how to install Android 8.0 Oreo update, List of compatible devices

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Compatible devices

Google has announced the update for the following devices:
# Nexus 5X
# Nexus 6P
# Google Pixel
# Google Pixel XL
# Pixel C
# Nexus Player





How to install the update

Via Beta program

If you cannot, sign up with Android Beta Program and enroll your device to check eligibility of your hardware. Click on agree to terms of Beta program and check for an update on your device. The update is almost instantaneously available.

Via system images

Google has also rolled out system image files for Android 8.0 Oreo. You can download the system images on your compatible smartphone here.
The process is quite tedious and requires lot of patience. Therefore, don’t forget to keep a back up of your data before flashing your smartphone. Read Google’s warning: “Installing this factory image will erase all data from the device. While it may be possible to restore certain data backed up to your Google Account, apps and their associated data will be uninstalled. Before proceeding, please ensure that data you would like to retain is backed up to your Google Account.”
If you have already backed up your data, here’s what you need to do.

** Go to About Phone under Settings and tap seven times on the Build Number.
** Tap on USB debugging and unlock your device.
** Connect your device to PC via the USB cable.
** Launch command window on your PC.
** Enter bootloader mode by entering following command: adb reboot bootloader.
** Enter this command: fastboot flashing unlock
** Give confirmation to the unlock message by pressing volume up to select the Yes option and power button to proceed.
** Type fastboot reboot to get the device rebooted into bootloader mode.
** Your device will reboot to Android 8.0 Oreo OS.


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