Today Essential has started rolling the December 2018 Security patch for their Essential phone right after Google release the security patch. The software update on this device upgrades the build number to PPR1-1810005.099 and based on Android 9.0 Pie. Follow our guide to download and install Essential Phone December 2018 Security Update manually.
The update is currently rolling over the air and will soon reach every user with a stable Android Pie update. Essential's changelog includes notes that reveal the Audio Adapter HD is now supported along with Security patch. If you do not want to wait for the OTA to show up, you can manually check for it. Go to device Settings > About phone > Software updates > Tap on Check for Updates. If you see the latest software update is available then download it. Connect to a Wi-Fi network to download the Essential Phone December 2018 Security Update. Make sure to have 50% or more battery charge on your device. A low battery will hinder the update installation.
December's software release is here. Check your Essential Phone for the update. pic.twitter.com/tTaeQZ0kzl
— Essential (@essential) December 3, 2018
Download Essential Phone Monthly Security Update: PPR1-1810005.099
How To Manually Install Essential Phone December 2018 Security Update
To install the System Update on your Essential phone make sure to download the required tools and drivers on your PC.
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- Make sure to charge your phone up to 70% and more.
- Download the Essential USB Drivers on your PC.
- Take a full backup on your phone before flashing the firmware.
- Enable the USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your device.
- Then unlock the bootloader of the Essential phone.
- Download and Install the ABD and Fastboot drivers on your windows/MAC.
You can either follow the ADB Sideload method to install the latest update or you can also use the factory image installation process.
Factory image Installation (For Fastboot ROM)
Step-1 open the ADB fastboot folder on your PC. It may there either on your desktop or C:/ADB i.e. Windows C drive.
Step-2 Next step is to extract the files of respective devices and move the files to ADB folder.
Step-3 Now in the same ADB folder, press and hold the ‘Shift” key and right-click on anywhere inside the folder to select ‘Open command window here.’
Step-4 In the command prompt windows need to enter a command for which your phone has to be connected to your computer system. The command is as follow:
Step-5 Using the following command boot your handset into bootloader mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step-6 Your phone will now automatically reboot itself and enter the bootloader mode.
NOTE: Installing the factory image will erase all information from your device. So remember to back up your phone before continuing.
Step-7 You need to unlock the bootloader before flashing the update on your device. To unlock, follow the command below.
fastboot flashing unlock
Step-8 Press the Volume-down button to navigate to the YES option, then press the Power button to confirm
Step-9 Now to begin the installation of the December Security Patch update with build PPR1-1810005.099 on the Essential phone. Firstly, open the Stock ROM files that are present in the folder of ADB and simultaneously locate the
flashall.bat script. To run the files double click on it to begin the installing process on your phone.
Step-10 You will be asked to press any key to exit as soon as you are through with flashing the respective build for the devices. Please do not exit from the terminal unless you are asked to do so.
Lastly, all you need to do is reboot your Android device.
Relock your bootloader
After flashing, it’s a good idea to relock your bootloader for security.
- Go back to fastboot mode
- Run the command:
fastboot flashing lock
Alternatively, you can also flash the Android Pie ROM using ADB Sideloading method.
So, flash the all-new Essential Phone December 2018 Security Update with build PPR1-1810005.099 and enjoy.
So, get hold of the latest December 2018 update, secure your Essential Phone and enjoy the feature it brings.