Finally the wait is over, Official Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z 2018 a.k.a Moto Z2 Force is released. It was earlier reported that Android 8.0 Oreo update for Motorola’s flagships is in works. Now it seems that Android 8.0 Oreo roll out for Moto Z family has begun in China. The Stock Oreo update for Moto Z2 Force arrives as build OCX27.138-29 and in this guide you can download and install Stock Oreo OCX27.138-29 for Moto Z2 Force. As we already know that Android 8.1 Oreo update has been around for a while now, but Moto Z2 Force is still getting the Android 8.0, which is a bit disappointment but having something is better then nothing.
The update brings goodies of Android 8.0 Oreo update over Nougat firmware and also installs December 2017 security patch on the device. Android 8.0 Oreo is packed with some great features that you would love to play with, some of the Oreo features in Moto Z2 Force are Redesigned UI, Autofill, Picture In Picture mode, faster loading speed and improved Battery Life and more.
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Download Official Oreo OCX27.138-29 OTA for Moto Z2 Force
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 OCX27.138-29 on Moto Z2 Force
Download the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA for Moto Z2 Force if available 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 Force.
Also see: If you are facing waiting for device issue follow this guide to fix “Waiting for device” issue in adb/fastboot
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