Motorola had some successful product launches in the past especially when the manufacturer introduced the Moto G5 series. Seeing its success, Motorola added two new phones to the G5 series called Moto G5S and G5S+. Since then, the devices have received Android 8.1 Oreo with regular security patch levels. We have already received December 2018 security patch for the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. Now, the latest February 2019 security patch OTA update based on Android 8.1 Oreo in now available for download in the United States.
The new OTA update features a new firmware build number OPSS28.65-36-9. Soon other variants like retde, retgb, reteu European variants and and retin Asian variants will receive the same. Indian variants will soon follow because South East Asian countries receive the latest OTA update earlier. Moreover, the Moto G5 and G5+ are already running the February 2019 patch level. It features battery optimization, RAM managements, third-party app compatibility, and general bug fixes. So you can expect the same.
Moreover, the Moto G6 and G6 Plus series phones are already running Android 9.0 Pie right now. There are rumors that the beloved Moto G5S series phones may also receive Android Pie. So to be safe, you can sign up for Motorola Feedback Network (Soak Test) and be the first to download the beta firmware whenever it is available. Meanwhile, you can also download the latest OTA update by simply going to settings > system updates > and check for OTA updates. If available, download and install manually.
How to download Moto G5S and G5S Plus February 2019 OTA update?
As a users you can capture OTA update yourself. Once the OTA update is live for Moto G5 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
- 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”.
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).