How to update Moto Z to official Android 8.0 Oreo? [Download OPL27.76-57]

The first generation Moto Z 2016 Edition is now receiving the official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update. It also features the latest March 2018 Android Security Patches. Not much is known about the update log as of now, except, it comes with some stability updates and system improvements. The OTA update is currently rolling out in waves in the United States, and some European countries. So download and install the latest OTA update right now.

As the firmware is based on Android 8.0, it features all the Oreo goodies such as Picture-in-Picture, Autofills for passwords and usernames, notification categories, notification snoozing, aggressive Doze mode, and much more. The Oreo update comes with a new firmware build number OPL27.76-57 for the Moto Z 2016 Edition and the OTA  weighs 937 MB. As usual, the security patch level is stepping up to that of December 2017 with this upgrade.

As of now, we have not been able to capture the OTA update. The update is moving in batches over-the-air (OTA) so it might take a while to reach all the devices. However, there are ways to update the Moto Z to Oreo manually. Following we have listed the factory image or full stock firmware file which can be flashed via Fastboot mode.

Moto Z receives official Android 8.0 Oreo

Download Android 8.0 Oreo  for Moto Z 2016

Here is the direct link to the factory images. Download images for Nougat or Oreo. The following factory images should work with all variants except RETCN.

In case you don’t like the Oreo update, you can downgrade using the same method. Just use the following Nougat factory image and follow the instructions.

Moto Z Force received the Oreo update followed by Moto X4 Android One version, that received Android 8.1 Oreo. Soon the Moto G5 and G5 Plus will receive the update.

Also, in general, your device will capture and install the update automatically. You can check it yourself too. Just do the following.

  • Go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates
  • Check for OTA notification for theAndroid Oreo Download
  • If it is available, install the update as per instructions.

How to update Moto Z to Oreo using factory images?


Installation Instructions:

  • Download the factory image for your Motorola device from above and transfer the files to PC.
  • Make sure that you setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC using 15-second installer.
  • Now turn off your device completely and unplug it from your PC.
  • Reboot your Android device in Bootloader mode or Fastboot mode. To do so, press and hold volume down + the power button for a few seconds. Choose Fastboot if such an option is available.
  • Now go to the location where the factory image and OTA are available on your PC. If you are flashing the factory image, then extract the firmware files and open the folder.
  • Open a command prompt or cmd window or terminal in the same folder. Hold shift key on the keyboard and right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here”.
  • Connect your Android to PC and test connectivity by issuing the following command:

fastboot devices

Method: You can manually flash each and every file in the extracted firmware folder by issuing the following commands. Each string is a firmware file. So make sure you have flash each and every file.

Note: that you type the exact name with its proper extension. You can also use keyword- fastboot. Count the number of sparsechunk files and flash each one.


fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.10
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.11
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.12
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.13
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.14
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.15
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.16
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.17
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot reboot

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