Do you own the Moto E 1st Gen? Then, here’s a good news for you. LineageOS 15 has finally brought the latest Android version update to your Moto E device. Now, get ready to update Android Oreo on Moto E right now.
Motorola is now the Goliath in the budget smartphone battle. Moto E 1st Gen was one of the best value smartphone launched by Motorola. It was first introduced in May 2014 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat but, later the device received the 5.1 Lollipop update. Unfortunately, the updates were stalled right after that and the device barely received any major upgrades. But thanks to the beloved developers at XDA who are no short of hard work, you can now install Android Oreo on Moto E.
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Update Android Oreo on Moto E
The Android Oreo ROM for Moto E is developed by XDA member- anderson mendes.
You can now easily enjoy the latest features and update Android Oreo on Moto E using the LineageOS 15, unofficially. The current builds are in their initial development phase, so the ROM could be unstable. But, if you’re ready to compromise a bit of stability to enjoy new features and feel, then please proceed ahead and update Android Oreo on Moto E 1st Gen.
As it is the first ever build Android Oreo ROM based on LineageOS for Moto E, so it has some bugs and flaws. You can have a look at the functions which are working fine:
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Video Playback
- Audio ( Record and Playback )
What’s not working:
- Rotation Sensor
- SELinux (Permissive)
So, above is the list of bugs that you will have to face while using this ROM on your Moto E. The ROM is built from LOS sources, so you can check the latest additions, improvements, and changelogs here.
Credits: anderson mendes
- Before you begin, take a complete backup of your device because flashing a new ROM wipes data: Tutorial
- Maintain a sufficient battery level on your Moto E to avoid power failure during the installation process.
- In order to update Android Oreo on Moto E, your device should have TWRP recovery installed: Download Link
- Make sure to Unlock the Bootloader of your Moto E: Link
Note: This ROM is only compatible with Motorola Moto E (codename: condor). Do not try this on any other device or its succeeding models. We shall not be responsible for any damage to you and your device.
Steps to Update Android Oreo on Moto E using LineageOS
- Download the latest ROM and Gapps zip file from the links above.
- Power OFF your Moto E and Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons until you see the bootloader screen.
- Tap on the Volume Down button until “Recovery” is highlighted. Then press the Volume up key to select and enter TWRP recovery.
- Once the device is in the TWRP recovery mode, navigate to Wipe > Advanced Wipe. Then select the following options:
- Dalvik/ART Cache
- After selecting the above options, swipe the “Swipe to Wipe” button on the bottom.
- Now go back to the TWRP recovery home screen and select “Install”.
- Browse the location of downloaded files and select the ROM zip file (e.g. lineage-15.0-20170923-UNOFFICIAL-condor.zip).
- Once you have selected the ROM zip file, tap on “Add more Zips” button and select the GApps package (e.g. Slim Gapps 8.0 Beta for Condor by Daan.zip) this time.
- To flash the ROM and Gapps zip files, swipe the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” button at the bottom of your Android screen.
- This process may take some time. So, wait until the Installation process completes. Once the flashing process is done, tap on the “Reboot System” button.
Done! Now, you have been successful to update Android Oreo on Moto E 1st Gen. Go ahead and enjoy the Android Oreo features like Notification channels, Picture-in-Picture mode and much more on your Moto device right now.
If you have any problem regarding the installation of Android Oreo on Moto E, then feel free to drop a comment.