Android 8 Oreo is the latest version of Google’s popular operating system. The majority of smartphone users own Android devices, so there are a lot of people out there eagerly waiting for the Android 8 Oreo to reach their handsets. Unfortunately, those who don’t own flagship models don’t really have any chance to get it through official channels. Even those who do have high-end devices usually have to wait for months until the manufacturer develops its custom version of the software and modifies it to its liking. For those who don’t have the necessary patience to wait around until the official update reaches their handsets, there are unofficial ports available.
Thanks to the work of a great number of developers, unofficial Android 8 Oreo ports are now available for numerous devices. These include both high-end and mid-range handsets. The list of handsets for which there is an unofficial port available is quite long and it includes models from several manufacturers. Thanks to these ports, even people who own smartphones that were released in 2013 can enjoy the benefits offered by Android 8 Oreo. The Moto G 2013 is on the list of handsets that can now run the unofficial version of Oreo. Also, there are unofficial Android 8 Oreo ports available for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, and the Galaxy S6 which already got two major upgrades so it won’t officially receive the latest Android version.
The list of unofficial Android 8 Oreo ports also includes a great number of Xiaomi devices that can run ROMs based on Android 8 Oreo. Alo, there is the Asus Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 2 Laser on the list, besides the HTC OneM8 and the LeEco le Max 2 and Le Pro 3. A lot of Lenovo and Motorola users also have the possibility to install the unofficial ports to their handset. Handsets that normally wouldn’t get the software update, naturally. All OnePlus models are eligible for the unofficial upgrade too.
Unfortunately, there is a chance that these unofficial ports come along with some bugs that will later need fixing. The developers who work on the ports will eventually address all problems, however, this may take a while. Also, in case you have a smartphone that is still under warranty, you should know that installing an unofficial version of the software will void the warranty. Then again, it may be worth it. If you choose to install an unofficial software version on your smartphone, follow the steps shown by the developers closely in order to successfully perform the installation. After that, just enjoy the new features you now have.