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Update Moto X Play to Android 8.0 Oreo with XenonHD [How to install]

Update Moto X Play to Android 8.0 Oreo with XenonHD [How to install]
An unofficial build of XenonHD ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for Motorola's Moto X Play. Although this custom ROM is made available to the public, it is still under testing by its developers.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Redesigned Settings and Quick Settings, Advance App shortcut, PIP (Picture In Picture), Notification Dots, New Emojis and other enhancements.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the XenonHD ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto X Play (LUX). 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.

Known bugs of this Custom ROM includes Broken VoLTE, Camera, NFC, and Randon Reboots.

Also Read: Motorola Moto Phones Android 8.0 Oreo Update Info

How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo XenonHD ROM on Moto X Play:

Step 1: Download XenonHD Android 8.0 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

Android 8.0 XenonHD ROM for Moto X Play (Credits XDA Dev axxx007xxxz)


Moto X Play finally gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in Mexico

Moto X Play finally gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in Mexico
After a long wait, the Moto X Play users are finally getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with the latest Security Patch.

If you own a Moto X Play in the Mexico you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Nougat. Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto X Pure brings Latest Security patch, Duo video calling application, New Icons, and other Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.

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.

Recently Motorola announced the list of devices getting Android 8.0 Oreo and the Moto X Play is not eligible for the update. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play

Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. However, for those who are still waiting for Android Nougat, they want to know when they will get a taste of the new Android dessert. Canadian mobile carrier, Rogers has updated its OS schedule for some of its phones.

According to the list, the Moto X Play running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Rogers will get Android 7.x Nougat on October 31st, 2017.


Recently Motorola started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto X Play in India. Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto X Pure brings Latest Security patch, Duo video calling application, New Icons, and other Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.

The Firmware costs in at around 763.2MB, it comes with build number 26.31.1.en.03. It is also interesting to note Canada is getting the Nougat update early. This means related announcements will be heard in the United States in the coming weeks.

Rogers reveals Android Nougat update coming to Moto X Play
Source: Rogers

Moto X Play finally gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in India

Moto X Play finally gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update in India
After a long wait, the Moto X Play users are finally getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat update with the latest Security Patch.

If you own a Moto X Play in the India you should have received the over-the-air update notification for Nougat. Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto X Pure brings Latest Security patch, Duo video calling application, New Icons, and other Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.


The update costs in at around 763.2MB, it comes with build number 26.31.1.en.03.

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.

Recently Motorola announced the list of devices getting Android 8.0 Oreo and the Moto X Play is not eligible for the update.

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

Forget Nougat, You can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto X Play via Lineage OS 15

Forget Nougat, You can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Moto X Play via Lineage OS 15
Waiting for Android 7.0 Nougat Update for your Moto X Play? Well you can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo on your Moto X Play!

Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 8.0 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.


We all know that Motorola is still due to update the Moto X Play to Android Nougat and Moto X Play won't be getting Android Oreo Update Officially. But you can now Install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Unofficially via Custom ROM. Developer "Innfinite4evr" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo Lineage OS 15 for the Moto X Play. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.), but its still not usable for daily use.

With Android 8.0 Oreo, you'll get new Settings and Notification panel UI, latest features including Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and new emojis.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on Moto X Play Lux. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

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

Screenshots (By Aditya2512)

Download Moto X Play Lux

Direct Download: Lineage OS 15

Android 8.0 Oreo Gapps


Moto X Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA captured and available for download

Moto X Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA captured and available for download
A few days ago, we reported that Motorola has started rolling out September Security Soak Test update with BlueBorne patch for the Moto X Play. Well, if you can't wait for the official OTA, then this recent development might be of interest to you.

A XDA user "XDASNR" has managed to capture all the Moto X Play Soak Test OTA(s), meaning that owners of the Moto X Play can install the update right now if they wish to (link to XDA post at the bottom of the page). But before you do, there are a few things to consider-


XDASNR has stated that this update can only be flashed on Moto X Play Indian variant with build MPDS24.107-70-1-5/5 (Download link). Note that this OTA file is for the Moto X Play, so do not attempt to flash it on other devices.

There are total 5 Soak Test OTA files available for the Moto X Play. The developer states that you need to Install all of them one by one in order to get the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with September Security patch, new icons, and BlueBorne Fix.

The BlueBorne vulnerability was discovered only recently. It’s a Bluetooth vulnerability that leaves Android devices open to a potential takeover by hackers. The vulnerability is also present in Windows, Linux and some iterations of iOS.

We recommend you to wait for the official OTA, as Motorola is about to push the official update.

XDA Link


Moto X Play users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Soak test are now getting another Software update with Blueborne Patch

Moto X Play users on Android 7.1.1 Nougat Soak test are now getting another Software update with Blueborne Patch
Android Oreo is already official and there we've the Moto G4 Play, Moto X Play, and Moto X Pure users who are still waiting for Android Nougat update for their Smartphones. All we know at this point is that, yes, Lenovo is testing Nougat on these phone. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to their customers.

Earlier this month, Motorola started rolling out Soak test of Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Moto X Play with August 1, 2017 Android security patch, Video calling Duo application, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies. 


Then again, there's another update for the Moto X Play users running Android 7.1.1 Nougat Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of NPD26.48-24-1 and weighs in at around 15.6MB.

The update reportedly brings latest September Security patch and Blueborne Fix. The Blueborne vulnerability was discovered only recently. It’s a Bluetooth vulnerability that leaves Android devices open to a potential takeover by hackers. The vulnerability is also present in Windows, Linux and some iterations of iOS. Note that the device still runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat after the update.

Armis Reported that the BlueBorne spread through the air (airborne) and attacks devices via Bluetooth. Armis has also disclosed eight related zero-day vulnerabilities, four of which are classified as critical. BlueBorne allows attackers to take control of devices, access corporate data and networks, penetrate secure “air-gapped” networks, and spread malware laterally to adjacent devices. Armis reported these vulnerabilities to the responsible actors, and is working with them as patches are being identified and released.

September Android security update resolves 30 issues dated 2017-09-01, and 51 issues in the one dated 2017-09-05. Vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical, and Google particularly notes that it provides "Android partners with the flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices."
Moto X Play users on Android 7.1.1 Soak test are now getting another Software update with Blueborne Patch
Assuming the test rolls out smoothly, those of us not in the test could see the update within a week or two. Once Motorola announces an official rollout of the update for all, we shall let you know. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Via: Kumeipark (XDA)


Moto X Play starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Soak test) Update

Moto X Play starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Soak test) Update
Android 8.0 Oreo is now official and is already available for a few devices and there we've the Moto X Play users who are still waiting for Android Nougat update for their Smartphones.

Well, if you are a Moto X Play owner, then this report might be of interest to you. Motorola has started pushing the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for the Moto X Play Soak test users.


The update comes with latest August 2017 Security patch, New System icons, Duo Video calling application and other Android 7.1.1 goodies. The build number after the update is NPD26.48-24.

For now, the update is reportedly rolling out in phases for selected Moto X Play users. This means that the Android 7.1.1 Nougat won't be coming to all devices at once, but selected users enrolled in MFN will get the update for testing purpose.
There's no information when Motorola will start rolling out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat to public. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
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Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play Enthusiasts are Still Waiting for their Android Nougat Update

Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play Enthusiasts are Still Waiting for their Android Nougat Update
Android O is almost ready for an official release and there we've the Motorola users who are still waiting for Android Nougat update for their Smartphones.

Google released Nougat almost an entire year ago, and few of the Motorola Smartphones including the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play are still without it. 

Back in October 2016, Motorola did confirmed that Most of the Motorola Smartphones including those three will get Android Nougat and it's almost Mid of August (2017) and the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play still remains on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a dated security patch level.


All we know at this point is that, yes, Lenovo is testing Nougat on these phone. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to thier customers.

The Droid Maxx 2 is also eligible for Android Nougat update but there is no word on it till date. 

Chances for this category of Motorola customers to receive "Android 7.0" update are slim to none however, due to the fact that the company is currently dedicating its time and resources towards sending out the Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the premier devices of the moment. It won't come as a surprise if the Moto X Play, Moto X Pure Edition, and Moto G4 Play gets the latest version Android 7.1.1 and not the Android 7.0.

That said, it's time for Lenovo and Motorola to release the most awaited Android Nougat update for these Smartphones. If delayed more the users will eventually choose another brand or will end up Installing a custom firmware to update their devices.

Moto X Play Android 7.0 Nougat update might be just around the corner

Moto X Play Android 7.0 Nougat update might be just around the corner
Back in June, Motorola gave an official confirmation on its MotoITA Facebook page that Nougat update will reach the Moto X Force within few days, Moto X Style in a couple of weeks, and the Moto X Play in Mid-July.


There was a little delay but Motorola kept its promise and is still one of the fastest when it comes to updating its devices! The company has already updated the Moto X Force and has started rolling out the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto X Style. But, what about the Moto X Play?

Well, company’s official Facebook handle now confirms that the Moto X Play will get Android 7.0 Nougat immediately after the completion of Nougat roll-out for the Moto X Style. That means, the Android 7.0 Nougat for the Moto X Play is just around the corner.
Moto X Play Android 7.0 Nougat update might be just around the corner
Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Moto devices features latest Security Patch, Video calling Duo application, New Moto Actions and all the usual Nougat goodies like quick settings customization, split-screen apps, and improved Doze Mode.

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

[Updated] Moto X Style to get Nougat in a couple of weeks, Moto X Play in Mid-July

Moto X Style to get Nougat in a couple of weeks, Moto X Play in Mid-July
Most of you guys were asking about the Android Nougat update for the Moto X Style and Moto X Play, so here's the official ETA (Estimated time of arrival) from Motorola. 

Motorola has confirmed that the two-year-old Moto X Play and Moto X Style will soon get to taste the latest Android Nougat update. The company’s official Facebook handle confirms that the Nougat update will reach the Moto X Force within few days, Moto X Style in a couple of weeks, and the Moto X Play in Mid-July.


As promised, the Moto X Force has already started receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update with latest Security Patch, Video calling Duo application, New Moto Actions and all the usual Nougat goodies like quick settings customization, split-screen apps, and improved Doze Mode.

We will let you know once the update is out for the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.



Update: Moto X Style (Pure Edition) Now Getting Nougat Update in Brazil

Motorola posts Android 7.1.1 Nougat release notes for the Moto X Play

Looks like Motorola will soon start pushing Android 7.1.1 Nougat software update for the Moto X Play as the company has posted Android 7.1.1 Nougat update release notes for the device on its support website. 


According to Motorola, the update comes with May, 2017 Android security patches. Motorola also adds Video calling Duo application, Stability improvements other interesting features along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat goodies.

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.
Release Notes | Got the latest update? Let us know in the below comment section.

January security patch rolling out to the Moto X Play

January security patch rolling out to the Moto X Play


Moto X Play is among the list of devices that will be receiving Android 7.0 Nougat officially by Motorola. According to Motorola Germany, the device is expected to get Android Nougat by May, 2017 along with few other Moto X Phones. 



The Moto X Play has now started receiving a new software update with the January Security Patch, bug fixes and Stability improvement in India, the update weighs in at around 13MB. Note that the device still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. 


Screenshot:


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 Thakur Tishh Singh Rathour for tip!

CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightlies Bring Android 7.1 Nougat to Moto X Play, Moto E 2nd Gen LTE and more

CyanogenMod 14.1 Nightlies Bring Android 7.1 Nougat to Moto X Play, Moto E 2nd Gen LTE and more


CyanogenMod is back with more nightlies for a number of other Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S III carrier variants, LTE model of the second-generation Moto E, the Moto X Play, Google Android One 2nd gen and more.

Most of the old Smartphones will probably not be getting Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat Officially and there comes CyanogenMod, which is one of the best custom-rom available right now.



The latest smartphones to get CyaonogenMod 14.1 nightlies are as follows:






While this is already an exciting list of devices that already got CyanogenMod 14.1 nightlies, the developers are planning to bring Android 7.1 Nougat to more smartphones.



Also Read:





Via:- AndroidPolice

Android N Nougat for Motorola Moto X Play and Droid Maxx 2: News, Release date and more!




Motorola released the Moto X Play (Droid MAXX 2 in the US) back in late 2015. Introduced as one of the phones with the longest battery life, the phone got great reviews. The phone came running Lollipop and then it got Marshmallow some months later. Will it get Android Nougat now?



In this article, we will talk about moto X Play and Droid MAXX 22 Nougat update



We have good news for you all. The answer is YES, your phone will get the Android Nougat update by the end of the year, IF you have the moto X Play version, not the Droid version. The phone was launched in 2015 and Google's policy of software updates cover 18 months past its release, and moto X Force is covered here. Don't expect it to get Android O, though, as N will be its final update. 


Droid MAXX 2

Bad news for you guys! You WILL get the update, but it will most likely come in mid 2017, considering it got Marshmallow some weeks ago, very late into the game. That's Verizon's speed with updates. But you will get it afterall.


ROMs

There's some good news if you love custom roms: although developer support is limited, you will see custom ROMs released by the end of the year for moto X Play, since its developer support is quite large, although not much for Droid Maxx 2 since it's got a locked bootloader and limited developer support, so if you have the X Play you will be able to play with all the new features that come with Nougat and some developer features. Custom ROMs won't support the Moto apps, though.




We will keep this post updated through the rest of the year to update you with all the news about the update. Moto X Play will likely see most of the popular roms like CyanogenMod 14 and others available as soon as they are released. Droid Maxx 2 won't see much until early-mid 2017.

As we told you some hours ago, moto X2 and Droid Turbo from 2014 won't get Nougat officially, because its update would degrade its performance. Same will happen to Droid Turbo from 2014. But 2015 Moto phones will get Android Nougat for sure!


Moto X Play getting software update in India with VoLTE support for Reliance Jio and other improvements

Motorola Moto X Play already got Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow few months back  and now Motorola is finally rolling out a new software update for The Moto X Play in India .



The New Update comes with VoLTE support for Reliance Jio's SIM cards , Android Security patch and other stability improvements . 
The Update costs about 20MB .


Moto X Play getting software update in India with Reliance Jio's support and other improvements


 This new update will be soon coming to other Motorola Moto Devices in India . 



Thanks Sandip Samanta for tip !


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