Download and Install Moto G5 or G5 Plus Android 8.1 Oreo OTA Update

Motorola is now rolling out official Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update for the Moto G5 and G5 Plus. We have already seen the Motorola’s Beta software (soak test) for the Moto G5, G5 Plus and the Moto G5S and G5S Plus earlier this year. Today, the stable build of Android 8.1 is rolling out across the globe in phased manner for all users who are still on the stable channel with previous 7.0 Nougat firmware. So download Moto G5 and G5 Plus 8.1 Oreo OTA update and see how to install.

The new firmware build comes with Android 8.1 based on August 2018 Security Patch. The OTA also features a new software version (build number) OPS28.85-13 for the Moto G5 Plus. Not much is known as to what new features it comes with, but we are sure it incorporates all 8.1 Oreo goodies, new and updated Moto stock apps, bug fixes, and stability improvements.

Here we have the full OTA update for the Moto G5 Plus and the TWRP flashable zip for the Moto G5. We will update the same as soon as new OTA updates are available. We have also listed the installation procedures.

The manufacturer has also started recruiting for the upcoming Android 9.0 Pie Beta via email registration. So you can sign up for Moto’s Soak test based on Android P from here. Also, if your phone is already on the Soak test, register again and soon you will be able to test Android 9.0 Pie for Moto G5 and G5 Plus.

update Moto G5 Plus to official oreo 8.1 ota update

Download Moto G5 and G5 Plus official Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update OPS28.85-13

Moto G5 Plus OTA update:

As for the Moto G5 Plus, we have captured the stable Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update from a device on the stable channel. So your Moto G5 Plus device must be on the latest stock Android Nougat June patch with build number NPNS25.137-92- 14.

Moto G5 update:

As for the Moto G5, here is the latest Oreo build captured for all of the amzin variants. Also, you can still try it on other variants as well. You can either flash it using TWRP or go through the OTA update procedure from below.

How to Update Moto G5 and G5 Plus to official stock Android 8.1 Oreo?

The easiest way is to do an OTA upgrade. Note that this is full update zip. Best part is you will get future OTA updates because it is official and not a soak test.

  • Download the Moto G5 (Plus) zip file from above.
  • Transfer the file to phone’s internal storage.
  • Go to Settings > apps
  • Provide storage permission to Motorola Update Services app.
  • Check for OTA updates from Settings.
  • The package will be automatically detected and system upgraded.

Alternative way is to flash it via TWRP recovery. See the previous soak test tutorials.

update Moto G5 Plus to official oreo 8.1 ota update

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16 responses

  1. Shuvabrata Nandi Avatar
    Shuvabrata Nandi

    G5 Plus OTA download limit exceded on Drive. Could you please upload on MEGA or elsewhere?

  2. Neel Avatar

    Is this the official update pushed my Moto or the final build of soak test?

  3. rammi4 Avatar

    Is this update compatible with indian version of Moto G5 plus?

    1. zero Avatar

      it is working i recently updated and i m in india its working

  4. Trailblazer15 Avatar

    I can’t get my G5 Plus (retus) to upgrade to this. I downloaded the Official Oreo OTA update file. Transferred it to the internal storage (SD card), gave motorola update services storage permissions, checked for updates, and it keeps saying device is up to date. The article should warn that this official ota update does not work with retus.

  5. Adhil Rahman Avatar
    Adhil Rahman

    Cant find oreo ota for amzin devices its only for retail version

  6. Dritan Kureta Avatar
    Dritan Kureta

    I have the reteu (European) version and I did download it but don’t know where exactly (which exact folder) in the phone’s internal memory to put the zip file. Also do I need to extract it to this folder or leave it zipped. I did tried both ways but it doesn’t work for OTA update search because it doesn’t recognize where the file is. Can someone help me with this issue?

  7. Mursil Khatkhatay Avatar
    Mursil Khatkhatay

    No file on drive, please update it

  8. JITHU G Avatar

    What will happen if I upgrade to pie from this?

  9. Wesley Camp Avatar
    Wesley Camp

    If I install the OTA update will I continue to get OTA updates from Motorola or will this break my phone from OTA updates? Also is this work on my US unlocked moto g5+?

  10. John Collis Avatar
    John Collis

    So my current build is NPNS25.137-93-14 so this is not working. Does anyone know of other places to get alternative OTAs?

  11. abdul majid Avatar
    abdul majid

    Can we flash this orio update via sd card? my mobile is stuck at logo and not entering ino system. only fastboot is working

  12. Josh Daetz Avatar
    Josh Daetz

    I have a G5+ with amz software channel. Just tried downloadin and followed the rest of the instructions and it is giving me a software is up to date.
    Security patch update: Aug 1, 2018
    Software Variant: amz
    Build: NPNS25.137-93-18.
    What’s the problem?

  13. mijanto Avatar

    Please help! I’m i Europe(reteu). I have version NPNS25.137-93-14 and phone haven’t recognized the update and i have done everything correctly. I Also tried to update Motorola update services app. Nothing Worked. PLEASE HELP!

  14. Dustin Roads Avatar
    Dustin Roads

    I received the Oreo update today (11/7/18) for my Moto G5 Plus. I bought my phone from Amazon with lockscreen ads (Which Amazon has since removed). My software channel is: amz. Prior to the Oreo update I received the August 2018 security update. The new update works fine.

  15. Ashit Patel Avatar
    Ashit Patel

    hey Can you give full rom file with latest october updaate for moto g5 plus xt1686 indian version?

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