Update Google Pixel to Android 7.1 NDE63V Nougat Official Factory Image

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The new Pixel smartphone from Google is now receiving its first software update in the form of Android 7.1 NDE63V Nougat build. This new firmware brings in the latest security patch for the month of November. The changes are quite small and all work proceeds behind the scenes so you would not be able to notice it directly after you install the update. One of the featured changes in the new Pixel smartphone was introduction of background updates. If you haven’t yet received the update straight on your phone, this is your best shot at getting it right now. Before you implement the article below, make sure you have at least given your phone a restart to make sure the build already hasn’t been installed. You can directly install Android 7.1 NDE63V Nougat firmware yourself by using our guide. You can manually update Pixel to Android 7.1 NDE63V factory image from the tutorial below — and also root Pixel on this Nougat update. The only catch is that if this will be your first time playing around with a factory image, you might have to unlock your bootloader first before continuing – which means wiping all of your phone data.

If this is your very first time installing / flashing a factory image, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before we actually jump to the installation process of Android 7.1 NDE63V image, let’s take a look below at how to backup all your data. When installing this Android 7.1 Nougat factory image, your entire data will be wiped clean — like a brand new phone. As a Pixel user, you have several options to choose from depending on how you want to store your data. These are the some of the tips given below that we want you to keep in mind and then proceed.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Pixel Android 7.1 NDE63V Factory Image Details:

Android 7.1 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 5X, Pixel, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 phones and tablets. These are the major changes in Nougat release of Android 7.1, as per Google:

This new build, based on Android 7.1 Nougat, from Google addresses security loopholes and bug fixes. The new firmware is a part of a recent standard from the tech giant which concludes that each month, new security patches will be released to avoid any security issues. All of the changes are beneath the UI and you wont be able to take direct notice but it is recommended you keep your device updated.

Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Pixel, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Google Pixel USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Google Pixel properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Google Pixel USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading on the next page and update your Pixel to Android 7.1 factory image.