Install Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto Z Play (addison) smartphone. The Moto Z series is the company’s new flagship range, replacing the X series models. Moto Z Play launched with a new mod: the Hasselblad True Zoom camera gives this Motorola handset a look and feel like a real camera with 10X zoom and physical controls. Moreover its specs include Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, 2 GHz Octa core Cortex A53 processor and 3 GB of RAM with 32 GB of internal storage. It comes with 16 megapixel of primary camera on the rear with dual LED flash and 5 megapixel of front camera for selfies.
Motorola upgraded the OS to Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has even planned to further upgrade it to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. But it will take more time and till then you can enjoy the Android Oreo OS by flashing this beautiful Lineage OS 5 custom ROM which has been recently compiled by Alberto97, a recognized developer from the well known XDA community.
All credit goes to his great efforts because now the users can finally enjoy and experience the latest Android 8.0 Oreo on their smartphones. This ROM not only gives a complete Android Oreo feel to your Moto Z Play, but also boosts the entire performance of your device with the new features, apps and capabilities that it has. With this amazing custom firmware you can easily optimize as well as customize the system settings located in your phone. The ROM not only makes the device look cool with its beautiful interface, blazing speed, and with various extra features but also helps the device to gain more speed along with improved battery life. The various working features in this ROM are given below.
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Video Playback
- LED Notifications
Note that this Android 8.0.0 Oreo based lineage OS 15 is in its initial stage, so you may come across few bugs or issues. But don’t worry as all those bugs will get wiped out in the next stable update. So, if you want to experience the amazing features of Android Oreo on your Motorola Moto Z Play (addison) smartphone then go ahead to our actual tutorial given below. 👍
The given tutorial is of much risk and even a slight change can highly damage your Moto Z Play. So follow each and every step at your own risk. If your phone gets crashed or anything happens to your device which is not fixable, then neither we at DroidThunder.com nor the developers will be held responsible for that.
This Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 ROM must be installed only on Motorola Moto Z Play (addison) / Moto Z Play Droid. Using this guide on any other device or variant can permanently damage or even brick your phone. So confirm your device first and then go further.
- Performing the following procedure on low battery may cause interruption. So charge your Moto Z Play at least up to 60%.
- Make a complete backup of your phone including your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, memos, apn settings etc. for safety. Don’t ignore this step else you’ll not be able to get back your data once you flash the ROM.
- Ensure that Motorola mobile specific USB drivers are installed on your computer. This will help in detecting your phone when connected to computer. You can manually install the USB drivers from the link given below.
- The bootloader of your Moto Z Play must be unlocked before going further. Refer our complete article on how to unlock bootloader:
- Your Moto Z Play should have a Root access. Also a custom recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP must be installed. If you haven’t installed yet, then follow our complete guide given below:
- Enable the USB debugging mode on your phone. For doing so, follow the path Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging. If you don’t see Developers option then go to Settings->About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build number. This will make the Developers option appear in the Settings menu.
Procedure to install Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Moto Z Play:
Step 1: Download both the Lineage OS 15 ROM and GApps (.zip) package files on your PC.
Note: Do not extract these zip files.
Step 2: Connect your phone to PC and copy both these zip files on your phones internal memory. Then safely disconnect your device from the PC.
Note: If you don’t have a PC, then you can directly download the zip files on your phone.
Step 3: Power off your Moto Z Play completely until it vibrates.
Step 4: After that you need to boot your phone into bootloader mode. For that, keeping the phone in switched off mode, press and hold Volume down key + Power button simultaneously until your Moto Z Play lands into bootloader mode as given below.
Note: In bootloader mode, Volume buttons are used for scrolling and Power button for selection.
Step 5: So use Volume down key and navigate to Recovery mode option and then select it using Power button.
Step 6: As soon as you press the Power button your phone will automatically boot into TWRP recovery mode.
Note: The first thing you need to do as you enter the TWRP recovery mode is take a complete Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
Refer our detailed guide for taking complete Nandroid backup:
Step 7: Go back to the main menu of TWRP recovery and select the Wipe option.
Step 8: On the next screen swipe right to start the factory reset process.
Note: This step will delete the data on your phone memory so make sure you have backed up everything before doing this step.
Step 9: After wiping out everything press back button and again go to the main menu and select Wipe option.
Step 10: Then click on the Advanced Wipe option present there.
Step 11: On the next screen, select the particular partitions to wipe.
Note: Do not tick the Internal Storage option.
Then swipe right to start the wiping process.
Step 12: Lets install the Lineage ROM now. So go back and select the Install option from the TWRP main menu. This will show you all the files and folders present on your phones memory.
Step 13: Navigate to the Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 ROM which you’ve copied earlier and select it. On the next screen just swipe right to start the actual Android 8.0 Oreo ROM flashing process.
Step 14: Be patient and wait for few minutes until the process finishes. As soon as it completes, you’ll see a successful message on the screen.
Step 15: Then go back and install the Google Apps zip package file (containing Play Store, Maps, Gmail, Gtalk etc.) in the same way as you’ve flashed the Lineage OS 15 custom ROM. Refer the screenshots:
Step 16: Great job. Now restart your Moto Z Play by selecting the Reboot->System option present on the TWRP recovery mode itself.
Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual.
Gotcha! The all new Android 8.0.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM has been successfully flashed on your Motorola Moto Z Play (addison) XT1635 smartphone. To confirm it go to Menu->Settings->System->About Phone. Enjoy the latest features of Android 8.0 Oreo with this custom ROM. Also share your views and experience after using it. Till then Enjoy and Peace out!😗✌