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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.

[OTA][Download] Android 7.0 Nougat with November Security Patch for Moto G4 Plus XT1643


After a bunch of Soak tests, Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto G4 Plus in India. The new update contains Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat, November Security Patch and bug fixes. 

This update is rolling out in small batches, So not everyone will get the update right-away but it should reach your Motorola phone in the coming days.



Thanks to XDA developer "jeash" for capturing the OTA link of the latest update. This update seems to be final Official build, as Motorola has already confirmed that Moto G4 Family will get Official Nougat in Mid-December.

Also Read:- Moto G4 Family gets Android Nougat this month, Z Play in January

In order to Install this update, Your Moto G4 Plus must be having Official Android 6.0 Marshmallow Installed. The build no. of this new update is NPJ25.93-11.



You can follow the below Video Guide on How to Install Nougat OTA update on Moto G4 Plus-





Download


Moto G4 Plus Nougat OTA- Download Here

Source:- XDA

How to manually update the Moto G4 Plus to Official Android 7.0 Nougat

How to manually update the Moto G4 Plus to Official Android 7.0 Nougat



How to Download and Install Official Android 7.0 Nougat OTA Update for Moto G4 Plus



Few days back, we reported that the Moto G4 Plus in Brazil is getting Android 7.0 Nougat and the same was spotted in India. It seems to be a Soak test though or may be not. 

Somehow, someone named "Rahul Trivedi" has captured the OTA of the Incoming Android 7.0 Nougat update for Moto G4 Plus and now you can easily Install the update on your "Moto G4 Plus". 



Note:- This OTA.zip file is only for Moto G4 Plus (Indian-Athene-Retail)(XT1643, XT1640, XT1626), I don't know if it will work on Other variants or not, try it out on your own risk and comment below.


Steps for How to manually update the Moto G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat-





Step 1. Download the OTA zip file from below link.

Step 2. Boot to stock recovery mode. 
(Watch above video) (Boot to Fastboot mode> Recovery> You will see "No Command"> Press Volume Up and Power to enter Recover mode".)

Step 3. Select Apply Update from Sdcard.

Step 4. Choose Blur_Android7_Nougat_Athene (Whatever) .zip.



Download- 

Moto G4 Plus Nougat OTA File- Download Here

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

Android 7.0 Soak Test Is Starting For the Moto G4 Plus In Brazil

Android 7.0 Soak Test Is Starting For the Moto G4 Plus In Brazil


Earlier this month, Motorola announced the list of devices getting Google's newest Android i.e. Android 7.0 Nougat. You can go through full list- Here.

As said earlier by Motorola, the Moto Z and Moto G4 Family will start getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Quarter 4 and Yes... Seems Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto G4 Plus Soak testers in Brazil.



The update costs 953MB and is hitting Soak testers of Moto G4 Plus in Brazil. 




Thanks Aditya Verma 

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

Moto G4 Plus Getting New Update, No It's not Nougat!

Moto G4 Plus Getting New Update, No It's not Nougat!



Launched back in May, The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is getting a new Software update with Security Patches, few stability improvement.

The Update is of 508.4MB and is rolling out for Moto G4 Plus users in India. The New version has build number MPJ24.139-63.


Also Read-

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 Plus review : The Budget King

Motorola Moto G has always been the smartphone that offered strong performance, decent specs, timely upgrades, all at a reasonable price. 

The company recently launched Moto G4 series , though they really messed up doing a three-way split by launching Moto G4 , Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 Play . 




The Moto G4 Plus and Moto G4 are almost same , but the Plus has a better camera, adds a fingerprint scanner, includes a TurboPower charger and comes with 2GB as well as 3GB variant .

So , Lets take a closer look !


Design 


The round-edged smartphone with a square-shaped fingerprint looks amazing and feels much better in hands . It comes in Black and White color , Though you can make your own via Moto Maker .

The Square shaped fingerprint sensor is not a button , but it looks and feels like a button . 


Moto G4 Plus review - TechDroider


The Smartphone has 5.5-inch FHD display, 153 x 76.6mm dimensions and is 9.8mm slimmer . The Device is really very light ( Yeah even lighter than previous generation Moto G devices ) .

The device has a nano coating which protects it from water splashes .




Specs and Performance

The Moto G4 Plus comes with a 2GB / 3GB / and even 4GB RAM ( Moto Maker ) options with 16GB/32GB/64GB Storage with MicroSD card support  . 

The device comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset, with four cores clocked at 1.5GHz and the other four at 1.2GHz, paired with a 550MHz Adreno 405 GPU.


Moto G4 Plus review - TechDroider


The specifications are not that nice but they are competitive at this price . The Performance is fast and smooth , Stock Android Marshmallow adds more sweetness to its performance .

The device has a 3,000mAh battery which usually lasts more than a day even with a heavy use . It becomes very easy to charge the device quickly using the Turbo charger . It take actually takes 15 minutes to get six hours of power .



Camera 


Moto G4 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Laser auto-focus and dual-tone LED flash . It has a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.

The 16MP camera is just wonderful , but the 5MP is not that good !


Moto G4 Plus review - TechDroider


I have already done a full camera review of Moto G4 Plus with Camera samples , Head ahead to Moto G4 Plus Camera review .



Pros and Cons -


Pros -

  • Speedy , Smooth 
  • Light weight
  • Amazing Camera
  • Great Display
  • Fingerprint sensor
Cons -
  • Gets heated while charging and while using Camera
  • No NFC 


Verdict 


The Moto G4 Plus is an amazing Smartphone which comes with a great feature , Though the specs are not that impressive but the G4 Plus provides a better quality and design than any other Smartphone in this range . 


Moto G4 Plus review - TechDroider


The Moto G's are and will always remain Smartphone's "Budget King" .


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 Plus Camera Review

Motorola Moto G4 Plus was launched few months back . We have already covered the Unboxing , Hands on , and Tips Tricks and Hidden features Video of Moto G4 Plus .



In this post , we are going to throw our Camera Review of Motorola Moto G4 Plus . Moto G4 Plus comes with a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, Laser auto-focus and dual-tone LED flash . It has a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.


Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider



Verdict

For a 200$ smartphone Motorola Moto G4 Plus have one of the best Camera as compared to other flagships . Moto G4 Plus shots are pretty good and sharp. Colors are vibrant and images are not over saturated .

Moto has also introduced new Camera application which lets you shoot the Images instantly . It also has quick toggles for HDR, flash, timer and switch between front and rear cameras.

The front facing camera is average , Its not that bad ! 

Camera Samples -


Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider


Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider


Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider

Moto G4 Plus Camera Review , Samples - TechDroider


Video : Moto G4 Plus camera review -





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Moto G4 Plus - Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

Moto G4 Plus - Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features


Motorola Moto G4 Plus is a great low priced device with amazing specifications . The G4 Plus is the first Moto G Smartphone that comes with a Fingerprint sensor .



I have already got my Moto G4 Plus and Today i will be showing you Moto G4 Plus - Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features -







  • You can enable SystemUI tuner and access the advance options 
  • You can set up unlimited Fingerprint's instead of only 5 .
  • You can set Display color mode ( Normal and Vibrant ) .
  • You can use Moto Actions to Open camera and flashlight .


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 .

Motorola Releases Open Source Kernel For The Moto G Plus



Motorola Moto G4 Plus ( AKA Moto G Plus ) runs latest public release of Android (6.0.1) at launch and Now the open source kernel for the Moto G Plus is available, just like its predecessors.




Also Read - 


Developers can now download the kernel from Motorola's Github . It will be useful to make custom kernels and even custom roms . 

Source : Motorola Github


[All variants] Stock Firmware for Moto G Plus ( 4th Gen )



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



For Moto G 4th Generation 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  XT1642 , XT1641 , XT1640 and XT1643 Moto G 4 Plus .


How to enable LED in Moto G4 Plus



Just Like Moto G 3rd Generation , Moto G4 Plus also comes with a hidden LED light . Although We already have Moto Display , which is an alternate to Led light . 



So if you still want to enable LED light in Moto G4 Plus , You can follow this Guide on How to enable LED in Moto G4 Plus -


Prerequisite - 


1. Moto G4 Plus : Unlocked , TWRP recovery Installed and Rooted .




Steps : How to enable LED in Moto G4 Plus -


Step 1. Go to Play store and Download Moto LED Application .

Step 2. Install the Application and Grant access with superuser . 

Step 3. Configure the application as per requirements .

Step 4. The LED will lit up only while charging . 



How to Install TWRP on Moto G4 Plus



Users of Moto G4 Plus can now Install TWRP ( Team Win Recovery Project 3.x ) on their Smartphones . Thanks to yeshwanthvshenoy ( xda ) for porting TWRP for Moto G4 Plus .



Through TWRP , Moto G4 Plus users will be able to root , install custom roms , kernels etc . 

Screenshots - 



Pre-requisite -


  • Fastboot : Download from Here
  • Download TWRP for Moto G4 Plus - Here




Guide : How to Install TWRP on Moto G4 Plus -


Step 1. Boot your Moto G4 Plus to fastboot mode .

Step 2. Connect your Moto G4 Plus to PC  via USB Cable .

Step 3. Open cmd in the same window of fastboot .

Step 4. There type ( to temporarily boot this recovery )

fastboot boot twrp.img

or There type ( to permanently flash it )


fastboot flash recovery twrp.img


That's it , Feel free to comment below for any query -


Moto G4 Plus users facing Ghost Touch issue while charging

If your Moto G4 Plus smartphone is facing weird Ghost touch issue while Charging Smartphone , you're not alone. Several Moto G4 Plus users on xda are reporting the Ghost Touch issue while charging the Smartphone .



Ghost Touch is also know as Automatic Touching . Users are reportedly facing the same issue while putting their Smartphone at charge and using it at the same time . 

Also Read -




Moto G4 Plus users facing Ghost Touch issue while charging


The same issue was faced by few of the Moto G 3rd Generation users after Marshmallow update . 



Are you facing the same issue on Moto G4 Plus ? Comment below 


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