Install Dirty Unicorns Android 5.1.1 ROM on Moto X 2013

I don’t know about others but I once saw a Moto X in a shop and Damn It!, that device was so beautiful, the if my pocket would have allowed me at that moment, I would have purchased it for sure.Afterwards, I haven’t been able to see a single Moto X in the market. Moto X being a part of Google, is always getting the latest updates, although, there are many users, who wants to try the Custom ROMs instead of being stuck on the Official one, the reason why the world of Custom ROMs are far active than the official ones and this world is the reason why Android is dominating the OS world.

Moto X 2013, obviously, was released back in 2013 with 4.7-inch display showing the resolution of 1280×720, powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 and Adreno 320 GPU, available in 16/32 and 64GB variant, all ported with 2GB of RAM. 10MP of rear cam for amazing picture quality, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and planned upgrade to Lollipop and as promised got the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update and now the Dirty Unicorns Custom ROM based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is available for this device.In this article, we will show you How to Install Dirty Unicorns Android 5.1.1 ROM on Moto X 2013. If you are interested in Other ROMs, you can Visit our Custom ROMs section or you can install this ROM on your Moto X 2013 by following our tutorial below. This is not an official release from Motorola but a Custom ROM. Installation procedure uses the Fastboot commands to install this custom ROM. Your device must be rooted. Let’s go through the early preparations and then flash this ROM.

Install Dirty Unicorns Android 5.1.1 ROM on Moto X 2013

Early Preparations:

  • This is only for Moto X 2013!
  • Battery should be charged at least over 60%
  • Unlock Bootloader Of Your Device.
  • Flash a Custom Recovery and Root Your device
  • Backup SMS Messages
  • Backup Call Logs
  • Backup Contacts
  • Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
  • Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
  • Backup Nandroid –  If CWM  or TWRP installed previously, otherwise skip this step and perform this at the end of flashing


The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Motorola in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Downloads Required:

Dirty Unicorns: Link

Gapps: Link | Mirror

How to Install Dirty Unicorns:

  • Connect your device with PC.
  • Copy and Paste the Above zip files to the root of your sdcard.
  • Open Recovery mode. How?
  1. Connect your device with PC
  2. Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder.
  3. Now Type: adb reboot bootloader
  4. Choose Recovery from Bootloader

CWM/PhilZ Touch Recovery:

  1. Back-up your ROM using the Recovery.
  2. To Perform a Back-up, Navigate to Back-up and Restore on Next screen, Choose Back-up again.
  3. Go back to Main Screen after the Back-up is complete.
  4. Then Navigate to ‘advance’ and choose ‘Dalvik Wipe Cache’, so you won’t get in any bootloop.
  5. Navigate to ‘Install zip from sd card’ another windows will open in front of you.
  6. Finally Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”
  7. Select ‘choose zip from sd card’ from the Options.
  8. Select the Dirty file and confirm the installation on next screen.
  9. Go Back and Flash
  10. Once the Installation is Over, Select +++++Go Back+++++
  11. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

TWRP Users.

  1. Tap On Back-Up and Select System and Data
  2. Swipe the Confirmation Slider
  3. Tap on Wipe Button and Select Cache, System, Data.
  4. Swipe the Confirmation Slider.
  5. Go back to Main Menu and Tap Install Button.
  6. Locate the Dirty, and Swipe the Slider To install it.
  7. Once the Installation is Over, you will be promoted to Reboot System Now
  8. Select Reboot Now to Reboot the System.

The First boot might take up-to 5 minutes, so please be patient.

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