In this guide, you’ll find some easy instructions to install Android 8.0 Oreo V5.160 Official Update On Nokia 5. HMD Global is currently rolling the Android 8.0 Oreo new beta OTA update for Nokia 5. This official update is coming with a build version V5.160 along with December security patch. Nokia 5 was launched in February last year and it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. The Nokia 5 sports a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) displays along with 2/ 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage. This most recent update fixes some issues, fixed a multitasking-related issue which was an issue reported by many users previously.
The latest update includes all the cool features of Oreo-like picture-in-picture, autofill for passwords, notification dots, new emojis, faster app installation time, latest security patches for the month of December and much more. Nokia rolled out this official update via OTA (Over-the-Air), so if you have already registered for the program then you might be receiving the Oreo beta V5.160 for Nokia 5 anytime now. Otherwise, you can install it manually by following this simple step by step guide.
The Android 8.0 Oreo beta 2 update includes many improvements in the performance, bug fixes; the weight of update is about 1.7 GB. The new update is a beta version and not a fully stable version. After testing process with the current beta version, Nokia will be rolling out a fully stable Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 5. 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 new beta OTA update on your Nokia 5 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 5. 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 5 on the PC.
- Your device should be unrooted.
- The Nokia 5 must have a stock recovery installed.
- Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.
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Steps to Update Nokia 5 to Android 8.0 Oreo beta OTA Firmware:
Step No 1: – First, connect your Nokia 5 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 5 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 5.