I have a Moto E5 Play with Oreo 8.1(Android Go) and I can't enable notification icons badge, I mean those little dots over the application icons on home.

When I go to Configuration-> Apps Notifications there's no option to enable it.

If I go to application configuration is there an option to enable it individually but is grayed out.

I search on the web but nothing solve this.

  • @beeshyams Yes, I think it is because is an entry level phone and have a lot of Google Go Apps. I think I will make a Nandroid and I will install a true Android Oreo version.
    – E_Blue
    Dec 2, 2018 at 2:09
  • @beeshyams I just read and seems like is no completely ready the TWRP. It says "... it does not allow decrypting and therefore mounting the data partition and internal storage." forum.xda-developers.com/moto-e5/development/…
    – E_Blue
    Dec 2, 2018 at 3:21

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As discussed in comments, OP's device runs Android Go and has Android Go apps.

Android Go doesn't support notification icons as explained in Lenovo forums Notification Dot missing on UK phone

....Android Go does not support notification access to apps,....

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