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Update Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL to June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo Factory Image

Ahead are complete tips for how to install June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo factory image manually on either your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Part of why most users choose to go with Google’s smartphones are the quick software releases. Alongside major OS revamps, the brand does come out with monthly updates as well. These releases are generally less substantial in terms of feature changes but beneath, they do pack code updates which make Android more secure. For June 2018, the new builds arrive with fixes and performance improvements. To have it installed on your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, just read the ahead mentioned steps. Users who are running custom ROMs or have root, the manual steps ahead are your only way to upgrade your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.

There have been fixes for user reported bugs in the latest June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo build as well. If you were noticing some unusual behavior or glitches in the software, do install these latest builds and hopefully, those errors would be no more. As stated earlier, for our tips, you can use them on devices with modified system partitions. But before you do so, do create a recent data backup so in case of any loss, you can easily recover. For further details on saving your data, consult: how to backup all your data. This build is already rolling out through OTA(over-the-air) update service but you can also manually install Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 on Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL with the steps ahead.

Install Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018, Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL

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 ( 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 😉

Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 Factory Image Details:

New Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 update is primarily focused on security definitions however there are other accompanying changes which are mentioned below:

The new firmware update comes as part of Google’s strategy to curb security issues and user-reported problems in general. For the month of June 2018, the builds arrive with a revised security patch, multiple bug fixes such as improved BLE (Bluetooth) performance across all devices.

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 2, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL 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 2 / Pixel 2 XL properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update your Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL to June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo factory image.

Install Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 on Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL Using Official Factory Image

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install the official Android 8.1 Oreo (June 2018) on Pixel 2 using the factory image provided by Google. This tutorial is for beginners who are not used to playing around with official factory images by Google for their Nexus devices.

Please make sure your phone fulfills all the requirements and you read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

Disclaimer: Try this on your own risk. We are not responsible if you mess up with your Pixel 2.

Just To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL and we are not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Pixel 2 on other carriers.
  • Your phone can be on any previous Android version or even on a custom ROM. It doesn’t matter at all. This tutorial will still work for installing Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Enjoy Android 8.1 Oreo on your device and let us know your review about it!

NOTE: Installing Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 factory image will WIPE / DELETE / ERASE everything from your phone even if your bootloader is still locked or already unlocked. Please make sure you have a backup of all the data. Read: How to Backup Android Apps and Other Data.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download June 2018 Oreo Factory Image for your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 2 – Connect your Pixel 2 to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Please make sure Fastboot is configured and properly installed on your computer. How? See here: How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.

Step 4 – Turn OFF your phone.

Step 5 – Get into the Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on your phone. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons till you see the Fastboot menu and START on top.

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