ZTE promised its customers that it would update the ZTE Axon 7 with Android 8.0 Oreo . In spite of the problems that the company had to face recently, today we know that it has fulfilled its promise, at least partially. And it is that the update is already available, but it will be necessary to perform its installation manually.
During the first quarter of the year, testing of the Beta of Android 8.0 Oreo for the ZTE Axon 7 began . However, the US blockade of the brand due to legal problems in the country completely paralyzed the activity of the manufacturer. However, the situation seems to return to normal. In fact, a few months ago we met the new ZTE Axon 9 Pro .
Update the ZTE Axon 7 with Android 8.0 Oreo
This activity seems to have been reestablished in the same way in the software engineering department of the Chinese brand since the update for the ZTE Axon 7 with Android 8.0 Oreo is already available. Without a doubt, and despite the limitations, an achievement if we take into account that the model went on sale with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So, the model receives its second major update after having gone through Android 7 Nougat.
The news part of the official ZTE forums in the US , where we can find an installation guide for Android 8.0 Oreo for the ZTE Axon 7.
And from here the factors that condition the update of the ZTE Axon 7 also start . First, the update is directed to the US model, as determined by the model reference (A2017U) . Therefore, it will be necessary for the company to extend the firmware for the international version, which corresponds to the model marketed in Europe (A2017G).
Second, the update is not available by OTA. It is necessary to download the firmware and install it manually. Apparently, according to the explanations of the firm, it is due to a difference in the type of system partitions existing in Nougat and those needed in Oreo.
Third, the installation itself requires the removal of the Google account which, in turn, completely formats the internal memory of the computer, so it is necessary to make a backup before starting the process, as long as it does not we care about losing all the content stored in memory, be it contacts, photos, videos like any other file hosted on the storage system.
Waiting for Oreo for the international version
Finally, the experience of those who have already tried their luck and have installed Android 8.0 Oreo in their ZTE Axon 7 talk about the experience of use is not too different from that offered by the different betas released at the beginning of the year, with the usual heating problems and other derivatives of the testing software.
Thus, the news can be of great interest to those who have the global version of the ZTE Axon 7 since it could well lead to the next release of the update with Android 8.0 Oreo for the model with reference A2017G. Meanwhile, the model currently enjoys Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the latest update that at the end of August was improved with the latest update offered by the brand support area in Europe.