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How To Update Moto G3 to Android 8.1 Oreo via Pixel Experience Custom ROM

Motorola released one of the famous smartphone in Moto G series in 2015 named as Moto G3. The Moto G3 is the most successful smartphone in G series due to its partly specifications, changeable plastic shells and an eye-catching design. Moto G3 was launched in 2015 and comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and later upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and now currently running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS. There is no any plans or confirmation from Motorola about the Android 8.0 Oreo official stock firmware, so the only way to upgrade your device by installing this latest Pixel Experience custom ROM. All thanks to the XDA Senior Member, known as rahul9999 to release this amazing Pixel Experience custom firmware which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The Pixel Experience ROM brings the latest  Oreo features including integrated doze mode, the picture-in-picture mode, notification channels and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by Motorola but just a custom ROM which is developed by third-party developers. Your Moto G3 should be rooted, and a custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) should be already installed on it in order to flash this Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on your device.

By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Moto G3 to Android 8.1 Oreo via Pixel Experience custom ROM. The Android 8.1 Oreo comes with all the official features from Oreo and also brings some aftermarket features, improvements, and changes which are not found in official stock firmware. Remember to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing this Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM on Moto G3 then go ahead and follow the given steps.

How To Update Moto G3 to Android 8.1 Oreo via Pixel Experience Custom ROM 1


This guide containing the Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM and instructions can be used only for the Moto G3 handsets. Do not try to install this firmware on anyone other devices or incorrect variant.


AndroidBlog will not be held liable for any damage occurred to your Moto G3 during or after the installation of this Pixel Experience Android 8.1 Oreo custom ROM. Proceed at your risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your valuable data and setting on your phone before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Make sure that you have correctly installed the correct Moto G3 USB drivers on your PC.
  • The latest version of a TWRP recovery should be already installed on the device.
  • The battery level of your Moto G3 should be at least about 70% before going ahead with the instructions.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM on Moto G3:

Step No 1: – First, download the Android 8.1 Oreo Pixel Experience ROM, and Google Apps package zipped files from the above-given links, on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Connect the Moto G3 with PC using its USB data cable and transfer the downloaded files to the root folder of internal phone’s storage.

Step No 3: – Disconnect the device and turn it off to boot into recovery mode (TWRP).

Step No 4: – Turn on the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power keys at the same time. Once the TWRP logo appears, you have successfully booted into the recovery.

Step No 5: – As your Moto G3 is in TWRP recovery, perform a nandroid backup and select the System, Data, Boot, Recovery, EFS options.

How to Perform Nandroid Backup and Restore It to Your Android Device

Step No 6: – Navigate to the main menu of TWRP recovery and tap on the install option. Locate the ROM .zip file that you have already transferred to the internal storage of your phone earlier. Select it.

Step No 7: – Proceed with the installation by swiping the confirmation button to install the ROM.

Step No 8: – Install Google Apps package on your phone by repeating the above steps.

9: – Once the flashing process is completed successfully, reboot system.

Done! You have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo-based Pixel Experience custom ROM on Moto G3. If you have any issues or queries regarding above-given guide, then tell us in the comments section below.

Bhatti Junaid

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