Finally, we have some good news for all Moto G 2013 Falcon users that if you want to test the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your device then the only way is to flash the custom ROM. As we know that there is no news from Motorola to release the official Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto G 2013. So if you are the fan or love custom ROM then Lineage OS is one of the most popular custom ROMs among the Android community. In this detailed guide, we are going to share the latest build of Lineage OS 15 custom ROM which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto G 2013 Falcon. Now you can get the experience of Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your device. All credits go to Carlos Arriaga (XDA member) who developed this amazing ROM that comes with many new features like picture in picture mode, app notification badges, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes,, lock screen shortcuts, new Android O Emoji style and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Moto but just a custom ROM. Your Moto G 2013 should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed to flash the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
By following this step by step guide, you can update Moto G 2013 Falcon to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. The ROM is the initial build so you may face some minor bugs and a few missing features but these will be improved with time, but the good news is, you can experience Android Oreo on Moto G 2013. This latest custom firmware brings tons of new features and customizations and the ROM is stable build enough to use as a daily driver. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your Moto G 2013 Falcon then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto G 2013 handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on any other devices or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held liable for any damage occurred to your Moto G 2013 during or after the installation of this Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. Proceed at your risk.
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 G 2013 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 G 2013 should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
Steps to Update Moto G 2013 to Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect the Moto G 2013 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 G 2013 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 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Moto G 2013. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.