Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 8.1 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1

Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 8.1 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1


Update Moto G 3rd Gen to Android 8.1 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1
Moto G 3rd Generation and Moto G Turbo Edition users are in for some great news as the industrious community of Android custom ROM developers have released the Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1 for the ageing handset. The ROM is now available for testing, thanks to XDA senior member Althafvly and Alberto97 who has uploaded the source code and build installation instructions.

Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by its developers since Android 8.1 is fresh off the Google labs.

With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15.1 ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G 2015 (Osprey) or Moto G Turbo Edition (Merlin). You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Also Read: April 2017 Security Patch Now Available For The Moto G 3rd Generation

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

Also Read: Motorola Moto Phones Android 8.0 Oreo Update Info

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1 ROM on Moto G3:

Step 1: Download LineageOS 15.1 Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.


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