Active Moto G5 Plus Prompts to Activate After Installing Android 8.1 Oreo Update


  • After installing Android 8.1 Oreo, an already active phone shows "Awesome! Your phone is supported by Republic!  If you already have a Republic SIM card, please insert it into this phone now to get started. If you're not sure how to insert your SIM card, watch this video tutorial."
  • May show after a factory reset of the phone once Android Oreo is installed, after installing the Republic Wireless app
  • "Emergency calls only" or "invalid SIM card" error on active phone


  • Active Moto G5 Plus
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Republic Wireless app


  1. Re-seat the SIM card while the phone is on
  2. Refresh the Republic Wireless Activation
  3. Clear the Cache and Data for the Republic App
    1. Be sure to clear both the Cache and the Data.
    2. You may be prompted to give the app permission to check your phone's status, if so, grant the permission.

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  • Personal observation of updating phone 

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