Motorola is rolling out an update to Verizon’s Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid that brings the phones’ security patch level to the month of March.
The update, as usual, is coming in as an OTA and also carries a myriad of other benefits, among them bug fixes as well as stability and performance improvements. The new firmware is rolling out with build number NCLS25.86-11-4-6-8, which is based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.
The two Motorola phones were unveiled last year and they came preinstalled with Android Marshmallow. But in November 2016, the Lenovo-owned company did the unthinkable when it rolled out the Nougat update to the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid well ahead of the unlocked models. Usually, the latter group gets the first priority when it comes to software updates, but Motorola has been doing it the other way round, giving the carrier-based Droid variants the first priority.
Like any other OTA update, this will one will hit the Moto Z Droid and Z Force Droid units at different times. Some may have already received the notification as at the time of this writing, but others are yet to do so. If you are in the latter camp, simply find your phone’s Settings app and tap on it to reveal a menu that when you scroll to the bottom, you should see an “About phone” option. Hit this option again and a “System updates” menu appears. This is where you should go in order to download the March Android security patch to your phone manually.
Make sure that your Moto Z Droid or Force Droid is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi, otherwise, your phone might use up all available cellular data. Furthermore, keep the phone’s battery power at above 50% even if it means connecting it to a power source during the update process.