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How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Official Firmware on Moto X Play

Motorola was launched a mid-range device, Moto X Play in 2015. Moto X Play comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop and Motorola promised to announce the Android 7.0 Nougat update at some point. We have some good news for Moto X Play users because Motorola skipped Android 7.0 update and is now directly rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update for Moto X Play. Now you can test the latest Android Nougat OS experience on your device by installing official update by Motorolla. This latest official firmware comes with build ID NPD26.35 along with the latest May 2017 security patch. This latest update comes with many new features and enhancements like multitasking, notification controls, data saver, battery features, improved Doze mode, Revamped notifications, Direct reply, Split-screen mode, Quick settings and much more. Motorola rolled out the official update via OTA, so not all users can get it at the same time. If the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update is not yet available in your region and you are excited to update your device without any delay then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.

The Android 7.1.1 Nougat comes with several bug fixes, improvements and many changes for your device. The udpate is a stable version and runs fast on your Moto X Play. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest Android Nougat OS firmware which is released by Motorola. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update on your own Moto X Play then go ahead and follow the given steps.

How to Install Android 7.1.1 Nougat Official Firmware on Moto X Play 1


The Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above-mentioned variants of Moto X Play. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to the Moto X Play during or after the installation of Android 7.1.1 Nougat official OTA build. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide.
  • Download and install the correct USB Drivers for the Moto X Play on the PC.
  • Your device should be unrooted.
  • The Moto X Play must have a stock recovery installed.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Moto X Play (NPD26.35) to Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA Update:

Step No 1: – First, connect your Moto X Play to the computer via its USB data cable.

Step No 2: – Next, transfer the firmware file that you have already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of internal storage on the phone.

Step No 3: – After transferring the Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA file, disconnect the device from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot it into Recovery Mode. Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume and Power keys at the same time until you see something on the screen, this is bootloader mode.

Step No 4: – Using the Volume Down button, scroll down to Recovery and choose it using Volume Up and reboot the Moto X Play into recovery mode

Step No 5: – In recovery mode, select install update from sd card.

Step No 6: – Navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA firmware file on the SD Card of your phone. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation to proceed.

Step No 7: – Go back to the main recovery menu once the installation is completed and select reboot system now.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official OTA build NPD26.35 on Moto X Play.

Bhatti Junaid

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