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Google has officially launched Android 8.0 Oreo today and no wonder the first mobile phone to get this latest sensation is Google Pixel. Google has incorporated some major technology defining features in the latest Android such as picture-in-picture display for multitasking, better battery life by narrowing down the background apps’ activity, redesigned emojis and much more.

The users of Google Pixel can now update their devices to Android 8.0 Oreo by following the simple yet handy guide on the topic. The update won’t be received by all the mobile phones around the globe, hence this tutorial so that the impatient ones can also gt their hands on one of the most anticipated Android factory image so far.

Pre-requisites

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

USB Drivers:

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

Backup:

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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.

Unlocked 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.

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.

Complete Instructions:

Step 1: Start with downloading the Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image (sailfish-opr6.170623.012-factory-8ada9373.zip for your phone on your computer.

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

Step 3: Ensure the installation and configuration of the 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-opr6.170623.013 folder. It does not matter where you extract the files, as long as they are extracted on your computer. 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 6- Perform the following steps from the factory image files located in the fastboot directory.

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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.

You have got the latest Android 8.0 Oreo factory image on your Google Pixel. 

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