Don’t wait for the official Moto X Play Nougat update, here is an another way to upgrade Moto X Play to Android 7.0 Nougat version. Finally, you can now update your Moto X Play to Nougat version using official CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM.
Everyone is questioning that, ‘When my Moto X Play will get Android 7.0 or 7.1 Nougat update?’ Well, the company has confirmed the biggest Nougat update for Moto X Play. However, Moto X Play Nougat update release date hasn’t been specified for any country including US, Canada and India. It may take few weeks or months for a company to air Moto X Play nougat OTA and till then, you have to just wait!
Indeed, an OTA is one of the ways to get an Android update officially, but one can get Moto X Play Nougat update by installing Custom ROM from Xda. As we don’t know the exact Moto X Play Nougat release date in India/US/Canada, we decide to bring an official update via CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM.
The official CyanogenMod ROM comes with the official Android 7.1 update for Moto X Play. Those who don’t know about CyanogenMod – It’s one of the best Custom ROMs available for almost every Android smartphones which comes with lots of features, customization options, and updates. So, here we are going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to install Android 7.1 Nougat on Moto X Play using CyanogenMod 14.1 Custom ROM.
Disclaimer: We did not developed this Nougat Custom ROM for Moto X Play, so we are not responsible for any of the problems that you face after installing it. Make sure; you follow this post at your risk only.
- You do have to charge your device battery up to 70 – 80%.
- Moto X Play bootloader must be in an unlocked state.
- Make sure it is rooted and possess any Custom Recovery.
- Take a backup of your important stuff.
Moto X Play Nougat Update Custom ROM Download (CM 14.1 Xda)
Step 1: The below link will traverse you to download page and from there, you need to download all the packages (.zip) on your computer.
Step 2: Connect your Moto X Play smartphone with your computer via official USB data cable. (Note: Make sure your system must possess all the needed drivers to detect your device.)
Step 3: Copy all the downloaded files to the root directory of your smartphone.
Step 4: Now, you need to boot Moto X Play into recovery mode.
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold “Volume Down + Power” buttons together for a few seconds until Fastboot menu appears.
- Now, select Bootloader > Recovery (Use Volume up key to navigate and Power button to select).
- That’s it! The recovery mode will appear.
Step 5: Once you are into recovery mode, do “wipe data/factory reset“, “wipe cache partition”, and “Wipe Dalvik Cache”.
Step 6: Then, Select “install zip from SD card” option > “choose zip from SD card” > select “Nougat Custom ROM.zip” package > select “OK”.
Similarly, you have to flash the remaining packages (gapps.zip and SuperSu).
Step 7: Once you have flashed all the files, select “++++Go Back++++” option and then choose “reboot system” to reboot your smartphone.
Download Links of Moto X Play Nougat Update:
[Credit – Xda Thread]