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Google has just released the latest version of it’s Android operating system, and after Android O(which stands for Oreo), its turn for Android P now. Its mainly been released for developers, so they can prepare their apps accordingly for the final version of Android P which is to come later this year. Most of the features which are piled up in the Android P preview released version might not even be in the final touches of the operating system. But anyhow Android P is officially here. And we have just got the thing for all you developers and anyone else who wants to have a taste of latest released Android P operating system on their Google Pixel smartphones. We exclusively bring you the tutorial of how you can download Android P Preview 1 Factory Image update for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.

There are quite a few exciting things coming in with Android P and there had to be some cool stuff as it’s going to be the main operating system for Android. One of the most exciting and relatively new feature is WiFi Round-Trip-Time (RTT). It’s a feature in 802.11mc which will help you find out how far you are from the WiFi access point you are connected with. Is’n that exciting. But you will probably have to be on one of the Google produced phones for that. Apart from that notifications system has also been revamped so expect a completely new notification look after you update your device with Android P. The security has also been updated quite strictly for Android P. Your device sensors, cameras and microphones security system have been very tightly restricted for Android P. Multi camera support is also been added in the new Android P. The last but not the least is one of the most exciting feature which has been added in for the developers in first preview of Android P, which is different notch styles are also included in the operating system simulator, so you can test all these new stuff without having a phone and with a notch on the front.

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That’s enough of the feature folks. Now it’s time to do the real talking and that is about updating your device with the Android P Preview 1 Factory Image update for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. But before you get into the tutorial, lets have a look at the few important things you need to have in your device.

Pre-requisites to Install Android P Preview 1 Factory Image update for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL:

To update your phone to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo OPR1 factory image, you need to have the following.

USB Drivers:

Google Pixel 2/2XL USB drivers should be installed and running on your system. You should have the latest version of these drivers.

Backup:

There is always a chance that you might lose all your data, especially when something goes wrong during the updating process. So, it is imperative that you make a backup of all your data including contacts, files, calendar events etc.

Unlock Bootloader:

If your bootloader is not unlocked, you will lose all your data. To ensure that your data remains intact, you should unlock your bootloader beforehand.

ADB & Fastboot:

Make sure you have ADB and Fastboot installed and configured on your device.

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Things to Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Google Pixel, we are not sure that it might work on any other phone or other variants of Google Pixel.
  • Before starting off with the tutorial, you should first read each step very carefully.
  • USB debugging mode must be enabled.
  • OEM unlocking should be done on the device before hand.

How to update Android P Preview 1 Factory Image update for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL:

Step 1: Start with downloading the Download Android P Factory Image (sailfish-ppp1.180208.014-factory-3e45bada.zip) for Google Pixel and (marlin-ppp1.180208.014-factory-1ff7eb1c.zip) for Google Pixel 2.

Step 2: Connect your PC to your Pixel via USB Cable.

Step 3: Ensure the installation and configuration of the ADB Fastboot on your PC.

Step 4: Turn your Google Pixel off and turn it in back on into the bootloader mode. To do so, press and hold the power button along with both Volume up as well as the volume down button. Keep on holding till you see a start on the top of the screen.

Step 5: Once you have extracted the downloaded files on your system, you need to go the sailfish-ppp1  for Google Pixel and marlin-ppp1 for Google pixel XL. It does not matter where you extract the files, as long as they are extracted on your computer.

Step 6- Now copy all the files in the above-mentioned folder and paste them in the fastboot directory. If you have set up your fastboot directory using our tutorial, there is a high possibility that the platform-tools folder located in the SDK directory of your Android is the fastboot directory.

Step 7- Perform the following steps from the factory image files located in the fastboot directory.

Linux: Run file “flash-all.sh
Mac: Run file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
Windows: Run file “flash-all.bat”.

That is all for now, you should wait for the process to finish. Once done, your phone will reboot again and it might take about 5 minutes to start. So, hold your horses. After that, you are good to go.

That’s it. You are done downloading Android P Preview 1 Factory Image update for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL device.

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