ZTE Axon 7 upgrade to Android 7 / 8

Submitted by Admin on December 19, 2018, 5:11 am PST 233
Specifications and info
Axon 7
A2017U / A2017G / A2017V
Also known as 
ZTE Axon 7 Dual-Sim A2017
Release date 
May, 2016
64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processor 
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
RAM memory 

Step 1: Download the full stock firmware.
Step 2: Transfer the *.zip file to SD Card.
Step 3: Now, to avoid FRP Lock, you will need to remove the Google account from the phone. To do so, go to Settings > Accounts > select Google > tap 3 dots on the top right corner of the screen > select the “Remove Account” option.
Step 4: Reboot into recovery mode. Turn off the phone completely and then simultaneously press and hold the “Power” and the “Volume Up” buttons. Once you see the Recovery mode option release keys.
Step 5: Now, from the Recovery mode select the option “Apply update from SD card” using the hardware keys like Volume down and power key to select an option.
Step 6: Navigate to the update package stored in you SD Card. Select the *.zip and press the “Power” button to confirm. Note: Kill switch is activated when there is an active Google account running on your phone. If you would get Kill switch error message, delete your Google account from Step 4.
Step 7: Your phone will now start the upgrade procedure. Once done, you should get the message something like “Install from the SD card complete.”
Step 8: Reboot system once complete.

any part of file name
OS Info Model File name Size Download MD5 hash
Nougat 7.1 A2017G A2017G-N-B08(germany)-Android_7.1.1_Nougat.zip 2.66 GB Download 1084f10c05a2acc328f64deeaac4ee84
Oreo 8.0 A2017U A2017UV2.1.0B20_SD-8.0-Oreo.zip 2.28 GB Download 160be5543f8a661660673cf969bc6af0
Nougat 7.1 A2017U A2017U_to_NB35-Android_7.1.1_Nougat.zip 2.52 GB Download 1e114e3fc4bce615b5544ecd376fa193
Oreo 8.0 A2017V A2017V_B11_OREO_FULL_EDL-8.0-Oreo.zip 2.4 GB Download d4cb2bdc7dd7d4a8460aca900c9eae1f
Nougat 7.1 Rollback A2017G A2017GV1.2.0B12_SD_RM--Android-8.0-to-retreat-Android7.1.zip 2.79 GB Download a5291e3640da6ae197847463c63f2a42
Oreo 8.0 A2017G A2017GV1.3.0B03__Android-8.0.zip 1.94 GB Download f28e63656bb6f0964f40d850002357e2