Install Official Moto G4 Plus Nougat Update [XT1640/1641/1642/1643]

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Motorola has started rolling out the Official Moto G4 Plus Nougat update a while ago. The Nougat update was released for the Indian Moto G4 Plus users back in December in the form of OTA update. The update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat [Not 7.1] with the build number NPJ25.93-11. The Nougat update also brings your device to the latest November 1 security patch. The update also brings improvements in multitasking features, notification controls, and much better battery optimization. Other features like Doze mode, split-screen also come in the pack.

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We’ve previously provided the Nougat OTA for Moto G4 Plus users but the fastboot files are much better. If you’ve bricked your device or something really messed up, you can use the fastboot files to restore stock firmware on your device. As this method uses fastboot mode and not recovery mode, you can revive your device even when recovery is not working. This stock firmware can be installed on Moto G4 Plus with the model numbers XT1640/XT1641/XT1642/XT1643. Download the fastboot flashable stock firmware from below and follow the instructions to flash them on your device.

Prerequisites

  • Make sure your device model number is XT1640/XT1641/XT1642/XT1643. Else, don’t proceed with further unless you want to brick your device.
  • Go to Settings » About phone » Build number and tap it 7 times to enable Developer options on your device. Then go back to Settings » Developer options and enable USB Debugging.
  • Download the Minimal ADB and Fasboot Setup and install it on your computer.
  • Install Motorola smartphone drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure to backup important files on your device to a safe place just in case if you lose the data.
  • Make sure you have enough charge on your device before starting the process.

Downloads

How to Install Official Moto G4 Plus Nougat Update [XT1640/XT1641/XT1642/XT1643]

We’re providing two methods to flash the stock Nougat firmware on your Moto G4 Plus. Both of them use the Fastboot method, so choose the one which is convenient to you.

Method 1: RSD Lite Tool

  1. Download the RSD Lite tool from the above downloads section and install it on your PC.
  2. Download and unpack the firmware on your PC.
  3. Run the RSD Lite tool and click on the “three horizontal dots” button next to Start button.
  4. Navigate to the path where you’ve extracted firmware files and select flashall.xml. 
  5. Reboot the phone into fastboot mode. To do this, turn off the phone and press the Volume Down + Power button to enter fastboot mode.
  6. Connect your phone to PC using a USB cable and make sure your device is detected.
  7. Press the Start button and wait until the firmware is installed on your device and phone restarts automatically once completed.

Method 2: Fastboot Method

  1. Download the firmware file and extract the contents on your PC.
  2. Reboot the phone into fastboot mode. To do this, turn off the phone and press the Volume Down + Power button to enter fastboot mode.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you’ve extracted the ADB and Fastboot files and open a command prompt by pressing Shift + Right click on any empty space inside the folder and select Open command window here from the context menu.
  4. Connect your phone to PC using a USB cable and make sure your device is detected using the below command.
    fastboot devices

    If the drivers are properly installed, you should see your device serial number as output.

  5. Run the flashall.bat script that is in the firmware folder. This method won’t wipe data and cache on your device. So, your data will be safe.
  6. In case you’re coming from a custom ROM, you need to wipe data and cache. So, download the modified flashall.bat and run it instead of above file.
  7. The firmware will be automatically installed to your device and will automatically reboot.

The first boot might take a while, so wait until the device is up. Let us know if you need any help with the installation process.