Software update for the ZTE Blade Spark (Z971)

Software update for the ZTE Blade Spark (Z971)


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Release date: September 18, 2018
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: Z971H01
  • Build number: Z971V2.0.0B13
  • File size: 93.13MB

Getting started

  • You can download the update via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
  • You must connect your device to Wi-Fi to download the update.
  • Although there should be no impacts to settings or data, we recommend that you back up your media files to an SD card, a PC, or using a favorite application, prior to upgrading the software.

Update & verify software

Update software

  1. Make sure your device is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Swipe down from the Notification bar.
  3. Tap the Settings icon.
  4. Tap AT&T Software Update.
  5. Tap Check for updates
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.
  7. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

Verify software update

  1. Swipe down from the Notification bar.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Tap About phone.
  4. The device has the latest software if the Android version and Build number match the current update details.

Troubleshoot software update

Previous updates

DateDetails
Aug. 1, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates and bug fixes
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: Z971H01
  • Build number: Z971V2.0.0B12
  • File size: 126MB
Jan. 3, 2018
  • What's new: Wi-Fi Calling, iQi wireless charging, and Advanced Messaging Backup & Sync
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs Sept. 1 and later) and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: Z971H01
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-perf-gf35dad5
  • Build number: Z971V2.0.0B10
  • File size: 571.41MB
Aug. 11, 2017
  • What's new: Prevents the screen from going blank
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: Z971H01
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-perf-g58817a3
  • Build number: Z971V1.0.0B20
  • File size: 78.10MB
June 30, 2017
  • What's new: Camera and Video Calling improvements
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: Z971H01
  • Kernel version: 3.18.31-perf-g6241c04
  • Build number: Z971V1.0.0B18
  • File size: 110MB

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