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[Update: OTA rolling out] Android P Developer Preview 3 factory images and OTA downloads are up

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Back in March, Google put forward a schedule for Android P developer previews which implied we'd be seeing DP3/P Beta 2 landing in early June. That target seems to have been accurate, as factory and OTA images for DP3 have just been posted, though the OTA doesn't seem to be rolling out in the more traditional sense just yet.

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[Update: OTA rolling out] Android P Developer Preview 3 factory images and OTA downloads are up was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android P DP3 factory images and OTA downloads are up

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Back in March, Google put forward a schedule for Android P developer previews which implied we'd be seeing DP3 landing in early June. That target seems to have been accurate, as factory and OTA images for DP3 have just been posted, though the OTA doesn't seem to be rolling out in the more traditional sense just yet.

OTA images (above) and full factory images (below)

Google has posted images for the 2016 Pixels and Pixel 2 phones in both varieties, so if you've been waiting to flash the developer previews, or if you've already migrated to them, you can update or flash fresh as you need.

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Android P DP3 factory images and OTA downloads are up was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Razer already has kernel source and factory images available for the Razer Phone Oreo update

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

The Razer Phone is one of the few devices that caters to developers and enthusiasts with an unlockable bootloader, factory images, and so on. It was stuck on Nougat until recently, though. Razer just started pushing the Oreo 8.1 update, but you don't have to wait on the OTA. There are already factory images available for download, and the kernel source is out.

The Android 8.1 image clocks in at 1.6GB, and you'll need ADB on your computer to install it.

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Razer already has kernel source and factory images available for the Razer Phone Oreo update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Razer Phone factory images now available for download

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

The Razer Phone launched last year with plenty of features that cater to power users. There's a 120Hz screen, a huge battery, front-facing speakers, and more. One thing that was missing: the option to flash factory images. The phone was unlockable, but the images didn't exist. Well, now they do.

To flash a factory image, you need an unlocked bootloader. Razer notes that unlocking the bootloader voids your warranty, but you're a rebel who don't need no warranty to be happy, right?

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Razer Phone factory images now available for download was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Anxiously waiting for 8.1 to land? It would appear that today is the day. Google has just released both the OTA files for sideloading 8.1 and the requisite factory images. Intrepid Android enthusiasts can flash the update, though it is worth noting that the OTA files aren't currently working when sideloading from DP2 on at least one device. 

So far the OTA for 8.1 itself doesn't appear to be rolling out.

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Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Nexus and Pixel factory images for September’s security patch are up, minus Nexus Player

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

It's September, and however you might feel about that, one thing is certain: Google's going to release its monthly security updates. While the OTAs were pushed yesterday, downloads for the factory images and OTAs wasn't available until just now. So if you've been chomping at the bit looking for a fix for BlueBorne and haven't seen the update on your device, you can go on ahead and manually pull it down.

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Nexus and Pixel factory images for September's security patch are up, minus Nexus Player was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

June Nexus/Pixel factory images and OTA files are now available for download, includes fix for Pixel freezing

Monday, June 5th, 2017

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Google is rolling out new Android builds for its devices today, but it'll take a few days for the OTA to reach your device the old-fashioned way. If you want, the system images and OTA files are already available for sideloading. Pixel owners who have been experiencing freezes might not want to wait. Google says this update should address that problem.

Again, there are several builds for Pixel devices depending on the carrier it's being used on.

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June Nexus/Pixel factory images and OTA files are now available for download, includes fix for Pixel freezing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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