Install Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15 on Moto G 4G

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Install Android 8.0 Oreo-based Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2014 (peregrine) LTE. Launched in June 2014, Moto G 4G (also known as Moto G LTE) made quite an impact in the Android world due to its amazing specs and features and with a reasonable price tag.

This phone was also available as Moto G Ferrari Edition with Kevlar back panel. Moto G 4G was released with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS which was later upgraded to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

But after that Motorola stopped providing further Android updates to this phone due to its hardware incompatibility. But Moto G 4G had some great specs like a 4.5-inch touchscreen, 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of internal storage.

It came with 5 megapixels of primary camera and 1.3-megapixel of front camera for selfies. Moto G 4G was powered by a 2070mAh nonremovable battery and had connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, and 4G.

Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013

If you are bored of using the same stock interface for a long time and want some new features added to your Moto G 4G, the Lineage ROM is specially designed for you. Recently one of the XDA member Carlos Arriaga has compiled this Lineage OS 15 for Moto G 4G.

This ROM is mainly designed to increase the phone’s overall performance and to give absolute reliability over the stock Android. The various working features in this ROM are mentioned below. Have a look at them.

What’s working:

  • Audio (Record and Playback)
  • Flash
  • Led
  • Boots
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Audio (Record and Playback)
  • Flash
  • Led
  • Video Recording
  • GPS
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • Video Playback

Note that this Android 8.0.0 Oreo-based lineage OS 15 custom ROM is in its development stage so there are chances that you might experience a few bugs or issues. But with the further updated versions all those bugs and issues will get cleared out so don’t worry at all.

Without wasting any more time let’s go through the step by step procedure for installing the latest Android 8.0 Oreo-based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on your Moto G 4G LTE smartphone given below.

Disclaimer:

Neither we nor the developers of this ROM will be held liable for any kind of damage happened to your Moto G 4G by referring to this article. Attempt everything at your own risk and importantly read the guide completely before executing any step.

Compatibility:

This Android 8.0 Oreo-based Lineage OS 15 ROM must be used only for Motorola Moto G 4G LTE 2014 (peregrine). Installing this Lineage OS 15 ROM on any other device or variant can permanently damage or even brick your phone. So we recommend to confirm your device first and then proceed further.

Screenshots:

Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 screenshot 1
Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 screenshot 2
Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 screenshot 3
Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 screenshot 4

Pre-Requisites:
  • Make sure that your device is charged at least up to 60% so that it won’t get turned off during the flashing process.
  • As we are wiping all the data from internal memory during the procedure, it is better to take a backup of important stuff like your contacts, applications, messages, call logs, memos, etc. for safety.
  • Install Motorola mobile-specific USB drivers on your computer. This will help in detecting your phone when connected to the computer. You can manually install the USB drivers from the link given below.
  1. Download Motorola USB drivers.
  • Make sure that bootloader of your Moto G 4G is unlocked before moving further. Refer to our complete article on how to unlock bootloader:
  1. How to unlock bootloader of any Motorola Android phone.
  • Your Moto G 4G must be rooted 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:
  1. How to Root & install TWRP recovery on Moto G 4G.
  • Also, ensure that you’ve enabled the USB debugging mode on your phone. If not, then do so by following the path Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging. If you can’t see the Developer option then go to Settings->About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build number. This will make the Developer option appear in the Settings menu.
Downloads:

Moto G 4G 2014 Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM

Google Apps (Android 8.0 Oreo)

Procedure to install Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G LTE:

Step 1: Download both the Lineage OS 15 ROM and GApps (.zip) package files to a convenient location on your computer.

Note: Do not extract these zip files.

Step 2: Connect your Moto G 4G to PC using a micro USB cable 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 G 4G completely until it vibrates.

Step 4: Then you need to boot your mobile into bootloader mode. For doing so keep pressing and holding the Volume down key + Power button simultaneously until your Moto G 4G lands into bootloader mode as given below.

Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 enter twrp 1
Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 enter twrp 2

Note: In bootloader mode, you can perform various operations like normal powerup, enter recovery mode, start bootloader mode, factory reset etc. The volume down button is used for scrolling and Volume up for selection.

Step 5: Use the Volume down key and navigate to the Recovery mode option and select it using the Volume up button.

Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM on Moto G 4G 2013 enter twrp 3

Step 6: As soon as you press the Volume up 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 to take a complete backup of your current ROM.

Refer to our detailed guide for taking complete Nandroid backup:

  1. How to take Nandroid Backup of any Android Phone with 8 simple methods.

Step 7: Now 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 clear the data on your phone memory so back up everything before doing this step.

Step 9: After wiping out everything press the back button and again go to the main menu and select the 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.

Then swipe right to initiate the wiping process.

Step 12: After the wiping process completes, let’s flash the Lineage ROM. For that select the Install option from the TWRP main menu. This will show you all the files and folders present on your phone’s 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 Oreo ROM flashing process.

Step 14: The flashing process will hardly take few minutes to complete. So be patient and wait. As soon as it completes, you’ll see a successful message on the screen.

Step 15: Now return and install the Google Apps package zip file (which contains Play Store, Maps, Gmail, Gtalk, etc.) in the same way as you’ve flashed the Lineage OS 15 custom ROM.

Step 16: Installation process completes here. Just reboot your Moto G 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.

Conclusion

Finally! The all-new Android 8.0 Oreo-based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM has been successfully installed on your Motorola Moto G 4G 2014 (peregrine) LTE smartphone. Navigate to Menu->Settings->System->About Phone and confirm the same. Enjoy the mouth-watering features of Lineage OS as well as the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with this custom ROM. Don’t forget to share your views and experience after using it. If you face any difficulty or want to ask some doubts then shoot them in the comment section below.

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