Android 8.0 has been announced and comes with a host of new features. If you are eager to get the new operating system, here is a detailed guide on how to flash Oreo on a Pixel or Nexus device.
Android O has been released and been dubbed the expected “Oreo”. Android Oreo brings about a plethora of new features to the Android environment and the update should start rolling out for Pixel and Nexus devices in a while via OTA. For those who cannot wait to experience Oreo, we will show you how to flash the final build of Android O on your device.
Before you start with the process, remember that flashing is always a risk and we do not take any responsibility for any damage occurring to your devices. The phones being supported for the flashing process are: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.
There are two ways to get your hands on the Android Oreo. The first one involves a simple registration into the beta program and the second one involves manually flashing the Android O image onto your device.
In order to experience Android Oreo directly without much hassle, you can enroll in the Android Beta program here. Sign in with your credentials and your eligible devices will be visible. Click on a button to enroll your device in the program. After a while, the enrolled device should have a notification displaying the availability of a beta update. Just go through with the update and you should have Android O on your device.
Requirements before you get started with Android O:
Unlock your bootloader:
In order to flash the image, your bootloader needs to be unlocked. If you have never unlocked your bootloader before, follow these steps below. Unlocking the bootloader will delete all your personal data by resetting the phone, so backup all your data before this process.
Flashing Android Oreo:
Now comes the actual flashing part. Make sure to follow the instructions exactly as directed or things may go wrong. Here are the instructions:
That's it. If you have gone through the instructions as mentioned, you should be successfully running Android O on your device. If by any chance, this did not work for you, try and figure out what went wrong and revisit the flashing process accordingly and also check for additional information on our geek website here.
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