Lineage OS team builds the latest custom firmware for Motorola Moto G5 which is based on latest Android 8.0 Oreo. Currently, Moto G5 is running on Android Nougat OS and there is no any news from Motorola to released Android 8.0 Oreo official stock firmware for Moto G5. So if you want to test the latest Android OS on your own device before official stock update then don’t hesitate and flash this amazing Lineage OS 15.1 ROM.
All thanks to XDA senior member CarlosArriagaCM build and share the new Lineage OS 15.1 ROM for the Motorola Moto G5. This latest custom ROM comes with tons of new features and customizations like the picture in picture mode, app notification badges, Multi-Display Support, Keyboard Navigation, lock screen shortcuts, Better Icons and much more.
This is not officially announced by Motorola but just a custom ROM so you may face some bugs and error but the good things are that you can get the experience of latest Android OS. Your Moto G5should be rooted, and a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it in order to flash this Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your device.
By following this simple step by step guide you can easily update your Moto G5 to Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. The ROM is still under development but it working in providing a fully stable Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your device without any problem. Before proceeding don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to install this Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your Motorola Moto G5 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto G5 handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on anyone other devices or incorrect variant.
AndroidBlog will not be held liable for any damage occurred to your Moto G5 during or after the installation of this Lineage OS 15.1 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. Proceed at your risk.
- Take a proper backup of all your valuable data and setting on your phone before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Make sure that you have correctly installed the correct Moto G5 USB drivers on your PC.
- The latest version of a TWRP recovery should be already installed on the device.
- The battery level of your Moto G5 should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM on Moto G5:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15.1 ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect the Moto G5 with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded files to the root folder of internal phone’s storage.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the device and turn it off to boot into recovery mode (TWRP).
Step No 4: – Turn on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys at the same time. Once the TWRP logo appears, you have successfully booted into the recovery.
Step No 5: – As your Moto G5 is in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup and select the System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS options.
Step No 6: – Navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on the install option. Locate the ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone earlier. Select it.
Step No 7: – Proceed with the installation by swiping the confirmation button to install the ROM.
Step No 8: – Install Google Apps package on your phone by repeating the above steps.
Step No 9: – Once the flashing process is completed successfully, reboot system.
Done! You have successfully installed Android 8.0 Oreo-based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Moto G5. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.