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How to Install Android O in Nexus or Pixel Devices – Guide

Android O, yes it’s an all-new Operating System announced by Google few hours back and is supposedly the new Android 8.0. While there is still no confirmation on the name of this OS, the best part is you can now flash your Nexus or Pixel device with this update. Let’s check out on how you can update your device with this update.


Pre Requisites:
++ Make sure to create the backup of all essential things in your device as mentioned below;
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card and remove the same from device before flashing the firmware

Navigate to the path “Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging” and enable the USB Debugging.
++ Make sure that the battery left in your device is at minimum of 60%.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible / liable in any manner for the damage caused to the device due to not following proper instructions.

Let’s proceed to the next step where we have summed up the insturctions to flash Android O in your Nexus/ Pixel device.

Procedure to Apply Android O Update in your Nexus/ Pixel Device:
Below are the download links for the Android O previews. Make sure that you are downloading the correct image for your device;
Pixel XL
Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X
Pixel C
Nexus Player

Once downloaded, decompress the zip file which has name “image-bullhead-opp1….” To get 5 files which are android-info.txt, boot.img, recovery.img, system.img and vendor.img.

Now, assuming thaty your device has fastboot and adb already set, you need to use the below commands

Adb reboot bootloader

The above command will reboot the device in bootloader.

fastboot oem unlock

The above command will unlock the OEM.

The above command will run all the fastboot commands which arte required to flash the complete Android O image in your device.
Just in case, for Windows users, if above commands doesn’t work then you need to individually run the below commands in the command prompt one after another;

fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Once all the scripts are loaded in your device, you will now see that the device will reboot and Android O setup will be completed in few minutes of time. Do let us know in case you need any help while installing Android O in the comments section below.

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