Android Pie will arrive quickly on all smartphones
For the first time, Developer Preview was available in beta on some non-Google smartphones. The partners in the beta program were Sony, Xiaomi, Nokia, OPPO, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential. They had joined Google to allow their users to use Android Pie for preview. You will notice that Samsung was not part of this list.
Of course, this is partially (if not essentially) explained by the Treble project.
This new version is now available in public final version now on all Pixel smartphones via OTA. Smartphones from Sony Mobile, Xiaomi, HMD Global, Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Essential, who participated in the beta program, will receive this update by the end of the fall!
How to install Android Pie on Google Pixel?
Reset before reinstalling!
A reminder never hurts. It is not an obligation but a council. By (re) installing a new version, many users complain about bugs.
To avoid these bad bugs, assume that every time you want to change the system of your mobile in depth, the initialization is a recommended waypoint. Those who want more details on when is the right time or when it is necessary to reset their mobile device, this article will probably answer your questions on this topic.
Another important advice is to remember, if you do not know what you are doing, avoid installing this version because it may be unstable and make your device difficult to use.
Which devices are compatible?
Compatible Google devices
Devices not compatible with Google (and who will be able to install the update soon)
Opt for simplicity and install Android Pie via OTA
You can install Android Pie simply via the OTA update. Just look for the update in the settings. If that does not work, just go to the page you've signed in, sign in with your Google Account, and select the smartphone you'd like to upgrade. The update will then arrive on your device as soon as possible.
Alternative installation: manually
First step: unlock the bootloader
To flash your device your bootloader must be unlocked and the USB debug mode must be enabled in the developer options.
To unlock your bootloader, it's pretty simple.
- First, enable options for developers. First, you must go to the settings of your phone. Click on Settings> About the phone. You will see a menu call build number. Click on it seven times: a notification will appear informing you that you have enabled the developer options (which will now be presented in the settings menu).
More in our article here: how to enable developer options on Android
- Then go to Settings> Options for developers> Enable OEM unlock. According to some brands, you may be asked for your security code. This is the code you use to unlock your screen. A warning message then occurs. Accept and the turn is jou!
Second step: o download the installation image (Factory image)
What is a recovery / installation image?
For those who ask the question, a recovery image (also called factory image in English) can be used for different reasons, as soon as you notice abnormal bugs or if you want to make a new discount of your terminal. The goal is simple, it is to reset the software part of his or her Google Pixel in the blink of an eye. Here, these images will be useful to install Android Pie on compatible terminals.
O download these restoration / installation images?
Simply follow the link to the Android Developer site, search for your device and then "Get the beta".
Download Links (Image):
Step three: uncompress the file
All the necessary files you will need are in this compressed zip file. So you have to compress these files. You must also uncompress the zip file inside the dcompress files.
Step Four: Install the Recovery Image
Before you start, you must know what you are putting your hands on, because some manipulations, if they are poorly understood or misunderstood, can cause damage. Clearly, you could end up with a faulty terminal and blame us for it.
If you follow the steps described correctly, the restoration image is rather simple to install:
- Download the Android SDK available here: http://developer.android.com/sdk
- Add the folders tools and platform-tools of the SDK environment variable PATH.- On Mac: Open a Terminal and type export PATH = $ PATH:
– In Windows: Right click on My Computer> Properties. Go to Advanced tab and click on Environment Variables. Modify the PATH variable and add the path to the Android SDK following it.
- For Windows, you need Google USB drivers. These are available from the available SDK Manager root of the SDK folder. To find them, go to Extras / Google USB Driver in the Manager. Then connect the mobile computer, then right-click on Computer> Manage. In the left panel of the window that just opened, right-click on your device that should appear in Other devices> Update drivers. Then choose the manual installation, the drivers being
/ Extras / google / usb_driver.
- To check that everything is functional, type adb devices in a terminal (or command prompt on Windows). If the reference of your device appears following the "List of devices attached", it's all good!
Note : Before you start, it's important to know what you're doing! The installation is your risk and pril and can potentially brick your device (in case of mishandling). Before proceeding with the installation, it is recommended to save your personal data as it will be erased. Note that once the version of Android Pie installs, a recovery system will automatically set up. Anyway, this tutorial is for people in need or those who do not wish to wait for the update.
Now here is the installation procedure follow:
- Open a terminal / command prompt (mac / windows)
- Go to the directory where the file is dcompressExample: cd
(example: cd c: / users / android-l-installation-files)
- Once done, restart the Google Pixel in bootloader mode Either via the adb reboot bootloader command or by starting your device while maintaining (*)
- After that, unlock the bootloader of the Pixel by typing fastboot oem unlock
- From there, run the flash using the flash-all.bat (Windows) or ./flash-all.sh (Mac) file
- After installation, your Android device should restart by itself
If you wish, know that it is also possible to re-lock the bootloader. To do this, you will first have to reboot your terminal in bootloader mode (see step 3), then type the fastboot oem lock command. From there, the bootloader of your terminal will be directly re-locked after a reboot.
For all additional details, go directly to the official Google Developers website.
Problems When Installing Android Pie – Solutions
Error: "Fastboot command not found", "fastboot command does not exist"
You probably try to perform fastboot operations outside the folder where fastboot dcompresses and restore image files are made. Make sure you are in the right folder.
Error: "Error: update package missing system.img"
In this case, you need to flash the elements of the restoration image one by one. Restart in fastboot mode, go to the directory where you originally uncompressed the files (the same as when unlocking the bootloader) and open a command prompt (right-click + shift in an empty area of the folder). From there, enter the commands below by pressing between each time.
- fastboot flash bootloader
- fastboot flash radio
.img(depending on the version, this file is not necessarily present)
- fastboot reboot bootloader
- fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- fastboot flash boot boot.img
- fastboot flash system system.img
- fastboot flash cache cache.img
- fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
Restart your pixel, everything should be in order.
Unable to launch the file "flash-all.bat"
Make sure you click flash-all.bat in administrator mode (right-click, "Run as Administrator").
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