Finally it seems that Motorola under Lenovo has started rolling out Android Pie update for it’s devices. Earlier today we reported you about Moto Z3 getting Android Pie update from the company. And now Motorola has finally released Android 9.0 Pie official update for Moto G6 lineup. The Android Pie update for Moto G6 Plus is available to download as build PPW29.116-16 and PPW29.116-11, the update not only brings goodies of Android Pie but also addition of new features along January 2019 security patch and much more. In this tutorial we have mentioned the process to download the PPW29.116-16 firmware zip for Moto G6 Plus and also mentioned the process to install it via fastboot. Just keep reading the guide to see more details about the firmware.
Android Pie PPW29.116-16 for Moto G6 Plus, What’s New?
Back in August 2018, Motorola announced to release the Pie update for supported device in fall 2018, then in November roll out begin for Moto One and One Power. Next in the line was Moto Z/G series device, after releasing Pie update for Moto Z3 units, the update is now finally hitting Moto G6 Plus units in Brazil. Moto G6 Plus was released in 2018 with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and now users in Brazil are getting Pie update as an OTA, a user on Reddit has posted an image which claims that there is some update available for a select number of devices.
Moto G6 Plus Android Pie features!
It is needless to mentioned that Android Pie comes with major improvements over Oreo firmware. For change log, Motorola notes that the firmware update will “improve your mobile experience from the new Intuitive Navigation and Recent App”. Once the update is installed don the device it will also bring an improved Do Not Disturb mode, adaptive brightness/battery, simplified volume control, revamped split screen, a revamped settings menu and much more.
Download Android Pie official PPW29.116-16 ROM for Moto G6 Plus
The update is rolling out as we speak but not all devices will get the update at once, it will gradually hit a few devices in a few days or weeks. However you can head to Settings > System > System updates and if check for the system update if available, tap on Download and install to get the update.
If the above process didn’t work for you don’t worry, just continue reading the guide to manually install the Android Pie update via fastboot. Credit goes to an XDA developer “rafikowy” who has captured the firmware and made it available for other users.
How to install Android Pie official PPW29.116-16 OTA on Moto G6 Plus via fastboot
When the fastboot drivers are installed on your device, now transfer the extracted firmware content to the ADB folder where the ADB/Fastboot binaries are present by default it is in C:/ drive (as shown above).
A working USB cable is required.
Your device must be charged upto 60%, to avoid shutdown during the process.
Process to flash the firmware via fastboot commands.
It’s the time to turn off your device completely.
Now hold press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons together until you see fastboot mode on your device.
Connect your device to PC using USB data cable and let the drivers installed completely.
Now press and hold Shift key and right mouse click any empty space in the adb folder and choose ‘Open command window here’ (as shown above).
In the command window type the following commands one after the other to install the firmware via fastboot. Remember to follow the same sequence as listed.
fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.binfastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash system_b system_other.img
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot flash oem_b oem_other.img
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase DDR
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
On reboot, your Moto G6 Plus will be running Android Pie update.
Method 2: Now if you don’t want to play the command game, just download the G6PlusFlashPieOfficial.bat and place it in the same adb folder where the extracted firmware files are present, it contains the same commands as listed above. Just run the script and let the process complete.
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