Axon 7 is ZTE’s elite smartphone which gained a lot of popularity after the launch. It is a budget phone with top-notch hardware specification but not so much on the software though. Axon 7 was launched with 6.0.1 Marshmallow and later received Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Though the smartphone got the latest firmware update, it is not very stable. It still has a few bugs and need minor touch-ups here and there. This makes the next Axon 7 B08 OTA update a must have software upgrade from every user. ZTE is doing its best to release OTA updates from time to time. The firmware being close to stock AOSP, it has performance.

Axon 7’s new OTA update brings a new firmware build number A2017GV1.2.0B08 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The B08 update also features the latest October 2017 security patch. It also features VOLTE support in many countries. The rest can be transcribed from the image below.

ZTE Axon 7 A2017GV1.2.0B08 firmware update

While ZTE is looking forward to rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo Beta update, an exact date is not know. Following OnePlus’s Open Beta for Oxygen OS Oreo, and the recent Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo beta, all other manufacturers are rolling out the Android 8.0 OS for their respective Android phones.

Read: How to root Android 7.1.1 Nougat?

Download and install Axon 7 A2017GV1.2.0B08 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat

We have managed to capture the OTA update for Axon 7’s latest B08 software version. As it is an OTA zip file, make sure your Axon 7 is running the previous B05 firmware.

Install via system updates:

This is by far the safest methods.

  • Download the A2017G-N-FOTA-B05toB08 zip.
  • Once downloaded transfer it to phone storage or SD card as
  • If downloaded on your phone then rename it to
  • Make sure it is in root directory of your SD card and not in any folder.
  • Go to Settings > System Update and check for updates. It should show the udpate file.
  • Once found, tap on the update and install it.
  • Once it’s rebooted, got to Settings > System Update again and check for B08 OTA.

See how to install:

  • Download the A2017G-N-FOTA-B05toB08 zip.
  • Rename the file to update.up or fota_B08_B12_ssl.up or
  • Now reboot into stock recovery. To do so, turn off phone, press and hold volume down and power keys at the same time.
  • From the recovery, choose the option, update from SD card or storage.
  • Select the update package from the destination.
  • Install the OTA updates.
  • Reboot to system.

Install via ADB sideload method:

The best way is to install the OTA using ADB sideload method. Or see this tutorial here.

  • Make sure your device has USB debugging enabled.
  • Setup ADB and Fastboot on PC.
  • Reboot phone into stock recovery.
  • Select install using ADB sideload method.
  • Connect phone to PC.
  • Open terminal or command prompt on PC.
  • Enter the following code:

adb sideload <nameofyourzip>.zip

Press enter and reboot to system when done.

Download full stock firmware files and other OTA updates for Axon 7

Following are all the necessary OTA updates, full stock firmware updates, factory images, and recovery files for ZTE Axon 7.


A2017G-N-B05 (spain)
A2017G-N-B05 stock recovery
A2017G-N-B05 boot
A2017G-N-FOTA-B04 to B05


A2017G-N-B06 (turkey)
A2017G-N-B06 stock recovery
A2017G-N-B06 boot


A2017G-N-FOTA-B05 to B08
A2017G-N-B08 boot
A2017G-N-B08 stock recovery

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