Building and installing
There are multiple installation methods for your Motorola Moto Z Play. They all rely on flashing one or more partitions on your device.
All installation methods can lead to data loss.
Flashing a partition will erase everything on the partition. Additionally,
the common backups methods, e.g. TWRP, will not backup the
This will produce a folder with a flashing script, and the partition images for your Motorola Moto Z Play.
$ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.android-fastboot-images
Alternatively, you can build a specific partition image:
$ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.android-bootimg $ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.rootfs
The device will need to be booted in its bootloader, or
The boot images can be installed using the following command, assuming the
android-fastboot-images output was used.
If you have a system image (
system.img) built, you can use
flash it to the device. Note that it might be too big to fit over the
partition. In such case, it can be flashed on the
$ fastboot flash userdata system.img
Using a flashable zip
An alternative installation method is to use a flashable zip. The flashable zip can be built for your Motorola Moto Z Play using one of the following commands:
$ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.android-flashable-bootimg $ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.android-flashable-system $ nix-build --argstr device motorola-addison -A build.android-flashable-zip
The first two will flash only a specific partition. The last one contains the partitions of the two previous one.
The zip can either be copied to the device and selected in a compatible
Android recovery, or sent to the device through
$ adb sideload /nix/store/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-flashable-motorola-addison-boot.zip
By default it will flash to the
system partition. Some configurations may
change this to flash to the
userdata partition. In that case, no warning is
given before flashing.
Firmware for Wi-Fi
This particular phone keeps the firmware files on a partition named
To make use of the Wi-Fi capabilities of this phone you will need to make them available to the firmware derivation.
The files can be acquired through different methods. You can use an
alternate recovery like TWRP, mount the partition (identified using
blkid) and copy the files.
Another way is to do it using an installed Mobile NixOS system, where, too, you mount the partition and copy them:
$ sudo mount -o ro /dev/disk/by-partlabel/modem /mnt $ cp -r /mnt ./modem $ sudo umount /mnt
The copy of the firmware files will be in the modem directory, in the current working directory, ready to be referred to.