How to downgrade Moto Z Play from Nougat to Marshmallow

Motorola released official Android 7.0 Nougat update for Moto Z and Moto Z Play. Many users have already updated their Moto Z Play on stock Nougat firmware, they voted a positive feedback about the firmware but there are some users who prefer to revert back to Marshmallow. They think Marshmallow firmware is much smoother then Nougat so if you are among them then this guide is for you. Here in this tutorial we will, show you how to downgrade Moto Z Play to Marshmallow from Nougat firmware.

The process to downgrade Moto Z Play from Nougat to Marshmallow is released by an XDA developer core720. He made the process so easy that you won’t need to download multiple files or preparations, just click a single script and that’s it. Actually the scripts enters all the necessary commands and flashes them automatically so all you need to do is just sit back and watch the firmware installation process.

How to downgrade Moto Z Play from Nougat to Marshmallow

Before you begin:

Set up adb and fastboot drivers on your PC. Visit this link to install them under 15 seconds. (The quickest method)

Your Moto Z Play bootloader should be unlocked, if not? Follow this guide to unlock it

Battery should be charged minimum 70%.

Create a necessary backup of your device. Follow this guide to create Nandroid backup

Once done with above steps simply follow the process to downgrade Nougat to Marshmallow on Moto Z Play

Process to downgrade Moto Z Play from Nougat to Marshmallow

Download Marshmallow firmware Auto script. Download here

Extract the above downloaded files in single folder.

Now turn off your device and reboot it into fastboot mode, to do so, press and hold the Volume Down button + Power at the same time.

Once in fastboot mode, now connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Run the auto-script and wait for the process to complete.

That’s it! Enjoy the Android Marshmallow firmware on Moto Z Play. If you have any query you are free to ask.

source XDA