How to Flash Android 10 Factory Image on your device?

Android 10 (aka Android Q) has been official from September first week by Google after releasing a couple of developer preview builds this year. This time, Google hasn’t provided any dessert item name to the Android Q and it’s called Android 10 finally. As we all know that Pixel devices are the first one that receives the latest Android updates and security patch updates than any other Android devices. But if you want to update your device manually via flashing Factory Image, then this guide is for you. Here we have shared the guide on How to Flash Android 10 Factory Image on your device.

The Android 10 offers Live Caption, Smart Reply, Sound Amplifier, Gesture Navigation, Dark theme, Privacy Controls, Location Controls, Security Updates, Focus mode, Family Link, and more. It also offers 5G connectivity, foldable display API, improved share shortcut option, etc. For more details, check out Android 10 top ten features and details.

How to Flash Android 10 Factory Image on your device?

Download Android 10 Factory Image for Pixel Devices

Here we have shared the Android 10 Factory Images for Pixel devices below with the download link and build number.

  • “coral” for Pixel 4 XL
    • 10.0.0 (QD1A.190821.007, Oct 2019) – Link
    • 10.0.0 (QD1A.190821.011, Oct 2019) – Link
    • (QD1A.190821.011.C4, Oct 2019) 10.0.0 – Link
  • “flame” for Pixel 4
    • 10.0.0 (QD1A.190821.007, Oct 2019) – Link
    • 10.0.0 (QD1A.190821.011, Oct 2019) – Link
    • (QD1A.190821.011.C4, Oct 2019) 10.0.0 – Link
  • “bonito” for Pixel 3a XL
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.003, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “sargo” for Pixel 3a
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.003, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “crosshatch” for Pixel 3 XL
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.003, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “blueline” for Pixel 3
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.003, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “taimen” for Pixel 2 XL
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.004, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “walleye” for Pixel 2
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191105.004, Nov 2019) – Link
  • “marlin” for Pixel XL
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191005.007.A1, Oct 2019) – Link
  • “sailfish” for Pixel
    • 10.0.0 (QP1A.191005.007.A1, Oct 2019) – Link

Here is the full repository of Factory Images for more details.

How to Flash Android 10 Factory Image on your device?

  • You will require a PC/Laptop and a USB cable.
  • Download the latest Android USB Drivers on your PC and install it.
  • ADB and Fastboot tool – download and install it on your computer.
  • You will need to enable the USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your phone.
  • Download the latest Android 10 Factory Image file for your device from above.
  • Then extract the Factory Image to the ADB and Fastboot folder (ADB and Fastboot installed directory).
  • Open the extracted factory image folder and you will see a batch file called ‘flash-all.bat’.
  • Now, open a command prompt or terminal in the folder by pressing and holding the Shift button + right-mouse-click.
  • Switch off your device and boot into fastboot mode.
  • Next, simply connect your Android device to the computer via a USB cable.
  • Type the following command in the command prompt and press the Enter button to check whether the fastboot device connected or not:
fastboot devices
  • Then reboot into Bootloader mode. Type the following command and hit enter:
adb reboot bootloader
  • When your device boots into bootloader mode, use the following command to unlock the bootloader
fastboot flashing unlock
  • A confirmation screen will appear. Just press the Volume Up button select yes and press the Power button to start the bootloader unlocking process.
  • Next, run the ‘flash-all.bat’ file and the firmware will start flashing on your device.
  • Finally, your device will boot into Android 10 automatically.
  • You’re done.

For the Mac OS/Linux:

you have to provide the following command

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./flash-all.sh

Wait for a few minutes to flash and it will boot into a new system.

Flash-all method didn’t work, What to do?

For any unfortunate reason, some times users can’t get successful by performing the Flash-all scripts. If the process failed, you can follow the below steps as well. Make sure your device is still in the bootloader mode and connected to your PC.

  • First, you have to flash the bootloader with the following command:
fastboot flash bootloader <bootloader name>.img
  • Then type the following command to reboot into bootloader again:
fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • Now, flash the radio with the following command:
fastboot flash radio <radio file name>.img
  • Then type the below command again:
fastboot reboot-bootloader
  • Flash the image with the following command:
fastboot flash -w update <image file name>.zip
  • After flashing, your device will reboot automatically into the system. If not reboot, then reboot by typing:
fastboot reboot
  • Enjoy!

Go Back to Android 9 Pie Stock ROM

If anything goes wrong or you don’t want to use the Android 10 anymore, you can always go back to the Android 9.0 Pie Stock ROM. In order to do that, follow the guide on How to Flash Android 9.0 Pie Factory Image on your device.

That’s all guys. We hope this guide is helpful to you and you can now easily flash the Android 10 Factory Image on your Pixel devices. For any queries, let us know in the comments below.

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