Motorola One Power August security update goes live, but there is a catch (Download links inside)

The Android One project was reborn with Mi A1 – the first non-MIUI phone from Xiaomi. Initially Google had a much tighter control over reference design and OTA delivery, but the OEMs now have maximum dominance in case of second gen Android One phones.

Mi A1

Now here is an interesting trivia: a majority of the new age Android One phones are nothing but a rebranded version of the existing devices. The stance can be clearly seen with Xiaomi phones, including 2019’s Mi A3.

Lenovo backed Motorola is known for shipping close-to-stock Android on their phones, but they are now considered as one of the worst in terms of regular security updates. They followed the footsteps of Xiaomi, and rebranded their China specific P30 lineup with Android One tag for global markets.

Motorola One Power aka rebranded P30 Note

The gigantic battery (5,000 mAh) can be speculated from the ‘Power’ moniker, but the phone feels absolutely powerless (pun intended!) in real life scenarios. Issues such as broken fast charging and delayed OTA are bugging Motorola One Power owners across the world.

While Indian users started to receive the July security patch at the end of last month, the situation is worse in other regions. Users are reportedly stuck with May/June patch level for a long time without any indication of new OTA(s).

Received June security patch update in July 10, is this kind of joke?. Please follow the Google guidelines or else stop tie-in with Android one.


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Amidst this chaos, we can spot the August security update for Motorola One Power in the update servers. Once again, this build (PPTS29.74-41-5-3) is intended for Indian variant, but it is theoretically possible to cross-flash on other regional models.


We can’t find any reference of public OTA rollout at this moment, but interested users can download the fastboot flashable package from the following link and perform a manual update. Do backup your personal data beforehand.

  • Device: Motorola One Power
  • Codename: chef
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: PPTS29.74-41-5-3
  • Android: 9.0
    • Type: Fastboot
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 53f87ba5604f3fdb242c0131ccad805c

Have you got the August OTA prompt on your Motorola One Power? Let us know by commenting below.

Credit goes to Alpha Kane for mirroring the package.

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I came from a mixed background of Statistics and Computer Science. My research domains included embedded computer systems, mobile computing and delay tolerant networks in post-disaster scenarios. Apart from tinkering with gadgets or building hackintosh, I like to hop on various subreddits and forums like MyDigitalLife and XDA.