Good news for all Moto G4 Play owners because now Moto G4 Play has started receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat official firmware update. The Moto G4 Play is the lowest-end model of the 2016 Moto G4 series from Lenovo. Motorola has recently released the official stable OTA update based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for Moto G4 Play. Now you can check the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS experience on your device via official this official firmware. This latest update comes with June 2017 security patch, Duo video calling application, New Moto icons, get the Google Assistant, app shortcuts and other Android 7.1.1 goodies and much more. Moto started rolling out the official update via OTA (Over–the–Air), which means not all users can get the update at the same time. If the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update is not yet available in your region and you can’t wait more for this OTA update then still you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update packed with many new improvements, some tweaks in performance and many bug fixes. The update is about 1 GB in size and brings tonnes of new features and customizations for Moto G4 Play. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest Android OS. Not necessary but it would be better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in updating Moto G4 Play to the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above-mentioned variants of Moto G4 Play. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to the Moto G4 Play during or after the installation of Android 7.1.1 Nougat official OTA build. Proceed at your own risk.
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 G4 Play on the PC.
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Moto G4 Play 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 Play to Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Moto G4 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 7.1.1 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 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 7.1.1 Nougat official OTA on Moto G4 Play.