Update Android 8.1 Oreo based AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z (Griffin)

The Moto Z (Codename: Griffin) mobile features a 5.5-inches AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and later upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat. Motorola promised to release the Official Android 8.0 Oreo update very soon for this device. There is no ETA yet! We already shared both the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo and Lineage OS 15 for Motorola Moto Z. If you can’t wait for the official rollout, then here you can try this custom ROM based on AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo for Motorola Moto Z known as AOSPExtended. Now you can download and install AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z (Griffin).

Update Android 8.1 Oreo based AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z (Griffin)

AOSP Extended is a new firmware for the Moto Z (Griffin) made by XDA Senior member, The Marionette and his team of developers. In the company’s own words,

AOSP Extended is an AOSP based rom which provides stock UI/UX with various customisations features along with the Substratum theme engine. The project has been made by cherry-picking various commits from various other projects. Being based on AOSP it provides a smooth and lag-free experience out of the box.

Full Credits to the XDA Senior member The Marionette who developed this ROM for Motorola Moto Z in his free time. Also Thanks to the AOSPExtended team for making things possible.

AOSP Extended is based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which means that its UI is no different from stock Android on the Pixel phones. The focus of the ROM is not on the UI; it’s about making more features available for the smartphone with regular updates and support.

Now you can download and install the AOSP Android 8.1 Oreo for Motorola Moto Z. Along with Android 8.1 Oreo features, The update also adds the latest November Security Patch.

AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z (Griffin)

Here you can download and install the latest AOSPExtended ROM for Motorola Moto Z based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The ROM is stable and can be used as a daily driver.

New features for AOSP Extended ROM:

-Substratum Theme Engine
-Omni's QSHeaders Background
-Grid Recents UI
-Expanded Desktop
-Statusbar Clock/Date Customizations
-Dashboard Suggestions/Summaries (Enable/Disable)
-Notification Intervals
-Increasing Volume in Ringtone
-D2S On Navbar
-Long Press Back button  to Kill App
-Dashboard Column Configurations
-Detailed Location QS Tile!
-Statusbar Traffic Indicators
-Notification Count
-DT2S On Statusbar
-QS Quick Pulldown
-QS Brightness Slider (Enable/Disable)
-QS Tiles Animations
-Force Expand Notifications (Enable/Disable)
-Immersive Mode messages (Enable/Disable)
-Flashlight Notifications
-Immersive Recents
-Toast Icon
-MediaScanner Behaviour On Boot
-Power Menu Customizations
-Additional Battery Saver steps
-Volume Rocker Tweaks (Wake/Music seek/Keyboard cursor control/Swap in landscape mode)
-Add Gestures Back to Settings App
-QS Haptic Feedback
-One Tap Data & Wifi Tile
-Auto Brightness Icon Toggle
-Breathing Notifications
-Clickable Clock and Date in Statusbar Header
-Long Press Gear Icon in Statusbar Header Launches Extensions
-Show 4G instead LTE switch
-Night Mode QS Tile
-Long press Caffeine Tile Action
-Customize QS Rows/Columns
-Customize small QS Tiles
-StatusBar Brightness Control
-Lockscreen Shortcut
-Double Tap on Lockscreen to Sleep
-Quick Unlock for PIN/Password
-Battery Styles and Percentage
-Navbar QS Tile
-Flip Button Animation
-Unlink Notification Volume
-Status bar Clock Seconds
-Partial Screenshot Type
-Screenshot Delay
-VIA Browser
-Retro Music Player
-Pixel's UI (Navbar/Accent/Pixellauncher)
-Camera Sound Toggle
-Advance Ambient Display
-Longpress Power Button on Lockscreen for Torch
-Disable FC
-Wakelock Blocker
-Toggle Lockscreen Media Art
-Toggle Lockscreen Music Visualizer
-Bluetooth QS Tile Easy Toggle
-Disable QS on Lockscreen
-Invert Ambient Display's Color
-Toggle Dynamic Notification Card's Color
-Low Battery Notification Toggle
-Hide Clock/Date/Alarm Text from Lockscreen
-Lockscreen Clock's Font Customizations
-Weather on Lockscreen
-Heads up Customizations
-DU's HW Button Rebinding
-Button Backlight Customizations
-Recents Clear All FAB button and Re-positioning
-Recents Free Ram bar
-Custom Carrier label
-Dynamic Navbar
-Paranoid Android PIE Controls
-Pocket Lock & Pocket Judge (Accidental Touch)
-Toggle power menu on Lockscreen
-Grid Recents
-CPU info switch
-Disable orange color in battery saver mode
-PiP QS tile
-New pretty adaptive icons for included AOSP apps
-Toggle Always On display
-Run SysUI tuner from Extensions
-Built in DarkUI with multiple accents

Changes and Update to Android 8.1 Oreo:

To install this ROM on Motorola Moto Z, First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on your device, and then Install TWRP Recovery. If you already have TWRP, then you can simply follow the below guide to Install TWRP Recovery. We also shared officially Supported device list of Android Oreo and also Supported device list of Lineage OS 15.0.


Here Is The Full Guide On How To Install AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z:

  1. First of all, you need to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Moto Z
  2. Now install TWRP Recovery for Moto Z. Watch Full Video on How to Install TWRP on any Android Phone.
  3. Download the below Android 8.1 Oreo for Motorola Moto Z.
  4. Now boot into TWRP Recovery, Here is the method to boot into Recovery.

Required ROM FILES

Download AOSPExtended ROM

Download Android Oreo Gapps


Guide to Flash Custom ROM using TWRP Recovery

Guide to Root any Custom ROM


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That’s it! I hope you have installed the AOSPExtended ROM on Moto Z. Leave a comment or feedback down below. Thank you!.


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