Download and Install Android 9.0 Pie for Moto Z (DP4)

Updated on July 08, 2018: Today, XDA Recognized Developer erfanoabdi finally ported another release of Android 9.0 Pie called Android 9.0 Pie Developer Preview 4 (Beta 3) for Moto Z. Now you can download and install Android 9.0 Pie 9.0 Developer Preview 4 for Moto Z by following the complete guide here.

Android 9.0 Pie is finally started rolling for Pixel and other supported device.Well, thanks to XDA developer erfanoabdi now Android 9.0 Pie is successfully available for Moto Z as well. It is an unofficial port of the upcoming v9 of Android OS. He has ported the ROM from Google Pixel XL.

Obviously, since this is a mod, to use the Android 9.0 Pie Developer Preview you need to have root access to your phone and TWRP. It is in the initial build phase so there a few glitches and bugs that can bother you. According to the developer secondary SIM, flashlight and encryption are not working. But all other features are working just fine and the ROM port is under continuous improvement. So, we can expect the bugs to be solved in the upcoming iterations.

Below you can find the link to the Android 9.0 Pie developer preview ROM. We have also put up the instructions to flash it on your Moto Z.

 Android 9.0 Pie Developer Preview for Moto Z [ROM Download]

Here is the link to the unofficial ROM port of Android 9.0 Pie developer preview for Moto Z.

Download Android 9.0 Pie v9.0 Developer Preview 4 for Moto Z

Steps to Install Android 9.0 Pie 9.0 Developer Preview 4 on Moto Z

Before flashing any ROM, you have to downlad certain utilities and tools. Also, you have to follow few points that we have listed below.


  • First of all, you need to Unlock the bootloader and must have TWRP Recovery on Moto Z.
  • Install Stable Magisk Manager.
  • This ported ROM is exclusively for Moto Z. Don’t use it on other devices.
  • Before installing the ROM ensure full battery charge on your Moto Z.
  • You have to perform a clean installation. So take a complete backup of your device data.
  • GetDroidTips will not be responsible for bricking/damage to your device while/after installing this update.
  • Install this ROM at your own risk.

Android 9.0 Pie ROM Installation Steps

Step-1 Download the Android 9.0 Pie 9.0 Developer Preview 4 (DP4) and move the zip file to Moto Z internal storage.

Step-2 Now boot your device into Recovery mode. To boot into recovery mode Switch off the phone, Long press Power + Vol Up button.

Step-3 Now in the recovery mode, take a full backup using TWRP Recovery.


Step-4 Now perform a full factory Reset. To do it, Go to Wipe>Advanced Wipe>Select Wipe cache, Dalvik cache, System, and data > swipe to confirm the reset.

Step-5 Now you can install the Android 9.0 Pie Developer Preview 4 –> TWRP –> Install –> Browse for the zip file

Step-6 Swipe to flash the zip file


Step-7 Again wipe the cache and Dalvik cache

Step-8 To finish the process reboot your device.

So, that’s it. Install the Android 9.0 Pie developer preview on your Moto Z and enjoy the features. If you have any queries do mention.



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