TechDroider: Moto-G-2015

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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How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G 2015

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G 2015
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and the Moto G3 is not in the list.

Google recently announced the beta version of Android 8.1 with tons of new features and enhancements for Pixel and Nexus devices.



The Good News is you can Install Android 8.1 Oreo on the Moto G3 via Pixel Experience ROM. Developer psychicboy, althafvly, and rahul9999 have successfully ported Android 8.1 Oreo based Custom ROM [Orignally made for G5 Plus by jhenrique09] for the Moto G3 2015. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.).


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 Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G 3rd Generation Osprey. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Downloads


Direct Download: Pixel ROM [Google Apps Included] (// XDA)

Credits: psychicboyalthafvly, and rahul9999


Unofficial Lineage OS 15 based on Android Oreo is now available for the Moto G 3rd Generation

Unofficial Lineage OS 15 based on Android Oreo is now available for the Moto G 3rd Generation
You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your Moto G 3rd Generation (Moto G 2015) Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a Moto G3 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "Alberto97" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the Moto G3. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Moto G 2015 Osprey. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.
Unofficial Lineage OS 15 based on Android Oreo is now available for the Moto G 3rd Generation
Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for Moto G3 Osprey

Direct Download: LineageOS 15 (Via XDA)


// Screenshots Credits: Androidbaba XDA

LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Is Coming Soon to Moto G3, Ported by XDA Dev

With the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP.

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo update, but with Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a Moto G3 (2015) owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. XDA developer "Alberto Pedron" has successfully booted up Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS) on the Moto G 3rd Generation. The developer has also shared a screenshot showing the About Phone Settings section.

As you can see in the below Screenshot Image, the Moto G3 is running Android 8.0.0 Oreo based on LineageOS 15. It is having the latest August 5, 2017 Security patch.
The developer is actively working to fix all the bugs present and is expected release the Custom Rom soon. 

You'll need to Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation Osprey.

That said, we'll notify you once developer releases the Android Oreo Rom. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Thanks Subins Mani

April 2017 Security Patch now available for the Moto G 3rd Generation



One of the best selling device of the 2015, the Moto G 3rd generation is now getting a new software update with the April 1, 2017 Android Security patch, bug fixes, Stability improvement.

The update arrives as software version 24.226.17.en.03 and weighs in at 39.8MB. It's worth noticing that apart from few security patch and bug fixes, the update remains still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.


Thanks Puppala Raj Kumar!

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

Moto G 2015 gets new update with January 2017 Security patch

Moto G 2015 gets new update with January 2017 Security patch

Motorola has already ditched the Moto G 3rd generation from the list of devices getting Official Android 7.0 Nougat. However, The Moto G 3rd Generation is now getting new software updates with latest Security Patch, bug fixes and Stability improvement.

The update costs 11MB and features January 2017 Security patch, bug fixes and Stability improvement.



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Moto G 2015 gets new update with January 2017 Security patch

It's great to see that Motorola still cares about its devices. Motorola won't be updating the 2015 Moto G to Android Nougat, but it will see security patches and stability updates.

Thanks Puppala Raj Kumar!

Moto G 2015 is getting new update with July and October Security patch

Moto G 2015 is getting new update with July and October Security patch

Motorola has already ditched Moto G 3rd generation from the list of devices getting Official Android Nougat. However, The Moto G 3rd Generation is now getting new software updates with Security Patches, bug fixes and Stability improvement.



First update contains July Security patch and costs 12.9MB, the new build no. is 24.71.2.en.03. The Second update contains October Security patch and costs 63.7MB, the new build no. is 24.201.5.en.03.


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Moto G 2015 is getting new update with July and October Security patch

Moto G 2015 is getting new update with July and October Security patch


Thanks Prashanth Reddy Nall for tip!

Moto G 3rd Generation gets Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 (Android 7.1)

 Moto G 3rd Generation gets Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 (Android 7.1) | Download and How to Install


Moto G 3rd Generation gets Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 (Android 7.1) | Download and How to Install

As reported earlier, Cyanogen Team has finally started developing Cyanogenmod 14.1 which is based on latest Android 7.1 for supported Android Devices. The first nightly builds of CM14.1 are already available for few devices.



Today, Cyanogen released Android 7.1 based Cyanogenmod 14.1 for Moto G 2015 (Osprey). 




Motorola has already ditched Moto G 3rd generation from the list of devices getting Official Android Nougat. But If you are a Pro user and want to get Latest Android 7.1 Nougat taste then Grab the first Cyanogenmod 14.1 nightly build from the Cyanogenmod Download Section.




Installation Guide-




Cheers Amit Banerjee

Install New Google Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone

Install New Google Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone


Few days back Google Pixel's System Dump was leaked on the Internet and We found that the Smartphones comes with a new Google Dialer and Contact Application which can be easily Installed on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

However, Developer kulankit97 (XDA) found a solution for Installing the new Google Dialer from Pixel on Motorola Smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. (Tested on Moto G4 Play, Moto G4 Plus and Moto G3)



You can follow the below Video Tutorial to Learn How to Install the Newest Google Dialer on Moto Phones.




How to Install New Google's Pixel Dialer App on Moto Smartphone- 


Step 1. Download the MM... zip file, Google Dialer and Contacts App from Below.

Step 2. Boot to Recovery Mode and Flash that MM... Zip file.

Step 3. After Flashing the Zip file, Turn on your System.

Step 4. Go to File manager and Install other two Apk ( Google Dialer  and Contacts ).



Step 5. Go to Settings > Apps > Gear Icon and Set Default Phone App to Second Phone App.


Downloads-

MM... zip file- Download Here

Google Phone- Download Here

Google Dialer - Download Here

Source:- XDA 

Motorola: If you can update the Moto G4 Play, then what's the problem in updating Moto G3/Turbo?



A day back, Motorola revealed its plans to update Moto Devices to Android 7.0 Nougat. The expected devices that were missing from the list were 2015 Moto G, Moto G Turbo edition, 2016 Moto E3 and Moto E3 Power. 

The Moto E3 and E3 Power will probably get listed later on, but What about Moto G 3rd Generation and Moto G Turbo edition? This is unacceptable, The best selling 2015 smartphone is seeing software support dropCould it be a result of the Lenovo acquisition and subsequent job cuts? Seems It certainly could.

Motorola either needs to commit to updating the 2015 Moto G smartphones, or it needs to stop selling it. 

Also Forget that thing that "Moto G3 cannot run Android Nougat because of its specifications". If The Moto G4 Play which is not that popular smartphone and features same specifications as the 2015 Moto G3 is getting Nougat update, then what's the problem in updating the G3? Moreover The Moto G Turbo edition which was expected to get Nougat is missing from the list. 


Let's take a few, select quotes from Motorola users and see what they think-

Moto g 3rd gen is best budget phone ever!! And 7.0 naugot update was not listed by Motorola to moto g 3 . I got angry on Motorola I next move was not to buy Motorola phones !! Their cheating the people in form of software updates. Prashanth Reddy Nalla


Next move on moto is stop publishing and promoting such brand and their products and stop buying such idiotic products!!! Stupid lenovo-moto - Puppala Raj Kumar


Years a fan but now its time to jump ship, didnt expect this, no update for moto g turbo which is not even a year old .. Bye Bye Moto -  Vishal Kadakia


Nougat should run on Moto G Turbo Edition, I'm feeling so angry on moto!!!! - Samz Msd

This is cheating moto g3 and moto g turbo are popular phones .Motorola compulsory give the Nougat update to these phones. -Uday Kumar Chaduvula

Do you hear that, Motorola or Lenovo? Either update your Smartphones or stop selling them and start loosing your customers! 

How to Download and Install Cyanogenmod 14 Nougat on Moto G 3rd Generation



How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat Cyanogenmod 14  on Moto G 3rd generation 2015

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is Official and is now available for Supported Devices. Developers have also started working to Port Android Nougat for their beloved devices.



Well You can Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat Custom Rom on Moto G3. The Cm14 (Cyanogenmod 14)  Custom Rom is based on Android 7.0 build.

Thanks to Flashhhh (Xda developer) for his hard work.




Note- 


  • We TechDroider Team is not responsible for any damage to your Smartphone.
  • This is a Custom Rom is not stable and might contain few bugs, so try it on your own Risk.
  • Bugs include- Camera won't work
  • This Rom is only for Moto G 3rd Generation 2015


How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat Cyanogenmod 14 on Moto G 3rd Generation 2015-





1.Download the   Cyanogenmod 14  Zip, GApps.

2.Make sure Your Smartphone has 50% of battery. 

3. Put your Moto G 3rd Generation 2015 in recovery mode

4. Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.

5. Select Install zip from sdcard and select Cyanogenmod 14 ( Downloaded zip ). 

6. Install GApps

7. Reboot your Device.

If you find any problems or bugs, feel free to visit xda thread .


Downloads -

Android Nougat Cyanogenmod 14 and files 


Download Here

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Moto G 2015

How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Moto G 2015
How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Moto G 3rd generation 2015

Google Android 7.0 Nougat is Official and is now available for Supported Devices. Developers have also started working to Port Android Nougat for their beloved devices.



Well You can Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat Custom Rom on Moto G3. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) Custom Rom is based on Android 7.0.0_r1 build.

Thanks to Alberto97 (Xda developer) for his hard work.



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How to Download and Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Moto G 2015


Note- 


  • We TechDroider Team is not responsible for any damage to your Smartphone.
  • This is a Custom Rom is not stable and might contain few bugs, so try it on your own Risk.
  • Bugs include- No network(on Dual sim), Camrecorder, HDR
  • This Rom is only for Moto G 3rd Generation 2015

How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat (AOSP) on Moto G 3rd Generation 2015-




1.Download the  AOSP ( Nougat 7.0 )  Zip, GApps.

2.Make sure Your Smartphone has 50% of battery. 

3. Put your Moto G 3rd Generation 2015 in recovery mode (TWRP 3.0 Recommended)

4. Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.

5. Select Install zip from sdcard and select AOSP 7.0 ( Downloaded zip ). 

6. Install GApps

7. Reboot your Device.

If you find any problems or bugs, feel free to visit xda thread .


Downloads -

Android Nougat 7.0.0_r1 build (AOSP) and files 


Download Here

Moto G 3rd Generation : One year later

4th Gen Moto G's are now Official , but lets take a look at past year, and my experience with the Moto G 3rd Generation .

Last year on July 28 , 2016 ,  Motorola launched an entry level Smartphone "The Moto G 3rd Generation" . The Sale went on at Midnight 12:00 ( 29 July , 2016 ) and I just bought one !



Let’s take a look at this year with the Moto G 3rd Generation -


First of all let me say it ,  The Moto G 3rd Generation is the best budget Smartphone I have ever owned and I Still use this beast !


Starting with the things which I still Like about Moto G 3rd Generation - 



Size

I don't know why people like 5.5 inches or even bigger Smartphones, But For me, 5 inches Smartphones are the best and Moto G 3rd Generation is a perfect match .

Phone owners can grip with one hand while their thumbs comfortably reach all portions of the display .

Community and Development Support

Motorola led the way for non-Nexus software updates . After Google , Motorola was the one to provide first software updates ( Till 2015 ) to its Smartphones . 

All Thanks to Xda developers who made Moto G 3rd Generation more powerful , by giving us best custom roms . Even My Moto G3 runs Cyanogenmod 12.1 and its one of the best custom rom available for Moto G3 .


Camera 

The affordable Smartphone still has one of the best camera and even after One year , The camera quality haven't changed a bit . 

Even the front camera is a best selfie shooter in this range . 


Things which I Dislike about Moto G 3rd Generation - 


Motorola left us ?

Where is Motorola ? The company who provided after-nexus software updates back in 2015 ? 

The last update that My Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation got was Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow , back in March 2016 . After that update , I can say Motorola just left Moto G3 ( No security patches , No bug fixes , No software support )  !


Marshmallow Update -

The update literally made my Moto G 3rd Generation worst ! I mean not only 6.0.1 , even 6.0 was the worst update for Moto G3 . But still 6.0 was better than 6.0.1 . My Moto G 3rd Generation stood only for 15 hours after a normal use when it was running Marshmallow  , And The time it was running on 5.1.1 Lollipop , It made a score of running for 1 Day , 7 hours !                                                                                                                   
What was Android 6.0.1 update ? It came with some fixes for the bugs that came with 6.0 only ? The update just Rectified only some of the mistake it caused in 6.0 Marshmallow . My Moto G3 has just became worst after this 6.0.1 Update !  


Ghost Touch Issue 

Few months back My Moto G3 started getting false taps sometimes while Calling someone or Turning On WiFi . It is to a point where the phone is almost unusable. You constantly have to be careful how to you use the phone, otherwise you risk tapping on something you did not want .


Never had such issue in all the Smartphones I bought till now ! But , My Moto G2 is of no use after Ghost touch issue ( Which actually blocked my Lockscreen , Can't pass through the Lock Screen even ) . And Now I can see the early signs of Ghost Touch on my Moto G3 also !


No AR / VR Support 

Moto G 3rd Generation doesn't support Augmented and virtual reality ( Even Moto G 2nd Gen Does support this ) !

Best example of AR is that we can't Play Pokemon Go on Moto G 3rd Generation in AR mode . ( Can't see live Pokemon while using Camera mode ) .

No matter what , I still Play Pokemon Go on Moto G3 Only ! 


Conclusion -



I don't know , but I like my Moto G 3rd Generation and its the best Smartphone . Its quite handy , fast and amazing Smartphone and its my best buddy  . 
I have used many Smartphones , but i always revert back to Moto G 3rd Generation .

Every year I change my Smartphone and All I can say , choosing Moto G3 a year back .... was a great decision I ever made . This time I will will go for Motorola Moto Z .


Thanks Guys for reading , Share your experience with Moto G3 by Commenting below -



Android N Nougat for Moto G 3rd Generation : News , Release date and more

Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation was launched back in July 2015 . The device came with Android Lollipop and even got Marshmallow update . 

According to Motorola , Moto G 3rd Generation was the best sold Smartphone in their history . 



In This Article , We will be talking about Android N ( Nougat ) for Moto G 3rd Generation ( AKA Moto G3 2015 ) . 




Official Android N 7.0 Nougat for Moto G3 -

No , The Motorola Moto G 3rd Generation will not be getting Official Android N By Motorola . 

Accordingly Google will release Android Nougat in August or September and Motorola will get hands on to Nougat's source code from Google in August or September. 

Motorola will start roll out of Android N Nougat for several Motorola devices in first quarter of 2017.




Unofficial Android N 7.0 Nougat for Moto G 3rd Generation - 

Moto G3 users will be able to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on their Smartphones unofficially ( By Rooting and Installing via TWRP ) .


Moto G 3rd Generation has a great developer support and It will get Android N very soon ( In 2016 ) after the release of Android N AOSP source codes OR Cyanogenmod 14 source codes .





Screenshots of Android N ( 7.0 Nougat ) -



Android N Nougat for Motorola Moto G 2nd Generation




We will keep updating this Article , As soon as any news or any custom rom based on Android N Nougat comes for Moto G 3rd Generation .


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