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Following the many Motorola devices, the Moto Z is next in line to receive the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update. Moto’s firmware being very close to the stock AOSP ROMS, the manufactures is compiling the latest sources for its devices. This includes the Moto Z Play, the Moto Z, Moto G4, Moto G5, and much more. The 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update for Moto Z comes with firmware build number NPL26.118-20. OTA has been captured and can be flashed via ADB sideload method.

Update is reportedly rolling out in Asia Pacific region, US, Europe, Brazil with codename – retapac, retbr, rcica, retail.en.US. In order to install it, your Moto Z must be running at Android version 7.0 with build NPLS25.86-31 or later. The following captured zip is compatible with all the listed versions above. Though flashing it on other variants should not change the channel of your device, it is not recommended for carrier devices like T-Mobile, or Verizon.

Moto z android 7.1.1 Nougat ota update

Download Moto Z Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update

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This version is named Blur_Version.26.51.19.griffin.retail.en.US. It is based on the same firmware version NPL26.118-20 with 7.1.1 Nougat.

Moto Z retapac OTA downloads | coming soon…

As per the update above, it brings a build number NPL26.118-20 with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and also the latest Android security patch.

Moto Z Play OTA downloads

How to install Moto Z Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update via ADB sideload?

Here is a brief tutorial on how to update the Moto Z to latest 7.1.1 Nougat via OTA zip file. For a detailed tutorial, head over to this post.

  • Download the OTA zip file from above and place it on your PC.
  • Make sure you have Enabled USB Debugging and Enable OEM Unlock on your Android device from Developer Options found in Settings.
  • Make sure your PC has quick ADB and Fastboot environment setup.
  • Connect your Android device to PC via USB cable. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect for the first time.
  • Open a command prompt window or terminal on your PC where the file is located. Type cmd in the address bar and hit enter.
  • Reboot your Android device into stock recovery. To do so, issue the following command through cmd or terminal.
adb reboot recovery
  • From the recovery, choose the option “Apply update from ADB” and confirm yes.
  • Now ADB sideload the OTA zip. Issue the following command:
adb sideload <filename>.zip

Note: Type in the exact name of the file with proper extension. For instance, if the filename is ota.zip, then type “adb sideload ota.zip”.

For Mac users:

issue the command:

./adb sideload ota.zip

Command for Linux machines:

sudo adb sideload ota.zip

That’s it make. Reboot the device to system. First boot may take some time. If not, then you can always reset the device.