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Moto G3 Turbo Android 8.1.0 Oreo Update Available via crDroid v4.5 - Easy Guide

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Android 8.1.0 Oreo update for Moto G3 Turbo is now available for download. Continue reading this guide to learn step-by-step installation guide along with files. Android 8.1.0 Oreo comes with improved features and better security than earlier Android version. Moto G3 Turbo comes with good hardware inside that can run Android 8.1.0 Oreo smoothly. In this article we will flash a custom ROM called crDroid v4.5. This ROM is based on Android 8.1.0 Oreo AOSP and comes with various customization (features list) along with some LineageOS features.

Android 8.1.0 Oreo comes with various new as well as improved features including, background limits, picture-in-picture, notification channels and dots, adaptive icons, better keyboard navigation, better audio, camera app improvement and many more.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Moto G3 Turbo to latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo via custom ROM crDroid v4.5.

Moto G3 Turbo Android 8.1.0 Oreo Update


Warning! We at ShizHub produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for Moto G3 Turbo. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Prerequisite:

1. Although this method doesn't wipe your data but we still recommend you to back up it. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for Moto G3 Turbo in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5. You have TWRP Recovery 3.0 or higher installed. You can follow our guide: Unlock Moto G3 Turbo & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 - Easy Tutorial

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 8.1.0 Oreo based crDroid v4.5 ROM on Moto G3 Turbo.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. crDroid v4.5 For Moto G3 Turbo [Filename: crDroidAndroid-8.1-20180731-merlin-v4.5.zip]
  2. Gapps [Filename: open_gapps-arm64-8.1-micro-20180923.zip]

How to Update Moto G3 Turbo to latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo with crDroid v4.5 ROM

Step 1: Copy downloaded zip files to your device memory.

Step 2: Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Moto G3 Turbo and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together. On the next screen use Volume Down to scroll to recovery and then press Volume Up to select. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.

TWRP Recovery Screen


Step 3: Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.

TWRP Backup option


Step 4: Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.

TWRP Factory Reset


Step 5: Finally, its time to flash the ROM file. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the crDroid v4.5 zip file. Then tap on Add More Zips, and add Gapps zip. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.

TWRP ROM Installation Screen


Step 6: When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Moto G3 Turbo and boot up into Android 8.1.0 Oreo ROM crDroid v4.5. The first boot will take some time.

TWRP Reboot Screen


Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.

TWRP Restoring Backup Screen

    That's it! You now have latest Android 8.1.0 Oreo based custom ROM crDroid v4.5 installed on your Moto G3 Turbo. You can root this ROM by following this guide: How to root Moto G3 Turbo - Simple Safe Method.
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