[GUIDE] Install Official December Nougat Update on Soak Test +FAQ & Review

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TechBurner

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So Guys i made this Thread because many of you are on the Nougat soak test and are having problems with upgrading to the Official Firmware, i will also share how to install on Normal Marshmallow Roms and some of the questions you people are asking.
This will work only in XT1643 XT1640 XT1642 XT1622 and XT1626
I have also created a playlist for how to install and the faq and review ,you can check it here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWMr6-kiy-EyccjqgVJ45h7D7PlAqEBbN

If you are on Marshmallow Official Firmware
You need to be on the latest version of Marshmallow firmware for this to work.
How to Install ?
  • Copy the file to your internal sd card
  • Open Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and power key for 3 seconds
  • Select recovery from the menu
  • When the Android appears Press and hold the power key for 2 seconds and tap on the volume up key.
  • Select apply update from sdcard and select the update file!
  • Enjoy!!

How to Install (If you are on Nougat Soak Test) ?

You will need an Unlocked bootloader

1. Downgrade from Nougat to Marshmallow using this Thread/Video




2. Copy the file to your internal sd card
3. Open Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and power key for 3 seconds
4. Select recovery from the menu
5. When the Android appears Press and hold the power key for 2 seconds and tap on the volume up key.
6. Select apply update from sdcard and select the update file!
Enjoy!!



Download



Review :
I made a video on the Review and questions you can check this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS_NKJBSowI

FAQ | Frequently Asked Question
(Please Correct me if i am wrong)

Will i stop recieving OTA Updates after i update?
No, you will still get updates from motorola.

Will This unlock my bootloader? Does this need bootloader to be Unlocked?
If you are Downgrading from soak test to Marshmallow firmware you will need your bootloader to be unlocked to do that.
Rest i dont think youll need unlocked bootloader.

What is The Security patch Details ?
It's First November , you can also check the review video to see.

Is this the Official Update?
Yes this is the Update by motorola.

Will it root my device ?
No it wont!
 
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sai444

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How would people who got the soak test ota and updated there phones earlier update to official version of Android 7 ? Is it through new ota?
Can't we just side load there official update as we did with the soak test ota? I mean others who are on soak test build and didn't receive the official update.
 

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How would people who got the soak test ota and updated there phones earlier update to official version of Android 7 ? Is it through new ota?
Can't we just side load there official update as we did with the soak test ota? I mean others who are on soak test build and didn't receive the official update.

Is the thread not clear ?:confused: I will update the thread to be more specific.

If you are on soak test currently! Then the only way as far as i know to go to the Official update is by first downgrading to marshmallow and then flashing the New OTA via recovery , you cannot directly flash(sideload) the official ota on the nougat soak test.
That's because the update is for marshmallow devices and the ota checks before installing if the phone is running the latest official marshmallow only then it flashes.
 

aditya.upadhyaya

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Just installed the OTA through sideloading.

So, i couldn't wait until it ACTUALLY gets rolled out to everyone, therefore I used the OTA zip to sideload it.

Initial impression - I was actually surprised by the lack of changes on Nougat. But that's just me having used a Pixel.


  • Anyways, the Notification dropdown/slide is different, and slightly counter-intuitive than MM. In MM it was easy to turn on or off WiFi/Bluetooth/Data (single tap), whereas in N, you'll need 2 taps. The transitions on the notification shade are liquid-smooth, so :good:

  • On init, it asked me to reconfigure my SIM, where i found a particularly interesting menu... Emergency contact information... Good stuff, don't know if it was available in MM.

  • A cool new feature is the fingreprint to lock... Great :good:

  • The settings have a slightly revamped UI, but not by that much... Still feels a lot like MM.

  • The app drawer is the same. Was actually stupid of me to expect the Pixel launcher.

  • Didn't feel any changes in camera (image/video).

  • Opening the lockscreen is a little laggy using pattern. Opening it through fingerprint is still lightning fast.

  • App loading & use still the same as MM (Maybe apps need additional updates to support N).

  • Battery life virtually the same as stock MM.

Oh, PS - Was on stock MM, locked bootloader. Updated to N without data wipe.
 
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VeixES

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Hello, could any early adopter of nougat update for G4 Plus confirm one exciting feature of android 7 (atleast for me) that it works on this phone software.
As of Android 7.0 phone can read 2G/3G/LTE frequency WITHOUT root(Google RIL version 12). Easiest way is to install app Cellmapper(mapping cell towers to map) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cellmapper.net.cellmapper
Could anyone run this app(enable "Use new Android 4.2 Cell ID API" in settings) and post screenshot while connected to LTE only(no wifi)? Also, maybe send debug report from settings menu to developer with screenshot.

Thank you very much.
 

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joumd

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How do you prove that this is "official" and not another soak? There was no announcement from Lenovo /Moto.
Is this the same file like the one posted 2 days ago? It has the same name, same size... Did you just "stole" that without giving proper credit to jeash?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/captured-ota-nougat-ota-moto-g4-plus-t3517059

This is NOT the official Nougat, just another soak:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-G...Android-7-update-on-Moto-G4-plus/td-p/3508358


https://canaltech.com.br/noticia/mo...eber-atualizacao-para-o-android-nougat-85746/

http://www.gsmarena.com/nougat_upda...g_motorola_moto_g4_and_g4_plus-news-22137.php
 
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chottu109

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I have some doubt, pls feel free to help me.
1. Do we get OTA updates after unlocking bootloader (no changes in recovery, system and all), and are we able to install it as normal OTA if we get one.
2. If its possible, then can i stay in mm after downgrading from soak nougat first blur version, untill i recieve official nougat from the company directly and flash it as normal.
Thanks in advance.
 
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kosmasgr

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I am on old soak test.i didn't unlocked my bootloader will I get OTA update or downgrading is only way anyone help me
Noone knows. Be patient until official firmware globally rolled out. ;) don't lose your warranty by unlock bootloader. First soak is pretty stable for now

Sent from my Cubot S200 running RR 5.7.4
 

TechBurner

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How do you prove that this is "official" and not another soak? There was no announcement from Lenovo /Moto.
Is this the same file like the one posted 2 days ago? It has the same name, same size... Did you just "stole" that without giving proper credit to jeash?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/captured-ota-nougat-ota-moto-g4-plus-t3517059

This is NOT the official Nougat, just another soak:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-G...Android-7-update-on-Moto-G4-plus/td-p/3508358
I got the update myself.
Sorry i didnt add credits. The second link(mirror) i gave is the the update that i got. And moreover i confirmed from motorola support and they said it has started to roll out in batches. They have also updated the release notes if you havent seen
https://motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/115401

I have owned previously Moto G 1st gen and 2nd Gen and in all of them to , you couldnt go from soak test to The official firmware with out unlocking bootloader. And i dont think this will be an exception but you guys can wait for the official release to hit everyone. :)
 
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    So Guys i made this Thread because many of you are on the Nougat soak test and are having problems with upgrading to the Official Firmware, i will also share how to install on Normal Marshmallow Roms and some of the questions you people are asking.
    This will work only in XT1643 XT1640 XT1642 XT1622 and XT1626
    I have also created a playlist for how to install and the faq and review ,you can check it here : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWMr6-kiy-EyccjqgVJ45h7D7PlAqEBbN

    If you are on Marshmallow Official Firmware
    You need to be on the latest version of Marshmallow firmware for this to work.
    How to Install ?
    • Copy the file to your internal sd card
    • Open Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and power key for 3 seconds
    • Select recovery from the menu
    • When the Android appears Press and hold the power key for 2 seconds and tap on the volume up key.
    • Select apply update from sdcard and select the update file!
    • Enjoy!!

    How to Install (If you are on Nougat Soak Test) ?

    You will need an Unlocked bootloader

    1. Downgrade from Nougat to Marshmallow using this Thread/Video




    2. Copy the file to your internal sd card
    3. Open Bootloader mode by pressing volume down and power key for 3 seconds
    4. Select recovery from the menu
    5. When the Android appears Press and hold the power key for 2 seconds and tap on the volume up key.
    6. Select apply update from sdcard and select the update file!
    Enjoy!!



    Download



    Review :
    I made a video on the Review and questions you can check this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS_NKJBSowI

    FAQ | Frequently Asked Question
    (Please Correct me if i am wrong)

    Will i stop recieving OTA Updates after i update?
    No, you will still get updates from motorola.

    Will This unlock my bootloader? Does this need bootloader to be Unlocked?
    If you are Downgrading from soak test to Marshmallow firmware you will need your bootloader to be unlocked to do that.
    Rest i dont think youll need unlocked bootloader.

    What is The Security patch Details ?
    It's First November , you can also check the review video to see.

    Is this the Official Update?
    Yes this is the Update by motorola.

    Will it root my device ?
    No it wont!
    3
    How do you prove that this is "official" and not another soak? There was no announcement from Lenovo /Moto.
    Is this the same file like the one posted 2 days ago? It has the same name, same size... Did you just "stole" that without giving proper credit to jeash?
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/captured-ota-nougat-ota-moto-g4-plus-t3517059

    This is NOT the official Nougat, just another soak:
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Moto-G...Android-7-update-on-Moto-G4-plus/td-p/3508358
    2
    I am on old soak test.i didn't unlocked my bootloader will I get OTA update or downgrading is only way anyone help me
    Noone knows. Be patient until official firmware globally rolled out. ;) don't lose your warranty by unlock bootloader. First soak is pretty stable for now

    Sent from my Cubot S200 running RR 5.7.4
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    Tech Burner is Awesome!!
    Crisp and Clear Instructions he gives

    Downgraded from N soak to Marshmallow and then applied the new update. :good:

    Tip: use pixel launcher to make your experience super fast!!

    Any questions feel free to ask
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    So when will this work on xt1641? Does it work at all right now?
    I would like to have clear details on this as well. Some say it works some say no

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