Finally Motorola under Lenovo started rolling out Android Pie update for 2017 flagship Moto Z2 Force. Although the device is two year old but still it is equipped with hardware capable of running Android Pie OS smoothly. The smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4/6GB RAM and Andreno 540GPU, a 5.5-inch QHD display and expandable internal storage .On the other side it’s counter part Galaxy S8 device from Samsung is already running Android Pie update with the same hardware specs so Moto Z2 Force deserves the upgrade. Talking about the Moto Z2 Force Android Pie update, the OTA is rolling out at the time we are writing this post, the Pie update for Moto Z2 Force is available to download as build PPX29.159-10 and teams up with May 2019 security patch.
Motorola has released the update in a proper sequence, the Moto Z3 units got the update in January, then Moto Z3 Play and now the Moto Z2 Force is joining the party. Moto Z2 Force Android Pie update bumps the OS from Oreo Android to Android 9.0, so being a major update it weighs in pretty hefty as it got loads of new features and functions. Moto Z2 Force Pie update comes with improved UI with better mobile experience from the new Intuitive Navigation and Recent App. Once the update is installed don the device it will also bring an improved Do Not Disturb mode, adaptive brightness/battery, simplified volume control, revamped split screen, a revamped settings menu and much more. In this we have the working link to download the PPX29.159-10 update for Moto Z2 Force and install it manually without waiting for the OTA.
Moto Z2 Force Android Pie details!
Device Name: Moto Z2 Force
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Previous firmware: Android Oreo
Software version: PPX29.159-10
Release Date: 7 June 2019
SPL: May 2019
Screenshot of the update: credits Danilo_Pascal
Download PPX29.159-10: Moto Z2 Force Android Pie update
If your device is bootloader locked and never rooted then we recommend you get the update via OTA, if available. But remember not all devices will get the update at once, it will gradually hit every device in a few days or weeks depending on the regional roll out delays. However there is no harm in performing the check at least,
head to Settings > System > System updates and if check for the system update.
How to install Moto Z2 Force Android Pie PPX29.159-10 OTA via fastboot
The is the manual firmware installation process, just keep following each step carefully to avoid any issues.
When the fastboot drivers are installed on your device, now transfer the extracted firmware content to the ADB folder where the ADB/Fastboot binaries are present by default it is in C:/ drive (as shown above).
A working USB cable is required.
Your device must be charged upto 60%, to avoid shutdown during the process.
Process to flash the firmware via fastboot commands.
It’s the time to turn off your device completely.
Now hold press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons together until you see fastboot mode on your device.
Connect your device to PC using USB data cable and let the drivers installed completely.
Now press and hold Shift key and right mouse click any empty space in the adb folder and choose ‘Open command window here’ (as shown above).
In the command window type the following commands one after the other to install the firmware via fastboot. Remember to follow the same sequence as listed.
fastboot getvar max-sparse-size
fastboot oem fb_mode_set
fastboot flash partition gpt.bin
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.binfastboot flash dsp dspso.bin
fastboot flash logo logo.bin
fastboot flash boot boot.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_b system_other.img
fastboot flash oem oem.img
fastboot flash oem_b oem_other.img
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.0
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img_sparsechunk.1
fastboot erase carrier
fastboot erase userdata
fastboot erase DDR
fastboot oem fb_mode_clear
On reboot, your Moto Z2 Force will be running Android Pie update.
If you are facing any issue, please let us know, we are here to help you.