Waiting for stock updates?

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eemgee

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Hi all, is it worth waiting for the official Oreo update before unlocking?
Will it be a advantage to flash after taking the update, or doesn't it really matter?
I've been putting it off for a while but I'm starting to get board of waiting.
 

Smeagal192

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Have you read the forum regarding people who are having various issues, oreo is in beta stage at best, so if you want functionality of your phone as it is, then either wait as I am or consider a nougat rom.

Regards Ray
 

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What is the rush? Is there a problem with your device as it is? Is there some feature of Oreo that can't live without?

Unless you understand the implications of rooting/romming this device, ALL of them including potential issues going back to stock and relocking the bootloader, just stay stock and wait... If you did understand all the implications than you probably wouldn't be asking this question. :)
 

ugupta100

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Till Motorola releases the oreo update they won't release the kernel source for this device . And Kernel source would be important for stable rom.
 
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reCoded

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I had this feeling too. I really, really, wanted to be on Oreo because of theming and the new features. I unlocked my phone, installed TWRP, failed, and bricked it. I was able to recover and, well, no more ROMing for me. I'd wait for the stable Oreo ROM. It's worth the wait.
 

ugupta100

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I had this feeling too. I really, really, wanted to be on Oreo because of theming and the new features. I unlocked my phone, installed TWRP, failed, and bricked it. I was able to recover and, well, no more ROMing for me. I'd wait for the stable Oreo ROM. It's worth the wait.

You are a senior member how you failed?
 

eemgee

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Flashing phones isn't a worry for me, I've done every phone I've had.
All I was asking is, is there any advantage in getting the new bootloader that will come with the stock Oreo.
 

reCoded

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You are a senior member how you failed?

Just because I'm a senior member doesn't mean I know how to do everything. Jumping from 32-bit ROMs to 64-bit ROMs is much different than with a 32-bit ROM. I can easily install a 32-bit ROM but installing 64-bit TWRP requires extra stuff which I didn't do, which bricked my device.
 
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ugupta100

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Just because I'm a senior member doesn't mean I know how to do everything. Jumping from 32-bit ROMs to 64-bit ROMs is much different than with a 32-bit ROM. I can easily install a 32-bit ROM but installing 64-bit TWRP requires extra stuff which I didn't do, which bricked my device.
Thanks for the warning, I'll keep that in mind.
 

eemgee

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Just because I'm a senior member doesn't mean I know how to do everything. Jumping from 32-bit ROMs to 64-bit ROMs is much different than with a 32-bit ROM. I can easily install a 32-bit ROM but installing 64-bit TWRP requires extra stuff which I didn't do, which bricked my device.

Can you expand on this a little?
I thought it was just a matter of flashing the newest version of twrp with 64bit support and finding a 64bit ROM you liked?
 

reCoded

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Can you expand on this a little?
I thought it was just a matter of flashing the newest version of twrp with 64bit support and finding a 64bit ROM you liked?

It doesn't work like that since the stock software is 32-bit and the TWRP version is 64-bit. You have to flash a modified boot.bin file (or something like that) to make the software compatible with 64-bit TWRP. I'm not too sure what to do since I couldn't find any tutorials.
 
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eemgee

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It doesn't work like that since the stock software is 32-bit and the TWRP version is 64-bit. You have to flash a modified boot.bin file (or something like that) to make the software compatible with 64-bit TWRP. I'm not too sure what to do since I couldn't find any tutorials.
Well they kept that quiet! I had a look around and wouldn't see anything either.
 

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    Till Motorola releases the oreo update they won't release the kernel source for this device . And Kernel source would be important for stable rom.
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    You are a senior member how you failed?

    Just because I'm a senior member doesn't mean I know how to do everything. Jumping from 32-bit ROMs to 64-bit ROMs is much different than with a 32-bit ROM. I can easily install a 32-bit ROM but installing 64-bit TWRP requires extra stuff which I didn't do, which bricked my device.
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    Can you expand on this a little?
    I thought it was just a matter of flashing the newest version of twrp with 64bit support and finding a 64bit ROM you liked?

    It doesn't work like that since the stock software is 32-bit and the TWRP version is 64-bit. You have to flash a modified boot.bin file (or something like that) to make the software compatible with 64-bit TWRP. I'm not too sure what to do since I couldn't find any tutorials.
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