Motorola is rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update through both stable and beta channel for it’s latest flagships and last year flagships. Last month Motorola’s started registrations for Android Oreo beta testers for Moto Z2 Force and Z Play units and then released Oreo updates for both, now it seems Moto Z2 Play started getting the Oreo update as a soak test in Brazil. The Oreo soak test for Moto Z2 Play arrives as build OPN27.74 which you can see in the screenshots below.
The Oreo soak test also comes with latest December security patch along goodies of Android Oreo OS for Moto Z2 Play. Some of the features you will be able to see on your Moto Z2 Play are Redesigned UI, Autofill, Picture In Picture mode, improved Battery Life and more. The stable build will probably be released by end of 2018 January.
Update Android 8.0 Oreo OPN27.74 soak test on Moto Z2 Play
Before you begin:
Your device should be charged minimum 60% to avoid shut down during the process.
Latest USB drivers for Motorola should be installed on PC. Here
Set up adb and fastboot drivers. Follow this quick guide
Process to install Android 8.0 Oreo OPN27.74 on Moto Z2 Play
Download the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA for Moto Z2 Play and transfer the downloaded zip file in a specific folder.
Open the same folder press Shift+Right Click on any empty area in the folder then choose ‘Open command window here’.
Now connect your device to PC.
Type the following command to reboot your device into recovery mode
adb reboot recovery
Once in recovery mode, select ‘Install from USB’ and then type the following command to start the adb sideload process.
adb sideload filename.zip
The installation process will start and wait for it to complete. Once the process is completed simply type
That’s it! You have now latest Android 8.0 Oreo installed on your Moto Z2 Play.
Also see: If you are facing waiting for device issue follow this guide to fix “Waiting for device” issue in adb/fastboot
That’s it! If this guide helped you please give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.
Download Moto Z2 Play Oreo soak test OPN27.74. (Link will be available soon).
If you have registered with beta program then you will be getting the OTA anytime soon or visit this link to get your self registered for getting the Oreo OTA.
Screenshots source XDA