TechDroider: Moto-G5-Plus

Unofficial Lineage OS 15 based on Android Oreo is now available for the Moto G5 Plus

You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your Moto G5 Plus Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a Moto G5 Plus owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "Vache" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the Moto G5 Plus. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.).

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Moto G5 Plus Potter. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

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Download LineageOS 15 for Moto G5 Plus Potter

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Moto G5 Plus gets August Security Patch in Brazil


Moto G5 Plus is now getting a new software update in the Brazil with Security Patches, bug fixes and Stability improvement.

This new update brings August 2017 Security patch and stability improvements fixes. This update comes with build no. NPNS25.137-33-11. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.1, which is already available for Moto Z Smartphones.


The update is already rolling out to the users of the Moto G5 Plus in the Brazil. If you did not receive the update wait for a few days or you can check it manually by going to Settings - About Phone - Software Updates.

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.
Moto G5 Plus gets August Security Patch in Brazil
Thanks Dinnayra Silva

Moto G5 Plus is now getting May 2017 Security Patch in the US, OTA Download

Moto G5 Plus is now getting May 2017 Security Patch in the US, OTA Download
Moto G5 Plus is now getting a new software update in the US with Security Patches, bug fixes and Stability improvement. 


This new update brings May 2017 Security patch and stability improvements fixes. This update comes with build no. NPNS25.137-35-5 and weighs in at around 50MB. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.1, which is already available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices.


The update is already rolling out to the users of the Moto G5 Plus in the US. If you did not receive the update wait for a few days or you can install it manually by downloading the OTA Zip captured by XDA member. Note that the OTA file is only for the US Models of the Moto G5 Plus. (Don't get spun by other misleading Articles.)

Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

OTA Link (By redbeard1083) | Motorola 

Motorola rolls out May 2017 Android Security patch for the Moto G5 Plus

Motorola rolls out May 2017 Android Security patch for the Moto G5 Plus
Just a few days ago we reported that the Moto G4 and Moto G5 Smartphones are Vulnerable to Root Shell Attacks, which can be avoided after installing May's Security Update.

However, Motorola is pushing May 2017 security update for the Moto G5 Plus in India, that apparently solves the problem. Motorola also suggests users update the device as soon as they receive the upgrade.


The update only contains May 2017 security patch, and it doesn't bring any new features whatsoever. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.1, which is already available for few Moto devices.

The update is already rolling out to the users of  Moto G5 Plus in India. If you did not receive the update wait for few days or try checking for it manually by heading over to system updates section in the Settings app. Make sure you've at least 50 percent juice left on your phone before updating it.

Source: Motorola | Thanks Harshith!

Security update for Moto G5 Plus also Improves Audio During a Video capture

Security update for Moto G5 Plus also Improves Audio During a Video capture
Moto G5 Plus is now getting a new software update in India with Security Patches, bug fixes and Stability improvement. The update also Improves Audio During a Video capture.

This new update contains March, 2017 Security patch, it fixes Audio Noise during Video capture and imroves data traffic. This update comes with build no. NPN25-137-67. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Nougat 7.1.2, which is already available for Google's Pixel and Nexus devices. 



Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

You can now buy Official Moto G5 Plus Cover in Canada

You can now grab the Official Motorola cases and flip cover for the Moto G5 Plus in Canada. The Silicone Cover is available in Gunmetal, Red and Blue colors, while the Touch Flip Cover is available in Smoke Black. 


The Silicone Cover can be purchased at 19.49 Canadian Dollar, while the Touch Flip Cover is available at 29.49 Canadian Dollar. You can grab the cases from Mobilefun.

Moto G5 Plus Blue Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Red Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Gunmetal Silicone Cover Link

Moto G5 Plus Touch Flip Cover Link

You can check out our Unboxing video of Touch Flip Cover for the Moto G5 (non-plus) which is available in India via Amazon.


(Update) Several Verizon Moto G5 Plus Users are Complaining that they Can't Call 911 Due to Software Bug

Several Verizon Moto G5 Plus Users are Complaining that they Can't Call 911 Due to Software Bug

There's no fact denying that the Motorola Moto G5 Plus is the best budget smartphone under $300 price bracket. It has a great camera for the asking price, excellent build, powerful hardware, and stock Android, which loved by everyone. 

However, users of Verizon Moto G5 Plus are complaining a weird bug in the software of the phone as it is not allowing them to call emergency number 911. 



When some user tried to contact Verizon, they replied him that it's a software bug and can be fixed with an update, but they did not mention any timeline for the update, which is annoying. 

Several users are complaining the issue on Reddit, but Motorola is yet to respond them. Nevertheless, it's a critical bug that needs to be addressed by the company at the earliest. 


I really loved​ the phone at first but discovered just two weeks in that there is a Motorola software but which appears on Verizon network when using their G4 LTE network which prevents you from calling 911. I received the phone on Apr 2, 2017 and on Apr 16 I discovered that 911 calls couldn't be​ made. Luckily I was only calling only to report suspicious activity at a business and not a personal crime because calls would not go through. - Amazon user


Needed to call an ambulance today, dialed 911. Immediate disconnect. Disabled bluetooth, restarted phone, did all the raindances. Remember, I'm in a situation where I need paramedics so this is a little insane. - Reddit user


Update:

Motorola will be issuing a fix for this issue within the next week, until this software update arrives, Moto G5 Plus users on Verizon should head into Settings > More > Wireless & networks > Cellular networks and ensure that “Enhanced 4G LTE Mode” is turned off. 

Motorola Pushes the Kernel Sources of Moto G5 Plus to Github

Motorola Pushes the Kernel Sources of Moto G5 Plus to Github
After delaying for more than one and half month, Motorola finally released the kernel source of its budget-friendly Moto G5 Plus, allowing developers to start the development of custom ROMs for the device. 

Motorola usually releases the kernel sources in just two weeks of the phone's launch, but this time around, the Lenovo-owned company took a little bit more time than the usual. Nevertheless, the company has released the code and developers can start working. 



The kernel sources are available in the tar.gz file extension and also in the form of a .zip file. If you're interested in developing a custom ROM for Moto G5 Plus, the go ahead to Github and download the kernel sources and set it up in the Android Kitchen. 

The Moto G5 Plus is the latest budget smartphone from the company packing decent specifications such as the Snapdragon 625 SoC, 3GB/4GB of RAM, 16/32GB of native storage, 3000mAh battery, Android Nougat, and a 5.2-inch FHD screen. 

You Can Now Pre-Order The Moto G5 Plus From Carphone Warehouse

You Can Now Pre-Order The Moto G5 Plus From Carphone Warehouse

Motorola’s all-new smartphone can now be pre-ordered from Carphone Warehouse in the UK, in case you’re interested in getting one. The Moto G5 Plus is available in Lunar Grey and Fine Gold color options, both of which come with 32GB of internal storage.

You get a Sim-free form for £249.99. Alternatively you can also grab the device on two-year operator contract that costs £18.99 per month and £0.00 upfront cost. The e-commerce platform claims to deliver the Product by 04 April 2017.



The Moto G5 Plus packs in a 5.2-inch IPS FHD display. Inside, we get a now ageing Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. You get a microSD card slot that accepts cards of up to 128GB in capacity. Coming to the Camera, the handset features an 12MP camera on the back and a 5MP unit up front. The Device carries a 3000mAh Non-Removable battery.

Pre-order the Moto G5 Plus (UK): Carphone Warehouse

Motorola Announces Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus for Argentina

Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 is now Official in Argentina


Motorola has launched it's 2017 budget Moto Gs in Argentina. The Smartphones are now available for purchase at Motorola's Argentina website.

The Moto G5 Plus which costs $7.999 is available at $6.999 Argentine peso (including 13% discount launch offer). Specs wise, the G5 Plus features a 5.2 Full HD display (1080p), 12MP Dual Autofocus Pixels camera, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging.



The Moto G5 (or Moto G 5th gen) sports a 5" Full HD display (1080p), 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, 2800mAh removable battery, Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging. The company haven't announced pricing details of the Moto G5 (non-plus) variant.

Grab the Moto G5 Plus at $6.999 Argentine peso

Grab the new Moto G5 Plus Launcher and Time-Weather-Battery Widget here [APK Download]


Recently launched Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus comes with a new Pixel-like launcher. On the surface, the Moto G5 Launcher looks nearly identical to the Pixel Launcher, however you get a transparent app drawer design with the Moto G5 launcher. 

Thanks to XDA developer "Junior Passos" and Google Plus user "Angelo Aurich", You can now Download and Install the latest Moto G5 launcher and circle clock widget on your device. The launcher and widget is working perfectly on my Moto Z Play running Android 7.0 Nougat. Download the below package, then install the APK file through a file manager.



Download

Moto G5 Launcher: Direct Download (Junior Passos XDA)

[Update] Moto G5 Time-Weather and Battery Widget: Download (Angelo Aurich G+)

Moto G5 Plus gets new update; Improves Audio During a Video capture



Motorola's recently released Moto G5 Plus is now receiving it's very first software update in Brazil.

According to the changelogs, the software updates will Improve Audio Quality of the device during a Video capture, includes Stability improvement and bug fixes. The update shows the new build number as NPN25.137-33 and weighs around  280.7MB. 


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings > About Phone > Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Thanks Leonardo Vinicius

Moto G5 Plus is now Official in India with a Starting Price of ₹14,999



Motorola has finally launched it's budget Smartphone Moto G5 Plus in India. The Smartphone will go on sale on Flipkart on starting Today from 23:59 midnight onwards.

Moto G5 Plus comes in two variants, 3GB/16GB which is priced at 14,999 and 4GB/32GB priced at 16,999. The device packs in a 5.2-inch IPS FHD display. Inside, we get a now ageing Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset. You get a microSD card slot that accepts cards of up to 128GB in capacity.



Coming to the Camera, the handset features an 12MP camera on the back and a 5MP unit up front. The Device carries a 3000mAh Non-Removable battery. 

Check out our Unboxing of the Moto G5 Plus (Brasil variant)-



Moto G5 Plus Camera Review-




Motorola Moto G5 will be a Flipkart exclusive in India

Motorola Moto G5 will be a Flipkart exclusive in India


This is some breaking news coming in! The new Motorola Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 will be a Flipkart Exclusive in India. Expected to be launched next Wednesday, the new Moto G5s are the newest addition to the Motorola portfolio.

Motorola India has just tweeted about it being a FlipKart Exclusive. The new Moto G5 series will be released on 15th March at 12:15PM.



The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus is expected to be priced around ₹13,999 and ₹15,999 in India respectively. 

Full Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Specs!

Here's what's new in the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are now official, both of the devices comes with beautiful metal-body design, competitive specs and a bunch of new features.

The Moto G5 (or Moto G 5th gen) sports a 5" Full HD display (1080p), 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera, 2800mAh removable battery, Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging.




The Moto G5 Plus is the exact same phone as the Moto G5 in terms of design, Specs wise, the G5 Plus features a 5.2 Full HD display (1080p), 12MP Dual Autofocus Pixels camera, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 2/3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging.




The latest videos from Motorola shows "what has been added to the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus", Check them out:-





Moto G5 Unboxed: "Motorola" is back

Moto G5 Unboxed: Motorola is back


Last month at MWC, Lenovo revealed the 2017 Motorola Moto G Series including Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5. The G5 Plus being 5.2" Smartphone while the Moto G5 is a 5" Smartphone with low end features.

The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus is going to be launched next week in Brazil and Mexico, while the Indian launch is set for 15th of March. The Smartphone finally gets its first unboxing video revealing that Moto by Lenovo "Motorola" brand is back! Lenovo has used Motorola branding several times on the box.




Via: Motorola-fans

The "Really Blue" Moto G5 looks Stunning

The Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5 are now official, both of the devices comes with beautiful metal-body design and competitive specs.

Officially, you get only two color options with the Moto G5 family i.e. Lunar Gray or Fine Gold. But, it seems that there's a Limited Edition "Really Blue" Moto G5 out there!

Shared by Roland Quandt, here is the Moto G5 in "Sapphire Blue" color: 


The "Really Blue" Moto G5 looks Stunning


The "Really Blue" Moto G5 looks Stunning

The "Really Blue" Moto G5 looks Stunning

The "Really Blue" Moto G5 looks Stunning

According to Roland, this is the pre-production unit. We have no information when and if it will come out or not!

Would you buy the "Really Blue" Limited Edition Moto G5, if it ever comes? 

Moto G5 vs. Moto G4 Play: 5 key differences

Moto and Lenovo has unveiled a new Moto G family at MWC, a family that includes two 5th Generation Moto G(s), the Moto G5, and Moto G5 Plus.


The Moto G5 shares quite similar specs with the Moto G4 Play, with few upgrades and design changes, In this article we will talk about Key differences that you will find in the Moto G5 and the Moto G4 Play-



  • The Moto G5 comes with a 1080 x 1920 display, 441 ppi pixel density, while the Moto G4 Play features 1280 x 720 resolution with 294 ppi pixel density.
  • The Moto G5 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, 1.1-micron pixels, and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, the Moto G4 Play comes with a 5-megapixel front and 8-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.2 aperture and LED flash. 

Moto G5 vs. Moto G4 Play: 5 key differences

  • The all metal body Moto G5 comes with Fine Gold and Lunar Grey color option, while with the plastic, the Moto G4 Play comes with White and Black color option.
  • The Moto G5 features fingerprint sensor for additional security, it can also be used as navigation keys, while the Moto G4 Play doesn't feature a fingerprint sensor.


  • The Moto G5 comes with Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core chipset, 32GB Storage, while you get a  Quad-Core Snapdragon 410, 16GB ROM with the Moto G4 Play. 

What's your pick? Moto G5 or Moto G4 Play? Share your thoughts in the comment below!

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus: 3 Major Differences

Moto G5 Plus vs. Moto G4 Plus: 3 Major Differences


Moto and Lenovo has unveiled a new Moto G family at MWC, a family that includes two 5th Generation Moto G(s), the Moto G5, and Moto G5 Plus.


The Moto G5 Plus is a huge upgrade over the Moto G4 Plus in terms of Specifications and design changes, In this article we will talk about Major differences that you will find in the Moto G5 Plus and the Moto G4 Plus-



  • The Moto G5 Plus sports a 2.0GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor paired with 3GB/4GB RAM/32GB ROM, while the Moto G4 Plus features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB memory options.
  • The Moto G5 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel camera on the rear with dual autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash, the Moto G4 Plus comes with a 5-megapixel front, f/2.2 wide-angle and 16-megapixel camera on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, laser and phase detect autofocus.
  • The all metal body Moto G5 comes with Fine Gold and Lunar Grey color option, while with the plastic build, the Moto G4 Plus comes with White and Black color option. The G5 Plus has a complete revamp design.

What's your pick? Moto G5 Plus or Moto G4 Plus? Share your thoughts in the comment below!

Motorola Announces the 2017 Moto Gs With Aluminium Body, New Fingerprint sensor



Motorola and Lenovo has unveiled the new Moto G family at MWC. Please welcome in the Moto G5, and Moto G5 Plus with a whole new design and aluminium finish.

The Moto G5 (or Moto G 5th gen) sports a 5" Full HD display (1080p), 5MP front camera with f/2.2, 1.4-micron pixels, 13MP rear camera with f/2.0, 1.1-micron pixels, 2800mAh removable battery, Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor, 2GB/3GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging. This one comes with a removable back and battery.



The Moto G5 Plus is the exact same phone as the Moto G5 in terms of design, Specs wise, the G5 Plus features a 5.2 Full HD display (1080p), 12MP Dual Autofocus Pixels camera, 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor, 2/3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage with SD support and Rapid charging.

The new Fingerprint sensor can be used to navigate, just like Lenovo P2.

Full Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Specs!




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