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Moto G5S and G5S Plus gets October 2018 Security Update based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Motorola released official Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update for the Moto G5S and G5S Plus under the stable channel for all the variants starting last month. Same goes for Moto G5 and G5 Plus as well. However, not all the Moto G5 variants have received the update just yet. Starting today, the manufacturer is rolling out the next OTA update with October 2018 Android Security Patch fot the stunning Android 8.1 Oreo firmware.

The last OTA update that Moto G5S (Plus) devices received was based on August 2018 Security Patch (8.1 Oreo). Motorola posted the October 2018 maintenance release notes (for Moto G5S and for Moto G5S Plus) today. However, there is no specific date as to when the OTA update will roll out. It may take take a week or a month depending on the future projects of the manufacturer. Other devices may soon receive this October patch over-the-air.

Currently, Motorola is working on Android 9.0 Pie for some of its latest devices via soak test. So in order to participate, and update your Moto G to Android 9.0 Pie Beta you will need to sign up for Motorola Feedback Network (Soak Test).

How to download Moto G5S and G5S Plus October 2018 OTA update (Android 8.1 Oreo)?

As a users you can capture OTA update yourself. Once the OTA update is live for Moto G5S Plus phones you can go through the following steps to capture the latest OTA update from different regions and share the download links.

  • Make sure your Moto G5S (Plus) runs Android 8.1 Oreo (August Patch).
  • Go to Settings app in the apps drawer.
  • Select “System”.
  • Choose “System updates”.
  • If the October update is live in your region, you will see a “download” option.
  • Select “Download”.
  • After the software is downloaded, select “Install”.

Once done, reboot phone to system.

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