Today finally Motorola has started rolling out the new update based on Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto Z Play variants. The Moto Z-Droid and Moto Z force have already received the Android Nougat official update. Now the time to upgrade your own Moto Z Play XT1635 to taste the new sweetness of Android 7.0 Nougat official update released by Moto. This is a major update for Moto Z Play and comes with software version NPNS25.137-24-1-4 along with all Android Nougat official features and several bug fixes and performance improvements. Also, the latest official update packed with many features like Multi Tasking Split Screen Window, Quick Reply, Multi Window support, restart setting to power menu, App Shortcuts, Image Keyboard support, 100 emoji added, Nougat’s split-screen multi-tasking, customization quick settings, an improved Google keyboard and much more. Motorola rolled out this latest update via OTA, which is rolling out via phase wise manner. So not all users can get the official update at the same time. If the Android 7.0 Nougat update yet not reach in your region then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.
We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Motorola / Google. This latest update is stable, smooth and brings tonnes of new features and customizations like battery savings feature, enhanced notifications, Don Not Disturb, New Settings Panel Redesigned, Data Saver per App, seamless updates and much more. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating Moto Z Play XT1635 to Android 7.0 Nougat official update 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 Z Play. 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 for the Moto Z Play on the PC.
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Moto Z Play must have a stock recovery installed.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
- Download Moto Z Play Nougat OTA file.zip
Steps to Update Moto Z Play (XT1635) to Android 7.0 Nougat OTA:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Moto Z Play to the computer via its USB data cable.
Step No 2: – Next, transfer the firmware file 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 Z Play into recovery mode
Step No 5: – In recovery mode, select install update from sd card.
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 NPNS25.137-24-1-4 on Moto Z Play.