Moto Z3 Play Software Update Tracker

This post will keep you up to date with all the latest updates pushed for the Moto Z3 Play smartphone. Notably, along with all the new updates, old updates will also be given so, that if there is a problem with new firmware, you can revert back to the previous stable version. Motorola is not a company known to push timely updates. Moreover, the lack of clarity in the updated policy also makes it tougher for the users to understand when a new update will be pushed for the Motorola phones.

However, this tracker will keep track of all the updates pushed as of now, for the Motorola Moto Z3 Play. So, we would advise our readers who own a Moto Z3 Play, to check back often. We will also be providing download links for the firmware files for manual updating. Besides, we will give you the methods following which you will be able to upgrade your phone safely. So, with that being said, let us take a look at the Motorola Moto Z3 Play software update tracker, itself:

Moto Z3 Play Software Update Tracker

Motorola Moto Z3 Play – Device Overview

Motorola announced the Moto Z3 Play back in 2018. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. The phone offers an onboard storage capacity of up to 128GB and has a dedicated microSD card slot. Moto Z3 Play sports a display of 6.01-inches and has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Other features include 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution, 18:9 ratio, and 402 PPI density. The phone is splash and dust resistant.

moto z3 play
Moto Z3 Play

In the camera department, the phone comes equipped with a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary shooter and a 5 MP depth sensor. The camera is capable of shooting 4K@30fps, and 1080p@30/60fps. For selfie, the front has an 8 MP shooter. The fingerprint scanner is located on the side of the phone and under the hood the phone comes with a 3,000 mAh battery with Fast charging 15W support.

Software Update Tracker

Build Number Security Patch/Changelog
PPWS29.131-27-1-27
  • Android Security: Includes updates for Android security until 1 July 2020.
PPWS29.131-27-1-22
  • The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device. (March 2020 patch)
PPWS29.131-27-1-18
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until January 1, 2020.
PPWS29.131-27-1-15
  • November 2019 Security patch
PPWS29.131-27-1-11
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until 1 September 2019
PPWS29.131-27-1-7
  • Not Known
PPWS29.131-27-1-5
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until 1 March 2019
PPWS29.131-27-1-2
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until 1 February 2019
PPW29.131-27-1
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Android Security Updates up to  1 February 2019
OPWS28.70-47-8
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until 1 January 2019 Security Patch level
OPWS28.70-56-8
  • Android Security: Includes fixes for Android security until 1 January 2019 Security Patch level
OPWS28.70-47-5
  • Android Security Patch level November 2018
OPWS28.70-56-5
  • Android Security Patch October 2018 Patch
OPWS28.70-56-2
  • Android Security Patch September 2018 Patch
OPW28.70-56
  • Android Security Patch August 2018 Patch
OPW28.70-35
  • Initial Build
OPW28.70-31
  • Android Security Patch July 2018 Security
OPW28.70-22
  • Pre-installed stock ROM

How to install the firmware on Moto Z3 Play

Note that there are two methods that you can follow to update your Motorola Moto Z3 Play smartphone. The first method is via ADB sideload method while the other is via recovery method. We will give you stepwise instructions to successfully upgrade your Moto Z3 Play phone.

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Warning!

We at Getdroidtips.com cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. We would advise our readers to take a complete backup of the data stored on your phone before proceeding with any of the below-mentioned methods. Also, follow the steps as mentioned carefully. Take your own risk!

Pre-requisites

Update Via Sideload Method

  1. Download and extract the contents of the ADB and Fastboot tools from the given link above.
  2. Also, download the firmware from the given software update tracker.
  3. Paste the downloaded firmware file to the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the ADB and Fastboot tools.
  4. Boot your phone into Recovery Mode. To do that, press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Down key to highlight Recovery mode. Finally, tap the Power key to restart into Recovery mode.
  5. Now, select Apply Update from ADB.
  6. You need to connect your Moto Z3 to the PC using the USB cable.
  7. Then open a command prompt in the same folder of ADB.
  8. Execute the below command:
    adb sideload Filename.zip
    (Filename here means the name of the firmware file you have downloaded)
  9. This will start the installation process.
  10. That’s it!

Update Via Recovery Method

  1. Head over to Go to Settings –> About Phone –> Tap on Build Number 7 Times.
  2. This will enable Developer Options on your phone.
  3. Now go to Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging option.
  4. Download the firmware file from the above software update tracker.
  5. Reboot your Moto Z3 Play into the Recovery mode. To do that, press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button at the same time until the device turns on. Then press the Volume Down key to highlight Recovery mode. Finally, tap the Power key to restart into Recovery mode.
  6. Select Apply Update from SD Card.
  7. Locate and select the downloaded firmware zip file.
  8. This will start the installation process.
  9.  That’s it!

So, there you have it from my side in this post. We have provided all the download links along with the changes that the corresponding updates bring in for the Moto Z3 Play. The latest update is also now available for you to manually install on your phone. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues or link failure while following the above-mentioned guide on Moto Z3 Play software update tracker. Note that whenever a new update will be available for the Moto Z3 Play, we will update this post. So, do check this post often. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for awesome videos related to Android and Gaming. Until the next post…Cheers!

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