Good news for Moto X Play users because you can now update your device to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo via unofficial build of Lineage OS 15 custom ROM and can get the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS experience on your own device before the official stock firmware is released. This latest custom firmware comes with many new features like New Notification UI, Settings Overhaul changes, picture-in-picture, new Settings app, Auto fill, New Android O Emoji style and much more. The XDA member Khushal share this initial build, so you may face some minor bugs but don’t worry as the developer claims that most of the bugs are fixed and you can use it as a daily driver. This ROM is not officially announced by Motorola but just a custom ROM. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) in order to flash this Android 8.0 Oreo ROM to your Moto X Play.
By following this step by step guide, you can quickly update your Moto X Play to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. This latest custom ROM brings tons of new features, changes, and stability of your device. Official firmware is good but with custom ROM you can customize your device, enhanced speed and many other tweaks which are not possible in official stock firmware. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo via Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on your Moto X Play then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto X Play handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on any other devices or incorrect variant.
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BEFORE GETTING STARTED:
- Take a proper backup of all your valuable data and setting on your phone before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Make sure that you have correctly installed the correct Moto X Play USB drivers on your PC.
- The latest version of a TWRP recovery should be already installed on the device.
- The battery level of your Moto X Play should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
STEPS TO UPDATE MOTO X Play TO ANDROID 8.0 OREO LINEAGE OS 15 ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect the Moto X Play with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded files to the root folder of internal phone’s storage.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the device and turn it off to boot into recovery mode (TWRP).
Step No 4: – Turn on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys at the same time. Once the TWRP logo appears, you have successfully booted into the recovery.
Step No 5: – As your Moto X Play is in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup and select the System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS options.
Step No 6: – Navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on the install option. Locate the ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone earlier. Select it.
Step No 7: – Proceed with the installation by swiping the confirmation button to install the ROM.
Step No 8: – Install Google Apps package on your phone by repeating the above steps.
Step No 9: – Once the flashing process is completed successfully, reboot system.
Done! You have successfully installed Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Moto X Play. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.