Download Install Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie Update Manually [v5.140]

Updated on February 22, 2018: Today Nokia started rolling a new stable Android Pie update for Nokia 8 with software version v5.140.

As we all know, HMD Global is currently testing Android 9.0 Pie for most of their devices. Recently company rolled Android 9.0 Pie for Nokia 7,  Nokia 7.1, 6.1 and 6.1 Plus. Today HMD Global has started rolling the latest Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie OTA update for all the beta tester who has signed up for the Nokia Beta Lab programme. If you have a Nokia 8 device, then you should be one lucky to enjoy the Android 9.0 Pie update on Nokia 8. Follow our guide to manually install Nokia 8 Android Pie Update.

The update packs new features such as gesture navigation, better AI based battery management, App action, and App slices. In this post, we will guide you to install Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie update manually. If you are awaiting the OTA and it is yet to show up, then you can download and install the ROM on your own. Below you can find the OTA link and a full tutorial on how to install it.

With Android Pie update for Nokia 8, there is a great deal of revamping in the OS. You can see a new power and Settings menu. Power menu has important features like Lockdown and screenshot buttons. It also brings improved text selection features.  Most importantly, there is the digital wellbeing feature to ensure the user is using the device efficiently. To know more about Google Android Pie, click here.

Download Install Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie Update Manually

Here is the tweet by HMD Global’s Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas about the release of Android 9 for Nokia 8.

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Download Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie OTA

Here is the download link for the Nokia 8 Android Pie update.

  • Nokia 8 Pie Official OTA update: Download
  • Nokia Official Beta v5.110 – Mirror
  • Nokia Official Stable v5.140 – Download [Not available yet]
  • Nokia 8 Pie OTA Update 00WW_5_110 – Leaked Build | Download

Steps to Install Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie Update Manually

Before installing the latest Android Pie update for Nokia 8, you have to follow a few guidelines which we have mentioned below.


GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any internal/external damages to the device that may happen while/after following this guide.

Method 1: Via Dialer App [Tested and Works]:

Pre-Requisites: 

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  • This OTA is exclusively for Nokia 8 only. Don’t use it on other devices
  • Ensure that your phone has the latest Android 8.1 Oreo firmware installed.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70% more
  • Though you won’t lose any of your data in the installation process, we still suggest you take a  full backup.

Instructions:

  1. First of all, download the OTA zip – OTA link contains two download link. One is December Security Patch with Oreo firmware and another Pie Update.
  2. First flash the NB1-488L-0-00WW-B01-488K-0-00WW-B01-update.zip – this is December Security and then upgrade Pie update
  3. To do that, move the OTA Zip package to the root of your device’s internal storage [Outside all folders ]
  4. Open the dialer app (Phone) and dial the number*#*#874#*#
  5. Wait for the update to finish and restart when prompted.

Method 2: Via ADB Method

We have not tested this, but the first method works really fine.

Pre-Requisites

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  • This OTA is exclusively for Nokia 8 only. Don’t use it on other devices
  • Though you won’t lose any of your data in the installation process, we still suggest you take a  full backup.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70% more
  • Download the Minimal ADB & fastboot tool.
  • A PC/Laptop

Instructions:

Here are simple steps that you have to follow to manually flash the latest Android Pie update on Nokia 8.

Step-1 First, download the Nokia 8 Android Pie OTA zip file on your PC/Laptop.

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Step-2 Move the OTA file to the folder where you have installed the ADB/fastboot.

Step-3 Hold the SHIFT key + right-click in the white space inside the folder > Select ‘Open PowerShell window here’.

Step-4 Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.

Step-5 Verify the connection status of your device by entering the command given below:

 adb devices

Step-6 You will see it returns the device ID which confirms the connection is properly made.

Step-7 Boot your device into fastboot mode by following the below command.

adb reboot bootloader

Step-8 Now enter the following command to sideload the OTA zip file to install Android Pie on Nokia 8.

adb sideload path_to_zip/NB1-488L-0-00WW-B01-488K-0-00WW-B01-update.zip 

(replace OTA package zip with the actual file name as you have saved)

Step-9 After the installation process finishes, go back to recovery menu and select ‘Reboot system now’.

That’s it, guys. I hope you have installed Nokia 8 Android 9.0 Pie update successfully. If there are any doubts regarding the installation, do let us know in the comments section.

Nokia 8 Specifications:

Nokia 8 features a 5.3-inches display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4/6GB of RAM. The phone packs 64/128GB internal memory. The camera on the Nokia 8 comes with Dual 13MP + 13MP rear camera with Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash and 13MP front shooting camera for selfies. The handset came out of the box with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and later upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo and backed by a Non-removable Li-Ion 3090 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). It also has a Fingerprint sensor in the front.

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