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Update Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL to October Pie Factory Image

Ahead we have listed detailed instructions on how users can manually update their Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones to new October 2018 Android 9.0 Pie factory image. As part of Google’s security commitment, there is a new update to Android source code each month which focuses on improving reliability. Same is the case with new October 2018 Android 9.0 Pie update, it brings forth latest security definitions that make sure to defend against any malware. Further, there are bug-fixes included as well. For manual installation of October 2018 Android 9.0 Pie factory image on Pixel 2 as well as Pixel 2 XL, follow the steps ahead.

Pixel 2 has been quite popular with the developer and enthusiast community, just like all previous Google smartphones. We don’t blame you if you have installed and tried a custom ROM or other system modifications. Nonetheless, you can use this guide to unroot your smartphone and return to factory settings. Further, if you are unable to find October 2018 Android 9.0 Pie build through OTA (Over-the-air) update system, this guide will help you in manually updating. It is essential that you backup all your data because system updates might cause your phone to factory reset.

Install Android 9.0 Pie October 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 9.0 Pie October 2018 Factory Image Details:

New update comes largely focused on improving reliability and security on Google devices. There is no functional addition but we don’t expect any either as Google recently released Android Pie. Most changes with October 2018 factory image focus on adding preventive security measures, fixing any sort of vulnerabilities and also fixing any existing bugs while enhancing performance.

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 October 2018 Android 9.0 Pie factory image.

Install Android 9.0 Pie October 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 9.0 Pie (October 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 9.0 Pie.
  • Enjoy Android 9.0 Pie on your device and let us know your review about it!

NOTE: Installing Android 9.0 Pie October 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 October 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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