Moto Z users can now enjoy the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on their devices. An easy way to update both the phone to this amazing firmware is via the official build of LineageOS 15. It is reliable and fast. The best thing is that LineageOS 15 is pretty famous among Android users.
The ROM offers amazing customization options, it is stable and comes with several new features to further enhance your phone experience. Since it is not officially announced by Motorola, there is a slight chance that you might come across some bugs, but the rest it is pretty stable.Apart from that many users will not receive the Oreo update because not all hardware are lucky enough to be in the list of smartphones that will get Android 8.0 Oreo update. This is where the hard working developers come in with their extreme love for humanity. The developers love using Android because of its open source code and liberal customization options.
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Custom ROMs are a blessing in disguise for such users who do not want to wait for the official release of Android 8.0 Oreo because the mods and ROMs bring you all the official features of the latest update quite early. The users who download and install the custom ROMs are still able to go back to stock firmware if they do not like the modded version or if they seem to be getting a lot of bugs. There is no permanency with the custom ROMs thus letting the user keep his options open.
In this article, we will provide you a complete guideline on how to update your Moto Z on to Android 8.0 Oreo using the official LineageOS 15 Custom ROM.
Prerequisites for installing Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM On Moto Z:
You need to make a backup of your data, as they will have to clear your phone’s memory in order to install Android 8.0 on your phone.
- Make sure that you have enabled the USB debugging mode. If it is disabled, your phone will not get connected to your PC.
- Another important thing to do is to download and install the latest USB driver of Moto Z on your computer.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
- The phone should be rooted and it should have the latest Custom Recovery installed on it.
- Make sure that the battery of your phone is above 80%.
Files that you will have to download:
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How to install Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Moto Z:
Step 1: Download Google Apps along with Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 custom ROM on your PC and extract these files too.
Step 2: Connect your phone to your PC in order to mount its memory. Make sure that you are using the original data cable.
Step 3: Copy the files that you downloaded in the first step, make sure that these files are placed directly in the memory and not in any folder.
Step 4: Disconnect your phone, turn it off and switch back on into the recovery mode. To enter this mode, you have to press and hold the power keys along with the volume down button.
Step 5: Once in the TWPR mode, perform android back, you should select EFS, Recovery, Boot, Data and System options.
Step 6: To flash the ROM, you have to head back to the main menu, tap on install option and then search for the ROM zip file that you have copied to your phone’s memory. Select it, tap on the confirmation button to proceed on with the installation process.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 to install Google Apps on your phone.
Step 8: Once the installation process is completed, you should reboot your phone.
That is it! You are done, enjoy the latest Android on your Moto Z.
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