When Google has started pushing the Android 11 Developer Preview beta update to its eligible devices, most of the smartphone OEMs are busy in fulfilling the stable Android 10 update to its devices. Now, one of the major US carriers called Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the Verizon Moto Z4 Android 10 Update that has a software version QDF30.130-42-5-17 along with the January 2022 security patch level. So, all the interested Verizon Moto Z4 owners can easily download and install the update from here.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Motorola Moto Z4 has already received the Android 10 update last month. Now, it’s time for the US-based Verizon carrier-locked users and they’re getting January 2022 Android Security Patch Level that includes the improved system security along with Android 10 OS upgrade. It also brings volume controls, gesture navigation, dark mode, peeking, notification improvements, easy Wi-Fi connection with QR codes, privacy and location control, etc.
While the Project Mainline offers faster security updates via the Google Play Store and the update also brings some of the other system improvements. As the OTA update is rolling out in a phased manner, it may take a couple of days to hit all the Verizon Moto Z4 units completely. So, keep checking the software update by following the steps below.
Check Software Update
Due to the server-side OTA update process, not all the users will receive the update notification at the same time. So, either you can wait for the OTA update notification or you can manually check for it via Settings > About phone > System updates. If available, tap on Yes, I’m in to start downloading the update and then tap on Install.
Ensure that your handset is connected to a Wi-Fi to save your carrier data charges. While the battery should be charged more than 50% in order to keep update smoother. Now, let’s take a look at the update changelog below:
Changelog: Verizon Moto Z4 Android 10
The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.
Android 10 OS Upgrade
Volume controls: Adjust any app’s volume without leaving the screen you’re on. After you press a Volume button and touch the screen icon, all volume sliders appear on the screen.
System-Wide Dark Mode: The new system-wide dark mode allows you to use the Dark theme all the time.
Navigation Gestures: Moving between apps and screens is even easier with new gestures:
- Go home – Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to go to your home screen.
- Go back – Swipe towards the middle from the left or right edge to go back to the last screen.
- Switch between recent apps – Swipe up from the bottom of your screen, hold, then release. While using an app, you can also swipe the bar at the bottom of the screen left or right to switch between apps.
The icons and gestures from previous Android versions are still available.
Peeking: For some apps, you can open the sidebar with a gesture. Touch and hold your finger on the very edge of your screen for a second, until you see the bar peeking in from the side, then swipe to open the sidebar.
Notification improvements: Automatically organize and minimize distractions, with improved notification management:
- Get the notifications that matter most. You can mark notifications as Silent or Alerting. Silent notifications won’t make a noise or appear on your lock screen, so you can focus on what needs your attention. They are grouped together and you can dismiss them individually or as a group.
- All notifications now include suggested actions. For example, if a friend sends an address, you’ll see a suggestion to open the address in Maps.
- Android 10 uses on-device machine learning to predict what you’ll type next and suggest responses that are tailored to the messages you receive. In addition to Google messaging apps, this works with notifications from non-Google apps, including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.
- Notification snoozing is optional but disabled by default.
- Music notifications have a progress bar.
Easy Wi-Fi connection with QR codes: To connect to a new Wi-Fi network, you can now scan a QR code instead of typing the password. You can also help others connect to a network you’re on by sharing a QR code.
To share your hotspot, your phone can generate a QR code your friends can scan to connect instantly. No need to give them your phone’s hotspot name and password (but you can still use that method, too).
Security enhancements: View a small snippet of data within an app without actually opening it.
- Settings now includes a Privacy menu, with more permissions to preserve privacy. Easily see and adjust which apps have access to your phone data and features, like which apps can use the camera or microphone.
- Better controls for file management allow you to restrict access to tracking identifiers, such as IMEI, serial number, and other IDs.
- Settings now includes a Location menu, with better control over location data and sharing.
- When apps request permission to use your location, you’ll see a pop-up which lets you control when the app accesses your location (never, only when app is open, or always).
- If you’ve set an app to always be able to access your location, you’ll see a pop-up when it accesses your location in the background.
Project Mainline: Works in the background to provide faster security updates through Play Store.
- App info page: View the number of notifications an app sends and the amount of mobile data and Wi-Fi it uses. You can also open the app from the info page.
- Bluetooth: For convenience, you can now access previously-connected Bluetooth devices right on the main Connected devices screen.
- Display settings: Sleep is now Screen timeout.
- Power button menu: Now includes an Emergency option that opens your emergency information.
- Share options: When you touch to share content, the options load instantly and recommend frequently used apps and recipients. Better security allows you to choose files to share, without sharing all files.
Motorola Moto Z4: Overview
The 2019’s Motorola Moto Z4 has a 6.4-inches OLED Full-HD+ display, SDM675 SoC, Adreno 612 GPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage with a hybrid SIM slot, a 48MP rear camera, a 25MP selfie camera. The handset came with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and receiving Android 10.
While the handset packs a 3,600mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, an in-display fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, proximity, an ambient light sensor, compass sensor, and supports Moto Mods snap-on accessories.
It also features a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, a 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio, USB Type-C port, USB OTG, etc.
Steps to Install Moto Z4 Android 10 Update
If you’re not receiving the software OTA updates on your Verizon Moto Z4 handset and now you want to install the firmware manually, check out the full installation guide below. Meanwhile, before diving into that, make sure to follow all the pre-requirements as well.
- The firmware file supported for the Verizon Moto Z4 model only. Don’t try to install it on other devices.
- Take a full backup of your device (No Root) at first.
- You will require a PC/Laptop and a USB Cable as well.
- Download and Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your PC.
- It is important to install ADB and Fastboot tools on your system.
Instructions to Install: Verizon Moto Z4 Android 10
You have to install the firmware using the ADB sideloading method. To know more about the process and how to do it, follow the guide interlinked below. Follow the same guide to flash the latest firmware on Verizon Moto Z4 and step up its security level to that of February 2020.How to install stock firmware on Moto Z4 by ADB Sideloading
We hope that this guide was helpful to you. So, now you can easily install the Verizon Moto Z4 Android 10 update. For any queries, you can comment below.
Source: Verizon Wireless