Android Oreo Beta 2 on Essential Phone: Andy Rubin-led Essential is working hard to improve the user experience. Essential Phone is getting better day by day with monthly updates and beta builds. The company last month released Android Oreo first beta version. This month Company second Android Oreo Beta is now rolling out to the Essential Phone. The users who have already installed first Android Oreo Beta, they will get an OTA notification. If you want to install the update manually follow the below guide to install Android Oreo Beta 2 on Essential Phone.
This update is packed with all new Android Oreo features along with project Treble support and it is tagged with build number OPM1.170911.213. The update is already been rolling via OTA for the devices running Android Oreo Beta-1. Many users already receiving the OTA update notification. If you own an Essential Phone with Android Oreo-1 installed then you can manually check for the update. Go to Settings –> General –> About phone. If you don’t see any update on your device, then you have to wait for few days, as the update is rolling out in phase manner, it may take a couple of weeks to reach all corners of the world. Make sure that your device is connected Wi-Fi network to avoid data charges.
- Smart text selection, instant apps, PiP
- Faster startup and app sign-in
- Google Play Protect Security scans
- December Security Patch
Issues Fixed from Beta 1
- Android Auto and OEM Bluetooth Car Kit Interoperability Improvements
- Data tracking issues for certain U.S. Carriers
- Setup Assistant screen cutoff issues due to status bar
- Further Treble support
- Battery life improvements
- LED notification and charging behavior
- This firmware is just for the Essential Phone.
- You can take an entire backup of mobile data and all essential things are wiped out in the process
- You can keep your battery charge about 60% minimum to prevent any accidental shut down.
Download OPM1.170911.213 OTA
Steps to Install Android Oreo Beta 2 on Essential Phone
Enable “USB Debugging”
Install ADB and Fastboot On Your Windows PC
Install Android Oreo Beta 2 on Essential Phone
Step 1. Open the ADB folder and launch the Command prompt window there. (shift + right click anywhere empty space within that folder and click on open command prompt here).
Step 2. Power off your device and boot your device into bootloader mode. To do this, press and hold Volume up + Power at the same time to boot into bootloader mode.
You can execute the following command to boot into fastboot mode
adb reboot bootloader
Step 3. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable and execute the following command. (This command will confirm that your device is connected to PC)
Step 4: Execute the following command to install Android Oreo Beta 2 on Essential Phone.
adb sideload FileName.zip
Step 5: Wait until the installation completes.
Step 6: Done!
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