Today, we are sharing a step-by-step guide on How To Install February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch on Google Pixel and Nexus Devices. Google has recently announced the latest February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch for Google Pixel and Nexus devices. So, by following given an easy and detailed guide, you can install the latest security patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices. This latest security update comes with many new features, numerous bug fixes and other software improvements on the smartphones. Android developers and security researchers work hard to find any loopholes that could be misused by hackers.
So by fixes these vulnerabilities and bugs, Google rolled out security updates to the Android users, on monthly basis. Google is pushing out this February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the update at the same time. If you can’t wait until the update reaches in your region then still you can Install February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch on Google Pixel and Nexus Devices manually by following this simple step by step guide.
Now you can flash latest February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch on Google supported devices. The latest OTA update comes with tons of new features and customizations like Improved icons in Settings app, improved Wi-Fi uplink performance, improved battery performance, improved Android Auto performance, and improved data performance for Telus users, improved device stability and much more. The latest Factory images and Full OTA images have also been pushed to the servers. Google maintains its own bulletin for collectively sharing the data with the OEMs, third-party developers, and silicon manufacturers.
Before installing February 2018 security patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices, we strongly recommend taking the full backup of all your valuable data. If you want to update Google Pixel and Nexus Devices to February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
Please note that this guide is working with only for install February 2018 security patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices. Do not try this root method on any other device or incorrect variants.
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- Make a proper backup of all your data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- The bootloader of your Google Pixel and Nexus should be unlocked.
- Your device should be running Android 8.1 Feb 2018 factory image.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
- Enable USB Debugging mode in your Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
- Download MagiskManager-v5.5.5
- Download Android SDK
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- Nexus 6P (OPM5.171019.015): Factory Image / Full OTA
- Nexus 5X (OPM5.171019.015): Factory Image / Full OTA
- Pixel C (OPM1.171019.016): Factory Image / Full OTA
Steps to Install February 2018 Android 8.1 Security Patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices
These are the detailed instructions on how to install February 2018 security patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
1 – First of all, download and install Android SDK on the desktop of your PC from the Android Developers website. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.
2 – Next, download MagiskManager-v5.5.5.apk directly to your device.
3 – Download the February 2018 security patch from the official site and transfer it to your phone. (/sdcard/Download/ location)
4 – Now, install MagiskManager that you have already downloaded on your phone.
5 – After installation completes, run MagiskManager and then click on “Install“.
6 – It will prompt to locate the boot image (/sdcard/Download). Select it, MagiskManager will patch this boot image.
7 – Copy the patched boot image to your PC. The patched boot image would name patched_boot.img located in /sdcard/MagiskManager/
8 – Connect Google Pixel to your PC using its USB data cable. Use ADB to reboot to bootloader by giving the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
9 – Finally, flash the patched image to your device by given 2 commands.
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img fastboot reboot
Done! You have successfully install February 2018 security patch on Google Pixel and Nexus devices.
You can verify that your Google Pixel and Nexus is properly rooted or not by installing the following app.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above-given guide.