How to Get Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Moto G Turbo Edition (Custom ROM)

Moto G Turbo Edition owners can now enjoy Android 7.1.1 Nougat and its awesome features unofficially. A ported version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM is now available for Moto G Turbo Edition (code-named merlin), which you can download and flash via TWRP recovery. Ported from Moto X Play Nougat ROM, this ROM supports VoLTE, and brings all the native features of Android Nougat.

Motorola has already confirmed that the Moto G Turbo Edition will not update to Android Nougat, and it will stay on Android Marshmallow. However, if you are excited to taste the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat on it, then the ported Nougat ROM may be a right choice. The ROM status is beta, however all the basic functions are working fine.

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat brings many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls, improved data saver, better battery management and May 2017 security patches. Also, the ROM includes Substratum Theme Engine, Magisk Manager, Ambient Display, SIM card disabling feature and more.

If you are interested, read on to know to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat ported ROM on Moto G Turbo Edition. However, note that your device should have unlocked bootloader and installed latest version of TWRP.

Important: The ROM is not stable. Things such as video Recoding in Moto Camera, GPS and may be more will not work.

How to Install Android 7.1.1 on Moto G Turbo edition

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.

1. Download ported Nougat ROM (merlin) (merlin_retasia_nougat_7.1.1_by_Innfinite 4evr.zip) from here. Also download Wi-Fi patcher (update-v1-stock-nougat-merlin-Innfinite4evr.zip) from here 

2. Save both zip file on your phone storage (The ROM does not require Gapps package)

3. Boot your phone into TWRP recovery, select ‘Backup’ and create a Nandroid backup

4. Now, select ‘Wipe’ and make a full wipe (system, data, cache, dalvik)

5. From main TWRP recovery menu, select ‘Install’, navigate to ROM zip and swipe to continue. Once doe, select update zip and swipe to continue.

6. Now, select ‘Wipe’ and wipe cache and then reboot your phone.

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Setup your new ROM and enjoy all the features of Android 7.1.1 Nougat on your Moto G Turbo edition (Source – Innfinite4evr)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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