Finally, Nokia has started pushing out the first major update Android 8.0 Oreo for Nokia 8. Nokia launched the Nokia 8 in August 2017 with lots of eye-catching features and the smartphone comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Recently, HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, announced that Android Oreo will be rolling out to the Nokia 8. All other Nokia Android smartphones from HMD Global will also receive their Android 8.0 Oreo updates soon. This latest official update comes with build number NB1-435J-0-00WW-B01-OREO along with latest security patch. This firmware update brings all the Oreo features and customizations like picture-in-picture, notification dots, Google’s Autofill API, fast boot-up times, New app notifications, notification dots on app icons, Better battery life with more advanced Doze mode and much more. Nokia rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the update at the same time. If you have not yet received this OTA update and you can’t wait more, then still you can Install Android 8.0 Oreo Official OTA Update On Nokia 8 by following this simple step by step guide.
Nokia 8 smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (4 Kryo cores clocked at 2.5GHz and 4 Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz). The phone comes with 5.3-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Android 8.0 Oreo update comes with a lot of new features, some bug fixes, stable and smoothly run on your device. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo official update on Nokia 8 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
The Android 8.0 Oreo OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above-mentioned variants of Nokia 8. 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 for the Nokia 8 on the PC.
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Nokia 8 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 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo OTA Firmware:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Nokia 8 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 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 8 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 official OTA on Nokia 8.