often 2 versions proposed :
-Vanilla without GAPPS ex: crDroidAndroid-11.0-20220414-sofiar-v7.17-vanilla.zip
-With GAPPS (larger size) ex: crDroidAndroid-11.0-20220322-sofiar-v7.16-Gapps.zip
As for coming from a Stock ROM it is not necessary.
Don't forget a 'Format Data' with TWRP before install and 'Wipe Cache/Dalvik' before reboot system. This is what I do...(I'm far from an expert, but it works).
Thank you for the reply. I see this is for the "Lenovo Moto G Stylus", yet this thread is for the "Moto G Power" (which is what I have). I'm cautious when flashing ROMs, so just want to double-check....
Yes, it works for the Moto G Power as well. The OP's link was also for the Stylus; the same question was asked and answered in post #4. I have the XT2041-4 and have run the 7.4 and 7.5 ROMs from the download page I referenced. 7.5 has been my daily driver for a while now, and haven't experienced any issues.
Ok so I am so frustrated with this Moto G power , If anyone can please tell me what I am doing wrong...I have rooted and ran mutliple custome roms since back in the Jelly bean days but I have always been able to do all the fundamentals of owning root and making the most of my phone.. You guys have always been helpful . SO when i attempt flash a custom rom through adb folder ( because I think you cannot flash custom roms with twrp at all) attemtp to follow your instructions to the T
but every time after install of custom , and thats any custom rom i try to boot it up for first time , prior to re-twrping, adding gapps, or magisk rooting and it literally just stays on the new rom animation for hours until i give up and I have to rescue it with lenovo'S rescue tool . Any help would be awesome ?
I also had the same problem. You will get the ROM animation forever if you are already on Android 11. You must go back to Android 10 in order for CrDroid to boot properly. Just follow the instructions:
1. Extract the zip and open a shell with ADB and fastboot.
2. Reboot your device into fastbootd mode.
fastboot reboot fastboot
3. Flash boot, system, product, and vbmeta.
fastboot set_active a
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash product product.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
4. Wipe userdata.
I used the file:
Gapps are included in this file.
Thanks to everybody that helped me out. I hope this helps someone else.
Here's what worked for me on 2041-4 using a gnu-linux box (there were some permissions gotchas):
0. power up a new out-of-the-box moto g power 2041-4. Follow prompts. Motorola Software Update will automatically download a system update and prompt reboot, after which Motorola Software Update will once again automatically download a system update and prompt reboot.
1. become developer, enable usb debugging and OEM unlocking; power off, start fastboot mode (hold volume down and power buttons), and connect phone to (linux) box with usb C cable.
2. visit https://accounts.motorola.com/ and follow instructions to unlock bootloader. Reboot and make sure to enter set up a security pattern, become developer, and enable usb debugging. Motorola Software Update will download and install system update (in my case QPMS30.80-51-8). Reboot to complete installation.
3. (This step #3 will provide a backup of the stock system; skip step #3 if you don’t want such a backup.)
a. Power off and restart fastboot mode. [email protected]:~$ fastboot boot /path-to/twrp.img
(in my case twrp-3.5.0-0-rav-sofia.img).
b. Unlock phone’s TWRP screen with your pattern, then backup the Data partition; Super partition; and the rest of the partitions; separately in three backups.
c. reboot and move the TWRP folder from internal storage to a removable sdcard.
Note 1: on my device, there were two Super partitions listed: Super (9312 MB) and Super (System, Product, Vendor) (9312 MB); I just backed up the former.
Note 2: you must backup the Super partition to internal storage, it will fail if backed up directly to an external sdcard!!
4. Enter fastbootd mode as follows:
a. enter fastboot mode (with power off, hold volume down and power buttons)
b. choose ‘recovery mode’ from fastboot menu, press power button to choose.
Note: the recovery screen displays an android icon with a red warning triangle and the text “No command”. This is not an error!
c. hold power button 3 seconds then vol up 2 or 3 seconds then release
d. you see a menu: select enter fastboot with volume keys and power button
e. you see a screen with “fastbootd” in red at the top of the screen
f. connect usb cable to computer