Google is always the leader to update their devices to the latest Android OS. Google has started rolling out a new official factory image update based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat for Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Now you can download and install Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory image on Google Pixel and Pixel XL and get the experience of latest Android Nougat OS. This latest official factory image comes with build ID N2G47O along with the latest May security patch. This N2G47O official update comes with many bug fixes, improvements in stability and will enhance your device’s performance. This latest update has now been provided in both factory image form and OTA form. So you can go to OTA (over-the-air) update system and check for it there or you can install it manually. If the latest update is not yet available in your region then still you can install N2G47O official update manually by following this step by step guide.
The N2G47O Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory image is an incremental update that brings few tweaks and minor improvements in overall firmware. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Google. Not necessary, but it is better to take a full backup of all valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing N2G47O Android 7.1.2 Nougat factory image on your Google Pixel and Pixel XL then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This tutorial containing the instructions and files to root Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Nougat are only compatible with Pixel and Pixel XL. 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 Pixel and Pixel XL.
- ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Pixel and Pixel XL.
- Download and install USB drivers for Pixel and Pixel XL on your computer.
- The Pixel and Pixel XL 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.
- Download Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Factory Image for Google Pixel
- Download Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Factory Image for Google Pixel XL
How To Update Pixel and Pixel XL to Android 7.1.2 Nougat N2G47O using Official Factory Image:
Step No 1: First, download Android 7.1.2 Factory Image on the desktop of your computer for Pixel and Pixel XL.
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 Pixel and Pixel XL 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 Pixel and Pixel XL will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Pixel and Pixel XL will boot, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time.
Done! You have successfully installed the official Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Nougat update on Pixel and Pixel XL using the Google’s stock factory image.