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Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-01, 4:04 AM

I'm about to download and install it.

 

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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-01, 14:26 PM
Just checked for updates and mine is now downloading it too. Finally....

It is a big download so make sure you have a full battery and a good fast connection (preferably wifi) as it is 1350.7 MB. Even on fast wifi its going to take about 10 minutes to download. Quite possible the servers are getting hammered right now too though.
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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-01, 16:11 PM
  • My Moto z2 Force is updated to Android 9.0 Pie.
  • 5G moto mod installed. (I live in downtown Chicago, a VZW 5g covered area.)
  • 5g moto mod is activated. This wasn't as easy as it would appear. Kept getting an "activation did not complete, call Verizon" message.  I called VZW, after talking to 3 tech reps I gave them the moto mod imei# (found in "5g motomid/about this mod/hardware/simimei/") they activated an additional phone line for the mod that costs $10.00 per month. After that activation completed, but it took a long time to complete (like 5 minutes or so).

Now I will be carousing around downtown Chicago looking for 5g coverage 

 

Anyone know if there is a published map of Chicago's VZW 5g broadcast equipment locations?

 

Here's what my notifiaction bar looks like when connected to 5g ultra wide band:

 

 

 

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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-01, 20:43 PM

I live in downtown Chicago,  in an area where Verizon has been broadcasting 5G since early April. There is a Verizon set of 5G broadcast antennas right outside of, and about and about 250 ft. Eat of my apartment.

 

Unfortunately, the 5G signal does not penetrate the wall of my building. I have to go outside to connect. Standing on the sidewalk outside of my apartment I connected six times in a row and conducted speed tests.

 

The first four connections were disappointing as the speed was not above what I had already been experiencing with 4G.

 

Then a few hours later I noticed that my 5G  Moto mod automatically downloaded and installed a software upgrade. I then re-tested.

 

After the upgrade, BOOM, speed got much better.  You can see from the picture below that I then tested at 271 megabits per second, followed by 1.4 gigabits per second. Wow!!

 

 

 

 

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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-23, 22:35 PM
How did you get the command center on the Z2?!?
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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-23, 22:36 PM

How did you get the Command Center on the Z2??  I don't have that option

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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-24, 0:58 AM

You will find the Moto Command Center APK here: https://forums.androidcentral.com/showthread.php?t=895509&p=6273919&viewfull=1#post6273919

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Re: Verizon moto z2 force Android 9.0 Pie update is live

2019-08-29, 14:58 PM

Thanks for helping.  The link would not work to download the .apk.  Can you please pm to me?

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