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How to Update Moto Z Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat [Complete Guide]

This tutorial shows how to update Moto Z Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware – Complete Tutorial

Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Moto Z Play is out and is being rolled out via OTA. So, you can expect the update notification any moment. Just, in case if you haven’t yet received the update, then you can follow the steps listed in this tutorial to update Moto Z Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware.

Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Update

We have shared the complete changelog of the Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Update below.

Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update – Changelog:

  • Android™ 7.1.1 Nougat: many enhancements including new multitasking features, more efficient notification controls and improved data saver and battery features.
  • Video calling: Duo is a one-to-one video calling app for everyone – designed to be simple, reliable and fun so you never miss a moment.
  • Android security: includes the updates of Android security patches until 1 July 2017.
  • App Shortcuts: brings you app shortcuts directly from your Home screen. Launch actions on your favorite apps by simply pressing and holding the app icon. (It requires app compatibility).
  • Moto Mods™ support: updates the Moto Mods platform to the version 2.0.
  • Before proceeding to manually installing the update, go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and check if Android 7.1.1 OTA is available. It is recommended to follow the below method only if OTA update is not yet available for your device, as it will save a lot of your time and data.

Pre Requisites:

  1. It is important to take a full backup of your phone.
  2. Install Motorola USB Drivers on your PC.
  3. Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers on PC.
  4. Make sure that Moto Z Play is left with at least 50-60% battery.
  5. Enable USB Debugging on Moto Z Play.

Download Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat Firmware:


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Moto Z Play Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA zip – Link | Mirror

Update Moto Z Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat using Recovery:

Step 1: Download the OTA update zip package from the above downloads section.

Step 2: Copy the file to your device’s internal storage.

Step 3: Power off Moto Z Play and boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously together. Now you should see the Bootloader screen, using Volume keys highlight Recovery and select it using the Power button.

Step 4: From Recovery, choose ‘apply update from sd card‘ and locate the OTA update zip package.

Step 5: Wait for the installation process to complete. Once completed, reboot your device.

That’s it! Now your Moto Z Play is running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware.

If the above method is confusing or difficult to apply. You can follow the below method.

Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Moto Z Play via ADB Sideload:

Step 1: Download the Android 7.1.1 OTA update package and rename it to ‘update.zip‘.

Step 2: Copy the update.zip package inside the ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step 3: Power off Moto Z Play and boot into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously together. Now you should see the Bootloader screen, using Volume keys highlight Recovery and select it using the Power button.

Step 4: From Recovery, choose ‘Apply update from ADB‘ and connect your device to PC.

Step 5: Follow the instructions listed here to ADB Sideload the OTA package on Moto Z Play.

Step 6: Once the package is loaded it will be automatically installed. Once installed reboot your device.

Have you updated Moto Z Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat? If so, which of the above two methods you have followed? Do let us know in the comment section below.


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