Update Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c To Android 4.4.2 KitKat via PAC-man Nightly–How To

Update your Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c to latest and customized Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the help of custom firmware PAC-man. PAC-man is based on latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and comes with various cool features derived from other three popular ROM Paranoid Android, AOKP and CyanogenMod. As you can expect, the ROM comes with tons of features along with its own tweaks. You can download and install custom firmware PAC-man on your Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c. Since, Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c is capable enough to run Android 4.4.2 KitKat smoothly, PAC-man going to be a great experience for you. To learn how to flash this ROM, continue reading this guide to know how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based PAC-man custom ROM on Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c.

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Some of the cool Android 4.4.2 KitKat features that you will enjoy is Screen Recording, Tap to Pay (Google Wallet for everyone), NFC emulation for non nfc devices, 14% less memory usage, cloud printing from Gallery, Google Home is the new Launcher, Core System Processes Trimmed, apps are efficient and responsive on all devices, the all new 'procstats tool details' memory use, Full-screen Immersive mode, seamless change in resolution during media playback, Phone dialer got local business detection, redesigned Quickoffice and many more.

As said already, this ROM build is still under development and you should expect some bugs in it. All bugs and issues expected to be fixed as development progress towards a better build.



This tutorial is only for Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.  

Pre Requisites:

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c. [Guide].

5. Your device have latest TWRP and up installed. [Guide]

6. Bootloader is unlocked.

If you done everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based PAC-man ROM on Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. PAC-man For Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c  [Filename: pac_moto_msm8960-nightly-20140309.zip]
  2. Google Apps [Filename: gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip] or any other 4.4 KitKat GApps

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat based PAC-man ROM on Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c

  1. Connect your device to PC using USB cable and then copy downloaded files to the SD card of your device. Important: Don’t extract any files.
  2. Disconnect USB and then turn off your Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c.
  3. Now, boot into recovery mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down and Power button together and you should see recovery menu soon. In recovery use Volume Keys to navigate between option and Power button to select an option. Alternatively try this: Recovery Mode without Key Combination.
  4. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  5. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  6. Now its time to add zip file for flashing. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the PAC-man Zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add gapps-kk-20140105-signed.zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  7. When installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c and boot up into Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM PAC-man.
  8. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

Congrats! Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware based custom ROM PAC-man is now installed and running on your Motorola Photon Q (CDMA) XT897c. [Note: Root is turned off by default in CM derived ROMs, you must enable developer settings first (tap the build number 8 times under about device), then enable root under Developer Settings]