Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5 via Pixel Experience ROM

In this guide we have mentioned the complete process to install Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5. Android 8.1 Oreo is currently the latest version of Android, that is being seeded to Google owned Nexus and Pixel phones so far. Still it is great to see latest version of Android can also be ported to a non Nexus device like Moto G5. Credit goes to developer “govind1233” at XDA for porting the Android 8.1 firmware to Moto G5. The ROM is available via Pixel Experience, that lets you enjoy the pure stock Android experience with Pixel phone like looks on your Moto G5.

The Pixel Experience ROM for Moto G5 brings goodies of Android 8.1 Oreo on the device you’ll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings. The ROM development is still in progress and major features are working fine, but if you are getting impatient to see Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto G5 then go ahead and follow the install process below.

The Android 8.1 Oreo for Moto G5 also brings latest popular Oreo features including the picture-in-picture mode, integrated doze mode, notification channels and a lot more. In this detailed tutorial we have mentioned each and every step to download and install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on Moto G5.

Working features:

  • Wifi
  • RIL
  • Camera
  • Mobile data
  • VoLTE
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth
  • FMRadio
  • Lights
  • Sound / vibration
  • Facelock
  • Safetyne

Download install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM for Moto G5

Some pre-requisites before you begin:

Your device battery should be in good health (70%) to avoid the shutting down while in flashing process.

A TWRP custom recovery must be installed on your device, if you haven’t then follow this guide to install it.

Create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete System with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.

Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Motorola USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].

Process to install Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on Moto G5

Download the ROM file from end of post.

Turn off your device and boot into TWRP recovery. To do so, Turn off your device completely, now press volume down + power button at the same time for 3 second, now choose Recovery from the options and press volume up.

Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on your Moto G5 via TWRP recovery.

Solution to a failed boot issue.

Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]

That’s it! If you have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo ROM on your Moto G5, give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.

Downloads section:

Download Android 8.1 Oreo ROM for Moto G5. Download

Now transfer the file on your device storage.

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