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How to Install the Android 7.1.1 Nougat Based ROM on the Motorola Moto Z Smartphone

Launched last year, the Motorola Moto Z is one of the most popular smartphones from the American company, known mostly for sturdiness. This means you can attach Moto mods to the phone and experience a distinctive functionality. The snap on the back of the device is about expanding its functionality by adding a stereo speaker set, a projector, or a huge battery, for example.Though it was to some extent on the expensive side at launch; it offered a great value for money. The software on the Motorola Moto Z smartphone is very good, since Motorola has always had a near stock experience on their devices with so many intuitive features that simplifies everything.

Now, if you want to change a little bit your Moto Z phone by flashing a third party custom ROM, in this post, we will show you how you can install an Android 7.1.1 Nougat based ROM . The working features of the smartphone on this ROM are the rear and front camera, auto brightness, fingerprint, Mic, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, IR, Hotspot, RIL and more.

Before starting the process there are some requirements that are necessary for the installation. Make sure you met the following requirements:

  • First of all, you need to install a custom recovery software, such as TWRP custom recovery.
  • Make a complete backup of your device, because during the installation of this ROMyou will need to wipe the internal memory of your phone, and if you don’t make a backup you will end up losing all your data files.
  • Also, make sure that the battery of your device has more than 60% charge before you begin the installation. If the smartphone’s battery dies during the process, then you may end up with a completely bricked phone.

How to Install the Android 7.1.1 Nougat Based ROM on the Motorola Moto Z smartphone

  1. Download from here the Nougat ROM for Motorola Moto Z.
  2. Make sure is that you copy the downloaded file to your Moto Z smartphone.
  3. Turn off the phone and enter it into the recovery mode by pressing the Volume Down and Power Key at the same time.
  4. Once you are in the recovery menu, select and confirm wipe data, system, cache and Dalvik cache.
  5. Go back to the recovery menu and tap on Install.
  6. Browse for the firmware file copied earlier and select it.
  7. Swipe to begin the installation.
  8. After the installation is completed, before rebooting the device you can choose to install the GApps.
  9. Once this is done, your Moto Z smartphone will reboot into the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat based ROM.

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