Two of the most popular ways one can customize the Nokia X2 smartphone is by installing a custom kernel or a custom ROM. Much like a custom ROM, a custom kernel can increase a device’s performance and increase the battery life. That’s about where the similarities end between the two.
A custom ROM will then completely change the design of your ROM whereas the custom ROM will appear as though it is just like your stock ROm was out of the box, without any additional features.
Note: Make sure you check what model number the custom ROM is made for from the download links. Whenever we create a post such as this one, it means the model numbers are all thrown into the same article. Don’t assume that all custom ROMs will work for all model numbers. Each download link will mention what model number the ROM is for somewhere on the page, either in the custom ROM thread title or the original post closer to the download link. If you still don’t see it there then have a read of some comments or leave a comment yourself if you aren’t sure, and the custom ROM poster or other people subscribed to the thread will help you out.
Files You Need
- You should root the Nokia X2 device before installing a custom ROM the device.
- You should install a custom recovery image on the device such as TWRP Recovery before installing a custom ROM on the device.
CyanogenMod 11 (Unofficial):
The Nokia X2 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which is an outdated version of Android and Nokia don’t have any plans to give latest version updates to Nokia X2 users. If you want the latest Android 4.4 KitKat on it then you have to install CyanogenMod 11 custom ROM on it. This custom ROM is packed with lots of features and theme engine so you can theme it the way you want.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, CM 11 theme engine, customizable notification bar, status bar clock alignment, CM theme engine, enable disable navigation bar, custom dpi, CPU control, updated source, SELinux switch, gesture lock screen , gesture anywhere.
CyanogenMod 12 (Unofficial):
CyanogenMod custom ROMs are more popular than any other custom ROMs because the Cyanogen Team is the one who is always a step closer to Android official firmware version releases. The CyanogenMod 12 custom ROM is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and much more customizable than the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, proximity speaker, smart call, CM theme engine, custom dpi, battery light, smart mute, flip phone to mute incoming call, clear all icon color can be changed, RAM bar in recent apps, search bar in recent apps.
CyanogenMod 13 (Unofficial):
The CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the latest version of Android released by the Google. If you think that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is just another Android 5.0 Lollipop with some tweaks then you are wrong because Android 6.0 has a hidden multi-window feature which comes in handy in many situations.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based custom ROM, multi-window can be enabled from developers options, CM 13 theme engine, advanced notification bar, customizable quick settings, quick pull down, battery saver color selection, ambient light, live display according to the light.
PAC Man ROM:
The PAC Man custom ROM is a mixture of three aftermarket firmware available for several smartphones which are Paranoid Android, AOSP and CyanogenMod. This custom ROM includes some of the best features of these custom ROMs and based on CM 11 M12 which makes is the lightest and most customizable custom ROM available for Nokia X2.
Features: Android 4.4 KitKat based, CM theme engine, linked volume implementation, CPU control, force high graphics, better performance, reorder items under notification drawer settings, proximity speaker, speakerphone starts automatically when you remove phone away from your ear.
NokDroid 4.3 ROM:
The NokDroid is the first ever custom ROM made for Nokia X2 smartphone and it is also stock based custom ROM so there should be no questions about bugs or lags. This custom ROM is based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and really smooth and fast. If you don’t want to play with your phone more than this custom ROM is for you only.
Features: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean based, storage notification enhancements, mount/unmount in status bar, mem bar added to recent options, linked volume implementation changed, notification ticker, notification count, signal cluster options.
Material Stock ROM V3.1:
The Material stock ROM is basically a modified stock ROM for Nokia X2 to give you all a little twist of Android 5.0 Lollipop material design. This ROM have modded settings, status bar and notification bar so you won’t feel like that this ROM is modded like with lots of pictures edit only.
Features: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean based, call recording enabled, restart system UI to developer settings, as tile, as part of reboot menu, app sidebar, over scroll effects, snooze options in heads up, touch to power menu, force expanded notifications, CAF task manager, heads up power menu.
Resurection Remix 5.6:
The Resurrection Remix 5.6 custom ROM is based on CyanogenMod 13 custom ROM which is very neat, smooth, fast and light custom ROM for better performance with games and apps. Resurrection Remix custom ROM are very much customizable and performance packed ROMs. You will be a fan of RR custom ROMs once you experience it on your phone.
Features: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based ROM, split screen multi-window option in developer options, ambient display brightness settings, breathing notifications, floating windows, dynamic tiles, slim recents, slim PIE, disable doze mode.
The LolliKat 1.1 custom ROM is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and I still don’t know that why this custom ROM name have “Kat” in it. Anyways this custom ROM have some unique performance and user interface tweak-able options in settings menu. This custom ROM have on-screen navigation bar enabled by default but you can disable it from the settings menu.
Features: Android 5.1 Lollipop based, navigation bar enable disable, navigation bar customization, status bar tweaks, status bar clock alignment, quick pull down, quick settings customization, home screen customization, live wallpapers, quick recharge, ambient display, custom dpi, live display, battery saver, force high graphics, slim PIE control, lock screen shortcuts.