Updated on February 11, 2021: Today Verizon rolled the December 2020 security patch update for the Moto G7 Play with build number QPYS30.85-18-9.
Updated on October 13, 2020; Today Verizon USA rolled the August 2020 security patch for the Moto G7 Play with build number QPYS30.85-18-3.
Updated on June 27, 2020: Verizon Moto G7 Play receives June 2020 Android security patch update with software version PDYS29.105-165-16. The update is still running on Android 9.0 Pie. This version comes with no major changes apart from security patch and bug fixes.
Currently, there is no download link available for version PDYS29.105-165-16, kindly wait. We will be soon updating this post with the download link.
Updated on May 06, 2020: Today Verizon rolled April 2020 Security Patch update to Moto G7 Play in USA. The update labeled with build number PDYS29.105-165-13 which is is based on Android 9.0 Pie and users are still waiting for the Android 10 update.
There are no major changes apart from the security patch level which fixes the vulnerability in the Android OS that can be attacked remotely using arbitrary code easily. We highly recommend you to install the latest patch to secure your Verizon Moto G7 Play in the future cyber-attack.
Added the download link for PDYS29.105-165-13
Updated on March 16, 2020: Motorola Moto G7 Play was launched back in the year 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Today we are all waiting for the Android 10 update for the Moto G7 Play, and Verizon rolled a new security patch update for the device. This new update brings February 2020 Patch with a new software version PDYS29.105-165-10 based on Android 9.0 Pie.
As we speak, the update is rolling out via over the air (OTA) for users running a stable Android version, it may take a few days or weeks to hit the update to all units properly. However, you can manually check for OTA updates via the device Settings > System > Advanced > System Updates. If you’re interested in this new update including software version PDYS29.105-165-10, then you should check the OTA update on an interval basis to get the update notification.
The February 2020 Android Security Patch brings bug fixes and system security improvements for better user experience & stability. Though Verizon has already pushed the latest Android 9.0 Pie update, the Verizon Moto G7 Play device users are waiting for the Android 10 update.
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How to Capture OTA Update
The update should hit your devices like the regular airborne method. It should not be an issue as it happens automatically. In fact, you will be notified of the OTA when it becomes available on your device. However, there are always exceptions to this. Users sometimes don’t see the OTA software prompt on their phones. In that case, this is what you’ve to do.
- Go to your device home screen, > tap Settings icon.
- In their tap on the Software update, > tap on System updates.
- Now follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update.
- Your phone will automatically restart once the new software successfully installs.
This OTA update weighs around 64 MB. So, It’s better to download this update is by connecting to a good Wi-Fi network. This will save your tele-carrier data charges. Also, make sure to charge the battery of your device up to 70% before installing the new update.
Another way to upgrade your device to the security patch is by installing the firmware manually. The firmware bears the same build number PDYS29.105-165-13. We have put up the download link below. Follow it. Also, you can use the installation guide we have below.
Latest Firmware Details:
- Supported device: Moto G7 Play
- Model: XT1952-3
- Codename: channel
- Region: USA
- Carrier: Verizon
- Release date: June 27, 2020
- Android version: 9.0 Pie
- Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2020
- Build number: PDYS29.105-165-16
- File size: 1.5GB
|Build Number||Security patch details|
|QPYS30.85-18-9||December 2020 Security patch|
|QPYS30.85-18-3||August 1, 2020 Security patch|
|QPY30.85-18||Android OS 10 Upgrade|
|PDYS29.105-165-16||June 1, 2020 Security patch|
|PDYS29.105-165-13||May 1, 2020 Security patch|
|PDYS29.105-165-10||February 2020 Security patch|
How to Install Latest Firmware on Verizon Moto G7 Play (channel)
We have already put up the full firmware zip file for Verizon Moto G7 Play that packs the December 2018 security update. Now let’s see how to flash the firmware on your Moto G7 Play manually.
- This firmware in this guide is only for Motorola Moto G7 Play (channel) users.
- Take a full backup of your phone and then go on with installing the firmware.
- Download and Install Motorola USB Drivers
- Download ADB and Fastboot tools.
Firmware Installation guideHow to install Stock Firmware on Motorola Devices
So, that’s it. Await for the OTA to hit your devices. Otherwise, if you wish to upgrade instantly follow the guide above. Install and secure your device.
Moto G7 Play Specifications:
Motorola Moto G7 Play was announced in March 2019 which sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1512 x 720 pixels with 294 PPI pixel density. The device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Motorola Moto G7 Play is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (14 nm) chipset coupled with 2GB of RAM and32GB of internal storage. It also supports an 1TB external memory card. The device came out of the box with Android 9.0 Pie and backed by a 3000 mAh battery (Non-removable).
As far as the camera concerned, the device has a single-camera setup with 13MP primary sensors and a selfie camera with an 8MP lens. Other connectivity option includes 4G-VoLTE, GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. etc. The Motorola Moto G7 Play come with a rear fingerprint sensor feature.