Problems installing Lineage on Moto G5 w TWRP


TWRP is fine.

I have in the Downloads folder on the 'phone.

On attempting to flash this, TWRP fails with: "Updater process ended with ERROR: 255".

Advice elsewhere suggested unzipping the package, then removing the first 2 lines of file at META_INF>Com>Google>Android>UpdaterScript. These refer to the 'Cedric' device name - but I have no real idea what they mean.....

I did this, but as I'm on a mac, could not follow the instructions relating to re-creating the archive as they were Windows specific ('Add to rar' was suggested). So I tried straight zip archiving.

Attempting to flash the archive thus created, TWRP now fails with : "Invalid zip file format!".

Would be grateful for advice on how to create the appropriate file format using a mac.

I have an app called 'Keka', which offers as options 7z, Zip, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2. Are any of these appropriate?

Thank you!


I installed yesterday with latest TWRP (3.2.1-0) and same lineage image as you ( and got the same error.

Try again and after failing, in TWRP go to Advanced -> Copy Log. Get the log file in your computer (adb pull /sdcard/recovery.log, you may need to change location of the log file) and open it with any editor or just cat recovery.log.

If you see a line saying:

E:Can't execute '/tmp/updater': Exec format error

Then it probably is due to having the bad TWRP. You need the 64 bits one instead of the regular one. You can get it from Flash this new TWRP and then Lineageos and optionally gapps.

BTW I didn't need to mess with the zip image, I used the downloaded one without any modifications.


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