Motorola Moto G5S Plus Android 8.1 Oreo Update

Motorola has decided to skip the Android Oreo 8.0 and directly roll the Android 8.1 update for the Moto G5S Plus and the update is currently being available as an OTA for devices which are running Stock Rom without room. You can now install the Android Oreo 8.1 in your Moto G5S by using our step by step guide.

About Motorola G5S Plus Android 9.1 Oreo Update

Before you install the Oreo 8.1, you have to first know about what is being offered and stuff like that. Android 8.1 Oreo is the latest iteration of the Android Operating system. This is the 8th major version of the Android mobile operating system after the release of Android Nougat.

The latest features of Android Oreo includes New app notifications, notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, Android Instant App compatibility, Auto-fill (like on Chrome), Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode, and more.

Motorola Moto G5S Plus
Motorola Moto G5S Plus

What are the New Features for Android Oreo?

  • You get new notification channels. What this feature provides is the ability to group notifications from numerous apps into one channel. This is a nice addition to what Google started with Nougat.
  • Picture in A Picture- Here, videos will switch smaller and in a minimized version when you navigate to other apps.
  • Multi Display support would provide you with the ability to launch an activity, say Chrome on a remote  display like you HD TV
  • You also get keyboard navigation which would bring you the ability to use keys to navigate apps.
  • Background limit will let you to set a limit to what an app do. You can use this feature to conserve power and also get more and more battery life.
  • This new Android version would include more Wi-Fi like features like Neighborhood Aware Networking (NAN), which makes it easy for devices to connect with one another without an internet access point or internet access at all
  • You also get better icons as Google has made icons in Android O to be adaptive. This means that they will take different shapes depending on the system they’re used on

How to check software update on Moto GS5 Plus?

  • First of all, make sure that your device is fully charged and is also connected to Wi-FI
  • Now, swipe down your notification bar, and then tap on the settings icon which you see there
  • Scroll and then navigate to About phone and there again go to system updates
  • Follow the on screen permissions to download and install the update
  • Now, you should tap on restart device and after the software installs to automatically restart your device.

To verify software update

  • Swipe down from the notification bar and then click on the settings icon
  • Scroll to and tap on about phone
  • The device has the latest software if the Android versionBuild number, and Baseband version matches the current update details.

Pre Requisite

  • You need to charge your phone from 80% to 70%
  • You will apart from your Moto G5S, will also need a laptop or a PC
  • Now, you will get a working USB cable.
  • Please remember to charge your phone to at least 70%
  • Make sure that you have an Motorola USB Drivers Installed
  • Next up, you have to download the ADB Fast boot tools
  • Now, take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed

Next up, we will show you on how you install this system update.

How to Install the Software update in My Moto G5S Plus?

Now comes the part which is most technical. How do you install the new system update.  To make it easy for you to understand, we have done an step by step guide. We hope that it helps you.

  • First of all, you need to download all the required files
  • Now you need to flash the Nogout firmware in your device
  • Now, you have to siteload the OTA Oreo file0020to your phone. So, do that
  • To enter the recovery mode, hold power and volume up button. This option will enter into the recovery mode
  • Once you have entered into the recovery mode, select the option to apply update.
  • Now Run ADB siteload command
  • Remember Filename.zip where filename is the name of OTA
  • Now, this will start the update of the Moto G5S Plus to Android Oreo.
  • Once the Installation is complete, you can now enjoy Oreo build in your phone.

Weighing in at 1.2GB, the update shifts the build number of the device to OPS28.65-36 and directly brings Android 8.1 Oreo on the Moto G5S Plus. The update will bring in August 2018 security patch as well as features like Smart Text Selection, Autofill, PiP Mode, Notification channels and snooze notifications.

Weighing in at 1.2GB, the update shifts the build number of the device to OPS28.65-36 and directly brings Android 8.1 Oreo on the Moto G5S Plus. The update will bring in August 2018 security patch as well as features like Smart Text Selection, Autofill, PiP Mode, Notification channels and snooze notifications.

Because the update is rolled out air, it will be reaching the Moto Users within a week or 2 weeks. If you don’t get any update notification, you can manually check for the update by going to the Settings > About phone > System update menu and click Download. Once the update is downloaded on your device, you have to reboot your device, post which the Android 8.1 Oreo update will be installed.

So, if we overall se it, this system update is an great one as it comes with an breath of an fresh air to Moto G5 users who are board about the current them of the mobile. We hope that this article has helped you to understand more about the system update.

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