If you own a budget friendly device Moto G4 Play (harpia) and searching for stable Android 7.0 Nougat ROMs than you will be more happy to know that Android 8.0 Oreo ROM is now available for Moto G4 Play. Thanks to crDroid v4.0 ROM, the crDroid Oreo ROM for Moto G4 Play is pretty stable and can be used as daily driver. We have also share the status of working/not working features below. Motorola has released a list of devices getting official Oreo update but unfortunately Moto G4 Play is no where in the list. So this is great chance to run Oreo ROM on your device via crDroid v4.0 ROM.
The process to flash Android 8.0.0 crDroid ROM on Moto G4 Play is not very difficult task infact you need to pay attentions on the instructions below. If you have a custom recovery like TWRP recovery installed on your device already then all you need to do is just flash the ROM zip from recovery along latest Lineage OS gapps and that’s it. For your ease we also mentioned the guide to install TWRP recovery on your device as well.
Note: If you are new to process then we recommend you to carefully follow the whole process in sequence.
Process to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo crDroid 4.0 ROM on Moto G4 Play
Some pre-requisites before you begin:
Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.
Bootloader on your Moto G4 Play should be unlocked or follow this guide to unlock it.
Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Motorola USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].
Download Android 8.0.0 crDroid ROM for Moto G4 Play [Pick up the latest build]
Now transfer both file on your device storage.
What’s not working?
Process to install Android 8.0.0 crDroid 4.0 Oreo ROM on Moto G4 Play
Turn off your device and reboot into TWRP recovery.
Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Android 8.0.0 crDroid ROM on your Moto G4 Play via TWRP recovery.
Solution to a failed boot issue.
Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]
That’s it! If you have successfully installed the ROM on your device. Give us your feedback about Android 8.0.0 crDroid 4.0 Oreo ROM on your Moto G4 Play and stay tuned for more updates.