Install Pixel Experience ROM on Motorola Moto G5 Plus (potter) [Android 10.0.0]

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Those who want to flash their Motorola Moto G5 Plus device with Android 10.0.0 Custom ROM, then here is good news.  Those who have been wondering to install the latest Stock ROM Firmware on your device can now rejoice as they can flash the latest Android 10.0 Pixel Experience Custom ROM software on their device.

So, if you own a Motorola Moto G5 Plus, you can install the latest update for your device, which comes with Pixel Experience, which is based on Android 10.0. The update often aims to increase system stability and increase the performance of the device, as well as incorporating new features.

Brief Intro to Pixel Experience

Pixel Experience is one of the best, most complete AOSP based ROM, which comes with in-built Google Apps, Pixel Launcher, Wallpapers, Icons, Fonts, and boot animation. The Pixel Experience ROM provides stability and security, along with various useful features.

What’s working:
  • Wifi
  • RIL
  • Mobile data
  • GPS
  • Camera
  • Flashlight
  • Camcorder
  • Bluetooth
  • FMRadio
  • Fingerprint reader
  • NFC
  • Lights
  • Sound / vibration
  • Encryption
  • Enforcing

What’s not working:

  • Nothing reported as of now

In the below guide, step by step procedure to flash/ install the newest Pixel Experience Android 10.0 on Motorola Moto G5 Plus. The download link for this Stock ROM has been added to the pre-requisite section. You can simply flash the Custom ROM Firmware .zip or .img file manually through the below guide.

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Firmware Details:

Android Version: Android 10.0.0

UI Version: Stock UI

Firmware Versions: Pixel Experience

Model: Motorola Moto G5 Plus (Codename: potter) [Versions: XT1684 (Single SIM); XT1685 (Dual SIM); XT1687 (USA); XT1686 (India)]

Release Date: April 2020

Android security patch level: April 2020

Disclaimer: covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Updating or flashing the Stock ROM firmware or Custom ROM firmware updates certainly without any doubt comes with risk to brick devices. If you brick the device, while upgrading the firmware of your smartphone, then kindly be in touch with the Official Service center of Motorola near your location. in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.


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Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus [Models: XT1684, XT1685, XT1687, XT1686]

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone, you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged at least else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.

  • Back-Up

If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos, and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

  • Enable USB Debugging

You must enable the USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications, and Developer options.

Downloads For Updating Motorola Moto G5 Plus

Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)

Download Latest Android 10.0.0 Pixel Experience Custom ROM for Motorola Moto G5 Plus from here

Download GApps from here (Don’t flash, because already included in Pixel Experience ROM)

How to Manually Flash Motorola Moto G5 Plus with Android 10.0 based Pixel Experience Custom ROM

Note: Before you proceed with the below-mentioned steps, your device must have TWRP flashed and rooted already.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded file to the internal storage / SD card of your Motorola Moto G5 Plus smartphone.

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Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of flashing the PixelExperience Custom ROM has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, you have successfully flashed Pixel Experience Custom ROM based on Android 10.0 on your Motorola Moto G5 Plus device. If you faced any issue while flashing, then do not hesitate to let’s know in the comments section below.

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1 Comment
  1. Dylan says

    I followed your clear instructions and installed the latest Pixel Experience on my Moto G5 Plus (potter), but every time, all I get is the Google G with a progress bar underneath, and the boot process never completes. I can reboot to the TWRP recovery app and install again, but get the same results. Since the Google boot screen is just white with a bar under, there seems to be no way to diagnose where it’s stuck.

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