Top 4 Android 8 Oreo update Solutions to Refurbish Your Android

Android's latest version has been released and it is all the rage among smartphone users. Following the tradition of naming after a sweet treat, the Android 8 version is named Oreo, the world's favourite sandwich cookies. The Oreo version is power packed with new features and cool new upgrades. The Android Oreo, released in August 2017, has a boot time that cut down to half, and a greater restriction on battery draining activity. Hence, the biggest promises it makes it higher speed and longer battery life.

The more visual changes include the new PiP mode, which lets you minimize apps like YouTube, Google Maps, Hangouts and more, letting you multitask while the window appears in the corner as a small box. There are also notification dots, for update reminders and instant message notifications.

How to Prepare for an Android Oreo Update on your smartphone

With the new update out, you can get a cool update of the feature-rich Oreo on your smartphone, but make sure that your phone satisfies the software requirements for the new update. You can do your own update given you know a little technical stuff and keep yourself prepared for any problems beforehand. Here are a few things to do ahead of time to avoid problems that might crop up later.


Most important preparation before Android Oreo update

Among these, backing up your data is the most important one and one you shouldn't avoid. Updating the software can lead to problems which we might not foresee, and this inevitably leads to data loss. to prevent the loss of your data from your phone and SD card, make sure you backup all your data to your PC. Here is a simple way of backing up data using one of the most reliable software, dr. fone- Backup & Restore.

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Backup tutorial before Android Oreo update

dr.fone- Backup & Restore makes backing up and restoring the data from your Android device very easy. All you need is the software, your phone and a USB cable. Follow the instructions below to backup your data.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer

Launch the dr. fone app and choose the Backup & Restore function. Then connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable. Make sure you have enabled USB debugging. Otherwise, enable USB debugging manually from the settings.

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Click Backup to begin the backup procedure.

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Step 2. Select file types which you need to backup

The app offers you the option of selectively backing up your data. Once you connect your phone, select the types of files you want to backup, and begin the backup process.

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The process will take a few minutes. Make sure you do not disconnect your device. Do not tamper with the data on your phone via the device.

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Click on the View the backup button to see your backed up files. dr.fone offers you the option of viewing your data after it has been backed up.

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Your backup is now complete. You can now safely update your device to the Oreo version.


Once you have backed up your data, you can proceed to the Oreo update for your smartphone. There are many ways in which you can do the Oreo update, however, make sure you read each and every way carefully before you choose one that suits your needs best.

Follow each instruction to the dot to prevent your phone from crashing midway. Here are four ways in which you can get the Android 8 Oreo update.

Solution 1: Android Oreo Update by OTA

The wireless update or the OTA (over-the-air) update allows you to simply update your phone to the latest OS using the Wi-Fi network. You can simply update your phone by following the update notification icon in your settings. However, this mode of an update is only available to those devices which are eligible for the new update. If your device is showing an Android update option, then simply follow the steps given below to get the Android 8 Oreo update.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Go to the Settings page on your Android device.

android oreo update with ota - step 1

Step 2: Choose About page

Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will find the About Phone option. Click on it.

android oreo update with ota - step 2

Step 3: Touch on Download updates manually

android oreo update with ota - step 3

Step 4: Search for an update

You might be directed to a page where you are prompted to 'Search for an Update'. Touch on it. Your phone will then identify the update available for your phone. Download the update by choosing Install Now.

android oreo update with ota - step 4

Solution 2: Android Oreo Update by flashing with SD card

Note: Before the Android Oreo update, ensure that the firmware package you have downloaded matches your phone model. This section uses Samsung Galaxy Note 8 as an example.

Step 1: Download Nougat BQK2 Firmware

To flash the Oreo beta into your device, your device must be on BQK2 Nougat firmware. Download the Zip file of the BQK2 build into your micro SD on your device. The file will be named "update.zip"

Step 2: Power Off. Boot into Recovery mode

Switch off your phone. Press down the Power Key, Bixby button (in case of Samsung) and volume up button simultaneously. In a few seconds, the blue screen with the bugdroid logo will appear. In another few seconds, the screen will show an exclamation point. Release the buttons now for the phone to enter recovery mode.

Step 3: Install BQK2 Nougat build

Use the volume down key to navigate to "Apply Update from SD card" option in recovery. To select this option, press power button. Use the power button to navigate down to "update.zip". Press power button to select. This will start the flashing process. The phone will reboot after the process is complete.

android oreo update with sd card

Step 4: Download Oreo CQL1 Firmware

Download the CQL1 Oreo build Zip file into your microSD.  

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Step 5: Power Off. Boot into Recovery Mode

Repeat Step 2 to go into recovery mode

Step 6: Install Oreo CQL1 Firmware in Recovery Mode

Press volume down key to navigate into the "Apply update from SD card", press power button to select. Use volume down button to navigate to "update.zip", and select using power button to begin flashing

After the flashing is complete, the phone will reboot in Android Oreo.

Solution 3: Android Oreo Update with adb commands

Note: Before you begin to manually update, make sure your bootloader is unlocked, USB debugging is turned on, and all necessary drivers are installed. In addition, ensure that the firmware package you have downloaded matches your phone model.

Step 1. Download the Factory firmware image.

Step 2. Download the latest version of the firmware, decompress it into the Platform Tools folder to avoid switching paths during the installation.

Step 3. Connect your device to the computer. Run this fastboot command to ensure communication has been established. You will be able to see your device's serial number.

./fastboot devices

Step 4. Flash the updated bootloader using the following command

./fastboot flash bootloader <the bootloader file>.img

Step 5. Reboot your bootloader once the new bootloader flashing is complete. Do this to ensure everything is working, to do this use the following command.

./fastboot reboot-bootloader

Step 6. Flash the updated radios and reboot the bootloader again

./fastboot flash radio <radio file>.img
./fastboot reboot-bootloader

Step 7. Now you will flash the system image update. The command given below with the -w will erase your device data automatically. If you don't want to erase the data, remove this from the command.

./fastboot -w update <image file>.zip

Your device will automatically reboot, although this might take a while. Your Android Oreo update is now complete.

Solution 4: Android Oreo Update with Odin

If you are using a Samsung phone, then you can update your phone to Android Oreo. Updating with Odin works on select models of Samsung like the Galaxy S8 Exynos and S8+ Exynos. Make sure your phone is eligible for the update.

If your current Android version is Nougat, then this guide should work smoothly. If you have already updated to a beta version of Android Oreo, then do a factory reset or data wipe, after you have backed up your data.

Before the Android Oreo update, ensure that the firmware package you have downloaded matches your phone model.

Step 1. Download the Odin firmware file for your phone model.

Step 2.  Extract the firmware from the Zip file.

Step 3.  Reboot your device. Enter download mode by powering off, then press down the Bixby button + Volume down + Power

Step 4. Now, download the Odin tool and connect your device to your computer.

Step 5. Click on the BL button. Navigate to the Odin firmware folder to where the files have been extracted. Click on the file starting with BL. Repeat the same for AP, CP, and HOME_CSC.  But do not use CSC_XXX as it will erase your data.

android oreo update with odin

Step 6. Press the Start button at the bottom of Odin

Step 7. Your Oreo update will be completed and you can now enjoy Oreo on your Samsung device.

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Conclusion

Updating your device to the latest Android version gives you many new features and advantages. However, you should always tread cautiously, do the necessary preparations and follow instructions strictly. Backing up data is of paramount importance. Complete you update using your method of choice and enjoy the Android 8 Oreo update.

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