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Android 8.1 Oreo update roundup: factory images, OTAs available now
Update (12/05: This article has been updated with the official Android 8.1 Oreo factory images and OTA files.
Update (11/27): This article has been updated with download links for the second Android 8.1 Developer Preview.
After only a week of testing the second Android 8.1 Developer Preview on Pixel and Nexus devices, Google has officially announced the consumer-ready version of 8.1 is starting to roll out today.
Factory images and OTA files are now live for all current Pixel and Nexus devices. Coming in a build number OPM1.171019.011, the new images are compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, and Nexus 5X.
Factory images and OTAs can be found below.
Android 8.1 Oreo factory images:
- Google Pixel 2 – factory image
- Google Pixel 2 XL – factory image
- Google Pixel – factory image
- Google Pixel XL – factory image
- Google Pixel C – factory image
- Nexus 6P – factory image
- Nexus 5X – factory image
Android 8.1 Oreo OTA files:
- Google Pixel 2 – OTA
- Google Pixel 2 XL – OTA
- Google Pixel – OTA
- Google Pixel XL – OTA
- Google Pixel C – OTA
- Nexus 6P – OTA
- Nexus 5X – OTA
If you’ve never flashed a factory image manually, we suggest proceeding with caution. It’s easy to mess things up, so be sure to check out our guide for instructions on how to install Android 8.1 Oreo on your device. Alternatively, if you aren’t a fan of sideloading updates, you can always wait for the OTA update to roll out to your device, which will likely happen in the next week. You might have to wait longer to receive the update this way, but it’s much easier (and safer) than sideloading.
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