We are going to share a detailed guide on how to Install Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 Firmware on Google Pixel 2. the latest Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 security update is now available for Google Pixel 2. Currently, Instagram, Snapchat, and Whatsapp are some of the working apps with Visual Core to provide extended photo quality. app developers are now able to utilize the Pixel Visual core that Google has unlocked finally. the Visual Core made Google’s Pixel 2 camera so amazing as it brings a dedicated computing core that processes images providing extra detail for apps to work with.
You will also glad to know that new Augmented Reality (AR) stickers will be available in the Android 8.1 Oreo February 2018 security update that Google is going to introduce soon. Go ahead and follow the given guide to update Google Pixel 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 February 2018 security update.
Before proceeding to the installation process of Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 image, we strongly recommend you to make a complete backup of all your existing data. In case anything goes wrong then you will be able to restore your data back. As, while updating your Google Pixel 2 smartphone to Android 8.1 Oreo factory image, all the existing data will be wiped clean.
Pixel 2 Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 Update Details:
This new Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 firmware update gives you an insight as to how Android 8.1 Oreo would look and what are the highlighted features it brings. This firmware update refines the overall Android revision, not upgrade it.
New February 2018 security patch has been bundled in with the new Android 8.1 Oreo update release. For newer devices like Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, this update unlocks Visual Core to be utilized by developers in their own apps. Further, this update also adds Augmented Reality (AR) stickers which interact with the real world and with themselves through the stock camera app. Performance improvements and bug fixes have also been incorporated.
Please note that the factory image in this guide is working only with Google Pixel 2 XL devices. Do not try to install it on any other device or incorrect variants. Verify the model number of your phone first.
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- Make a proper backup of your existing data. Here is how to create a backup of your phone.
Enable USB Debugging on Google Pixel 2
- Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options.
if the Developer Options menu is hidden, then you have to unhide it: go to Settings> About Phone and here you need to tap seven times on the Firmware Build Number text. Go back to Settings, as Developer Options menu should now be listed there. Find USB Debugging and enable it.
- Also, enable the OEM Unlock option.
- The bootloader should be unlocked.
- The battery level of your Google Pixel should be at least about 60 to 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
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SETUP Android ADB and Fastboot Drivers (Platform-Tools) on PC:
Download the Platform-Tools and ADB drivers setup as these drivers will allow you to connect your phone with PC as without these drivers, it’s not possible to install the Android 8.1.0 Oreo Factory Image.
- Download the Platform-tools zip using the following links below:
– for Windows computers click here. [Mirror] – for Mac OS click here. [Mirror] – for Linux click here. [Mirror]
- Simply, unzip the downloaded files from the above links and save the Platform-tools directory on the desktop of your PC.
- Leave the newly created directory or folder open.
Google Pixel 2 USB Drivers
- Download and install the Google USB Drivers on your PC.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 8.1 Oreo Factory Image (walleye-opm1.171019.019-factory-b9946689.zip) for Pixel 2 on your PC, if you haven’t already.
Update Google Pixel 2 to Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 Factory Image
Step 1: First, download Android 8.1 Oreo Factory Image (walleye-opm1.171019.019-factory-b9946689.zip) for Pixel 2 on the desktop of your PC.
Step 2: Now, unzip the downloaded Android 8.1 Factory Image files and copy/paste them all to Platform-Tools. Please do not extract the files any further.
Step 3: Power OFF the Google Pixel 2.
Step 4: Boot the Google Pixel 2 in Bootloader Mode.
- Turn off your Google Pixel 2 completely.
- Press and hold Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
- Release the buttons when the Fastboot Mode menu loads.
- The main Fastboot Mode options will appear and you can apply any action you need to.
Step 5: Navigate to Platform-Tools directory and open a Command Prompt within the folder.
Step 6: Connect the Google Pixel 2 with your PC using its USB data cable. If your drivers are correctly installed then your phone will be detected by the computer.
Step 7: You will need to unlock the bootloader and then type the given command in the command prompt.
fastboot flashing unlock
Step 8: Go to Platform-Tools directory once again and find the Flash-all.bat script. Launch it.
If you are using OS other than Windows, then run the Flash-all.sh script.
Step 9: Begin the process to flash-all.bat Android 8.1 flashing. Wait for the installation to finsih successfully.
Step 10: Once the installation completes, you will see a confirmation message.
Step 11: Finally, unplug your phone from PC and boot it in normal mode. Your device might take about 4 to 5 minutes while booting for the first time after installation.
Done! You have successfully installed Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1 Feb 2018 on Google Pixel 2 XL.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or question regarding the above guide.