Havoc OS is a popular custom ROM, which has great customization as well as performance. Havoc OS 5.7 is based on Android 12 and features the iconic Material You design and much more. Let us see how to install Havoc OS on Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace.
- Bootloader Unlocked
- PC / Laptop
- SD Card
- This process is tested but still, Shakeuptech will not be responsible for brick or malfunctioned devices.
- Follow all the steps carefully
Havoc OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace
We can download the official Havoc OS for Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace from this website. To download the latest Android 12 version, check the Archive build section. You should also download the Lineage OS official Recovery image. This would make the flashing and updating of Havoc OS much faster and also easier.
Havoc OS has two versions, vanilla, and Gapps. The vanilla build of Havoc OS does not come pre-installed with Google services and the Google Play Store. On the other hand, the Gapps build comes loaded with Google Play Services and Google Play Store.
Safety Net passes by default in Havoc OS. But if we need root then we can flash Magisk as well. The Magisk file will be downloaded as a magisk.apk file. To flash it through the recovery we need to rename the file to magsik.zip from the magisk.apk file. Now copy all the downloaded files on an external SD card, preferably inside a folder.
Setting Up ADB and Fast Boot
We need to install ADB and Fast Boot drivers on our computer. This will allow us to run the fast boot and ADB commands to flash the recovery file and more. For Motorola smartphones, We need to download the official Motorola device drivers from their website. After downloading run and install the program.
We will also download the ADB installer from this link. This will enable the ADB interface on our computer. You need to extract it and run the installer and it will create an ADB folder in the C Drive of the computer. You need to copy the Lineage OS Recovery file in this folder.
Flashing Custom Lineage OS Recovery
First, make sure you have enabled the developer options on the Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace. We can do that by finding the build number in the about phone section and then tapping seven times on it. In the developer options, enable USB debugging. Now we can connect it to our system.
We will see a prompt on our phone asking to authorize USB debugging from our system which we need to allow. On our computer in the ADB folder, press the shift key and right-click and open the terminal window.
Here type “adb devices” and look for your device name. if you are changing ROMs, then make sure to back up any data you have on the phone. Now type “adb reboot bootloader” and you should see the bootloader mode on your phone.
Now type “fastboot devices” and make sure your device is connected. Type “fastboot flash recovery_a (lineage recovery name.img)” and again run “fastboot flash recovery_b (lineage recovery name.img)“.
On your phone use the volume button and select reboot to recovery and press the power button. We will boot into the Lineage OS recovery. Here we need to use the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select.
Flashing Havoc OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace
We need to select the apply update option and choose the update from android. Now locate the ROM file and press the power button to select it. This will start installing the Havoc OS on our device.
Now after it is done, navigate back and under advanced options, choose reboot to recovery. Then repeat the process to find the Gapps file and flash it (if flashing the vanilla version). We can then flash the Magisk file right after the Gapps file without rebooting to recovery.
If you are coming from a stock ROM or another custom ROM, then we need to choose factory reset, and then format data/factory reset. And finally, we can choose the reboot system now and boot into the Havoc OS.
Updating Havoc OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace
Official builds of Havoc OS are updated monthly or bi-monthly. If we want to update the ROM, we need to download the latest build from the website rather than from the OTA update. Also, it’s a good idea to download the latest Gapps version and Magisk beforehand.
Now the flashing process will be similar to the above. Flash the ROM file, reboot to recovery, and flash the Gapps file and Magisk file. But we need to skip the format data part and simply reboot the system. This will preserve all our data and only update the ROM.
Havoc OS 5.7 Android 12 on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace
So the initial build of Havoc OS 5.7 Android 12 does not include the configuration center. For many, the configuration center is the core of Havoc OS. The good thing is the developer has said that the configuration center will be added soon in future builds.
While using the Havoc OS on my Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace, I didn’t face any major bugs yet. I would recommend disabling the Blur Windows option in the display settings. Initially, I was facing UI lags and stuttering. But after disabling that option it was a smooth journey after.
The battery backup has been quite good since I started testing. You can expect a one-day backup for sure. I cannot share the exact Screen on time as the battery stats do not show that yet.
For now, it feels like a half-baked ROM, as it is missing some features. but that is only because the developer wanted to release the ROM on the specified date. Future updates of Havoc OS will definitely make it better and better.