Android 8.0 Oreo factory image is now live from Google for Google Pixel. Google announced the new official Android OS update recently for all devices. Android 8.0 Oreo came with a lot of handy features and backend improvements to the Android platform. Notification dots, Picture-in-picture mode, Autofill for apps etc are the main features of Oreo. As you know that the official factory images for Google Pixel are already pushed out and are now available for manually flashing on these devices. It is expected that an OTA update will be available soon officially for Google’s and other devices too.
If you are interested to know that how to update Google Pixel with Android 8.0 Oreo factory image then go ahead and follow the given guide. It is necessary that the bootloader of your phone must be unlocked in order to flash the factory image on your Google Pixel. It is recommended to make a complete backup of all your existing data because while installing this Android 8.0 Oreo factory image, your entire data will be wiped clean and the phone will look like a brand new phone.
Pixel Android 8.0 OPR6 Factory Image Details:
Android 8.0 Oreo is available now for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C phones / tablet. These are the major changes in Android 8.0 Oreo, as per Google:
Android 8.0 Oreo brings several new features to the Android platform. Unfortunately, Nexus 6 has been dropped from official support by Google. Most notable features of Oreo are:
- Notification dots
- Picture-in-picture mode
- Username / password autofill for apps
- New Settings screen
- Android Instant Apps
- Download Android 8.0 OPR6 for Pixel (Other Carriers) [Mirror]
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Steps to Update Google Pixel to Official Android 8.0 OPR6 Oreo Factory Image:
Follow the given step-by-step guide on how to update Google Pixel to the official Android 8.0 Oreo (OPR6) using the factory image provided by Google.
Step No 1: – First, download Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image (sailfish-opr6.170623.012-factory-8ada9373.zip) for Pixel on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Next, plug your Google Pixel to your computer using the data USB cable.
Step No 3: – Ensure that Fastboot is properly configured and installed on your PC. Here isHow to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step No 4: – Power OFF your Google Pixel.
Step No 5: – Boot your phone into the Fastboot/Bootloader Mode while turn it ON by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys at the same time till you see the Fastboot menu and START on top.
Step No 6: – Extract the factory image file that you have already downloaded on the desktop of PC.
Step No 7: – Navigate to the folder sailfish-opr6.170623.013 and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.
Step No 8: – Open the Fastboot directory where you have placed the factory image files and do the following depending which OS you are on:
- On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
- On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal.
- On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.
9: – The flashing process will be started on your phone. Wait for a while and watch as the process is completed successfully.
Step No 10: – Once the flashing process is completed, your device will boot now and will take about 4 to 5 minutes to boot on your first time.
Done! You have succesfully installed the official Android 8.0 OPR6 Oreo software update on your phone using the stock factory image from Google!
To verify, go to Settings > System > About phone.
In case of any issue or problem while trying to flash Android 8.0 Oreo on your Google Pixel, let us know in the comments area below.