Motorola announced earlier that Moto G 3rd Gen is not going to taste Nougat update officially and it will stay on Android Marshmallow. Although Moto G 3rd gen is quite capable of running Nougat update smoothly but as per policy Motorola made it clear that the device will stay on Marshmallow. This announcement proved heartbroken for many impatient users who were expecting Nougat update for their device after Moto G4 and G4 Play.
Here developers at XDA played their role, they gave Moto G 3rd gen a new life by porting Moto G4/G4 Play stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto G 3rd gen. The ROM features are ported from stock Nougat firmware from both Moto G4 and Moto G4 Play so this ROM gives you a pure feel of stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware on Moto G 3rd gen. The ROM is pretty stable and fully functioned except a few bugs like Video recording and Moto Actions, hope the developer will fix them in the coming updates.
If you are interested in flashing stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on Moto G 3rd gen then we have posted complete instructions to download and install stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Moto G 3rd gen.
- Removed bloats
- Fire kernel
- Improved Battery Life
- VOLTE Working
- Removed some google apps
- Built-in Gapps
- Fully optimised
Download install official Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Moto G 3rd gen
You need to have a working USB cable.
Motorola Moto G 3rd gen bootloader should be unlocked or follow this guide to unlock it.
TWRP recovery must be installed on Moto G 3rd gen or follow this guide to install it as well.
Process to install Moto G4 Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Moto G 3rd gen
Download stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported for Moto G 3rd gen. Here (Mirror)
Download Nougat patch: Here
Connect your device to PC and transfer the downloaded files on device storage.
Now disconnect your device and boot your device into TWRP recovery mode. (To do so, turn off your phone completely and then press Vol Down + Power at the same time, once in fastboot mode, press Volume down until you see Recovery mode, then press power to enter recovery mode)
Once in the recovery mode, choose the transferred Nougat ROM files and flash them one by one but first flash the main Nougat ROM and then Nougat patch.
Wait for the process to complete, the first boot may take some longer to boot your device.
Note: If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time then follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue.
That’s it! Once successfully installed the stock Nougat firmware on Moto G 3rd gen give us your feedback.