Back in June this year, Tecno announced that some Tecno Marshmallow (Android 6) models will be getting the Nougat (Android 7) update , starting with the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus. In the announcement, no other model was mentioned so its pretty much speculation and hope at the Tecno Forum.
A few hours ago, a Tecno Forum Administrator announced that the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) will be getting the much anticipated Android 7 (Nougat) OTA update on the 4th. of August this year 2017.
Here’s the announcement by LadiSpeaks Today @ 04:22 PM
It is no longer news that we would be releasing the Phantom 6 Plus Upgrade to the latest Android Nougate (N) version in August!!!
Well guys, August is here and I am happy to announce that come August 4th, the OTA upgrade would be released…
Also, I would be updating this thread on how to upgrade with the SD Card.
So, stay tuned guys and anticipate the big moment.
Fingers are pretty much crossed because the only Tecno phone to have ever received a version update was the Tecno Camon C8 (Lollipop to Marshmallow update) and the first couple of builds were so buggy that they were practically unusable. For those still looking to update their Tecno C8 to Marshmallow, there’s a stable upgrade method at the Hovatek Forum .
If Tecno comes through on this then the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) will be the second Tecno phone to have ever received a version update and the first to receive a Nougat update.
Important tips to help you prepare for the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) Nougat update
I’m pretty certain you would want to know how to upgrade / update the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) to Android 7 (Nougat) once the update is officially released. Untill then, its important you position yourself for the update.
If you have rooted your Tecno Phantom 6 Plus (A9) then you would want to unroot it because installing an OTA update.zip on a rooted phone could crash or brick it. To unroot your Tecno Phantom 6 Plus, you’ll first need to download the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus stock rom for your Build Number then flash it using SP Flash tool. Once that’s done, you’re all set to receive the official Phantom 6 Plus Nougat update.