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The final version of Android 8.0 Oreo hit the scene at the same time as the total solar eclipse over New York on August 21, 2017. With such a dramatic entrance, we're sure you're excited to get your hands on the latest version of Android. Here's how to download and install Android Oreo. The latest news is that Android 8.0 is now rolling out OTA to Nexus and Pixel devices worldwide.

Android Oreo final release

The presentation of the final release of Android O happened during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 at 2:40 PM local time, and the live stream video of the event (and the eclipse) was on Google's website. Android Oreo is now available to download and install on certain devices.

The Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL are the first devices to get the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo over the air. Devices around the world are now getting the OTA update. You can read about all the new features in the update here.

How to install Android Oreo

You can download the newest available system images here, and then flash (install) them to your device. The following section contains the instructions from Google on how to flash a system image. For information on specific devices, see here if you need more help.

To flash a system image:

1. Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory.

2. Connect your device to your computer over USB.

3. Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:

• Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:

adb reboot bootloader

• Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device.

4. If necessary, unlock the device's bootloader using one of the following methods:

• If you are updating a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P device using the hammerhead or angler builds, update your fastboot tool to the latest available version (>=23.0.1), and then run this command:

fastboot flashing unlock

• If you are updating an older device, run this command:

fastboot oem unlock

The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)

See Unlocking the bootloader for more detailed instructions.

5. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

6. Execute the flash-all script. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security:

1. Start the device in fastboot mode again, as described above.

2. Execute:

fastboot flashing lock

or, for older devices, run:

fastboot oem lock

Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot oem unlock again, which will wipe the data.

Let us know what you think of Android O in the comments.

Source: GSMArena

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Brittany loves to keep up with the latest technology and innovation, so she is excited to have the opportunity to write about the wonderful world of Android. She thinks spreadsheets and numbers are fun, in addition to reading books and volunteering.

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  • Wendell Hill 5
    Wendell Hill Sep 6, 2017 Link to comment

    Hey, Guys, I am the Android user I want to update on Oreo from Nougat. Please guide me or how it will update?


    • Bastian Siewers 66
      Bastian Siewers Sep 6, 2017 Link to comment

      Hi Wendell, the update is only available for Nexus and Pixel devices so far. If you are are using another phone, you still need to wait for the update :)

      Wendell Hill


  • I-Dzign 5
    I-Dzign Aug 23, 2017 Link to comment

    I have an Alcatel Idol 5S running Android 7.1.1. How can I get Android O on my device?


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    Peter Harwood Aug 22, 2017 Link to comment

    Why the hell would you want to flash this update on your phone at this stage god only knows? When you can get so many problems from these software updates after they've been tested by the phone manufacturer and network provider!

    Paul Warner


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    Samsung Galaxys7 Edgeknox@unloock.com May 23, 2017 Link to comment

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