TechDroider: Moto-G5S-Plus

Moto G5s Plus Official Android 8.0 Oreo Update is on Its Way

[Update: Looks Fake (Device Name: Moto GS5 Plus) | Also OP at Moto G5s Plus Brazil Facebook group deleted his post.

Motorola is planning to release the latest Android Oreo update to its Moto G5s Plus Smartphone. The company is sending out notifications regarding the availability of Android 8.0 Oreo update to the Moto G5s Plus users. If you own a Moto G5s Plus in Brazil you should have received the notification with an image revealing Motorola's plan.

"We are happy to tell you that your Moto G5s Plus will receive the Official Android 8.0 Oreo Software update soon. Here are a few tips we have prepared for new version of the software"

Android Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android Nougat, such as faster booting, new Settings and Quick-Settings UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update. Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Moto G5s Plus would also feature the latest May 1st 2018 Security Patch, Stability improvements, and brand new Camera Application.

So, the company is most likely to start Android 8.0 Oreo official rollout for the Moto G5s Plus by the end of this month or early June.

After the rollout of Android Oreo for the Moto G5s Plus, Motorola is expected to release the same for the Moto G5s, Moto G5 Plus, and the Moto G5. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Moto G5s Plus Brazil Group Facebook (Deleted)

Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info

Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
Motorola is now rolling out April 2018 Security Patch for the Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus Smartphones.

The April 2018 security update release notes are also live for both the Moto G5s Plus and Moto G5s. Motorola mentions that the update only includes Android security patches through April 1st, 2018.

We've seen the update coming through Moto G5s in Brazil (RETBR), and Moto G5s Plus in India (RETIN) and Europe (RETEU). The stable build is rolling out as NPPS26.102-49-8 for the Moto G5s, and NPPS26.116-61-8 for the G5s Plus.

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 G5s Plus | Moto G5s

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding April 2018 Security Patch update for the Moto G5s Plus/Moto G5s. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

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Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s April 2018 Security Patch Update Info
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Moto G5s Plus/ Moto G5s 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 G5s 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 G5s 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 G5s Plus March Security Patch Release Info

We haven't seen any sign of the March Security Patch update for the Moto G5s Plus/Moto G5s.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding March Security Patch update for the Moto G5s Plus/Moto G5s. Kindly let us know if we missed anything!


March Security Patch Release Notes for the Moto G5s Plus

INTRODUCTION

Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto g5s 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.

Moto G5s Plus is Getting New Update, No It's not Oreo!

Moto G5s Plus has picked up a new software update that introduces the January 2018 security patch.

If you own a Moto G5s 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 (NPSS26.116-64-2), though there is a mention of "KRACK" Fix. It’s a WiFi vulnerability that breaks WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought Oreo 8.0, which is already available for a few Motorola Smartphones.

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 G5s Plus Picks Up January 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5s Plus Picks Up January 2018 Security Patch
Moto G5s Plus has picked up a new software update that introduces the January 2018 security patch.

If you own a Moto G5s 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 (NPSS26.116-64-2), 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 G5s Plus Receiving December Security Update in India

Moto G5s Plus Receiving December Security Update in India
The Moto G5s Plus just got its latest software update with December 2017 security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto G5s Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for December 1st, 2017 Android security update. The Software brings along Security enhancements, Fixes General Issues, Updates the Camera app, and Optimizes the thermal settings. 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.

Also Read: Here are the Moto G5s Plus January Security Update Release Notes

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.

Cheers Mriganka Kumar

Here are the Moto G5s Plus January Security Update Release Notes

Here are the Moto G5s Plus January Security Update Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of January Security updates onto its devices. We first saw January 2018 release notes show up for the Moto X4 and Moto Z2 Force, but we are now seeing it for the Moto G5s Plus.

According to Google, January Security Patch brings along 40 different patches with some ranging from a “Moderate” severity all the way to “High” severity including Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Motorola mentions that the update brings along fix to address the KRACK vulnerability issue, which affects Wi-Fi networks.


So, the company is most likely to start January 2018 update official rollout for the Moto G5s 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 G5s Plus - Maintenance Release Notes

INTRODUCTION


Motorola is excited to announce a new software update for moto g5s 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 January 1st 2018.
  • Fix for KRACK vulnerability: includes fix to address the KRACK vulnerability issue, which affects Wi-Fi networks.


Android 8.1 Oreo features come to Moto G5s Plus via Pixel Experience [How to install]

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola has already updated it's software support page with the list of its devices that will officially get the update and Yes the Moto G5s Plus is one of them.

Moto G5s Plus can now get a custom version of Android 8.1 Oreo. Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by its developers since Android 8.1 is fresh off the Google labs.

Watch: Android 8.1 New Features!!!

With Android 8.1 Oreo, you'll get new Wallpaper Themes, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Settings.


You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery (64 BIT) in-order to Install the Pixel Experience ROM based on Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5s Plus Sanders. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Note: This procedure is very technical and should be performed by a person with sound knowledge of rooting Android devices. If the step-by-step installation process is not followed properly, there are chances of the smartphone getting bricked or being permanently irreparable. TechDroider cannot be held responsible for any damage or claims from readers if the procedure does not yield the required results or if the smartphone is bricked. Hence, users are advised to proceed with caution.

Also Read: Motorola Moto Phones Android 8.0 Oreo Update Info

How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM on Moto G5s Plus:

Step 1: Download Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on to your Smartphone.

Step 2: Boot to TWRP Mode.

Step 3: Once entering the TWRP settings menu, clear phone's memory (full) by selecting 'Wipe' option. Once done, select 'Swipe to Factory Reset' perform factory reset.

Step 4: Return to TWRP settings and tap 'Install' by the selecting .Zip file in the phone's memory.

Step 5: Come back to TWRP menu setting to approve the installation by tapping 'Swipe to Confirm Flash'

Step 6: Flashing of the custom ROM begins and after few minutes, a message 'Successful' appears on the screen, thus completing installation.

Downloads

Moto G5s Plus Picks Up December Security Patch

Moto G5s Plus has picked up a new software update that introduces the December security patch.

If you own a Moto G5s Plus in Vietnam, Thailand, or Malaysia you should have received the over-the-air update notification for December 1st, 2017 Android security update. That’s all that is detailed in the new software version (NPS26.116-61), though there is a mention of the new Camera update included.


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.

Motorola rolls out October Security patch for Moto G5s Plus

Motorola rolls out October Security patch for Moto G5s Plus
The Moto G5s Plus is now getting the latest October Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Moto G5s Plus in India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for October Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity 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 October Android security update for the Moto G5s Plus comes with build no. NPSS26.116-26-4. 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. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Root and Install TWRP recovery on Moto G5s Plus

Root and Install TWRP recovery on Moto G5s Plus
You can now Root and Install TWRP on the recently announced Moto G5s Plus Smartphone. It's very simple to Root your Moto G5s Plus after Installing TWRP. You can gain Root access either of Magisk or SuperSU.

Installing TWRP also gives you access to Install Custom Roms and Mods (Including LineageOS, AOSP, and Other Popular Roms). You can also update your device to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo by Installing LineageOS 15 when it becomes available.


The below Guide will help you Installing TWRP and Rooting your Moto G5s Plus with codename Sanders. Note that, You'll first need to Unlock Bootloader by following the Official Guide from Motorola.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Motorola Moto G5s Plus:

Step 1. Download TWRP recovery from below .

Step 2. Go into bootloader mode (power off and hold power+vol down and release)

Step 3. Connect the phone to your PC

Step 4. Install Adb and Fastboot into your PC

Step 5. From CMD or Terminal go into your the download folder and execute:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Step 6. After that, Execute -

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

(Rename the recovery image name to twrp.img)


How to Root 
Motorola Moto G5s Plus-

Step 1. Download Superuser or Magisk zip from below.

Step 2. Go to recovery by First going to fastboot and choosing recovery by first pressing down volume then up volume buttons.

Step 3. Select Install zip from Sdcard and select Superuser zip, you downloaded in Step 1.

Step 4. Reboot your Phone.

Downloads


TWRP: Download Here (Thanks to GeneticEnginer)

SuperSu ZIP: Download Here

Magisk: Download Here

Moto G5s Plus Camera updated with Depth Adjustment Bar

Moto G5s Plus Camera updated with In-Camera Depth Adjustment Bar
A little few days ago, we reported that the Moto G5s Plus bought from Amazon India doesn't comes with Live depth Adjustment Bar.

However, Motorola is pushing a new update for the same, that apparently adds the Depth Adjustment Bar. Motorola also suggests users update the Camera application as soon as they receive the upgrade.


The update only adds Live Depth Adjustment Bar, and it doesn't bring any new features whatsoever. Previously, this feature was only available for Review units, which annoyed several users.

The update is already rolling out to the users of Moto G5s Plus from September 7. If you did not receive the update try checking for it manually by heading over to My Apps section in the Play Store.
Moto G5s Plus Camera updated with In-Camera Depth Adjustment Bar

[Update]Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar

Update: Motorola updates Moto G5s Plus Camera with Depth Adjustment Bar

While most of the customers have the Moto G5s Plus in their hands, we have learned that the Moto G5s Plus bought from Amazon India doesn't comes with "Live depth enabler".

Unfortunately, it is almost certain that most of the Unboxing/ Camera Reviews of the Moto G5s Plus that contains it's Camera UI Video is misleading customers, as Motorola provided reviewers a device that comes with "Live depth enabler". This move, mislead not just customers, but taint the work of reviewers and journalists with misleading data that most are not able to verify.

Here are some of the Screenshots of the Moto G5s Plus Unboxing Videos from reputed YouTubers like iGyaan and Geekyranjit. The below Images clearly shows the "Live Depth adjustment bar" Option.

//iGyaan
Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar
Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar

//Geekyranjit
Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar
Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar
Few of the users have also reported "Missing Camera depth adjustment bar" issue at Lenovo Forums.

Hi, I purchased Moto G5s plus on the release date 30th August in India. I am unable to figure out why my phone is not having the depth adjustment bar when the camera is in depth enabled mode as shown in all promotional and review videos. Thanks in advance.
Note: I tried updating the camera app and camera tuner app. Still it is not working. - SurDev_G5S
WHAT??? Are they kidding?
They have showed the adjustment bar in all their promos and even saw this feature in Indian Unit while watching some youtube videos. Can't believe that there is no adjustment bar for depth enabled mode. This is clear case of misguidance.
What shall we do now? Smiley Sad - Saurabhprk
Camera UI of the Moto G5s Plus bought from Amazon India
Moto G5s Plus doesn't actually have the In-Camera Live Depth Adjustment Bar

We are disappointed with Motorola, and hope that they will update their Camera Application with Live Depth Adjustment Bar feature. It is misrepresenting their phone to their customers, and is not the type of behavior that we like to see with devices as otherwise awesome as the Moto G5s Plus.

//Lenovo Forum  //Hatim Mittal

Poll: Are You Going to Buy the Moto G5s Plus

Earlier today at an event, Motorola resurrected the Moto G5 with the Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus - the Special Edition Moto G(s).

It's a good idea to buy a Moto G5s Plus over a smaller Moto G5 Plus and Moto G5s if Camera and Large Display is your primary concern.

The Moto G5s Plus runs Almost Stock Android 7.1.1. The phone's front is dominated by its 5.5-inch FHD display, and its Multi-purpose fingerprint sensor. Other highlight features include a Snapdragon 625 processor, a 13 MP dual rear camera, 4 GB of RAM, and a 3,000 mAh battery.

So we're curious to find out how many of our readers are planning to buy the Moto G5s Plus. In case you're wondering, the smartphone will be sold for Rs. 15,999 at Amazon and Offline Moto Hub.

So, Will you buy the Moto G5s Plus?


Motorola Announces Moto G5s Phones, Sales Start Today

Motorola Announces Moto G5s Phones, Sales Start Today
Motorola has finally launched it's Special Edition Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus in India. The Smartphone will go on sale on Amazon on starting Today from 23:59 midnight onwards.

With the 5.2-inch display and complete metal body, the Moto G5S features Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with 3000mAh battery. Unlike Moto G5S Plus, the Moto G5S has single rear camera with a 16MP Sensor, and 5MP selfie shooter.


The Moto G5S Plus with 13 dual-camera features a 5.5" FHD Display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 4GB RAM and 46GB Internal storage. It has 8MP front facing sensor, and comes with 3000mAh battery.

Both the devices will be available starting today in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold color options. The Moto G5s costs 13,999/- INR, while the Moto G5s Plus costs 15,999/- INR.
Motorola Announces Moto G5s Phones, Sales Start Today
You'll also get Amazon Launch Offers, which includes an Extra Rs. 1000 off on exchanging old moto phone, No Cost EMI, 80% off on Amazon Kindle app, and 50GB JIO Data.
Motorola Announces Moto G5s Phones, Sales Start Today

Steal Deal... Right? Which one would you buy?

Motorola Announces Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus for Brazil

Motorola Announces Moto G5s and Moto G5s Plus for Brasil
Motorola has announced the launch of its new Special Edition Moto G5 family smartphones at São Paulo in Brazil - the Moto G5s and the Moto G5s Plus.

With the 5.2-inch display and complete metal body, the Moto G5S features Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with 3000mAh battery. Unlike Moto G5S Plus, the Moto G5S has single rear camera with a 16MP Sensor, and 5MP selfie shooter.


The Moto G5S Plus with 13 dual-camera features a 5.5" FHD Display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. It has 8MP front facing sensor, and comes with 3000mAh battery.

Both the devices are now available in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold color options. The Moto G5S is priced at around R$ 1.099, while the Moto G5S Plus would cost R$ 1.499.

It seems that Motorola and Lenovo are saving the Moto X4 for IFA...

Moto G5S Plus Launches August 29 in India

The Special Edition Moto G5S Plus is on its way to the interested parties in India. According to the Amazon listing, Motorola plans to unveil this Smartphone on August 29 at 12PM. The Listing also suggest that the device will be available exclusively on Amazon India.

The Moto G5S Plus with 13 dual-camera features a 5.5" FHD Display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. It has 8MP front facing sensor, and comes with 3000mAh battery.


The Smaller brother Moto G5S features Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, 5.2-inch display and complete metal body. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with 3000mAh battery. Unlike Moto G5S Plus, the Moto G5S has single rear camera with a 16MP Sensor, and 5MP selfie shooter. There's no information regarding the launch of Moto G5S in India.

The device will be available in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold color options. Motorola is expected to reveal the pricing details of the devices during the event. The Techdroider team will be there covering things live as they happen, so make sure to stay tuned for all the latest news in tech.

Special Edition Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus goes official

Motorola has finally announced the Special Edition Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. Both the devices will be available starting September, 2017.

With the 5.2-inch display and complete metal body, the Moto G5S features Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and comes with 3000mAh battery. Unlike Moto G5S Plus, the Moto G5S has single rear camera with a 16MP Sensor, and 5MP selfie shooter.



The Moto G5S Plus with 13 dual-camera features a 5.5" FHD Display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal storage. It has 8MP front facing sensor, and comes with 3000mAh battery.

Both the devices will be available starting this month in Lunar Gray and Blush Gold color options. Motorola is expected to reveal the pricing details of both the devices during country specific events. The Moto G5S is priced at around 249 EUR (18900 INR/ 294 USD), while the Moto G5S Plus would cost 299 Euro (22600 INR/ 350 USD). 
Which one would you buy? Comment below!

Here is the Moto G5S Plus in All Three Colors

We all know that Motorola is due to announce three Smartphones including the Moto X4, Moto G5S, and Moto G5S Plus. We have already seen the renders of all these Smartphones, and now Thanks to Evan Blass, we have another set of renders showing off the Moto G5S Plus in all three colors.


As you can see in the below renders, the Moto dimple is coming back and is placed below the rear 12MP dual-camera module. The smartphone will be entirely made of metal, unlike the plastic edges are seen on the Moto G5. It will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage. The front-facing selfie shooter will feature 8 megapixels sensor.

The Moto G5s will boast a 5.2-inch Full HD display, while the Moto G5s Plus will have a 5.5-inch display with dual cameras at the back. Motorola plans to launch both the devices along with the Moto Z2 Force at July 25th event.

We have no idea what colors these are, but According to earlier leaks the Moto G5S Plus with dual-camera and 5.5" display would cost 330 Euro (24900 INR/ 387 USD).

Via: Evan Blass

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus pricing details revealed via new leak

We all know that Motorola is due to announce three Smartphones including the Moto X4, Moto G5S, and Moto G5S Plus. We have already seen the renders of all these Smartphones, and now Thanks to our favorite Roland Quandt, we have possible pricing details of the duo Moto G5S(s).

With the 5.2-inch display and complete metal body, the Moto G5S will be priced exactly at 300 Euro (22600 INR/ 350 USD) while the Moto G5S Plus with dual-camera and 5.5" display would cost 330 Euro (24900 INR/ 387 USD). Now, if accurate, this price also means that the Moto G5S will be more expensive phone compared to the Moto G5 Plus


The Moto G5S Plus will feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 with 4GB RAM and 64GB Internal storage. The front-facing selfie shooter will feature 8 megapixels sensor. 

Motorola is expected to launch both the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus within a few months. Would you buy the Moto G5S or Moto G5S Plus at this price?

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