How to Get Android 7.1.1 Nougat via LineageOS 14.1 on Moto G 2013 (falcon)

The team behind Lineage OS (former CyanogenMod) has released a new nightly build of LineageOS 14.1 for the first generation Moto G 2013 (falcon). If you are still on this device and there is no interest to change it for a new device but want the taste the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat, this may be your best bet. Here is how you can get the latest Android build features on your Moto G 2013.

To get the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your first generation Moto G (falcon), you required LineageOS 14.1 (code-named falcon) and Gapps package (arm, Android 7.1) for Google services, as well as unlocked bootloader, root access and latest version of custom recovery TWRP installed on the phone.

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If you are interested, check out the below instruction to know how to flash LineageOS 14.1 on Moto G 2013. Before proceeding with the below steps, back up all data from your device as the process will wipe all data you have on the phone.

Note: The present status of LineageOS 14.1 for Moto G 2013 is nightly. In other words, the ROM is unstable and includes some bugs.

How to flash LineageOS 14.1 on Moto G 2013

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1. Download LineageOS 14.1 for Moto G (falcon) from here and Gapps package from here (arm, 7.1). Save both file on your phone.

2. Boot your phone in TWRP Recovery Mode by switching off your phone and holding power button + volume up button together

3. In TWRP recover, choose ‘Backup’ and make a Nandroid backup (recommended)

4. Now, wipe all your data by going to Select Wipe > Advance Wipe

5. Now, select ‘Install’ and choose the LineageOS ROM package that needs to be installed from your internal storage. Once done, install Gapps, and then reboot your device.

After booting (it will take a little long time), setup the new OS, go to About Phone, and check for the system version. It should reflect LineageOS 14.1 and Android version 7.1.1.

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2 Comments

  1. Joseph

    Feb 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Hello, im interested in installing android nougat to my android moto g falcon. How do i unlock the bootloader and have root access?

    • Jayaprakash

      Feb 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Unlock bootloader from Motorola website and google for root access and twrp recovery installation guide.