ZTE Axon 7 Mini has finally started receiving the official Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware. ZTE is an emerging Smartphone manufacturer and they focus more on the software updates and high-end specifications. Now ZTE released the B12 OTA update based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat for ZTE Axon 7 Mini that comes with build ID B2017GV1.0.0B12 along with the latest security patch. The update is currently available in the European region. This latest official update comes with many new features and improvements like multi-window, updated emojis, new support for T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi calling, dual-language support, Vulcan API, Notification redesign, Quick Reply and much more. ZTE rolled out the official update via OTA (Over–the–Air) in phase wise manner, which means that not all users can get the update at the same time. If the Android 7.1.1 Nougat is not yet available in your region and you are excited to install this OTA update on your device then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.
This new update is one of the sweetest update from ZTE that brings tons of new features, changes and customizations for ZTE Axon 7 Mini. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest Android OS via official stock firmware released by ZTE. Not necessary but it would be better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing B12 Android 7.1.1 Nougat official update on your own ZTE Axon 7 Mini then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 7.1.1 Nougat update can be used for the Axon 7 Mini device only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. It is recommended to check the model number of your device first.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the ZTE Axon 7 Mini by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the ZTE Axon 7 Mini USB Drivers
- on the PC.
- Make sure that the battery level of the device is above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to update ZTE Axon 7 Mini to B12 Official Firmware Android 7.1.1 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download the Android 7.1.1 Nougat official Update file from above link and rename it to OTA.zip
Step No 2: Connect your Axon 7 Mini with your PC/laptop.
Step No 3: – Move the Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 5: – Navigate to the Recovery main menu and tap on the “Apply update” button. Select the firmware.ZIP file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.
Step No 6: – The installation process will be initiated, so wait for the installation to be completed.
Done! You have successfully installed the Official update Android 7.1.1 Nougat on Axon 7 Mini.