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Moto Z2 Force - Reference and Tips

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Thom, Aug 15, 2017.

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    Moto Z2 Force – Releases

    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-5 – OTA – 2019.05.01 – Verizon Wireless
    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    February 1, 2019 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41-01.02R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g5bc26aa -0750-gad0d4ac
    hudsoncm@ilclbld32 #1
    Wed Mar 27 14:03:15 CDT 2019 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-5 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-3 – OTA – 2019.01.24 – Verizon Wireless
    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    January 1, 2019 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41-01.02R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g5241301
    hudsoncm@ilclbld32 #1
    Mon Dec 31 23:08:58 CST 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-3 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-1 – OTA – 2018.12.04 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    November 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41.01R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-ge49e3bc
    hudsoncm@ilclbld85 #1
    Wed Oct 24 07:59:43 CDT 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-17-3-1 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-17 – OTA – 2018.09.14 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    September 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-gf611c35
    hudsoncm@ilclbld33 #1
    Thu Aug 23 01:28:59 CDT 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-17 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-14 – OTA – 2018.07.18 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    July 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g66c5122
    hudsoncm@ilclbld36 #1
    Mon Jun 25 08:48:26 CDT 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-14 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-12 – OTA – 2018.06.13 – Verizon Wireless
    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    May 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g2d2b5ab
    hudsoncm@ilclbld28 #1
    Fri Apr 20 14:57:02 CDT 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-12 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-7 – OTA – 2018.04.04 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    March 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g5b2c98f
    hudsoncm@ilclbld30 #1
    Tue Mar 6 13:14:08 CST 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-7 - Build number

    ODXS27.109-34-4 – OTA – 2018.01.31 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    January 1, 2018 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-g5b6c26aa-01616-gdd091694
    hudsoncm@ilclbld35 #1
    Fri Jan 5 04:33:44 CST 2018 - Kernel version
    ODXS27.109-34-4 - Build number

    ODX27.109-34 – OTA – 2017.12.22 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    8.0.0 - Android version
    December 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20207.117.02.41R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.78-perf-ge7d4762
    hudsoncm@ilclbld34 #1
    Wed Dec 6 17:20:08 CST 2017 - Kernel version
    ODX27.109-34 - Build number

    NDX26.183-15-5 – OTA – 2017.11.14 – Verizon Wireless
    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    7.1.1 - Android version
    November 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20172.92.02.24R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.21-perf-g83c1523
    hudsoncm@ilclbld30 #1
    Mon Oct 30 11:26:29 CDT 2017 - Kernel version
    NDX26.183-15-5 - Build number

    NDX26.183-15 – OTA – 2017.10.26 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    7.1.1 - Android version
    October 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_20172.92.02.24R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.21-perf-gf9ed6ab
    hudsoncm@ilclbld69 #1
    Thu Oct 5 07:41:01 CDT 2017 - Kernel version
    NDX26.183-15 - Build number


    NDX26.122-58-8-4 – OTA – 2017.09.30 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    7.1.1 - Android version
    September 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_27.78.01.90R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.21-perf-gbc212f4c
    hudsoncm@ilclbld31 #1
    Fri Sep 8 09:57:23 CDT 2017 - Kernel version
    NDX26.122-58-8-4 - Build number

    NDX26.122-58-8 – OTA – 2017.08.26 – Verizon Wireless
    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    7.1.1 - Android version
    August 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_27.78.01.90R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.21-perf-g4db0e96-00005-geacb8aa
    hudsoncm@ilclbld26 #1
    Sat Aug 5 01:26:18 CDT 2017 - Kernel version
    NDX26.122-58-8 - Build number

    NDX26.122-58 – Initial Release - 2017.08.10 – Verizon Wireless

    Moto Z2 - Phone name
    7.1.1 - Android version
    July 1, 2017 - Android security patch level
    F16.MOT.Moto Z (2).0 - Configuration version
    M8998_27.78.01.90R NNS - Baseband version
    4.4.21-perf-g8ceedd1
    hudsoncm@ilclbld31 #1
    Mon Jul 17 16:13:08 CDT 2017 - Kernel version
    NDX26.122-58 - Build number

    ... Thom

     


    #1 Thom, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: May 2, 2019
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    Post #26 by Thom, Jan 4, 2019 (1 points)
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    Moto Z2 Force - Factory Data Reset

    Nougat (7.1.1) - Power Off
    Oreo (8.0.0) - Power Off

    • Ensure the Z2 Force is powered off.
    • Press and hold Power and Volume Down until menu appears.
    • Release the Power and Volume Down buttons.
    • Select Recovery mode (Volume buttons to scroll through options and Power button to select).
    • From the "No command" screen, press and hold the Power button then press and release the Volume Up button to display the menu options.
    • Release the Power button.
    • Select Wipe data/factory reset (Volume buttons to highlight and Power button to select).
    • Wipe all user data? (Volume buttons to highlight Yes and Power button to select)
    • When done ... Reboot system now will be highlighted (Power button to select).
    Nougat (7.1.1) - Power On
    Oreo (8.0.0) - Power On

    • TBD
    ... Thom
     
    #2 Thom, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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    Moto Z2 Force - Clear Cached Data

    Nougat (7.1.1) - Power Off
    Oreo (8.0.0) - Power Off

    • Not supported.
    Nougat (7.1.1) - Power On
    • Select Settings/Storage.
    • Select Internal Shared Storage.
    • Select Cached Data.
    • When Clear cached data? Appears … select OK.
    • It will run for a few seconds.
    Oreo (8.0.0) - Power On
    • Not supported.
    Oreo (8.0.0) - Power On – Clear Cache Data for Single App
    • Select Settings
    • Select Apps & notifications
    • Select App info
    • Select app name want to clear cache
    • Select Storage
    • Select Clear Cache
    • You can also select Clear Data (this may introduce problems)
    ... Thom
     
    #3 Thom, Aug 15, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
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    Moto Z2 Force – Enable Developer Options

    If Developer options are enabled a new top level entry is added to Settings/About phone that provides some new capabilities for the serious user.

    To enable Developer options …
    • Go to Settings/ About phone.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the display.
    • Slowly tap on Build number five times.
    • Messages will appear where you are tapping reporting on progress.
    • Once enabled the Developer options will be listed after Printing.
    ... Thom

     
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    Moto Z2 Force – Enable Magnification Gesture

    There is a capability that I find extremely useful ... magnifying the screen. There are a lot of websites that have type that is too small to read on a Z2 Force display..

    To enable the option ...
    • Go to Settings/Accessibility.
    • Select Magnification gesture.
    • Select On
    ... Thom
     
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    Moto Z2 Force - Android System Differences

    There are differences between the Android System running on Verizon Z2 Force phones and The Android system running on Z2 Force phones of other carriers.

    Verizon differences ...
    • The dialer.
    • The battery % inside battery icon on notification bar is not present.
    • The name on notification bar is not present.
    • Others ... more than likely ...
    ... Thom
     
    #6 Thom, Aug 23, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2017
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    #7 Thom, Aug 26, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
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    Moto Z2 Force – Safe Mode

    Safe Mode will disable all apps you added without uninstalling them or changing their settings.

    To enter Safe Mode …
    • While powered off, press and hold the Power button until the moto logo appears then release.
    • Approximately 2-3 seconds after the moto logo appears on-screen, press and hold the Volume down button. (If pressed too soon, device won't boot into safe mode.)
    • Continue to hold the Volume down button until 'Safe mode' appears in the lower-left of the unlock or Home screen then release. (This may take up to 45 seconds.)
    To exit Safe Mode ...
    • Select Power.
    • Select Restart
    • It will reboot into Normal mode ... all added apps will be enabled
    ... Thom
     
    #8 Thom, Sep 1, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2019
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    Moto Z2 Force - Battery % Only Notification

    To display the Battery % without the Battery Icon ...
    • Settings/System UI Tuner/Status Bar/Battery
      • Set Don't show this Icon
    • Settings/Battery
      • Set Show battery percent in status bar
    ... Thom
     
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    #10 Thom, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
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    #11 Thom, Oct 24, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
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    Moto Z2 Force – ODX27.109-34 – Oreo (8.0.0)

    ODX27.109-34 – Oreo (8.0.0) – OTA – 2017.12.22 – Verizon Wireless

    Verizon details ...
    https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/motorola-moto-z2-force-edition-update/

    My phone details ...
    https://androidforums.com/threads/moto-z2-force-reference-and-tips.1176746/

    Factory Data Reset details ...
    https://androidforums.com/threads/moto-z2-force-reference-and-tips.1176746/#post-7593912

    Clear Cache Data details ...
    https://androidforums.com/threads/moto-z2-force-reference-and-tips.1176746/#post-7593913

    ... Thom
     
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    #15 Thom, Apr 4, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  16. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    My phone just upgraded itself with this, any new easter eggs, i should be worry about ?
     
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    As far as I can tell the only reason for the upgrade was the ...
    March 1, 2018 - Android security patch level

    ... Thom
     
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    #18 Thom, Jun 14, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018
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    I just got mine downloaded... Amazing detail on how they use the lighting to shadow for the detail on battery power, but after snapshotting a lot, the back does get hot..
     
  20. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Hey there is a typo, you meant verizonwireless, you add a six :)
     
  21. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I wonder what is the major difference, since last reset and it did it only yesterday that it updated too...
     
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    As stated on the page you referenced …

    Software Version: ODXS27.109-34-14
    Android® Security Patch Level: 2018-07-01​

    About every two mons they push out the latest patch level.

    … Thom
     
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    Moto Z2 Force – Hide Apps Running in Background Icon

    A "feature" was added to Android 8.0 that lists all apps running in the background. It is associated wit a permeant icon on the notification bar. (This "feature" was apparently moved in Android 8.1.)

    The following will remove the permeant icon from the notification bar and leave the entry at the bottom of the notification drop down …

    System Settings
    Tap Apps & notifications
    Tap App info
    Tap three dots in upper right
    Tap Show system
    Tap Android System
    Tap App notification
    Tap Apps running in the background
    Tap Importance
    Select Low

    … Thom

     
    #26 Thom, Jan 4, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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The Motorola Moto Z2 Force release date was August 2017. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 12MP camera, 4/6GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 processor, and 2730mAh battery.

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