been apart of this community and working with the CM ROM for years. I come here regretfully to inform all of you that Shaun has passed away and is no longer with us. I want you all to know that he spoke very highly of his work here and all the people he associated with. I am currently trying to decide what to do with his old account as I do not have a XDA of my own and am looking to help out in his stead. He was a good man and sadly taken from us far too soon. He was only 25. Here's to you Shaun. Anyone is welcome to post any messages they would like and I will be sure to forward them to his family. I'm sure they would love to see how much their son was appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    DROID RAZR MAXX CM 11 JBX KERNEL
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    For anyone who wants to play around with L:

    http://droid.cs.fau.de/cm-12.0/pre-alpha-test/

    Things to keep in mind:
    • Install this in a new slot! Do not upgrade any old system!
    • This is not a daily driver!
    • Installing newer cm-12 builds will likely require a complete wipe again (due to SELinux).
    • Many things are broken (Stock camera, Document browser, graphical glitches, ...). No need to report bugs right now.
    • This uses a patched version of the updater-binary to install on current safestrap-versions
    • To actually build this rom, you need to pick at least the following gerrit changes: 76777, 76871, 76936, 76950, 77520, 77673, 77674
    • The following diff against android_device_motorola_omap4-common is also needed: http://droid.cs.fau.de/cm-12.0/pre-alpha-test/android_device_motorola_omap4-common.patch

    One thing would be interesting for me: Does 3G/1X work on VZW-devices in the US? I can't really test that from here...
    And does LTE work and actually transmit data?

    Cheers,
    Michael
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    So I saw a few post and questions about CM11 and also about bug fixes; I thought I'd consolidate everything into one post, maybe @ktimque can add this to the OP.

    Setting up CM11 on the RAZR
    Do a fresh install if coming from any other ROM including CM 10/10.1/10.2; only dirty flash over previous CM11 install (you may still encounter errors though).
    SafeStrap 3.65 Required for CM11 install, previous SS and BMM do not work.


    Note: For BMM there is a supposed workaround - You need to download this file as an archive. Open it and then and replace CM 11's Meta-Inf folder with the one from the archive you downloaded. And flash modified CM 11 zip without problem. That's all. Mirror
    Credit to @anticor248

    Download the nightly you want: Link

    Get the Gapps of your choice:
    • Dhacker: Link || Mirror (Best for CM11 IMO)
    • PA-gapps: Link (MINI MODULAR is best IMO for PA-gapps)

    Optional:
    JBX Kernel (has the Moto X Camera + 720p fix): Link
    Must be flashed after each OTA update to get back camera and kernel

    Bugs w/Fixes:

    • Camera Doesn't Work on Nightlies 12/18-12/27
      • JBX Kernel (has the Moto X Camera + 720p fix) || Must be flashed after each OTA update to get back camera and kernel
        • Link (also allows to store camera pics to SD)
      • To fix the camera w/o JBX:
    • WiFi Occasionally Not Connecting:
      • Toggle Airplane Mode on & off
    • GPS not Locking
      • Wipe Dalvik+Cache and reboot.
      • Open GPS Status and download aGPS data and see lock
    • Occasional Complete loss of service [CDMA/Spyder]
      • Jump over to stock ROM (Stock Slot on SS)
      • Wipe Dalvik+cache
      • Boot to Stock and acquire signal
      • Boot back to CM11
      • If doesn't fix, switch to stock slot and revert to stock and re-root with DROID RAZR Utility XT912 and reinstall SS and boot back to CM11 (it'll still be there).

    Bugs/Not Working:
    • App2SD