How to Update Moto G6 (Plus) to Android 9.0 Pie

Motorola’s sixth generation G series device has a planned Android 9.0 Pie upgrade sometime next year. However, it seems that the Android 9 Pie OTA update is already available for download and can be manually sideloaded onto the system for some variants. Here we have the Moto G6 Android 9 Pie OTA update zip available for Moto G6 (Ali) variant. Soon the Moto G6 Plus will follow. So stay tuned.

Not much is known about the Android pie firmware as of now, except that it has been tested working on Moto G6 (Ali retail US variant). You may try it on other variants as well. It also features latest security patch level from AOSP and all the Android 9 Pie goodies. The OTA comes with firmware build number 29.1.24.

We already have the Android 8.1 Oreo based on October 2018 patch for the Moto G5S (Plus) and for Moto G5 (Plus). Motorola has also released Android 9.0 Pie for some Android One devices including the Moto X4. We have also seen soak tests for Moto G4 getting 8.1 Oreo. In order to participate in soak test (beta), you will need to sign up for Motorola Feedback Network.

How to Download and Install Android 9 Pie for Motorola G6?

Updated: The first soak test for Moto G6 and Moto G6 Plus are now available for download. However, Motorola has taken down the OTA download links, as of now. We have posted the OTA mirror from AFH (thanks to aaryan1596). As for the official links, copy and paste the URL in browser.

Download Moto G6 Ali Android 9 Pie OTA:

Official Motorola servers link:

Download Moto G6 aljeter Android 9 Pie OTA:

Android 8 Oreo OPSS27.82-87-3 for Moto G6:

We have the full OTA update for the Moto G6 Android 9 Pie. But first, your device needs to be on the previous Android Oreo OPSS27.82-87-3 build. Once done, there is a simple method to manually install Android P OTA onto the device.

Installation instructions:

  • Make sure your device is on the Android 8 Oreo OPSS27.82-87-3 firmware update (download link above) Flash via Fastboot method.
  • Once done, download the Android Pie OTA update zip from above and transfer it to the root of your device’s internal storage (Meaning, do not put it in any any folder. It should be outside all folders.)
  • Now, go to Settings > Apps&notifications > Show all apps.
  • Click on the 3 dots menu on the top right corner of the screen and then select > show system apps.
  • Search for the ‘Motorola Update Services’ app and give it storage permission.
  • Now, got to settings > system updates and check for update.
  • The latest Android 9.0 Pie update will show up.
  • Install normally.

Moreover, if you want to revert back to Android Oreo, that’s not a problem at all. All you need to do is download the full stock firmware (fastboot image) and flash it using the fastboot or download mode. See out previous fastboot flashing methods for Motorola devices by search.

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