Google has officially launched Android 8.0 Oreo today and no wonder one of the very first mobile phones to get this latest sensation is Nexus 6P. 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 Nexus 6P 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 get their hands on one of the most anticipated Android factory image so far.
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There are several things that are to be downloaded or installed either on your computer or your phone before you start with the actual updating process. We have listed all the prerequisites below.
- The first thing that you need to make sure is that you have installed the latest USB Drivers of your Nexus 6P on your computer.
- Then, you need to make a backup of your data because there is always a slight chance that you might lose your data during the process.
- Don’t forget to enable the USB Debugging mode of your phone. It is very important without it, your phone might not connect properly with your computer.
- Make sure that the bootloader of your phone is unlocked.
- The battery of your phone should be more than 80 percent.
Step 1: You need to Download Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image for your phone onto your computer.
Step 2: Then you have to connect your computer to your Nexus 6P using an original USB cable.
Step 3: It is very important that the Fastboot is properly configured on your computer. So, make sure it is installed and configured before proceeding to the next step.
Step 4: Done, you have to switch your phone off.
Step 5: Turn your phone back on, but this time ensure that it is in the Fastboot/Bootloader mode. To do this, you need to press and hold the Power Button with Volume Down button and Volume Up button at the time of restarting your phone.
Step 6: You need to extract the downloaded files, then head to ansangler-opr6.170623.013-factory-a63b2f21 folder and copy all the files present in it. You then have to paste all these files to the Fastboot directory.
Step 7: From the fastboot directly of the image files, you need to perform the following. The step depends upon the OS that you are using. For Widows, you need to run the “flash-all.bat” file, for Linux the “flash.all.sh” file and finally for MAC “flash-all.sh” using a terminal.
Step 8: You have done it, wait for the process to complete. In case you run into any problem, follow on the on-screen instructions and unlock the bootloader.
Step 9: Once the process is completed, your phone will reboot and this will take some time. After that you are done, go and enjoy the latest Android Oreo update on your Nexus 6P phone.
You should also root your Nexus 6P device and here is a simple yet a comprehensive tutorial on how to Root your Nexus 6P device with Android 8.0 OPR6 Oreo
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