Many manufacturers often have the bad habit of not updating the software or the native applications of their smartphones when a new model is launched on the market. Either by the fact of wanting to highlight the most recent terminals not only for their hardware but also for their exclusive functions, either by saving resources adapting the new applications in their older devices. Something like this has happened with the Moto Z2 Play , a mid-range terminal launched in the middle of last year that despite having plenty of power for it, does not enjoy the most recent apps of the company that are included in the Moto G6
But the “scene” once again comes to the rescue of Moto Z2 Play users, and in this particular case, a user of the well-known XDA forum called Junior Passos , has successfully adapted the most recent Moto G6 and Moto Z3 applications Play to this device. First of all, we warn you that it is not a simple apk that we can install on the Moto Z2 Play, but we should have certain technical knowledge for it.
Update your Moto Z2 Play with the latest apps
If you own a Moto Z2 Play and want to enjoy the latest Moto Apps and in its latest version, we’ll show you how to do it. These Moto apps include new features and also bring improvements in stability and performance compared to those present in the Moto Z2 Play.
In order to install the Moto G6 and Moto Z3 Play Moto apps we must have the “bootloader” of our smartphone unlocked and have installed TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). If you do not know how to install this “Recovery”, you can take a look at this XDA tutorial .
If we comply with these requirements , we will carry out a backup of the system with TWRP, we will boot it and restart the device. Then all we have to do is install the ZIP through TWRP and restart the device. Beware, because this ZIP only works with the stock ROM of Android Oreo for the Moto Z2 Play.
According to Junior Passos all applications work perfectly and without problems, since they have been responsible for adapting them to work on the Moto Z2 Play, and although they could also work on other devices of the company, compatibility is not assured.
Next, the list of apps that have been covers of the Moto G6 / Z3 Play and its corresponding version (you can download the ZIP in this link ):
- Moto App 6.0.73.
- Moto Actions 04.066.1.0-O (Fast screenshot has been activated).
- Moto Display 06.063.0 (Activated the “Attentive Display”).
- Moto Help 5.6.9.
- Moto Key 2.00.0183.
- Moto Suggestions 0.2.32.
- Moto Voice Beta 08.18.0.0.0.36.0.
- Motorola Camera 18.104.22.168
- Motorola Email 00.08.0072.
- Motorola Face Unlock 01.01.0114.
- Motorola FM Radio 02.02.0364.
- Motorola Gallery 530034 (All features activated).
- Motorola Launcher 8.1.0 (It activates the Google search widget with rounded corners and the custom grid layout).
- Motorola Notifications 7.7.023.
- Motorola Time Weather 1.03.03 (The red color is activated in the low battery circle).
- New design of the Motorola devices of 2018, with rounded corners and new icons in the status bar.
- Google Miracast Service (“Screen Mirroring” or mirror screen mode is activated)
If you are a user of a Moto Z2 Play and you install this ZIP with the Moto G6 applications, we will be delighted that you tell us your experience, either through the comments or in the Movilzona forum . And remember that this website is never responsible for any problem that may arise from any modification of the original ROM of the device, so all we show you is to do it at your own risk.