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How to Install Official Lineage OS Android 7.1 Nougat ROM on Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 Plus (Lineage OS Official ROM) Download

The Lineage OS is getting much popularity among the high-end, mid-range and low range smartphones, as the official Lineage OS is available for most of the Android devices with awesome features and stability. You can easily flash this latest Android 7.1 Nougat OS based custom ROM on any Android powered handset. If you have the Motorola Moto G4 Plus then you can now install Official Lineage OS on Moto G4 Plus which will replace the stock Android firmware with a custom ROM. Interested in updating your phone? Proceed to the installation guide, to easily, safely and successfully get the latest Android firmware version. The update is fully stable and will run smoothly as well as you’ll find it a light, fast and pre-loaded with many apps, features that you can’t find on the stock Android software.

As we have already mentioned that the Lineage OS is based on the stock Android Nougat OS but keep in mind that the ROM might be official but it is developed by 3rd party developers, thus this is completely an unofficial process. The firmware package offered has nothing to do with your OEM and can’t be received as a new OTA because it is not officially released by Motorola or Google.

Install Android 7.1 Nougat on Moto G4 Plus

Note:

You can use this guide for all the Moto G4 Plus. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

Things To Remember:

Warning: AndroidRO will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Moto G4 Plus during or after the installation of Android 7.1 Nougat. Proceed at your own risk.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Moto G4 Plus on your PC.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.

Any custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP should be installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Make sure that the battery level of your Moto G4 Plus should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the installation process.

Download Files:

  1. Download the Lineage OS for your Moto G4 Plus from here
  2. Download Gapps for Android 7.1 ROMs from here

Steps to Install Official Lineage OS custom Android 7.1 Nougat ROM on Moto G4 Plus:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 7.1 firmware file and Google Apps from the above given links.

Step No 2:- Move Android 7.1 ROM and Google Apps package to the internal memory of your device.

Step No 3:- Boot your Moto G4 Plus into Recovery Mode.

  1. Power off the Moto G4 Plus.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down + Volume UP + Power buttons at the same time.
  3. Release all buttons when the Fastboot Mode menu appears.
  4. Press Power to select Recovery Mode. An Android icon will be appeared.
  5. Press and hold Power button, then press once the Volume Up button.

Step No 4:- While your Moto G4 Plus is in Recovery Mode, perform wipe data tasks by navigating to the main menu of recovery and choose wipe data / factory reset and confirm the process.

Step No 5:- Now, go back to Recovery menu and select choose zip from sdcard -> Install zip from sdcard. Find the Lineage OS custom ROM file that you have already downloaded it in Step No 1. Confirm the flashing process to begin.

Step No 6:- Once again, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your Moto G4 Plus into the new custom ROM. Your device may take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot for the first after installation.

Step No 7:- Repeat the above process to install Google Apps package on your smartphone.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Lineage OS Android 7 custom ROM on Moto G4 Plus.

Enjoy the all new features that Slim6 Android 7.1 brings to your Moto G4 Plus. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comments area below.

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Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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