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The scene in the Android world is seeming busy these days with regular firmware updates flying all around to fix the infamous Blueborne vulnerability. Most of the devices are still running on older security patches. A few devices like Google Nexus and Pixel are updated with the latest security update till now. There are also devices that are being seeded with older August security patch. Moto G5 Plus is one such device. Yes..! August 2017 firmware update for Moto G5 Plus is now rolling across the US. Loaded with a number of device enhancements, the update also brings the August 2017 security update which is quite late than usual.
This update brings the firmware build number NPN25.137-83 for its US variants. It is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Although it brings the August security patch for the Moto G5 Plus, it reportedly doesn’t bring any fix for the Blueborne threat. Now, that’s quite strange. Maybe a newer update might hit soon with the same fix or maybe not. Who knows…!! This is an official update from Moto. So, there might be something in store for Blueborne. The update is rolling as an OTA (over-the-air) update. Gradually it will be available for all devices.
Also, Motorola has announced that soon in the coming days Moto G5 plus will be rolled with Android 8.0 Oreo.
Changelog: August 2017 Firmware Update for Moto G5 Plus
August 2017 firmware update for Moto G5 Plus brings various important enhancements for Moto G5 Plus. But as we mentioned above the update is accompanied by an older August 2017 security patch. Also, there is no mention of any fix for the Blueborne vulnerability. The other device improvements and other updates it brings are,
- Enhancements brought to Emergency calling facilities.
- Regular Bug fixes.
- Stability of the device improved.
- August 2017 security update.
Here is the official update and changelog note from Moto for the August 2017 firmware update for Moto G5 Plus. Have a look.
Download August 2017 firmware update for Moto G5 Plus
The device will automatically catch the OTA update and notify you of the same. It will seek your permission before installing the update. You comply and tap on Install Now.
In another way, you can manually check for the availability of the update. Follow the below steps.
- Go to device Settings > About device > System Updates
- If the update is available, tap the option “I’m In” to download it.
- Next tap on “Install Now” to install the update.
- Your device will reboot after the installation.
Thus, this update for Moto G5 Plus is quite important as it brings so many enhancements and optimizations. Although, being on an older security patch and no fix for Blueborne quite leaves a question mark, but we hope it will soon be answered with a fresh update. Also, keep an eye out for the Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Moto G5 Plus. Stay tuned with AndroidSage for all the latest updates on Moto G5 Plus.