Download Motorola G5 and G5 Plus Oreo 8.1 Stock Firmware

Motorola released Oreo Update For G5 and G5 plus devices. As you know, Moto Near Stock Android OS is excellent to compare with other Custom Skin OS. In some situation, you can’t update your device using OTA method; In those situations, you can use either Internal memory method. The internal method can be used if you have a Stock Android OS. Say, You already have Official Nougat version. RSD Lite method is a force flash method. It can be used if you have a Custom OS or bricked device. The bricked device should be Software OS level. If you can’t boot into fastboot mode, you can’t flash or unlock Bootloader.
Moto G5 with Hanging Plant Background

Oreo 8.1 Firmware Flash- Motorola G5 and G5 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 straightforward;

checking for software update android

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

  • Tap on “Software Update”

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

Manual Method (XT1684 (Single SIM), XT1685 (Dual SIM), XT1687 (USA), XT1686 (India))


  • 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.

Using Internal OTA Method

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

  • Download Motorola G5 / Motorola G5 Plus firmware, Rename it to 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.
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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.

RSD Lite Method

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Following RSD Lite Method required Unlocked Bootloader. Follow the below steps to unlock Bootloader.

Moto G5 Plus 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 G5 Plus Fastboot Mode Warning Screen


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

  • Now, connect the Moto G5/G5 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 device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your Moto G5/G5 Plus. 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 complete, you will get 20 Digit to unlock key in your email. Now type the following command to unlock bootloader in 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 and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled them self after the boot.
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Flash Firmware

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 steps one by one carefully.

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 constantly 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 in your PC.
  • Download Firmware From below links, For Motorola G5 and G5 Plus Official Firmware.
  • Connect Your Mobile With the PC Using USB Cable.

Moto G5 Plus Fastboot Mode



  • Switch off Your Mobile and Enter into Fastboot Mode->Press and Hold Volume Down+ Power Button.

Moto G5 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 in 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.
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Password AutoFill

  • Your stored Passwords can be filled in respective Apps and Website. 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 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 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 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. Don’t download any third party apps; sometimes it may trigger the updates process. 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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