Axon 7 is the most popular device from the emerging smartphone manufacturer ZTE. The device became quite popular for its stunning hardware specification. Nos, the device is again in news lately as ZTE promised Android 8.0 Oreo update for Axon 7 and all of its variants. As per the rumors, the official stable update is due this month. However, the Oreo beta update for Axon 7 is already available and one of the users have already captured and released it for us. Here we will show you how to download and update Axon 7 to Android 8.0 Oreo official MiFavor firmware.
The Oreo update comes in as a Beta build for the Axon 7. Hence, you may encounter some bugs as well. It is wise to first see what’s working with the update. However, the plus point is that it is based on stock MiFavor UI. The developer has made some changes, got rid of the bugs, and made the firmware as stable as possible.
The fingerprint sensor is now working and fixed the display issues with some device. It is based on firmware build number A2017V3.0.0B01; which is the first build for Oreo beta. You will also find some packages which can fix the radio on A2017G and A2017U models.
Download Android 8.0 Oreo for Axon 7
The following firmware builds are extracts of ZTE A2017V. However, it also works with other Axon 7 variants like A2017G and A2017U. Other variants need to be tested.
- Axon 7 Oreo update | ZTE_A2017V3.0.0B01-2 MiFavor | Latest stock firmware
- Axon 7 Oreo old package | ZTE_A2017V3.0.0B01
- MiFlash 20160401.exe
You may also like the latest ZTE Axon 7 Android 7.1.1 Nougat stock firmware update.
Getting radio/network working on A2017G and A2017U:
Some devices may not receive radio or network. So you will need to flash the Nougat modem onto Android 8.0 firmware. This is compatible with A2017G and A2017U models.
You can either flash it using TWRP recovery or you can simply extract the firmware zip above, and replace the NON-HLOS.bin file with the new modded model zip from below before installation.
Disclaimer: This is a beta update and may not work perfectly on every device. We won’t be responsible for any of your actions.
How to update Axon 7 to official Oreo update?
These are the instructions for installing Axon 7 via EDL mode:
Step 1: The first thing you will need is a Windows PC, USB cable, drivers installed, and Axon 7 with proper variant.
Step 2: Install the MiFlash tool on your PC from above. You will need the latest Axon 7 USB drivers which will be installed automatically.
Step 3: It is time to reboot device into EDL mode. To do so, first turn off your device. Make sure it isn’t connected to PC just yet.
Step 4: Now plug in your device to PC such that the volume down key (or volume up) and power keys are pressed at the same time.
Step 5: Your device should now enter the EDL mode. This is also termed as the download mode.
Step 6: Make sure you see to device as “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008”
Step 7: Now run the MiFlash tool and browse through the PC and choose the Axon 7 Oreo folder you’ve downloaded.
Step 8: Click Refresh on MiFlash tool and you will see your device listed.
Step 9: Go ahead and flash the Axon 7 Oreo firmware.
Step 10: Wait until installation is done. Your device will automatically reboot into system once done.
That’s it enjoy the Oreo update on Axon 7.