Good news for all the Wileyfox Swift 2 owners because the Wileyfox has recently rolled out the official Nougat update for Wileyfox Swift 2. The update is rolling out via OTA and users will get the update notification very soon. This official firmware is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat along with the latest June 2017 security patch. Swift 2 is the first non-Google device to receive the Android 7.1.2 Nougat firmware update officially and no other Android devices have been updated to Android 7.1.2 Nougat officially yet. The Wileyfox Swift 2 was launched with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based on Cyanogen OS out of the box. Now you can test the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS experience on your device. This latest update brings performance and stability improvements for your device. Wileyfox rolled out the official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means not all users can get the update at same time. If the Android 7.1.2 Nougat official update is not yet available in your region and you can’t wait more for this OTA update then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.
This latest OTA firmware is a major update for your Wileyfox Swift 2 which is around 320MB in Size. The Android 7.1.2 Nougat update packed with many new features like Customizable Quick Settings, Do Not Disturb, Enhanced Doze Mode, Multi Window support and much more. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.1.2 Nougat official update on your Wileyfox Swift 2 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Android 7.1.2 Nougat official update can be used for the Wileyfox Swift 2 devices only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. It is recommended to check the model number of your device first.
Before Getting Started:
- Create a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the phone before moving to the installation guide using a recommended custom recovery.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Wileyfox Swift 2 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Wileyfox Swift 2 USB Drivers
- Your device should be rooted with the latest version of a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP installed.
- The bootloader of your Wileyfox Swift 2 must be unlocked.
- Make sure that the battery level of the device is above 80% before going ahead.
Steps to update Wileyfox Swift 2 to Android 7.1.2 Nougat Official Firmware Android 7.1.1 Nougat:
Step No 1: First, setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
Step No 2: Download the Android 7.1.2 Nougat official firmware file on the desktop of your PC from the above-given link and rename it to ota.zip
Step No 3: Next, Enable USB Debugging on your Wileyfox Swift 2 by navigating to Setting > Developer Options.
Step No 4: Connect your Wileyfox Swift 2 with your PC/laptop.
Step No 5: Open the folder where you have placed the downloaded OTA.zip file and open command windows within the folder.
Step No 6: Type the following command and hit Enter to reboot your phone into Recovery Mode.
adb reboot recovery
Step No 7: Select the “Install from USB” option in Recovery Mode.
Step No 8: Type the following command and hit Enter.
adb sideload ota.zip
Step No 9: The installation process will be initiated, so wait for the installation to be completed.
Step No 10: After successful installation wipe cache and Dalvik cache and reboot to system with the following command
adb reboot "dm-verity enforcing"
Done! You have successfully installed the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update on Wileyfox Swift 2.