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How to Update Motorola Moto G4 Play to latest Android 9.0 Pie with Pixel Experience ROM

Its time to update your Motorola Moto G4 Play to Android 9.0 Pie. Recently, developers at Pixel Experience released Pixel Experience 9.0 ROM for Motorola Moto G4 Play. Running latest version of Android offer you several additional functionality along with improved security. Motorola Moto G4 Play's hardware is capable enough to run the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie. This Pixel Experience 9.0 ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie AOSP and comes with very minimize customization hence very light to your device. However, the best thing about this ROM is, Google apps are included and all Pixel goodies (launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts, bootanimation) are there.

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Talking about hardware, Motorola Moto G4 Play that launch back in 2016 comes with mid-range smartphone components. The smartphone comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone offers 1 GB and 2 GB RAM options along with 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory variant to pick. Motorola Moto G4 Play comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and can be upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat officially. Hence right now a custom ROM is the only option to enjoy the latest Android version which is Android 9.0 Pie.

Android 9.0 pie comes with various new as well as improved features including, new gesture navigation, adaptive battery and brightness, improved security features, new Accessibility menu, new screenshot shortcut, easier screen rotation and many more. You can read more about it over here.

Known issues

  • Volte( completely not working ).
  • GPS( working partially ).
  • Some lags here and there.
  • Battery drain is not good if compared to nougat.

If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Motorola Moto G4 Play to latest Android 9.0 Pie via custom ROM Pixel Experience 9.0.

Warning! We at ShizHub produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for Motorola Moto G4 Play. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

Android 9.0 Pie Update For Motorola Moto G4 Play


1. Although this method doesn't wipe your data but we still recommend you to back up it. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for Motorola Moto G4 Play in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5. You have TWRP Recovery 3.0 or higher installed. You can follow our guide: Unlock Moto G4 Play & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-0 - Easy Tutorial

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 9.0 Pie based Pixel Experience 9.0 ROM on Motorola Moto G4 Play.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Pixel Experience 9.0 For Motorola Moto G4 Play [Filename:]

How to Update Motorola Moto G4 Play to latest Android 9.0 Pie with Pixel Experience ROM

  1. Copy downloaded zip file to your device memory.
  2. Boot into recovery mode. To boot into recovery first turn off your Motorola Moto G4 Play and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together. On the next screen use Volume Down to scroll to recovery and then press Volume Up to select. You can also boot into recovery without key combination.
  3. Create a Backup using TWRP Backup Option.
  4. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). To do this, Tap on Wipe, then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option.
  5. Finally, its time to flash the ROM file. Tap on Install, then browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the Pixel Experience 9.0 zip file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
  6. When the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and tap on Reboot and then, tap on System to reboot your Motorola Moto G4 Play and boot up into Android 9.0 Pie ROM Pixel Experience 9.0. The first boot will take some time.
  7. Returning to Previous ROM: To go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery, select Backup then through Restore option, restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
That's it! You now have latest Android 9.0 Pie based custom ROM Pixel Experience 9.0 installed on your Motorola Moto G4 Play. [source]


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