How To Install Android Pie 9.0 OTA On Google Pixel & Pixel 2

Android Pie is the latest mobile firmware by Google. It’s officially been confirmed that the successor to Android Oreo is going to be recognized as the Android 9 Pie. It is available for download on Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. If you own any of these devices, your are eligible to get the latest Android mobile operating system. In the following step by step guide, learn how to install Android Pie on Google Pixel and Pixel 2 by flashing Android 9.0 OTA images on your phone.

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Google’s own smartphones get preference when it comes to receiving latest firmware updates compared to devices from other Android OEMs. Pixel owners can go ahead and install the latest and great Android firmware right away. It’s a straightforward process to install Android 9 Pie on a Pixel or Pixel 2.

Install Android Pie On Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

We have outlined the installation steps that will help you to update any version of Android firmware on your Pixel to the latest firmware.

Step 1 – First of all, download the correct Android Pie OTA image file for your Pixel phone from this link: developers.google.com/android/ota. Download Android 9 Pie OTA relevant to your device model.

Step 2 – Now, boot your Pixel smartphone into Recovery mode. Power off your handset and hold down the Power + Volume Down button simultaneously  until the Bootloader splash page shows on the screen. It’s essentially a picture of an Android, release the buttons at this point.

Step 3 – Use the volume button to navigate and hit the Power button to make a selection. Choose the Recovery option in the menu.

Step 4 – Next, hold own the Power button and then press the Volume Up button for a second in the order to enter Recovery mode.

Step 5 – Scroll down to Apply update from ADB and select it.

Step 6 – Make sure ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed on your computer. Here are the links to download ADB and Fastboot for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Step 7 – Now plug in your phone to your computer via USB cable and open Command Prompt and navigate to the folder where ADB is located on your device. On Mac, use Terminal.

Step 8 – In Windows, type the following command in Command Prompt and hit enter key:

adb sideload <insert OTA file name>

In Mac, enter the following command in Terminal and hit enter:

./ sideload <insert OTA file name>

Step 9 – Let Android P OTA zip file flash on your device, which could take a few minutes, so be patient.

That’s all. Your device will return to the Recovery mode from where you can reboot your device to boot it up in Android P with all its new features.

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