How to downgrade ZTE Axon 7 from Android 7.1 to Android 7.0

Revert ZTE Axon 7 Back to Android 7.0 from Android 7.1 Nougat.Recently, ZTE decided to update their device to Android 7.1.1 which might be a miner shift from 7.0 but unfortunately contains lot of bugs which range from random network drops to broken mobile data. Most users are complaining about these bugs and it has made their lives difficult as they are not able to use their phones properly.
Most of the problems could be solved by factory reset easily but some issues will require you to downgrade your device to Android 7.0. All the users who are facing such issues should factory reset the device, if the problems continue just downgrade the device by following our guide on How to downgrade ZTE Axon 7 from Android 7.1 to Android 7.0
There are two methods that you can use for downgrading your device. You just need to download few files and you are good to go. Both of the methods are simple and will help you downgrade your device in few minutes.


Download Official ZTE Nougat B15 firmware (USA) / Mirror Link

Download TWRP 3.0.4-1 for ZTE Axon 7 


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How to downgrade ZTE Axon 7 from Android 7.1 to Android 7.0

How to downgrade ZTE Axon 7 from Android 7.1 to Android 7.0

Method 1: Using Stock Recovery

• Download the Nougat B15 file mentioned above, rename it as and copy it to your SD card.
• Now, go to Settings -> About Phone -> Enable Developer options.
• Now Power off your device and reboot it into recovery mode by pressing “Volume Up + Power” buttons simultaneously.
• Click on the option “Apply update via SD-card”.
• Select the zip file of Nougat B15 firmware and start the installation process.
• Wait until the process is finished and then reboot your device by using “reboot system now” option.

Method 2: Using TWRP recovery
• Download the TWRP recovery for Axon 7 by going to the link mentioned above.
• Download the Nougat B15 zip file and rename it as
• Boot your device into TWRP custom recovery.
• Tap on Mount option and then check on “Mount System as Read-only”.
• Now, just tap on install.
• Select the file and then do the swipe action at the bottom of the screen to install the Nougat B15 Android 7.0 build.

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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