December update for Verizon Moto Z/Z Force is released[NCLS26.118-23-13-6-1]

It’s February 9 but still Motorola devices are getting KRACK fix December security update from the manufacturer. The 2016 flagships Moto Z and Moto Z Force bonded with Verizon are now getting a new system update carrying December security patch along fix for KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability. The December patch for Verizon Moto Z/Z Force is released as build NCLS26.118-23-13-6-1. If you own a Verizon Moto Z/Z Force then you might be getting the OTA anytime now depends on the regional delays. Read more to see instruction to install the update.

First go for the manual OTA check that is the super easy process, head to Settings > About phone > System update. Check for new available system updates if available else go for manually installation process below.

Update NCLS26.118-23-13-6-1 December Patch on Verizon Moto Z/Z Force

Before you begin:

Your device should be charged minimum 60% to avoid shut down during the process.

Latest USB drivers for Motorola should be installed on PC. Here

Set up adb and fastboot drivers. Follow this quick guide

Process to install NCLS26.118-23-13-6-1 December update on Verizon Moto Z/Z Force

Download the December OTA for Verizon Moto Z/Z Force and transfer the downloaded zip file in a specific folder.

Open the same folder press Shift+Right Click on any empty area in the folder then choose ‘Open command window here’.

Now connect your device to PC.

Type the following command to reboot your device into recovery mode

adb reboot recovery

Once in recovery mode, select ‘Install from USB’ and then type the following command to start the adb sideload process.

adb sideload

The installation process will start and wait for it to complete. Once the process is completed simply type

fastboot reboot

That’s it! You have now latest December patch installed on your Verizon Moto Z/Z Force.

Also see: If you are facing waiting for device issue follow this guide to fix “Waiting for device” issue in adb/fastboot


Download Verizon Moto Z/Z Force NCLS26.118-23-13-6-1 December update. Here [Link will be updated soon till then try the OTA method]

That’s it! If this guide helped you please give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates.


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