Steps to Update Motorola Droid X with Cyanogen Mod 7.1 Custom ROM

Sanjana January 7, 2012 0

Motorola Droid X users can now enjoy the benefits of Cyanogen MOD custom ROM. We have already covered the detail procedures on how to Root Droid X and install the latest Clock Work Mod Recovery in it. We also understand the fact that rooting voids the warranty so we have also covered the article in how to downgrade Motorola Droid X to the official factory firmware and thereby reclaim back the warranty. Before proceeding into the updation procedure you have to root Motorola Droid X and also install Clock Work Mod Recovery in it.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is only applicable to Motorola Droid X smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

 Download Cyanogen MOD Custom ROM Zip PackageDownload Google AppsDownload ROM Manager

Steps to Install Cyanogen Mod 7.1 Custom ROM in Motorola Droid X:

Basically there are two methods to install this custom ROM in your Motorola Droid 2 phone. First is by Recovery mode and another one is by using ROM Manager method. It is suggested that you opt for Recovery mode method and if this fails you can then go for updating via ROM Manager. Let’s go through both the procedures in detail.

Recovery Method:

Step-1: Download Cyanogen Mod7.1 Custom Firmware and Google Apps mentioned in the Must Have section to your computer and power off your phone to enter into boot loader mode.

Step-2: The boot loader mode can be entered by holding the Volume Down + Camera + Power buttons simultaneously. In case the device boots into normal mode you can try to enter into Recovery mode using the correct button combinations multiple times till you are finally there.

Step-3: In Recovery mode choose “Recovery” option then choose the option of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” and “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache files present in your phone. Now choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” to select the Cyanogen Mod7.1 Custom ROM Zip Package followed by Google Apps file kept in your phone.

Step-4: After the updation process is complete, you will again land up in Recovery mode. Now choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

If you face any issues during the updation process then re-insert the battery and re-apply the whole procedure again from the beginning. If you are still unable to update then follow the ROM Manager method as mentioned below.

ROM Manager Method:

Step-1: Download and install ROM Manager Application in your phone from the Must Have section. Choose “Flash Clock Work Mod Recovery” option and update to its latest version.

Step-2: Now choose “Download ROM” option and from the main menu of ROM Manager.  Next select the latest Cyanogen Mod ROM version from the menu then choose Google Apps.

Step-3: After having selecting the files and the process completes, you can choose to select the “Backup Existing ROMs” then “Wipe Data and Cache”. If any super user asks for any root permissions check to “Remember” then “Allow”

Step-4: Droid 2 will again reboot in Recovery mode. In Recovery mode choose the option of “Wipe data/ Factory reset” then select “Wipe Cache partition” to clear all cache files present in your phone. After the updation process is complete, choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to restart the phone.

Thus you can easily update your Motorola Droid X with Cyanogen Mod7 update by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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