How to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat

Here we share How to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat. Recently Motorola released the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for Moto Z 2016. The update is quite stable, but If you update your phone but don’t like the update for any reason, then you can easily revert Moto Z to a lower version (Android Nougat). You need to download Stock Nougat firmware to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat and the process is very simple. Check below guide to Downgrade Moto Z from Android 8.0 Oreo to Android Nougat.

Stable Oreo version is available for Moto Z but many device owners are still not happy with the update for various reasons. If you are one of the users and would like to Revert Moto Z from Android Oreo to the Nougat version, then you are in the right place here we share the method to Downgrade Moto Z to Nougat from Android Oreo.

How to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat

Note: –

  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • The following process is not tested by me but reported by many users that it works well
  • It will erase all your phone data, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the unexpected shutdown in-between the process.

Requirement to Downgrade Moto Z to Nougat

How to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat

1) Download Moto driver and adb and fastboot from above and install it on your PC.

2) Now Download the correct firmware for your device from above and extract it to the ADB installation directory.

3) Now go to adb and fastboot installation directory and open the command window there by pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-click anywhere in that folder.

4) Now Reboot your phone into Bootloader mode by turn it off and press and hold ‘Power + Volume Down‘.

5) Now issue the below commands one by one. (If you are using mfastboot then type ‘mfastboot‘ instead of ‘fastboot‘)

fastboot flash bootloader bootloader.img
fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
fastboot flash fsg fsg.mbn
fastboot erase modemst1
fastboot erase modemst2
fastboot flash bluetooth BTFM.bin
fastboot flash dsp adspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.2
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.3
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.4
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.5
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.6
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.7
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.8
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.9
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.10
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.11
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.12
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.13
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.14
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.15
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.16
fastboot flash system system.img_sparsechunk.17
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase customize
fastboot erase clogo
fastboot reboot

7) Done! Above steps will flash Stock Firmware of Moto Z.

That’s all this is the complete guide to Downgrade Moto Z from Android Oreo to Nougat. Have any questions? Do let us know that in the comments below. Stay connected with us via FacebookTwitter, and Google Plus to read more such helpful posts.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.

3 Responses

  1. Nicolas David Tibambre Gaviria says:

    i have one question for update de moto z play xt1635-03 but with a rom that have google store what can i do ?

  2. Shree Krishna says:

    Will it root my moto Z play.Also wiil i will be able to again upgrade trough download in mobile ???

  3. Fjame says:

    You said issue the commands one by one in that window.. so I have to write everything down in the adb command window?

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