Motorola used its fans with quick smartphone updates, even after it was acquired by Lenovo, so if you own a Moto G4 Plus, you should receive Android 7.0 Nougat in the near future. Currently, the update is soak testing in Brazil, but if you don’t want to wait until you receive the notification and download it over the air, you can also update Motorola Moto G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat manually.
The update will bring all the new features to your handset, like Doze, better notifications, a new messaging app, multi windows, the Seamless update, Vulkan API and many more. The zip file has a total size of 847 MB and it can be easily installed, following the steps from our guide below.
Warnings & Requirements
Before proceeding to updating, there are a few aspects you should really consider:
- The update file is just for the XT1643 XT1640 XT1642 XT1622 and XT1626 variants of the Moto G4 Plus. Don’t try installing it on any other devices, as it won’t work.
- The updating process might erase all your data, so make sure you perform a complete backup before starting.
- Your battery level needs to be above 50%, in order to avoid an accidental shutdown. Our recommendation is to start with a fully charged battery.
- Make sure you follow all the steps above correctly, otherwise you risk damaging your phone.
How to update Moto G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat manually
Step 1: Go to Settings > About Phone and search for the build number. Tap on it 7 times, in order to enable Developer Options.
Step 2: In the developer Options sub-menu, enable USB debugging.
Step 3: Download the Android 7.0 Nougat for Moto G4 Plus update and save it to your phone’s internal storage. Here – Download
Step 4: Reboot your Moto G4 Plus into Recovery mode, by pressing and holding the Volume Down key and the Power on button, then releasing them.
Step 5: Select the ‘apply update from SD card option’, the pick the zip file you downloaded using the link above. It should take around 10 minutes for the updating process to be completed.
Step 6: Reboot your phone.
That’s it, you have successfully managed to update Moto G4 Plus to Android 7.0 Nougat manually, If you’re facing any issues during this process or have any other questions related to it, feel free to contact us, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below.