Google recently released the latest version of Android which is known as Android 8.0 Oreo for Nexus and Pixel devices as well as Android Oreo Open Source. Now developers already start working on building a ROM based on Oreo and finally we have the first AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo-based custom ROM for Moto Z Play. Now the good news is that you can experience the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your Moto Z Play phone. This latest AOSP ROM comes with tons of new features and customizations like New app notifications, Better copy and paste, Auto-fill (like on Chrome), Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode, Multi-Display Support, Keyboard Navigation, Better Icons, Picture In A Picture, New Designs and Looks, Full Notification Feature and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Motorola but just a custom ROM so you may face some minor bugs but don’t worry they will be fixed soon and you can use it as a daily driver. Make sure that your Moto Z Play must be rooted, and a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it in order to flash this AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your device.
The Moto Z Play was released in August 2016 and came out of the box with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and later upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Now you can upgrade it to the latest version of Android OS via AOSP custom ROM. The AOSP ROM brings many new features, stability and smoothly run on your device without any problem. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your Moto Z Play then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto Z Play handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on anyone other devices or incorrect variant.
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Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your valuable data and setting on your phone before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Make sure that you have correctly installed the correct Moto Z Play USB drivers on your PC.
- The latest version of a TWRP recovery should be already installed on the device.
- The battery level of your Moto Z Play should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.
Steps to Update Moto Z Play to Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Connect the Moto Z Play with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded files to the root folder of internal phone’s storage.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the device and turn it off to boot into recovery mode (TWRP).
Step No 4: – Turn on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys at the same time. Once the TWRP logo appears, you have successfully booted into the recovery.
Step No 5: – As your Moto Z Play is in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup and select the System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS options.
Step No 6: – Navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on the install option. Locate the ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone earlier. Select it.
Step No 7: – Proceed with the installation by swiping the confirmation button to install the ROM.
Step No 8: – Install Google Apps package on your phone by repeating the above steps.
Step No 9: – Once the flashing process is completed successfully, reboot system.
Done! You have successfully installed Android 8.0 Oreo-based AOSP custom ROM on Moto Z Play. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.