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

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SoNic67

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This is another Moto rep saying clearly that this was another soak:
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sirdir

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I can't get this to work properly either. When I try to downgrade to MM it doesn't let me flash gpt.bin.
When I try to install N then, I get something like E1004 System Partition fails to recover.

EDIT: Huh, no idea, after reflashing an older mm version, then the newest mm again, I suddenly was able to install the new N version...
 
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ASB41

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so i just experimented downgrading from Nougat(december build) to Stock MM but it is failing. Any guess how to flash it?? pls reply
forum.xda-developers.com/moto-g4-plus/how-to/how-to-downgrade-nougat-to-marshmallow-t3487201

I downgraded from December build using above method. Worked perfectly for me.
 

daverobinson88

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Nov 15, 2016
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Just wait for the official or if your so hell bent just install a custom ROM. There is no official release from moto. All the soak test info is from other websites on the net. It's nothing special anyway so be patient.
 

Sharp404

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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
 

Gilmour93

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I'm using an external SD Card as internal Memory. Where should I move the zip to allow recovery to find it? When I choose "Apply update from SD Card", I see no files :/
 

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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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    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
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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
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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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