Google has finally rolled out the highly anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo over-the-air (OTA) update for select Nexus and Pixel devices. Android 8.0 Oreo OTA update files available for download on Google Pixel and Nexus devices Android Official Blog

Android maker had earlier released the factory images on supported Google Pixel and Nexus devices, besides offering the latest Android 8.0 OTA updates for devices registered under the Android beta program. Pixel and Pixel XL get a building format ‘OPR6.170623.012‘ while Pixel C gets ‘OPR6.170623.010‘ as the build number. Finally, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have their build number as ‘OPR6.170623.013‘ for the latest Android Oreo update.

The OTA files are now available for download via Google’s developer portal for all Google devices including Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet.

Android 8.0 Oreo OTA files

 

Pre-requisites

  • Download and install the latest adb tool via Android SDK Platform Tools package here.
  • Ensure that you have added adb to your PATH environment variable or change the directory containing the executable.

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo OTA image file on supported Nexus and Pixel devices via sideload method

  • Go to Settings > About phone > System updates and make sure that there are no pending incremental updates for Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Once you have confirmed that you are running the last version of Nougat OS, download the proper OTA image file for your device, using the direct links provided above.
  • Verify the checksum of the downloaded image file. The last part of the filename should match with the first 8 digits of the SHA-256 checksum; otherwise, some necessary files may be missing or downloaded incorrectly.
  • Turn on your handset and make sure USB debugging is enabled. Then execute the following command: adb reboot recovery
  • Alternatively, hold Power and Volume Up buttons on your handset until the recovery menu appears. Then release both the buttons, select Recovery and choose the option Apply update from ADB.
  • Now run the following command: adb devices
  • Verify that the device shows up with “sideload” on the screen along with the device’s name.
  • Finally, run the following command: adb sideload ota_file.zip
  • Wait until the OTA update is completely installed and then reboot your phone by tapping on Reboot system now. Now you can disable USB debugging on your phone.

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