Moto Z owners can now get Android P Developer Preview on their device, unofficially though. Recognized XDA contributor efanoabdi has modified the Android P DP1 system image of Google Pixel XL (marlin) for Moto Z. Interested users can install the ROM on their Moto Z and enjoy some of the features of upcoming Android 9.0, thanks to Project Treble.

For your information, first Android P Developer Preview was released two months back for Google Pixel series devices. There will be 5 Developer Preview versions for Android P and the stable build will be released in Q3 of this year. There is no information whether the Moto Z will get official Android P update, but you can expect custom ROM like Lineage OS.


Get Android P on Moto Z

Comes to the ported Android P Developer Preview for Moto Z, the developer has tested the ROM on Moto Z running LineageOS 15.1. Most aspects of the ROM are working as expected, except second SIM, Flashlight toggle and Encryption.

If you have knowledge on Android OS, TWRP and root, then you can install the ported Android P DP1 right on Moto Z. Below is how to flash the ROM on your device. Users should have root access and TWRP installed on their Moto Z to flash this build.

Note: The ROM is not stable to be used as a daily driver. It includes several bugs, so do not install this build on your primary phone.


1. Download the latest build from development page

2. Unzip the download zip file and transfer the content to your phone’s internal storage.

3. Boot your device into TWRP and flash the system.img and boot.img (using “Install Image” in TWRP)

4. Now, flash the

5. Finally, select Reboot in TWRP and reboot the system.

Before flashing the ROM, create a Nandroid backup in TWRP. Also, ensure at least 50% battery charge remaining on the phone. (Source: 1, 2)

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