If you own a Nokia 7 Plus, then the good news is that you can now download and install the Android 9 Pie stable update on the phone. HMD Global released Android 9 Pie stable OTA update for Nokia 7 Plus with several new features and UI changes. The update weighs around 1.4 GB and once installed, you can enjoy new system navigation, Adaptive Battery and Brightness, new Nokia Camera v9.0 and much more.

In this guide, we show you how to download and install Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 Pie Stable update manually. All you need a Nokia 7 Plus runs official Android 8.1 Oreo (build version 2.22M) and ADB setup on your PC. Before jump into the installation guide, check for the OTA update by going to your Phone Settings > About phone > System updates.


Download & Install Nokia-7-Plus Android 9 Pie Stable Update

Since the OTA update roll out take place in phases, you may need to wait a few days or weeks to get the update on the phone. If you have not received the OTA notification yet, and want to install the stable Android 9 Pie on Nokia 7 Plus, then follow our guide below.

Below is the step-by-step guide to sideload Android 9 Pie stable OTA update (build V3.22C) on Nokia 7 Plus. Following prerequisites are required to install the Pie update.


  • ADB and Fastboot driver setup on your PC
  • Android 9 Pie stable OTA update file V3.22C [link below]
  • Nokia 7 Plus runs Android 8.1 Oreo V2.22M
  • More than 70% battery charge on the phone
  • Backup important data on the phone

Warning: Before start, do remember that we are not responsible for anything that goes wrong by installing Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 update. Follow the guide at your own risk.

Also Read: How to Unlock Nokia 8 Bootloader Officially

How to Install Android 9 Pie Stable Update on Nokia 7 Plus Manually

1. Download Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 Pie Stable OTA update file from here.

2. Save the OTA zip file inside ADB installation folder/Platform Tools folder

3. Boot Nokia 7 Plus into stock Recovery

[To do so, turn off the phone completely. Now, press and hold Power + Volume Up buttons together until you see ‘No command’ appears on the screen. Hold the Power button and tap the Volume Up key once to enter into stock recovery]

4. From stock Recovery, navigate to ‘Apply update from ADB’ option (use Volume keys) and select it using Power button.


5. Connect Nokia 7 Plus to your PC via a USB cable

6. Open a command window from where the Android 9 Pie OTA zip file is saved

7. Execute the command ‘adb devices’ to ensure your connection with your PC.

[You will see your device ID. If not, install proper driver files on the PC]

8. Now, type the command ‘adb sideload ota-update.zip’ and hit Enter key

[Replace the “ota-update.zip” with the actual filename of the OTA file]

9. Once the installation process finishes, select ‘Reboot system now’ on your phone.

You have now installed Android 9 Pie stable OTA update on your Nokia 7 Plus. The update will bring following new features to your phone.

– New system navigation, settings menu and notification system
– Adaptive Battery power prioritization for users’ most commonly used apps and services
– Adaptive and optimized brightness level
– Predictive Application Actions
– New Camera v9.0 with new UI, Google Lens, and Google Motion integration
– Other Android 9 native features, bug fixes and optimizations

Thanks to XDA senor member Edwaine for providing the OTA file. You may follow his forum thread at here for further details.

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