After the success of the Original Moto G, Motorola went ahead and gave people what they obviously left out in the Moto G. With the addition of a larger display and a much needed microSD card slot, the Moto G 2014 was good to go.
With its legacy stock Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on board the Moto G 2014 packed in 1GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 400 and a 5-inch 720p display. In terms of performance this presented a very high price to performance ratio device.
Fast forward to three years later and you get the feeling that your device is outdated now. Motorola updated the smartphone till Marshmallow as promised. But with Lineage OS 14.1, the Moto G 2014 can now run on the latest and greatest from Android.
Since this is an official release of Lineage OS, the ROM can be expected to be used as a daily driver, but it’s preferably safer to flash the Nightly builds. If you’re the daring type and are dying to find out what’s new with Lineage then by all means go ahead with the experimental builds.
Motorola Moto G 2014 Lineage OS
Official build: Available, check the download link below:
- Lineage 14.1: Download link (Codename: titan)
Gapps: You need this to get Google Play Store app, Play Services App, and other Google apps.
- Lineage OS 14.1 Gapps: Download link
- Root addon package: Download Link
Note: You must have a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your device to be able to install Lineage OS. Also, you will need to download and flash root addon package separately as Lineage OS only provides root via ADB.
How to Install Lineage OS on Moto G 2014
- Download and transfer the Lineage OS ROM zip file and Gapps package zip file that you downloaded above to your Moto G 2014.
- Boot your Moto G 2014 into TWRP recovery.
- Select Wipe from TWRP main menu and do a Swipe to Factory Reset on the bottom of screen.
- Go back to TWRP main menu, tap on Install and select the Lineage OS .zip file that you transferred to your Moto G 2014 in Step 1.
- After selecting the .zip file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the bottom of screen to begin the custom ROM installation process. This may take some time.
- Once your ROM is successfully flashed, you’ll see Wipe cache/Dalvik option, select it and then do Swipe to wipe on bottom of screen.
- Now flash the Nougat Gapps file similarly, just the way flashed the ROM file.
- After flashing both Lineage OS and Gapps, reboot your Moto G 2014.
That’s all. Lineage OS is now installed on your Motorola Moto G 2014.