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Lineage OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace – Install and Review

After the discontinuation of Cyanogenmod, Lineage OS was made to replace it. It provided a similar style of customization and also the device support. Lineage OS is considered to be very battery efficient and lightweight. It also comes with an AOSP set of in-built apps to replace the Google set of apps. Let us check out how to install and review Lineage OS on Moto g 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace.

Lineage OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace

Requirements

  • Bootloader Unlocked
  • SD Card for Method 1
  • This process is tested but still, Shakeuptech will not be responsible for brick or malfunctioned devices.
  • Internet
  • Follow Steps Carefully

Downloads

We can download the official Lineage OS for Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace from this website. You should also download the Lineage OS official Recovery image. This would make the flashing and updating of Lineage OS much faster and also easier. Havoc OS Link: Download

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Along with the Lineage OS ROM, we also need the GApps package to use the Google services. We have multiple versions of the Gapps package. I will recommend either Pico or nano version for the best experience. you can download additional google apps from the Google Play Store.

Also Safety Net does not pass by default, so we cannot use the banking apps and payments apps. So it is best to flash Magisk along with Gapps. This will also help us pass the safety net.

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 the 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.

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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.

motorola usb debugging enable

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 Lineage 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 Lineage OS on our device.

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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. We can then flash the Magisk file right after the Gapps file without rebooting to recovery.

lineage os recovery advanced options

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 Lineage OS.

Updating Lineage OS on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace

Official builds of Lineage OS are updated quite frequently. If we need 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 version beforehand.

Now the flashing process will be similar to the above. Flash ROM, 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.

Pass Safety Net on Lineage OS

Safety Net does not pass by default, unfortunately. But that has been the case with Lineage OS for a long time. That is why I recommended flashing the Magisk zip during installation. Open the Magisk app and follow the instructions. It will reboot to completely install Magisk on your device.

Now in the Magisk app, go to settings and enable the Zygisk Beta toggle. On the home page of Magisk, go to Modules and select install from storage. Now choose the Universal Safety Net Fix zip file. You can now reboot the phone to apply the settings.

Lineage OS 18.1 Official on Moto G 5G / Motorola One 5G Ace

lineage os 18.1 official moto g 5g motorola one 5g ace

Lineage OS is known to be a really lightweight and battery-efficient custom ROM. That is also true in this case. During my usage, I found the ROM to be quite snappy and responsive.

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Lineage OS 18.1 is based on Android 11 while Lineage OS 19.1 is based on Android 12. But the official builds are only available for Lineage OS 18.1 currently. Customization options are limited on Lineage OS but we see the basic options related to the display and status bar.

lineage os 18.1 official moto g 5g motorola one 5g ace

Coming to battery backup, I was getting a screen on time of 9 to 10hrs daily, which is quite impressive. Overnight drain is also negligible. I am currently not using the device with any sim card. My daily usage included a lot of social media, video streaming, and offline video playback.

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So that was the review of the official Lineage OS on Moto G 5G or Motorola One 5G Ace. The ROM is best suited for those who want minimal customization but great battery backup and performance.

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