Google released the Android Nougat update a couple of months ago and the search giant has already seeded the latest OS to their Nexus smartphones and the latest Pixel smartphones arrived with Android 7.1 out-of-the-box.
Ever since its comeback in 2012, Motorola is doing a great job in delivering the timely software updates to its users, which is one of their great strength to stand out in the market.
Google already pushed the AOSP code of Android 7.0 Nougat to GITHUB and a couple of days Motorola released the update to its popular Moto G (4th Gen) and Moto G Plus (4th Gen) in India.
Several users are already waiting for the update, but the update is rolling out incrementally and will take some time to reach your device. If you’re the one who can’t wait for the update and want the latest OS to run right away on your phone, then here’s the guide to update your Moto G Plus (4th Gen) to Android 7.0 Nougat manually.
Step 1: Download the OTA Zip File
In the first step, you need to download the OTA file of the update and make sure that your smartphone is Moto G Plus (4th Gen). Flashing the file on another phone will brick your device and Gizmos Today is not responsible for any loss happened to your device. We have the given the links for the OTA zip file at the end of this article.
Step 2: Back up your data
Next up, you need to backup your device’s data on your PC or memory card. The update process doesn’t wipe any of your data, but we always recommend to take a backup before proceeding.
Step 3: Boot into recovery mode
Now, you need to boot into recovery mode. This can be done by powering off the device and boot into fastboot mode by pressing volume down and power button at the same time. Now, navigate to the recovery option with the help of volume rockers and press the power button.
The phone will now boot into a screen where you can see an Android bot logo asking for a command. Don’t panic. Press the volume up and power button continuously for five seconds, which will take you to the recovery screen.
Step 4: Flash the downloaded file
After booting into the recovery mode, you can see an option in the home screen itself as ‘install zip from internal storage’. Press that and locate the downloaded file and flash it.
Step 5: Wait for the flash process to complete and reboot your phone
Once after you’re done with flashing the file, just reboot your smartphone. Make a note that the first boot will take quite a long time, but after booting, your device will be running Android 7.0 Nougat.