In this article, we are going to show you the step by step process to update Android 7.1.1 Nougat via Lineage OS 14.1 on Moto X Play. The Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat ROM for Moto X Play just released today and if you wish to flash the firmware on your device then just follow the complete tutorial carefully. You can take reference from our previous post that we have posted for other Motorola devices and here the process is same as well.
The Lineage OS is just another name of CyanogenMod, the CyanogenMod services are already closed by the end of last year. Lineage OS took the place of CyanogenMod ROMs but still it runs on the basic CyanogenMod source code. Currently unofficial Lineage OS builds are available for several devices but as soon as the Lineage OS Team settle down their infrastructure the official builds will be there to download.
The unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Moto X Play is also stable and can be used as daily driver, it is the best way to enjoy the latest version of Android on your device when the device manufacturer has no plans to release the latest firmware for your device. The Lineage OS 14.1 can be flashed the same way any AOSP ROM, all you need is a working TWRP recovery on your device or you can install it following this guide.
Process to install Lineage OS 14.1 on Moto X Play
Keep in mind the following things before you begin:
Your device battery should have minimum 70% charge.
Back up important data or create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.
Download latest USB drivers for Motorola for a stable PC-phone connection.
Now follow this guide to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on your Moto X Play via TWRP recovery.
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! Give us your feedback about Lineage OS 14.1 ROM on your Moto X Play. Stay tuned for more updates.