Are there any ZTE BLADE SPARK Z971 software updates

StorminStormin MainUnited StatesPosts: 2 ✭✭✭✭

ZTE BLADE SPARK Z971 software updates

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  • DoppelgangerDDoppelgangerD Master Of Ceremonies United StatesPosts: 1,621 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Stormin said:
    ZTE BLADE SPARK Z971 software updates

    The Blade Spark is an AT&T branded device, and with AT&T, in order to update one of their phones, the phone must be registered on their network with an active AT&T SIM in the device.
    Yes this is very frustrating when using one of their devices while not on their carrier network, and even if the device is legitimately unlocked via AT&T, it still must meet the same criteria to see the updates.

    Having said all of that, the latest update for the Blade Spark was released on Jan 3rd, 2018.
    It does include security update fixes for KRACK and BlueBorne.
    You can see the full release notes => HERE

  • The_killer_52The_killer_52 Puerto RicoPosts: 1 ✭✭

    Someone Knows if ZTE will release android 8.0 for this device?

  • DoppelgangerDDoppelgangerD Master Of Ceremonies United StatesPosts: 1,621 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @The_killer_52 said:
    Someone Knows if ZTE will release android 8.0 for this device?

    When it comes to carrier branded devices (in this case AT&T), it is up to the carrier to contract the manufacturer for updates, including bug fixes, security updates, and operating system upgrades.
    Based on most carrier devices, especially those that are not considered flagship devices, it is extremely rare for such devices to receive an operating system upgrade, so it is not likely for the Blade Spark to receive such an upgrade.

  • StorminStormin Main United StatesPosts: 2 ✭✭✭✭

    The ZTE blade spark Z971 has the same hardware profile as at least 2 other ZTE phones that are running Android 8.x, i think there must be a way to update the firmware.

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