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How To Install Android 8.0 Oreo On LG Nexus 5X Using Factory Image

by Ralph Chen / Aug 22, 2017 10:29 AM EDT
LG Nexus 5X

Install the latest Android 8.0 Oreo on the LG Nexus 5X using its factory image. It brings new features and improvements to the smartphone.

LG Nexus 5X is upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo and users can install the factory image available from Google. It boots ups twice faster than the Android Nougat, allows two apps to be seen at the same time via Picture-in-Picture feature and improves battery life by limiting background activities of the least used applications, according to Android's official website.

Warning: We are not responsible for any errors which may occur on the Nexus 5X. Read and follow the instructions carefully to prevent damaging the device. Do this at your own risk.

Download the Nexus 5X USB Drivers and the Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image on the computer. Enable USB Debugging on the smartphone and set up the ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK on the computer.

Create a backup of all data and information stored on the smartphone because the installation will wipe out everything. Make sure that the battery life is at least 50 percent to avoid power interruption during installation.

Extract the files from the Android 8.0 Oreo Factory Image zip file to the Fastboot folder. The fastboot folder will only exist if the setup of the ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK is successfully installed on the computer.

Connect the Nexus 5X smartphone to the computer using a USB cable. Run the "flash-all.bat" file found from the extracted Factory Image files in the Fastboot folder. For Linux and Mac, the file is named "flash-all.sh" but it requires the use of Terminal on a Mac computer.

Let the process to be completed and do not interrupt by unplugging the device from the USB connection or turning off the machine. Nexus 5X with unlocked bootloader will have additional instructions displayed on the device's screen.

Once the installation is complete, the smartphone will reboot and may take at least five minutes before reaching the home screen. After the device reached the home screen, go to Settings > About Phone > Android version to check Android 8.0 Oreo OS, according to Google.

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