The official Android 7.0 Nougat update is now available for Moto G4 Plus (XT1643) devices. Now the Moto G4 Plus users can enjoy the latest Android OS experience. This most recent update came with build number NPJ25.93-11 and is based on Android 7.0 Nougat that brings various new features along with November 1 security patch. Lenovo released this official Android 7.0 Nougat via OTA (over–the–air ). So not all users may get it at the same time. So if the update has not reached in your region and you can’t wait for the OTA update arrived in your country then you can still install Android 7.0 Nougat manually by following this step by step guide.
This latest update comes with lots of many new features like Multi window, Improved Doze mode, Improved Notifications, New Messaging Apps, Seamless update, Vulkan API and much more. Android 7.0 Nougat comes with many bug fixes. If you are interested in updating your Moto G4 Plus (XT1643) to official Android 7.0 Nougat then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Android 7.0 Nougat OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above mentioned variants of Moto G4 Plus. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.
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Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Moto G4 Plus must have a stock recovery installed.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
Steps to Update Moto G4 Plus (XT1643) to Android 7.0 Nougat OTA:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Moto G4 Plus to the computer via its USB data cable.
Step No 2: – Next, transfer the firmware file (Blur_Version.24.31.64.athene.retail.en.US.zip) that you have already downloaded from the above link, to the root folder of internal storage on the phone.
Step No 3: – After transferring the Android 7.0 Nougat OTA file, disconnect the device from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot it into Recovery Mode. Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume and Power keys at the same time until you see something on the screen, this is bootloader mode.
Step No 4: – Using the Volume Down button, scroll down to Recovery and choose it using Volume Up and reboot the Moto G4 Plus into recovery mode
Step No 5: – In recovery mode, select install update from sdcard.
Step No 6: – Navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA firmware file on the SD Card of your phone. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation to proceed.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main recovery menu once the installation is completed and select reboot system now.
Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 7.0 Nougat official OTA build NPJ25.93-11 on Moto G4 Plus.