Install Lollipop Exodus ROM on Motorola DROID Ultra XT1080

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Exodus is an Android ROM maintained by professional software engineers and supported by contributors from the community. New developers are welcome and encouraged to come aboard. Exodus official builds are private source but they do maintain open source branches for development and community contributions.

There are talks about this ROM recently because this ROM offered stupendous battery backup on their build for Oneplus one. Even AnTuTu benchmarks are even noteworthy on this custom ROM. Users are seen migrating from CM ROMs to Exodus builds. Today on DroidViews we present you a perfect nightly build for Motorola Droid Ultra.

 Prerequisites

This Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Exodus ROM has to be installed on Motorola DROID Ultra XT1080 model only.

  • Make sure the device is rooted before going forward for custom ROM installation.
  • Installation of custom ROM requires clearing of memory in the smartphone, so make sure to back all the data by installing TWRP in the smartphone.
  • Users make sure you have installed USB drivers on the PC, or else your smartphone will not be recognized by the computer. Download them from here.
  • Make sure your device has more than 80% battery, or else there is chance of smartphone getting temporarily bricked if the installation process is interrupted mid-way.
  • Though installing custom ROM improve the device’s performance and UI experiences, it will void your warranty.

Warning: The author or the developer will not be responsible, if you damage or brick your device. Do it at your own risk and follow the instructions properly.

Procedure

  1. Download Exodus Android 5.1.1 ROM from here and Google Apps from here to your PC.
  2. Connect Motorola DROID Ultra XT1080 to PC via USB cable. Before plugging the phone to the computer, be sure that you have installed correct USB drivers.
  3. Then, copy  Exodus Android 5.1.1 ROM zip file and Google Apps zip file into the root folder of phone’s SD card memory.
  4. Now, turn off the device and disconnect from the PC.
  5. Then perform the regular Recovery Mode sortie by press-holding ‘Volume up’, ‘Volume down’ and ‘Power’ buttons.
  6. After entering the Recovery mode, clear the phone memory, by choosing ‘wipe data/factory reset’
  7. Now, clear the cache memory by selecting ‘wipe cache partition’ and go back select ‘advanced’ and tap ‘wipe dalvik cache’.
  8. Now from main recovery install the zips from SD card.
  9. Once done with the installation process, restart the device by opting ‘reboot system now’ seen in the recovery menu.

The first boot takes 5-10 minutes. Sit back and relax. If the boot time exceeds 10 minutes then clear the dalvik cache again.

That’s it ! Now you have Exodus ROM on your Droid Ultra. If you face any issues then let us know in comments below. Don’t forget to share your experiences.