Android Oreo is out on certain devices. The final release happened on August 21 – 2017, during the total solar eclipse. Android Oreo is available to download and install on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL. If you own any of these devices, you’ll receive an OTA update. But, if OTA is disabled on your device, don’t worry. Here’s how to install Android Oreo.
First, you need to unload your bootloader if you have already. Follow the steps below. You will have to work with Android ADB and Fastboot. If you have no idea what they are, follow the link.
Step 1: Go to Settings > About Phone/Tablet.
Step 2: Tap on Build number seven times to unlock Developer options.
Step 3: Go back and go to Developer options.
Step 4: Turn on USB debugging.
Step 5: Enable OEM unlock.
Step 6: Connect your device to a PC and tap on OK when prompted with a dialog box asking you to Allow USB debugging.
Step 7: Run the following command on ADB to make sure your device is properly connected.
Step 8: Enter the following command to enter bootloader menu.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: When inside bootloader menu, type the following command to unlock the bootloader.
fastboot flashing unlock
Step 10: Use volume buttons to highlight and power button to confirm. Then, type the following command.
Now you are ready to flash Android Oreo’s system image. Go to the Factory Images page, find your device and download the latest image available. Extract the contents and put the image in the Platform Tools folder for convenience.
Step 1: Run the following command on ADB to make sure your device is properly connected.
Step 2: Flash the system image using the following command. Replace < image_file_name > with the name of the system image.
fastboot flash bootloader <image_file_name>.img
Step 3: Reboot using the following command.
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