Android 7.1.2 NJH47D Nougat comes with a monthly security patch release, there are no big changes to the UI. Yet people are updating their Google Pixel XL to the latest version for the security improvement. If you have a Pixel XL, you are in for a treat.

You can now update your phone to Android 7.1.2 NJH47D very easily. You have two options, either you can wait for the over the air update to upgrade your phone, or you can simply follow the steps below and update your phone to the latest Android 7.1.2 NJH47D.


To update your phone to the latest Android 7.1.2 NJH47D factory image, you need to have the following.

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USB Drivers:

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


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 XL, we are not sure that it might work on any other phone or other variants of Google Pixel XL.
  • Before starting off with the tutorial, you should first read each step very carefully.
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Complete Instructions:

Step 1: Start with downloading the Factory Image of Android 7.1.2 NJH47D for your phone on your computer.

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

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

Step 4: Turn your Google Pixel XL 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-NJH47D 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.

Linux: Run file “
Mac: Run file “” 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.

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You have got the latest Android 7.1.2 NJH47D on your Google Pixel XL. 

You should also root your Google Pixel XL with the help of our simple and easy tutorial on How to Root Google Pixel XL on Android 7.1.2 NJH47D Nougat Firmware.



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