Good news! Now you can upgrade your Moto Z to the latest Lineage OS 15 custom ROM which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. Recently, Google has released the successor of Android Nougat OS which is known as Android 8.0 Oreo for his supported Pixel and Nexus devices. So if you want to test the latest Android OS on your own device then you are at right place. In this detailed guide, we provide you Lineage OS 15 custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Moto Z variants. This latest custom firmware comes with tons of new features and changes like New Wi-Fi Features, Multi-Display Support, Keyboard Navigation, New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, Better Icons, Background Limits, Picture In A Picture and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Motorola but just a custom ROM, so you may face some minor bugs but don’t worry they will be fixed in final release. Your Moto Z 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 simple step by step guide you can update your Moto Z to Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 custom ROM.
If you are the fan of custom ROMs and want to get the experience of new Android OS then Lineage OS is one of the most popular custom OS in Android history. We recommend flashing this Lineage ROM on your Moto Z and enjoying Android 8.0 Oreo OS. This latest custom firmware is packed with all the official features from Android 8.0 Oreo and also brings some aftermarket features through which you can modify and play with your device. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data as while flashing this custom firmware your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested then go ahead and follow the given guide to update Moto Z to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto Z 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 Z 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 Z should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
Steps to Update Moto Z 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 Z 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 Z 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 Z. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.