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

For Google Pixel and Pixel XL, you can now install June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo stock firmware update with this guide. Pixel lineup from Google is relatively new, taking over Nexus series, Pixel smartphones are designed primarily by Google. To keep the experience as efficient and reliable as possible, the brand introduces monthly security software builds for all its devices — including original Pixel and Pixel XL. Fortunately enough, you can use our guide ahead to manually update your Google Pixel / Pixel XL to the latest June 2018 Android 8.1 Oreo firmware. The benefits for our guide includes: it works with rooted smartphones, devices running custom ROMs or any other system modification.

Alongside the security changes, Google has also coupled in some extra improvements like new Bluetooth drivers and more. The only requirement you need to meet in order to utilize the steps ahead is that your Pixel / Pixel XL should have an unlocked bootloader. Also, it is advised that all your user data be backed up in a safe place before implementing the guide. For tips and instructions on that, read: 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 / Pixel XL with the steps ahead.

Install Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018, Google Pixel / Pixel 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 (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 😉

Google Pixel / Pixel 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, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

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

Download Google Pixel / Pixel XL USB drivers!

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

Install Android 8.1 Oreo June 2018 on Google Pixel / Pixel 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 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.

Just To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Google Pixel / Pixel XL and we are not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Pixel 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 or Pixel XL on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 2 – Connect your Pixel 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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