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Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.137-35

2017-04-19, 17:45 PM

Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.137-35 

 

I have purchaed and recieved the new motorola G5 Plus the day it came out and it has been running great.  However when it shipped out and arrive to me it only has Android version 7.0 and Android Security patch level january 1, 2017.  i have run the check for system updates every day and last week there was a very small update for bug fixes and i downloaded and installed.  However i am still on version 7.0 and behind on the security patches.  I know in lenovo uses a minimal modified version of android and has some of the latest hardware snapdragon 625.  When can we expect android "7.1.x".  Google jus pushed the final 7.1.2 beta to pixel devices and development on android "O" has started and will be out this fall. I hate that i just bought a brand new quality device and it is already behind on software.  I dont want to root or flash my device but i would at least like the latest feb-april security patches. http://www.androidauthority.com/google-pixel-xl-android-7-1-2-764590/

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-04-19, 19:58 PM

you will get security patches, but you have to be patient. the builds for Motorola phones are like you say using a minimally modified version of android, but it is modified so that takes time. After that it has to be tested and approved before it's released. your phone will notify you when updates are available.

the Pixel phones (and Nexus before that) will always get updates first

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-05-30, 7:19 AM

Hi,

it was always a big advantage of Motorola - devices to have exrem fast (security) updates. For me (and probably not only for me) a big selling point of the devices - which always offered always a perfect balance of value (hardware and software) for the money. Security patches only make sense if they are delivered in time. Patience in case of security is the wrong idea. The argument that the delay is caused by a slightly modded ROM is not acceptable. Xiaomi delivers on their heavy modded ROMs security updates faster than Motorola. 

 

For me a big step backwards - probably Nokia will do the trick in future: solid hardware for a reasonable price and fast updates. Time will tell ...

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-08-01, 20:14 PM

Hi! Could you please go to Settings > About Phone > Software Channel and let me know what it says there? Were you able to get the latest security patch on T-Mobile network?

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-08-18, 18:00 PM

Sorry for the late reply.  dont log in here often.  The most recent update that was available for my phone i did download and install however it was only for up to May security patches

Software channel - retus

android 7.0

security patch may 1 2017

baseband version m8953_02.03.07.08r porter_NA_CUST

kernel 3.18.31-perf-g64ca40a-00051-g4348434 hudsoncm@ilclbld28 #1 thu may 11 8:14:57 cdt 2017

build # NPNs25.137-35-5

 

Mine chaged to the new build number 35-5 after the update.  so it only upgraded the security patches.  

 

Im really frustrated with lenovo because the moto g4s are all on the new 7.1.x  the moto Es are on the new 7.1.x the G5S PLUS that they release only a few months after the G5 and screw everyone over ships with the newest 7.1.x  I looked on the specs and they are the same processor/gpu/chipset.  the only difference is the dual camera and CAT7 lte modem instead of CAT6 on the G5 plus.  How am i still on only may patches and original 7.0 when they obsiously have the 7.1 working on the G5S plus with the same chipset.  its BS.  and to top it off andriod 8.0 drops in 3 days so its gunna be another year before we even get that. 

 

Also after the update i have now started having the random restarts like others on the forum.  

**edited for profanity**

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-08-18, 18:00 PM

Mine chaged to the new build number 35-5 after the update.  so it only upgraded the security patches.  

 

Im really frustrated with lenovo because the moto g4s are all on the new 7.1.x  the moto Es are on the new 7.1.x the G5S PLUS that they release only a few months after the G5 and screw everyone over ships with the newest 7.1.x  I looked on the specs and they are the same processor/gpu/chipset.  the only difference is the dual camera and CAT7 lte modem instead of CAT6 on the G5 plus.  How am i still on only may patches and original 7.0 when they obsiously have the 7.1 working on the G5S plus with the same chipset.  its BS.  and to top it off andriod 8.0 drops in 3 days so its gunna be another year before we even get that. 

 

Also after the update i have now started having the random restarts like others on the forum

**edited for profanity**

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Re: Android 7.1 & Monthly Security Updates for TYPE: M266C Model: XT1687 T-Mobile Build# NPN25.1

2017-08-27, 14:28 PM

it really sucks to see android 7.0 and not 7.1.2

also security patch is of march and its already august

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