Google has finally opened the curtain of the latest Android Oreo update, known as Android O and now Google has started rolling out the stable Android 8.0 Oreo for Nexus 6P. This latest official update comes with build number OPR6.170623.013 along with features, improvements and fix for reported bugs. Also, the Android 8.0 Oreo update comes with better and solid security protections to keep your system as secure as possible. Google rolled out the official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), so not all users can get the update at the same time. If the official update is not yet arrived at your region and you are excited to get the experience of latest Android OS version on your phone then still you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
This official update is the major update and have final changes in release of Android 8.0 Oreo. This latest firmware brings tones of new features like auto fill to assist, picture-in-picture, navigating tasks with zero hustles, offers speed and improvements to increase your experiences using it. We always strongly recommend to flash the latest official update on your Android devices which is released by Google. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing the Android 8.0 Oreo official update on your Nexus 6P then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This tutorial containing the instructions and files to root Android Android 8.0 OPR6 Oreo are only compatible with Nexus 6P. Do not use this guide for other device or incorrect variant.
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BEFORE GETTING STARTED:
- Make a proper backup of all your important existing data on Nexus 6P.
- ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Nexus 6P.
- Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
HOW TO UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER:
- Turn off your phone or tablet.
- Hold down the power button and the volume down button.
- On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to the folder with Platform tools.
- On your computer, type:
./fastboot flashing unlockin a terminal or command prompt.
- Press volume up button and the power button on your device to confirm bootloader unlock.
- On your computer, type:
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
HOW TO UPDATE NEXUS 6P TO ANDROID 8.0 Oreo OPR6 USING OFFICIAL FACTORY IMAGE:
Step No 1: First, download Android 8.0 Factory Image on the desktop of your computer for Nexus 6P.
Step No 2: Now, plug your phone to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: Ensure that Fastboot is configured and installed on the PC correctly. How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step No 4: Power OFF your Nexus 6P to boot into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode.Turn OFF your phone.
Step No 5: Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys at the same time until the Fastboot menu appears.
Step No 6: Unzip the firmware file on your PC, that you have already downloaded and placed on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 7: Go to the folder containing the unzipped firmware extracted files and then copy/paste all the files to your Fastboot directory.
Step No 8: Run the following command (depending which Operating System you are on) from the factory image files in your Fastboot folder:
Step No 9: The flashing process of stock factory image on your Nexus 6P will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Nexus 6P will boot, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time.
Done! You have successfully installed the official Android 8.0 OPR6 Oreo update on Nexus 6P using the Google’s stock factory image.