Google Pixel devices are now receiving March 2018 security patch update. Pixel 2 is also receiving the current update as a part of it. The update has started to roll as we speak. The software build number moves to OPM1.171019.021 for the Google Pixel 2 phones. It is based on Android 8.1.Oreo. Now you can install the Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 update on Pixel 2 by both OTA (Over the air) mode and also by flashing the factory image given below.
The Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March update is currently rolling via OTA. It will seed in batches to the users. You will receive the OTA update anytime soon on your phone. If not, then simply check for the OTA update manually by following the below-given instructions.
Follow the instructions to check the OTA update manually.
Go to Settings –> System menu –> System Update —> Now tap on the Check for Update option. This way you can check if you have the OTA update on your phone. If you see the Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March Patch, then hit the download button to start the update.
We have shared both the OTA and Factory image links for the Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March software below. You can download the Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 update by following the below step by step instructions to update Pixel 2 device to March 2018 Security Patch.
Download Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March Update
Here are the official download links for the Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March Patch
Steps to Install Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 Update
For installing the OTA Update on your device, you need to follow the below steps. Also, make sure download the required tools and drivers on your PC.
- Charge your phone up to 70% and more.
- Download the latest USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and Install the ADB and Fastboot tool.
- Take a full backup on your phone before flashing the firmware.
you can either use the ADB Sideload method to install the latest update or you can also use the factory image installation process.
Follow the link below to install the February update using ADB SIdeload method.Install Google Pixel 2 March 2018 Security Update via ADB Sideload
Install OPM1.171019.021 Update on Pixel 2 via Factory image
To follow this method, you require,
- Enable the USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your device.
- Then unlock the bootloader on Pixel 2.
- Download and Install the ABD and Fastboot drivers on your windows/MAC.
Steps to flash the update
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 OPM1.171019.021 and move the files to ADB folder.
Step-3 Now in the same ADB fastboot 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 into the bootloader mode.
Step-7 now begin the installation of OPM1.171019.021 on your Pixel 2. Firstly, open the Android 8.1 files that are present in the folder of ADB and simultaneously locate the flash-all script. To run the files double click on it to begin the installing process on your phone.
Step-8 You will be asked to press any key to exit as soon as you are through with flashing the OPM1.171019.021 build. Please do not exit from the terminal unless you are asked to do so.
Step-9 Lastly, all you need to do is reboot your Android device. Now you will be running the latest Google Android Security patch level for March 2018 on Pixel 2.
So, that’s all about it. Go grab the latest Pixel 2 OPM1.171019.021 March Patch and keep your device secured.
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