Motorola started Android 9 Pie soak test for Moto G6 (Ali). If everything goes well, the company will start full deployments of the Android 9 Pie update in a few weeks. Android 9.0 Pie soak test OTA zip file for Moto G6 (Ali) is available now. Tech-savvy users can install it if their Moto G6 is running on software version OPSS27.82-87-3 (Android 8.0 Oreo)

We will let you know how to install Android 9 Pie OTA zip file on Moto G6. The Pie update will bring all the new goodies of latest Android version alongside Motorola’s own added features. Gesture-based navigation, Adaptive battery for long battery life, Adaptive brightness, Enhanced security, Refreshed notification, App Actions, App Slices, etc. are some of the best features of Android 9.0 Pie.


how to install Android 9 Pie OTA zip on Moto-G6

Motorola Moto G6 is an entry-level device. It was shipped with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard and it is one of the assured devices to upgrade to Android 9 Pie. Android 9.0 soak test (i.e. beta version of the OS) started for the device that you can download and install manually.

# Motorola Devices upgrade to Android 9 Pie

To install Android 9.0 Pie soak test OTA zip file your Moto G6 should be running on software version OPSS27.82-87-3 (Android 8 Oreo). Check your software version by going to Settings > Scroll down and tap About phone > Find your phone’s Android version.

NOTE: This is an official ROM for Moto 6, which was released during the SOAK testing program and it may contain bugs. Do not install it other than Moto G6 (code-named Ali). It may lead to a hard-bricked device. We strongly NOT recommend this guide for inexperienced users.

Installation Instruction for Android 9 Pie on Moto G6

1. Make sure your device is on the OPSS27.82-87-3 firmware.

2. Download the Android Pie OTA update zip from source [here] or [here]

3. Copy and paste it on your device’s root directory of internal storage.

4. Now, on your phone go to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Show all apps

5. Click on 3 vertical dots menu on the top right corner of the display and then select Show system apps.

6. Now, search for the ‘Motorola Update Services’, app, click it and give storage permission.

7. Return to phone Settings > System updates > Check for update.

8. The latest Android 9.0 Pie update will show up on the phone. Just select it to install.

Once the installation process finishes, your device will boot into Android 9 Pie. Enjoy! (source – XDA)

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