TechDroider: Moto-G4

Moto G4 XT1626 is now getting June 2017 Security Patch

Moto G4 XT1626 is now getting June 2017 Security Patch
Motorola is now pushing a new software update for the Standard Moto G4 (Non-Plus) variant in Brazil with Build no. NPJS25.93-14-8 and it comes with the latest security patch.


The update only contains June 2017 security patch, and it doesn't bring any new features whatsoever. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.1, which is already available for few Moto devices.

The update is already rolling out to the users of  Moto G4 in Brazil. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app.


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.
Moto G4 XT1626 is now getting June 2017 Security Patch

Via: brheno Costa Gurlovecky (Google+)

Moto G4 and Moto G5 Vulnerable to Root Shell Attacks, Patch in May's Security Update

Moto G4 and Moto G5 Vulnerable to Root Shell Attacks, Patch in May's Security Update
Discovered by Aleph Research, the Moto G5 and the Moto G4 is vulnerable to a kernel command-line injection attack. This initroot attack vulnerability was first discovered inside the Nexus 6.


According to the reports, Android Bootloader (ABOOT) on the Moto G4, Moto G5, and other possible Motorola devices were vulnerable to the same attack that they announced for the Nexus 6 (CVE-2016-10277).


As explained by XDA developers, this whole process allows the attacker to inject a parameter (named initrd) which is able to force the Linux kernel to populate initramfs into rootfs from a specified physical address. The attack also allows an attacker to abuse the download function in ABOOT to put a malicious initramfs at a known physical address. Moreover, the attacker is able to gain an unrestricted root shell.

However, Google has patched this issue in May’s security update. OTA updates of May Android patch is already available for a few Moto Z Play and Moto Z Smartphones. We will let you know once the update is out for the Moto G4, Moto G5, and other Motorola devices.

Via: XDA Developers | Source: Aleph Research

Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G4 is Now Receiving Android Nougat Update

Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G4 is Now Receiving Android Nougat Update
The Amazon Prime Exclusive Motorola Moto G4 XT1625 which is only available in the US is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update. So those who have this device will want to keep an eye out for the software update as it could be landing on their device as soon as today.

The update brings in a mostly redesigned interface, split screen, new boot-animation, one-handed mode and few other features. Moto G4 (Prime Exclusive) Nougat update carries build version NPJ25.93-14. 



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. The changelog for the software patch does not explicitly mention any other improvements to the device.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Software updates menu in Settings, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 20-30 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G4 is Now Receiving Android Nougat Update

Moto G4/G4 Plus gets Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 (Android 7.1)

Moto G4/G4 Plus gets Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 (Android 7.1)


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 nightly builds of CM14.1 are already available for many devices.



Yesterday, Cyanogen released Android 7.1 based Cyanogenmod 14.1 for Moto G 2016 (Athene).

Also Read: Here's what's New in Android 7.1 Nougat



Motorola has already started rolling out Official Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto G4 Plus (Soak test users). 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 for Moto G4/G4 Plus.



Grab the latest build from Cyanogenmod website.

Motorola posts Android 7.0 Nougat release notes for Moto G4 and G4 Plus

Looks like Motorola will soon start rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for 2016 Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. The company has posted Android 7.0 Nougat update release notes for the device on its India support website. 

Also Read:- Moto G4 Plus Review: The Budget King




As reported earlier, Motorola will begin the Nougat update for Moto G4 and Moto Z Family by the end of October and Yes It's Finally Happening. Other Devices which are officially listed to receive Nougat will get the update sooner or later this year, Check the Full list here.



Yesterday we reported that Motorola Moto G4 Plus in Brazil is getting Android 7.0 Nougat soak test update. Now, Motorola is finally all set to roll out the Sweetest Android OS to it's 2016 Smartphones.



Also Read- Hot Features of Android 7.0 Nougat

Source

Moto Z and Moto G4 Family to get Official Android Nougat Update in Q4

Moto Z and Moto G4 Family to get Official Android Nougat Update


Android 7.0 Nougat is Official and is available for Nexus Smartphones. According to new reports, Motorola will be soon rolling out Official Nougat update to 2016 Moto Smartphones.



According to Motorola's spokesperson-


Expect to see Android N on the Moto Z family and Moto G4 beginning in Q4


This means, For now Moto Z, Z Force, Z Play and Moto G4, G4 Play and G4 Plus will be getting Android 7.0 Nougat update starting from beginning of fourth quarter (i.e October 2016).



Wait, Motorola Spokesperson also said that


Know upgrades are about getting it right and making sure the phone performance remains the best it can be, and will share upgrade plans for other products and more specific timing later.

So, Don't get disappointed. Motorola will share the full list of Moto Devices getting Android 7.0 Nougat update very soon. 

Via:- Droid Life

Motorola Moto G4 and Moto Z will not Get Monthly Security Updates



Last week, we got a news that Motorola Moto Z will be getting Monthly Security patches, but it looks like that Motorola will not be issuing monthly updates.



Though Motorola will include the monthly security patches in OS upgrades, or in scheduled maintenance releases which will reach the devices in a month or two.

According to ArsTechnica, Here's the full statement by Motorola-

Motorola understands that keeping phones up to date with Android security patches is important to our customers. We strive to push security patches as quickly as possible. However, because of the amount of testing and approvals that are necessary to deploy them, it’s difficult to do this on a monthly basis for all our devices. It is often most efficient for us to bundle security updates in a scheduled Maintenance Release (MR) or OS upgrade. As we previously stated, Moto Z Droid Edition will receive Android Security Bulletins. Moto G4 will also receive them.

via- PhoneArena | Source- ArsTechnica

Android N Nougat for Moto G4 /Plus /Play: News , Release date and more

Few months back , Motorola released 4th generation Moto G's namely ( Moto G4 Plus , Moto G4 and Moto G Play ) . The Moto G4 and G4 Plus comes with 5.5 inch FHD Display , while Moto G Play has 5 inch Display .



All the devices comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow , but weather they will get Android N 7.0 Nougat update or not ?

In This Article , We will be talking about Android N ( Nougat ) for Moto G 4th Generation ( G4 Plus , G4 and G4 Play ) . 


Android N Nougat for Moto G4 /Plus /Play: News , Release date and more

Official Android N Nougat for Moto G4 Plus -


Yes , The Motorola Moto G4 Plus will be getting Official Android N 7.0 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 , and Moto G4 Plus will be one of the devices getting Android N .





Official Android N Nougat for Moto G4 2016 - 


Yes , The Motorola Moto G4 will also be getting Official Android N 7.0 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 , and Moto G4 will be one of the devices getting Android N .



Official Android N Nougat for Moto G Play - 


Moto G Play and Moto G 3rd Generation inhabits almost same specifications , Moto G Play ( The smaller variants of Moto G4 series ) will also be getting Official Android N 7.0 By Motorola . 

Motorola will start roll out of Android N Nougat for several Motorola devices in first quarter of 2017 , and Moto G4 will be one of the devices getting Android N .

Also Read - List of Motorola Moto Devices That are likely to get Android N ( Nougat )



Screenshots of Android N ( 7.0 Nougat ) -



Android N Nougat for Moto G4 /Plus /Play: News , Release date and more



We will keep updating this Article , As soon as any news or any custom rom based on Android N Nougat comes for 4th Gen Moto G's .

Comment below and become a part of Discussion !


Moto G4 and G4 Plus now available in the US Moto Maker website



Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus which were launched earlier are now available  in United States Moto Maker starting at just $199. 




Also Read - 




People living in US can now customize Motorola Moto G4 / G4 Plus and choose different colors, accents, cases , Engraving and Greeting .



You can check out Moto Maker website and can try different combos to style Moto G4 / G4 Plus .



Moto G4 Amazon Prime Edition First Look


Two weeks ago, Motorola and Amazon announced an exclusive version of the Moto G4 family for Amazon Prime users in the USA.

Now the phones started to ship and some lucky customer got his phone early so he uploaded a video about this Amazon Edition of the Moto G4. As you can see from the video, the phone has a custom Amazon-signed software, which includes apps and lockscreen ads. 

This version is $50 cheaper than the regular version, so if you can cope with the ads then this could be a great deal for you. You can buy this version here.

Watch the video here: 




5 Best Rugged Moto G4 / G4 Plus Cases

Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus are beautiful device , but beauty is often fragile. The Smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch FHD Display with a back camera bump and Both of them are prone to damage . Just a drop or a knock and you are done with cracking your Moto G4 or G4 Plus .



If you really want to keep your phone safe in any situation, these are the cases that can do it.


Super Armor back case -


Buy - Amazon | Red color - Buy - Amazon



KAPAVER Tough Rugged Case -





Buy - Amazon 



Chevron Hybrid Kick Stand Back Cover








Buy - Amazon 


Hybrid Armor Back Case -



Buy - Amazon


Military Grade Armor -


Buy - Amazon


Which case will you choose for the Moto G4 / G4 Plus , Share your comments below - 


Moto G4 and G4 Plus available for pre-order in the US



Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus which were launched earlier are now available for pre-order in United States starting at just $199. 



The Motorola Moto G4 and G4 Plus comes with almost same specification , being G4 Plus has an Fingerprint scanner and a better camera while G4 doesn't .

Read - 





The Motorola Moto G4 with 16GB of storage will cost $199, while the 32GB model will cost  $229 and The Motorola Moto G4 Plus 16GB model will cost $249, while the 64GB model will costs $299. These devices are completely unlocked and will work on both GSM and CDMA networks.



You can customize  the Smartphones using Moto Maker . The Smartphones will be available for sale from July 12 on Amazon, Best Buy, BrandsMart, B&H, Car Toys, Fry’s, MicroCenter, Motorola.com, Sam’s Club and Walmart.

Pre-Order Moto G4 and G4 Plus from Motorola's Website .


Is Motorola Moto G 4th Generation Worth Buying ?

2016 Moto G's i.e Moto G4 , Moto G4 Play and Moto G4 Plus were launched few weeks back with amazing specifications . Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus are now available in few markets while Moto G4 Play will be available by the end of summer .



According to me , Launching Motorola Moto G4 is a big mistake done by Motorola and Lenovo . Either Motorola should have named Moto G4 Plus , The Moto G4 or They should have made 5 inch Smartphone called The Moto G4 ( with same specs as original Moto G4 ) .




Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus comes with same specification , Only the difference is Moto G4 Plus has a Fingerprint sensor and a 16MP Auto Laser Focus Camera . The difference between the two devices is only 1,000/- INR / 14.7$ .



Of course , one would buy Motorola Moto G4 Plus by spending 1,000/- extra . From Moto G 1st Generation to Moto G 3rd Generation , Motorola was pricing the Smartphone wisely . But This time it makes no sense of launching Moto G4 at a price of Moto G3 Turbo .

Reminder: Moto G4 is now available


The new Motorola Moto G4 is now available on Amazon India. This is not the Plus version, so it comes without a fingerprint scanner and brings a 13MP camera. Other specs like the 5.5" 1080p screen and the 3000mAH battery remain the same. The Indian version will even come with a TurboPower charger giving you fast charging in 15 minutes.




You can buy it here: MOTOROLA MOTO G4

The phone is now available in Latin America through Amazon Mexico, Walmart Brasil, Best Buy Mexico, and Colombian carriers just to name a few. It was just released in Canada too, through Telus, Wind Mobile and Virgin Mobile. In the UK you can buy it from Argos, Tesco and Amazon.



Motorola Moto G4 will go on sale in India starting June 23

Motorola Moto G4 will go on sale in India starting June 23


As reported earlier , Motorola is all set to release Moto G4 ( AKA Moto G 2016 ) on 22nd June In India . The Smartphone was announced earlier along with Moto G Plus .



Moto G4 will be finally available for Sale Starting from June 23 exclusively on Amazon India . 



Moto G 4th Generation is expected to be priced 11,999/- INR . Moto G4 only comes with 16GB variant , so there will be one price of the same .

Also Read -



Should you upgrade to the Moto G4 from the Moto G3?

Every year a manufacturer releases a new phone which joins the old series or becomes a whole new series . This Time Motorola and Lenovo added new smartphone to the Moto G series and the devices were the 4th Generation Moto G's - The Moto G Plus , Moto G4 and Moto G Play .

We had already posted about the Specifications of 4th Gen Moto G's , Check them out here . The Moto G Plus and Moto G Play are additional devices which were launched this year , Moto G Plus introduced the fingerprint sensor in the Moto G series while Moto G Play replaced the Moto E .



Moto G Plus and G4 is already available in some countries , Moto G4 will be available from 22nd June in India .

Lets talk about the Moto G4 , Motorola Moto G4 is a little bit downgrade version of Moto G Plus . The Moto G4 lacks Fingerprint sensor and has downgraded camera with no laser Autofocus ( In comparison to Moto G Plus ) .


Should you upgrade to the Moto G4 from the Moto G3?


Moto G4 is the true upgraded version of Moto G3 , Moto G 3rd Generation owners who have had their phone for a year at most ? Well If you should upgrade to Moto G4 from the Moto G3 or not ?

The answer is "YES" . If you want to upgrade your Moto G3 and wants a Smartphone which will be worth Its Price , Then Moto G4 is a worth upgrade . 

In comparison to Moto G3 ( 1 year back ) , Moto G4 is priced very low and comes with many upgraded features over the G3 . Moto G4 packs a 5.5 inch HD Display , 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon 617 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM .


Should you upgrade to the Moto G4 from the Moto G3?


The Moto G4 and Moto G3 has same RAM and camera specs i.e 13MP Rear and 5MP front , Moto G4 has a 3000 mAh battery which can be charged rapidly with Turbo charging Tech .


Should you upgrade to the Moto G4 from the Moto G3?



Moto G4 only lacks is Water resistivity , which is there in Moto G3 . Though Moto G4 is water repellent .



The Moto G4 is worth its value , The device is available at Motorola UK's website at £169 , while It will be available in India at a price ranging between 11,000 - 12,499 INR .




[All variants] Stock Firmware for Moto G 4th Generation



The Motorola Moto G4 ( AKA Moto G 2016 / Moto G 4th Generation ) comes with Android 6.0.1 Out of the box , Read full specifications - Here .


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For Moto G4 Plus Firmwares - Go Here

Note - 
  • Don't flash other variant firmware
  • It will wipe all your data 
  • It will Bring your Phone to stock new condition .
  • Firwmares are for  XT1622 , XT1621 and XT1626 Moto G 4th Generation .





[All variants] Stock Firmware for Moto G 4th Generation  -


XT1622 

XT1621 

Comment below , If you find any dead link ! 


Motorola Moto G4 to be launched on June 22 in India



Currently available on Motorola's Website , the Lenovo Motorola Moto G4 will be launched in many markets around the world starting later this summer. 

Motorola Moto G4 will be available in India Starting from June 22 on Amazon.in . The Smartphone will cost around 11,000 - 12,499 INR . 



Also Read - 



Moto G4 Camera and TimeWeather Ported to Other Moto Devices

Recently launched Moto G 4th Generation and Moto G4 Plus comes with a many new application and some of them are Camera application and TimeWeather application .



Alberto97 ( xda dev ) has ported out these new applications to Other Motorola devices with Android version Marshmallow+ . 



You need at least Android 6.0+ To install these applications on your Motorola Devices

Screenshots -


TimeWeather Widget

New Moto Camera


Downloads -

Moto Camera and TimeWeather - Download Here

source xda

How to Unlock Bootloader of Moto G 4th Gen ( 2016 )

Like other Motorola Smartphones you can Unlock Moto G 4th Gen Bootloader ( AKA Moto G4 ) also . Unlocking Bootloader voids warrenty , but still people Unlock Bootloader for Development Purposes .




Note -

We are not responsible for any damage caused to your Smartphone . 

Keep a backup of your data before following the steps , as Unlocking will wipe all your data .

 How to Unlock Bootloader of Moto G 4th Gen ( 2016 )


By following this below guide , you can easily unlock your bootloader of Moto G 4th Generation .




How to Unlock Bootloader of Moto G 4th Gen ( 2016 ) -

Step 1. Download Minimal ADB and fastboot from below .



Step 2. Download and Install Latest Motorola Drivers from below .

Step 3. Go to Moto G 4th Gen Settings > Developer Settings and Select Allow OEM Unlock .

Step 4. Switch off your Motorola Moto G 4th Gen and Boot to Fastboot mode by pressing Power + Volume down button at the same time .

Step 5. Now Open Minimal ADB and fastboot ( which you downloaded in step 2 ) on PC and open cmd from there .

Step 6. Connect your Motorola Moto G 4th Gen to PC via USB cable .

Step 7. Type This on Cmd   fastboot oem get_unlock_data  .

You will get a String , just copy it and Paste it in a Notepad and remove empty spaces from it .

Step 8. Go to Motorola's website and Log in using your Google / Motorola Id and paste the Copied String on 6th Step .

Step 9. Now complete all the Steps at Motorola's Website and Request unlock key . 

Step 10. You will get an Unlock key at your mail id , just copy it .

Step 11. In Cmd ( which you opened following step 5 ) type -

fastboot devices 

It will check , your device is connected or not , after that type -

fastboot oem unlock "Key" 

Replace "Key" with the Unlock Key , you got on Step 10 .

Downloads - 

Minimal ADB and Fastboot





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