Install LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 – Android Oreo 8.1

  

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    LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 (cedric) is now available to download via a development build. This post provides the download link to the Android Oreo 8.1 based Lineage OS 15.1 for Moto G5 (cedric) and guides through the installation process of the same. This LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 is brought to you by developer CodeZero.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S):

    No donation link found for CodeZero.

    If you want the OFFICIAL Lineage OS 15.1 update or some more Android Oreo ROMs then stay tuned to the LineageOS 15 ROM page or the AOSP Oreo ROMs devices list page.

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH MAY HAVE MANY BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP BEFORE FLASHING THIS AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM requires an unlocked bootloader on Moto G5, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. Understand that you are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

    Status of LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 Oreo 8 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Wifi
    – Bluetooth
    – Camera and Camcorder(video recorder)
    – Video Playback
    – Audio ( Recording and Playback )
    – Sensors
    – GPS
    – VoLT
    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – USB Tethering

     

    LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 Oreo 8 ROM

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 OREO ROM:

    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in Lineage OS ROM, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is Lineage OS Rooting guide
    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

    HOW TO INSTALL/DOWNLOAD/FLASH/UPDATE THE Lineage OS 15.1 for Moto G5:

    Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5 for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

    Points to NOTE:
    – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
    – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
    – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

    • Boot into Recovery.
      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery. If not then download the recovery for Moto G5 from above link and follow the Custom Recovery Installation Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery)
    • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
      – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP recovery.

      This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
      How to backup all data on your Android Device
      how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

    • Download and Copy the Oreo GApps and the LineageOS 15.1 ROM ZIP to the phone.
    • First flash the Lineage OS 15.1 ROM ZIP file from device. Then flash the GApps zip from your device memory.
      – Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS
    • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Gapps for LineageOS 15.1 package.
      – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
    • Reboot and Enjoy Android Oreo with LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5.

    Upgrading from earlier version of Lineage OS 15.1 for Moto G5 (cedric):

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Oreo 8.1 with LineageOS 15.1 for Moto G5. After the installing the LineageOS 15.1 ROM, you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to Enable ROOT on LineageOS 15.1 ROM.

     

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Moto G5 (cedric) forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, other custom ROMs and all other device specific topics.

     

    If you have any issues or found any BUGs on this ROM then here is the dev thread on XDA where you can convey your concerns.

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