Download Moto Z & Z Force firmware: NCL25.86-11 Nougat XML ZIP added!

Update [December 11, 2016]: We’ve added the Android 7.0 Nougat update firmware whose software version is NCL25.86-11. This is particularly for Verizon Moto Z Droid, and not for the regular Moto Z sold by Motorola outside of Verizon and USA. Verizon released the Nougat update as OTA for its Moto Z at Verizon before any other devices, but now it has released the Android 7.0 update for Moto G4 too.

Original article → The first firmware for Moto Z is now available for download. By installing the firmware, you can go completely back to stock on a device, and that helps a lot when anything software goes wrong with the device.

If you install a bad app from play store by mistake, or install a rogue app from those pesky ads in chrome, then your Moto Z may get a hit of corrupt code, slowing down performance and often resulting in force close.

To fix such issues, you can simply install back a firmware on your Moto Z, to take things back to factory settings. BTW, this may delete all your data on the device, so proceed with caution, and make sure you have appropriate backups taken.

We are covering firmwares for all Moto Z editions here: Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force.

Be sure to download the right firmware for your device, and you have to identify that by using model no. of your device, matching it with the one given in firmware filename. To know the model no., check device’s box, or look into Settings > About device.

Moto Z Firmware

  • Firmware not available at the moment.

Moto Z Force Firmware

  • Firmware not available at the moment.

Verizon Moto Z Firmware

Model no. XT1650

NCL25.86-11 [Android 7.0 Nougat]


MCL24.203-22 [Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow]

Verizon Moto Z Force Firmware

  • Firmware not available at the moment.

That’s it.

If you need any help with installation, do let us know via comment section below — we will be sure to help you out.

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Kapil Malani

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  1. how to install….thank U ! !!

  2. Waiting on that Verizon Z Force Firmware. Anyway I can help?
    Software build: NCL25.86-11
    Baseband Version: M8996_1236.50.01.124R GVS
    Config Version: I15.MOT.XT1650.0
    Kernal version: 3.18.31-perf-g174cc6c
    hudsoncm@ilclbld85 #1
    Nov 3 2016

    Hope this helps.

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