Moto G4 Plus may get official Android Oreo update from Motorola, but the release date is not yet announced. However, you can upgrade your Moto G4 plus to Android 8.1 Oreo unofficially via AOSP (Android Open Source project) custom ROM. If you have installed custom recovery (TWRP) and would like to try the latest Android release on it, then read on to know how to install Android 8.1 Oreo AOSP custom ROM on it.

Android 8.1 Oreo based AOSP ROM offers pure stock experience to Moto G4 Plus users. Latest Oreo offers Picture-in-Picture mode (PIP), notification dots, Adaptive icons, Keyboard navigation, Background limits, Auto-fill passwords and much more. If you are excited to test out all the new features right now, ten this custom ROM may be a right choice.



Upgrade Moto G4 Plus to Android 8.1 Oreo Unofficially

The Android 8.1 Oreo based AOSP ROM is an initial release, but most aspects of the ROM are working as expected, except for those mentioned in not working list. However, since it is custom ROM you might experience several bugs while using it.

What’s not working?

Flashlight and Chop Chop gesture
Camera works after the first reboot.
Rear camera video recording is broken ( Footej and Open camera app works)

Also Read: How to unbrick Moto G4/Moto G4 Plus by restoring stock firmware

As you all know, installing a custom ROM requires unlocked bootloader and latest version of TWRP custom recovery installed on the device. If you have not already done it, read this guide.

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo AOSP ROM on Moto G4 Plus

Disclaimer: Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. This is recommended for technically talented users only.

1. Download AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo Custom ROM [here] [development page] and Gapps [here] on to your phone.

2. Boot to TWRP mode (press Volume Down & Power buttons simultaneously after switch off the phone).

3. Once entering the TWRP settings menu, select Wipe > Advanced wipe > and wipe data, cache and dalvik cache, and then perform factory reset.

4. Now, select Install, select the ROM zip from SD card and flash it. Flash GApps zip file as well. Then reboot your phone.

5. After you getting the ‘Successful’ message, reboot your phone.

Set up your new OS and experience Android 8.1 Oreo. Leave your views in the comment section below. (Source – XDA)

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