TechDroider: Moto-G5-Plus

Moto G5 Plus/ Moto G5 April 2018 Security Patch Update Info

Moto G5 Plus/ Moto G5 April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
Motorola is now rolling out April 2018 Security Patch for the Moto G5 Plus Smartphones.

The April 2018 security update release notes are also live for the Moto G5 Plus. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through April 1st, 2018.

We've seen the update coming through Moto G5 Plus in Europe (RETEU). The stable build is rolling out as NPNS25.137-93-10.

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.

April Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5 Plus

Moto G5 April Security Patch Release Info

We haven't seen any sign of the April 2018 Security Patch update for the Moto G5.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding March Security Patch update for the Moto G5. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Picks Up March 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5 and G5 Plus has picked up a new software update that introduces the March 2018 security patch.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus or it's little brother Moto G5 in India and Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for March 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPNS25.137-92-8).

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. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.



Moto G5 Plus/ Moto G5 March 2018 Security Patch Update Info

It seems that Motorola is gearing up to launch March 2018 Security Patches for the Moto G5s Plus.

The March security update release notes are already live for the Moto G5 Plus. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through March 1st, 2018.

So, the company is most likely to start March 2018 update official rollout for the Moto G5 Plus by the end of this month. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Moto G5 Plus March Security Patch Release Info

We haven't seen any sign of the March Security Patch update for the Moto G5 Plus/Moto G5.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding March Security Patch update for the Moto G5 Plus/Moto G5. Kindly let us know if we missed anything!


March Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5 Plus

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for  moto g5 plus by Motorola. This update brings important security improvements to your phone.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mymotog.

NOTE: All information on your phone will be saved. You cannot downgrade to a previous software version after installing this update.

ENHANCEMENTS

This update introduces changes including the following:
Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches through March 1st 2018.

January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus

January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus
The last time we updated you on the status of the Moto G5 Plus January Security Update, we told you that it is rolling out to the users in Brazil and now Motorola is finally pushing it to Indian users.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPNS25.137-92-4), though there is a mention of "KRACK" Fix. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.

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. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
January 2018 Security Update is now live for the Moto G5 Plus

Cheers Harshith

Moto G5 Plus Picks Up January 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5 Plus has picked up a new software update that introduces the January 2018 security patch.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in Brazil you should have received the over-the-air update notification for January 1st, 2018 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPSS25.137-93-4), though there is a mention of "KRACK" Fix. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse.


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. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
Moto G5 Plus Picks Up January 2018 Security Patch



[Download] Nokia 8's Camera App for Moto G5 Plus

[Download] Nokia 8's Camera App for Moto G5 Plus
Grab Nokia 8's Google Camera Mod with new features for the Motorola Moto G5 Plus!!!

There's no denying that the Nokia 8 comes with very capable Camera Sensor. But what makes the Nokia 8 Camera excel at taking photos is the Camera Application.


The Good News is that you can now install Nokia 8's Camera application (Modded Version) and use the new features on your Motorola G5 Plus.

Developer says that Nokia 8 Camera shoots amazing photographs in HDR Mode. Also it comes with Front White Flash for selfies.

The APK weighs in at around 66MB and can be downloaded from the below link. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download: Nokia 8 Camera for Moto G5 Plus

November Security Update Is Now Live For Moto G5 Plus Owners in South America

November Security Update Is Now Live For Moto G5 Plus Owners in South America
The Moto G5 Plus just got its latest software update with latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in South America you should have received the over-the-air update notification for November 1 Android security update. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


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.
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.
November Security Update Is Now Live For Moto G5 Plus Owners in South America
Thanks Syed Zeeshan


August security patch rolling out to Moto G5 Plus in India

The Moto G5 Plus (retin) is now getting the not-so-latest August Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Moto G5 Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for August Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for phone audio issue.


The update costs in at around 53.9MB and comes with build number NPN25.137-67-5. Note that the device still remains on Android 7.0 Nougat.

August Android security update also resolves tons of issues dated 2017-08-01. The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.


Several Moto G5 Plus users facing WiFi Dropping Issue

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, several users of Moto G5 Plus are complaining a weird bug in the software from the beginning which is causing WiFi problems.

On Lenovo Forums, many users have complained about weak WiFi signal; some have complained about WiFi dropping frequently. Motorola is yet to respond them. Nevertheless, it's an irritating bug that needs to be addressed by the company at the earliest.


Additionally, the Moto G5 Plus being one of the latest Moto G Smartphone is stuck with Android 7.0 Nougat with March Android Security patch. That means, the device hasn't got a single Security Update since March 2017.

We hope the company identifies the issue that is causing this problem and issues a fix at the earliest.

Source: Lenovo Forum

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.

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for Moto G5 Plus Potter

Direct Download: LineageOS 15

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+)

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