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Download LineageOS 16 for Moto G7

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    LineageOS 16 for Moto G7 is now available to download and install from an build. Here is how to install LineageOS 16 on Moto G7, with a step-by-step guide. This Moto G7 LineageOS 16 build is brought to you by developer SyberHexen.

    Follow the links to get other LineageOS 16 Download and Android Pie ROM builds.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S)/PROJECT:

    If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to SyberHexen and LineageOS project:
    – No donation link found for SyberHexen
    Donate to LineageOS project

     

    Download LineageOS 16 for Moto G7
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BETA BUILD OF LineageOS 16 FOR Moto G7, WHICH HAS MANY BUGS.
    MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA OF YOUR PHONE AND FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Installing a custom ROM may require an unlock bootloader on Moto G7, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
    You are the only person doing changes to your phone; neither the developer nor I can be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

    Status of the Moto G7 LineageOS 16 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Unknown

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Unknown

    REQUIRED GUIDES AND DOWNLOADS TO INSTALL LineageOS 16 ON Moto G7:

    HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL LineageOS 16 ON Moto G7 – Android 9 Pie based CUSTOM ROM:

    Following are the two sub-sections of this Moto G7 LineageOS 16 guide:

    1. First time installation of LineageOS 16 on Moto G7
    2. Upgrading LineageOS 16 on Moto G7 from a previous build of LineageOS 16 ROM

    Flashing LineageOS 16 on Moto G7 for the first time:

    1. First remove your google account under Settings > Accounts
    2. Then factory reset your phone.

      This step will delete all the data on your phone.
      You can visit the following guide to backup: How to backup data on Android

    3. Download the official firmware for Moto G7 from the above link and extract it on a PC.
    4. Unlock bootloader of Moto G7, if not done already.
    5. Once unlocked, reboot into fastboot mode by pressing power + volume down button.
    6. Flash the extracted stock firmware omages of Moto G7 to the slot_a using fastboot.

      Execute the following code on a PC. (make sure fastboot is installed on that PC)


      fastboot set_active a
      fastboot reboot-bootloader
      fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
      fastboot oem fb_mode_set
      fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
      fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
      fastboot reboot-bootloader
      fastboot flash modem_a NON-HLOS.bin
      fastboot flash fsg_a fsg.mbn
      fastboot flash dsp_a adspso.bin
      fastboot flash logo_a logo.bin
      fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
      fastboot flash dtbo_a dtbo.img
      fastboot flash vendor_a vendor_a.img_sparsechunk.0
      fastboot flash vendor_a vendor_a.img_sparsechunk.1
      fastboot flash vendor_a vendor_a.img_sparsechunk.2
      fastboot flash vendor_b vendor_b.img_sparsechunk.0
      fastboot flash vendor_b vendor_b.img_sparsechunk.1
      fastboot flash vendor_b vendor_b.img_sparsechunk.2
      fastboot flash oem_a oem.img
      fastboot flash oem_b oem.img
      fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
      fastboot reboot-bootloader

    7. Download the TWRP for Moto G7 and boot into it from fastboot mode.
      Use the following code from a terminal on PC:
      fastboot boot twrp.img
      (replace the actual filename in place of twrp.img)
    8. Now download the Moto G7 LineageOS 16 and the copypartitions.zip file and copy it to the phone from the MTP mode of TWRP.
    9. Flash or install the LineageOS 16 on Moto G7 and the copypartitions.zip file.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS

    10. Once flashed, reboot into bootloader or fastboot mode once again and set the active slot as b.
      Execute the following fastboot command to do so:
      fastboot set_active b
    11. Once done, boot to twrp image again by executing the following on a terminal:
      fastboot boot twrp.img
    12. Then install the MindTheGapps for LineageOS 16 package.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.

    13. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie LineageOS 16 on Moto G7.

    Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 16 on Moto G7 (river):

    1. Copy the latest ROM zip file of LineageOS 16 for Moto G7, LineageOS 16 GApps and/or Magisk ROOT package to the phone
    2. Boot into Recovery to flash the updated LineageOS 16 on Moto G7
    3. Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
    4. Install the LineageOS 16 for Moto G7.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS

    5. Reboot and see you have the GApps and ROOT access or NOT.

      – Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.

    6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 16 on Moto G7, then flash the GApps.

      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.

    7. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the LineageOS 16 on Moto G7, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.

      – Here is a post explaining How to Enable ROOT on LineageOS 16 ROM

    8. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 16 on Moto G7.

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 9 Pie with LineageOS 16 on Moto G7.

    After installing LineageOS 16 on Moto G7 you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    LineageOS 16 ROOT.

    If there is no ROOT access for some reason even after installing the LineageOS SU binary, then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Moto G7 (river) LineageOS forum For other Android Pie, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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