You can now update Motorola Moto G4 smartphone to the latest Android 7.1 Nougat with the help of official Lineage OS custom ROM. The Motorola Moto G4 is the budget friendly device. This latest official Lineage OS release is ensuring a stable, smooth and secured Android experience to your Moto G4. Also, this firmware is very light, fast and pre-loaded with the stock Android Nougat features and customization. With all these new features, you can easily customise, optimise, personalise and therefore tweak your Moto G4 very easily. This ROM is not officially announced by LG or Google but just a custom ROM. Your Moto G4 should be Rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed on it to flash the official Lineage OS Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM.
By following the given detailed guide, you can update Moto G4 to official Lineage OS Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM. This latest custom firmware comes with the latest official Nougat features along with some exclusive capabilities and apps which cannot be found in the default Android system. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. Because while flashing this custom firmware your whole data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing official Lineage OS Android 7.1 Nougat custom ROM on your own Moto G4 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 7.1 Nougat official Lineage OS ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto G4 handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on any other devices or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- 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 G4 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 G4 should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
Steps to Update Moto G4 to Android 7.1 Nougat official Lineage OS ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 7.1 Nougat official Lineage OS ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect the Moto G4 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 G4 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 7.1 Nougat based official Lineage OS custom ROM on Moto G4. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.