Download Moto G5S and G5S Plus Oreo 8.1 Stock Firmware (All Variants)

Moto G5S and G5S Plus come with the Nougat version. Moto Released Oreo update for these devices. But, there is no sign of a pie update from Moto. When you want to update your mobile, you can use the Software update option in settings. But sometimes, you can’t update your mobile. If you moved to a different region, you can adjust the zone using the VPN and try the process. Most of the time, It will work. If you have rooted mobile, you may not get the official update. You should download the firmware manually and flash it using TWRP Recovery along with the Magisk. If you flash the firmware only, you will lose root access. Bricked mobiles also can be repaired using this method. First, Try the Internal Memory method. When it fails, move to the fastboot way.
Moto G5S with Feather Background

Android Oreo 8.1 Firmware Flash- Moto G5S/ G5S Plus

Official OTA Method

If you’re going to update a security patch to the current month. Don’t go for the manual method. Try this Automatic method.

The process is straightforward and simple;

checking for software update android

  • Go to your device setting menu and scroll down to the bottom

  • Tap on “Software Update”

  • You may have to refresh the page to start the OTA upgrade process.

Manual Method (XT1792, XT1793, XT1794, XT1795, XT1801, XT1802, XT1803, XT1804, XT1805, XT1806, Retail versions)

Note

  • Check Your Device Mobile No. If you flash Different model number, you will lose some features based on your region.
  • Battery Percentage Above 50.
  • Backup Your Device.

Download Firmware

Moto G5s
G5s Plus

Using Internal Memory Method

This method doesn’t require  PC support, download, and installs within your mobile. It will work only on Stock Oreo firmware installed on your mobile. If you are already using Custom OS, move to the next method.

  • Copy downloaded firmware to your mobile, Rename it to Blur_Version.zip, and copy it to your Internal Root Memory. Copy>> Internal memory. Don’t put in any folder, and Don’t change the name of the file.
  • Now Go to settings >> Apps and Notifications >> Show all apps >> Show system apps.

App Permissions

  • Go to Motorola Update service >> Permissions >> Enable Storage permissions. After enabling this permission. Now update as usual OTA Method.
  • Go to your device setting menu and scroll down to the bottom

  • Tap on “Software Update”

  • You may have to refresh the page to start the OTA upgrade process. Instead of download from Server, this update process will update from your Internal memory.

Using ADB and Fastboot method

This method requires PC support; You can also use this method to use Stock ROM If you are using Custom ROMs.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it on your PC.

Moto G5S Plus Extracted Firmware

  • Copy your downloaded firmware to PC and Extract all the files from the .zip. Copy those files to the folder where you installed ADB and Fastboot.
  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Motorola G5S and G5s Plus mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G5s. If you are detected, type below commands.

Moto Fastboot flash Firmware Commands

 

  • For your comfortable use, I added all the commands in the text Document so that you can easily paste in your Command Prompt. Download Moto firmware flash commands.txt.
  • You don’t have to type every command. Copy all the commands and paste in the command prompt. It will execute the commands one by one.
  • Wait for the process to complete. After the process complete, It will boot into your flashed OS.

RSD Lite Method

This method can be used to flash firmware if you are using Custom ROM or a rooted device like that. You need a PC for this process.  If you already rooted or have Custom OS, your bootloader is unlocked. But if you relocked your bootloader, you should unlock the bootloader. After unlock, Follow the below steps one by one carefully.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Moto G5S Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

Moto G7 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the Moto G5S mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G5S. If you are detected, type below commands.
  • fastboot oem get_unlock_data

Moto Get Unlock Data

  • Hit enter, you will get some unlock data. Copy those codes and remove <bootloader> Prefix from those lines and copy them into one single line.
  • Go to Official Moto Unlock Page. Log in with your moto account and in the Box, Paste those codes and Check the unlock Bootloader Status. If you get, Yes you can unlock, You can request unlock Key from Moto.
  • After the process completes, you will get a 20 Digit to unlock the key in your email. Now type the following command to unlock bootloader on your device.

  • fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE CODE

Moto unlock bootloader command

  • You should type this code two times and Hit enter to unlock your device successfully. After the successful unlock, your device will automatically reboot to the standard OS.

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.
Flash Firmware using RSD Lite

Enabling developer option

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock; you’ll find these options at Settings >>> Developer options. If you didn’t see the developer options on your settings menu, then go to about >>> build number; click on the “Build Number” row for about ten times continuously to activate “Developer Option” on your device.

RSD Lite Installation Page

  • We are using third party software flashing. Download RSD Lite and install this also on your PC.
  • Connect Your Mobile With the PC Using USB Cable.
  • Switch off Your Mobile and Enter into Fastboot Mode->Press and Hold Volume Down+ Power Button.

Moto G6 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

 

  • Release all the keys when you enter into Fastboot mode.
  • Now Launch RSD Lite Select Your Downloaded Firmware Using this “…” The symbol in the RSD Lite.

RSD Lite selecting Firmware

  • It Will Asks For the Unzip Just Select Uncompress.
  • Check With Your Mobile Details.
  • Now go to Your Mobile Press Volume Down Key And Select AP Fastboot. Make Sure that USB Connected Message is Display(Transfer Mode: USB Connected).
  • Now Select the Start in the RSD Lite Wait For the Process to Complete, Your Mobile Will Reboot After the Process Completion.
Check Firmware
  • You can Check the Firmware Details->Settings->About->Version.

Motorola Oreo 8.1 Features

Main Feature

  • Upgrade system from Android Nougat to Oreo Update. There are a lot of features added to Oreo. Here I mentioned some Important features.

Picture in Picture

Android Oreo Picture in Picture feature

  • Like Nougat’s Split screen features, Oreo brings Picture in Picture feature, Means you can view youtube video in a Minimized window, while you are working in Word Apps.

Password AutoFill

  • Your stored Passwords can be filled in respective Apps and Websites. It will work better than some password Managers. You can refer our complete guide on this- Free Native Password Manager.

Snooze Notifications

  • Like Gmail reminders, you can Snooze the notifications for Some time.

Smart Text Selection

  • A lot of new features like Translate within the Selection feature added.

Enhanced File Manager

Oreo File Manager

  • A lot of features added with simple navigation. Now you can view hidden files without third-party apps.

Finger Print Gestures

Finger Print Swipe Gesture

  • You can get a notification panel by Swiping Fingerprint scanner from Top to Bottom.

Customize Individual Apps Installation

Install Unknown Apps Chrome

  • Compare with Unknown Sources; If you download apps from Individual applications like Google Chrome, You can restrict Installation like Third-Party Apps.

Wrap Up

If you are in Stock firmware, Use the Internal Memory method. It is comfortable and safe; You can update like a Regular OTA Update. But if you were already using Custom OS or Rooted devices, You can try RSD Lite Method or Fastboot. Don’t download any third-party apps; sometimes, it may trigger the updates process. There are a lot of new Gestures available in this Update, try them also. In my opinion, Moto near Stock Android is better to compare with some other Custom Skin OS. So try to use this OS instead of a Custom OS. But the decision is your choice…:)

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4 thoughts on “Download Moto G5S and G5S Plus Oreo 8.1 Stock Firmware (All Variants)

  1. Installing the stock rom may fix the camera issue. That shows cant start camera sometimes. I m eagerly waiting for your reply,

    Thankyou~!

    • Try to clear data in camera app instead of flashing full firmware. Or Try Updated Camera app by sideloading method.

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