Finally, HMD kicked off the beta Android 8.0 Oreo for the Nokia 6. Now Nokia 6 owners can upgrade their devices to the latest Android Oreo OS for getting the Android Oreo beta from the Nokia Beta Labs website. You will need to provide details like the IMEI number and your network operator in order to sign up. After successfully enrolling your device, you will receive the Oreo beta build via an over-the-air (OTA) update. With this latest official update, Nokia 6 users can test the latest features and customizations like Notification Dots, Google Play Protect security scans, Autofill, Picture in Picture, faster boot times, improve usability, multi-tasking, while boosting battery life and much more.
Also, the beta update comes with all the Oreo features and changes along with December Android Security patch which addresses the critical WiFi KRACK vulnerability. It is worth noting that this update is in beta form and bugs are expected from this version of Android so if you are using your smartphone for daily usage then this update can cause some problems on your smartphone. The weight of update is about 1799.3MB along with build number (V5.140) which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily and quickly update your Nokia 6 to latest Beta Android 8.0 Oreo official update.
We all know that after 7 years Nokia smartphone was powered by Android as the Finnish smartphone manufacturer, the company was launched Nokia 6 with premium mid-range smartphone and came with all the latest specifications. The phone comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS and Nokia has promised speedy updates and regular support. As promised Nokia started rolling out Android Oreo beta update. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update on Nokia 6 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Android 8.0 Oreo beta OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above-mentioned variants of Nokia 6. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.
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Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide.
- Download and install the correct USB Drivers
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Nokia 6 must have a stock recovery installed.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
Steps to Update Nokia 6 to Android 8.0 Oreo beta OTA Firmware:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Nokia 6 to the computer via its USB data cable.
Step No 2: – Next, transfer the firmware file that you have already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of internal storage on the phone.
Step No 3: – After transferring the Android 8.0 Oreo beta OTA file, disconnect the device from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot it into Recovery Mode. Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume and Power keys at the same time until you see something on the screen, this is bootloader mode.
Step No 4: – Using the Volume Down button, scroll down to Recovery and choose it using Volume Up and reboot the Nokia 6 into recovery mode
Step No 5: – In recovery mode, select install update from sd card.
Step No 6: – Navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA firmware file on the SD Card of your phone. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation to proceed.
Step No 7: – Go back to the main recovery menu once the installation is completed and select reboot system now.
Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android 8.0 Oreo beta official OTA on Nokia 6.