Download and Install AOSP Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play

Motorola Moto Z Play (codename: addison) launched in August 2016. Here we will discuss the release of Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play.

Google finally released the 9th iteration of Android OS called Android 9.0 Pie. The update has rolled for Pixel supported devices and few other OEM supported with Android Beta. After putting Android users through four beta updates of Android P, Google has named Android 9.0 as Android Pie. It is expected that in the coming months all the devices that had been signed up for the Android P beta program including the OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 and more will receive the Android P update first.

Talking about the specifications, Moto Z Play features a 5.5-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB internal memory. The camera on the Moto Z Play comes with 16MP and 5MP front shooting camera. It is backed by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3510 mAh battery with Fast battery charging. It also has a Fingerprint sensor in the front.

Download and Install AOSP Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play

When will Motorola release Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play?

Motorola will not support Android 9.0 Pie for this device, but you can try the custom ROM once the developer builds from the Android Pie source code. The developers are working currently to get beta build of Android 9.0 Pie for this device. As soon as the developer release the initial build, we will share it here. Motorola will roll the Pie update for their new device Moto Z3 and Moto Z3 Play.

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What’s on Android 9.0 Pie?

Watch our video to know what’s new in Android 9.0 Pie and top features on it.


Android 9.0 Pie is the 9th iteration and a major update of Google’s Android OS. The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. Other features of Android 9 Pie are New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, Manual theme selection, Android Dashboard which Google calls Digital Wellbeing, and more other features.

Want to try Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play?

If you want to enjoy Android 9.0 Pie features, then follow the below guide.

Make sure you have Unlocked Bootloader and installed TWRP Recovery on Motorola Moto Z Play.

What’s Working and What’s Not

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What’s working :

  • Audio playback
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Hotspot
  • Video Playback
  • LED Notifications
  • Camera
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • Biometric sensor
  • Night Mode

Not Working/Bugs

  • Encryption
  • VoLTE
  • Permissive SELinux




Instructions to Install on Moto Z Play:

Root Android 9.0 Pie on Moto Z Play:

We are not responsible if the rooting procedure didn’t work on your phone.

Download and Install SuperSU root on your phone.

If you don’t want SuperSU rooting guide, then you can try Magisk on your phone.

Hope this guide was helpful to install AOSP Android 9.0 Pie update for Moto Z Play.

Source: XDA

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