We already saw that Android Oreo is just around the corner for several phones, and this year it seems that updates are rolling out faster than usual. Today, we bring you a tutorial to update your Moto G5 to Android Oreo thanks to this LineageOS 15 ROM.
Motorola has always been one of the fastest brands in terms of updates and one of the best in terms of support for its users. We already saw that Motorola had confirmed the latest Android version update for its mid-end lineup, but today we have an installation tutorial for those people who do not want to wait and those who dare to install ROMs.
LineageOS is one of the most well-known ROMs right now. It was previously known as CyanogenMOD, and it is known for making simple ROMs providing a pure Android experience and customized touches that add something new to it. Therefore, it is one of the best options to update our phones faster.
How to Install Android Oreo on the Moto G5
- The phone must be rooted
- Download the Android 8 ROM for the Moto G5 and save it into the phone
- Download the Google Apps and save them into the phone
- Boot the Moto G5 in Recovery Mode
- Perform the Wipe Cache action, which cleans the phone’s cache partition, while on the Recovery Mode
- Perform the Wipe Data action, which deletes all of the phone’s data and software (all the phone’s data is deleted in this step)
- Install the ROM while on the Recovery Mode by selecting The Install from Zip option and choosing the downloaded file
- After installing everything, which takes a really long time, install the Google Apps by going to the Install from Zip option and choosing the previously downloaded file
What issues does this ROM have?
As we already know, these versions are not as stable as the ones made by the manufacturers, so we may find some issues. In case Xposed is installed in our phone, we can have some performance or compatibility issues and experience unexpected reboots, but that does not mess with the user experience.
We must say that the people behind LineageOS emphasize that this is not the final ROM, therefore it is not the most stable version. They says that they are working on releasing the final ROM little by little and that, as soon as they have it, they will update it so you can install it on your phone.