Moto Z2 Play USB Drivers and ADB Fastboot Tools

Motorola released the Moto Z2 play in August 2017, which was a successor to the Moto Z flagship device. It came with some light changes from the Moto Z as well as some great component upgrades. Although Moto Z2 play is a great device with a great configuration, there are users who reportedly had some minor issues with their devices, which could be resolved using the Moto Z2 Play ADB fastboot tools.  

Moto Z2 Play ADB fastboot tools

Moto devices have always been both user-friendly and developer friendly. However, you could probably be facing certain driver issues with your Moto Z2 play device, ADB allows you to apply new updates which helps to fix bugs and issues.

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a broad development tool which helps to facilitate communication between an Android device and a personal computer. The ADB command expedites a number of device functions, which includes installing and debugging apps, as well as providing access to a Unix shell that you can use to run a series of commands on your device. ADB helps to permit access to the Android system of your device, which is connected to your personal computer with a USB cable. The personal computer and USB cable are quite vital to this, although you can use ADB wirelessly, setting it up can be quite complicated.

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ADB is used normally when your Android device is still on and running. It gives you access to tweak some hidden settings, or some system folders which usually ought to be off-limits to the users. System files can also be copied to and from the Android device using ADB, as well as a sideload function which can be used for installing system updates.

Setting up ADB

After downloading, you will need to enable developer options as well as USB debugging in order to use ADB fastboot tools on your device:

  1. Open your device Settings menu and tap on “About”.
  2. Tap on the “Build number” continuously for seven times.
  3. Tap to go back, and tap on “Developer options”.
  4. Scroll downwards, and select the “Android debugging” entry which is under “Debugging”.
  5. Connect your Android device to your personal computer.
  6. On the PC, open a terminal/command prompt and type ADB devices.
  7. A dialogue box should pop up on your screen, asking you to permit USB debugging. Select “Always Allow”, and then select “OK”.

Your Moto Z2 Play ADB fastboot tools is ready for use!

Common ADB commands

ADB shell – This launches a shell on the device.

ADB push <local> <remote> – This helps to push the file <local> to <remote>


ADB pull <remote> [<local>] – This helps to pull the file “<remote>” to “<local>”. If “<local>” isn’t given, it pulls it to the current folder.

ADB logcat – This permits you to view the device log in realtime. “ADB logcat -b” radio can be used to view radio logs, and “ADB logcat -C” can be used to view logs in colour

ADB install <file> – This helps to install the specified “.apk” file to your Android device.


Moto Z2 Play USB Drivers Setup

After downloading Google USB drive;

  1. Extract to a folder, advisably desktop, so that it can be remembered easily.
  2. Connect your Moto Z2 play device to your personal computer, using a USB cable.
  3. Locate your Windows Explorer, and then click on Computer Management to open.
  4. Click on Device Manager, which is in the left pane of the Computer Management.
  5. Locate and click to expand the Portable Devices, which is in the Right pane of your Device Manager.
  6. Right-click on the name of Android device which you connected to your Portable Device, then click on Update Driver Software.
  7. Click on Browse my computer in your Hardware Update wizard for driver software and then click Next.
  8. Click on Browse, and then search for the USB driver folder. It should be in the folder where you initially extracted the package you downloaded.
  9. Click on Next to finally install the Moto Z2 Play USB drivers.

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