Finally Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware is released for Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Plus belonging to ‘Droid edition’ Verizon carrier. The stock Nougat firmware screenshot was posted in Reddit and users have reported about receiving the OTA Notification. The Stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for Verizon Moto Z/Force has full software number as NCL25.86-11 and is available to download from the link mentioned below. Your device need to be in full stock un-rooted condition to flash the latest Nougat firmware on your device. The NCL25.86-11 Nougat update for Moto Z and Moto Z Force is carrying latest security patches for the month of November 2016 and much more improvements in overall firmware.
How to install Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Verizon Moto Z/Force
Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing custom ROM on your device, it is not an official firmware but will flash the custom firmware. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.
Before you begin:
Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.
Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC for data transfer and more, or you can download USB drivers for Motorola
If the PC is unable to unable to detect your device after even after installing Android USB drivers for your device, then you need to perform one more step, Enable USB debugging.
To enable USB debugging in your device go to Settings >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Update Official Android 7.0 Nougat NCL25.86-11 firmware on Verizon Moto Z/Force via Stock Recovery
Download Android 7.0 Nougat NCL25.86-11 firmware for Verizon Moto Z/Force from the link provided below.
Now copy the Android 7.0 Nougat zip on the phone storage, you should have the latest drivers installed on your PC or simply grab the latest USB drivers for your device from our guide here.
Now turn off the device and reboot into stock recovery
Once in the stock recovery, highlight the menu and select the “apply update from sdcard” then choose the NCL25.86-11 and flash it.
That’s it! Your Verizon Moto Z/Force will be updated on latest Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. Contact us for further queries.
Download Android 7.0 Nougat zip for Verizon Moto Z/Force [NCL25.86-11]