Android 7.1.2 is now available for Google Pixel XL because Google has finally announced the official Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat firmware for Google Pixel XL. Now Google Pixel XL users can test the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat experience at their device. This latest update brings many features like improvements and fixes to Bluetooth connectivity and battery life, among other minor bug fixes, improvements to the UI, navigation bar icons, a new Pixel launcher and much more.
Also, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update comes with the latest April security patch to avoid any security-related issues. Google is rolling out the official N2G47E Android 7.1.2 firmware via OTA (Over–the–Air), so not all users get the latest update at the same time. If this update has not yet reached in your region and you can’t wait then still you can install it manually by following this step by step guide.
This latest official update is not bringing many changes, but overall it is upgrading your device to Android 7.1.2 Nougat and increase the general performance and stability improvements. The update is quite stable and includes bug fixes. We always recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Google. If you are interested in installing N2G47E Android 7.1.2 Nougat official firmware on your Google Pixel XL, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This tutorial containing the instructions and files to root Android Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat is only compatible with Google Pixel XL. Do not use this guide for other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidSoul will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Google Pixel XL during or after the rooting process of this Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat official firmware on Google Pixel XL Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Google Pixel XL.
- ADB/Fastboot must be configured and properly installed on your PC.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Google Pixel XL.
- Download and install USB drivers for Nexus on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
How To Unlock Your Bootloader:
- Turn off your phone or tablet.
- Hold down the power button and the volume down button.
- On your computer, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Mac). Navigate to the folder with Platform tools.
- On your computer, type:
./fastboot flashing unlockin a terminal or command prompt.
- Press volume up button and the power button on your device to confirm bootloader unlock.
- On your computer, type:
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
Steps: Update Google Pixel XL to Android 7.1.2 Nougat N2G47E
Step No 1: First, download Android 7.1.2 Factory Image on the desktop of your computer for Google Pixel XL.
Step No 2: Now, plug your phone to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: Ensure that Fastboot is configured and installed on the PC correctly. How to Set Up ADB and Fastboot with Android SDK.
Step No 4: Power OFF your Google Pixel XL to boot into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode. Turn OFF your phone.
Step No 5: Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys at the same time until the Fastboot menu appears.
Step No 6: Unzip the firmware file on your PC, that you have already downloaded and placed on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 7: Go to the folder containing the unzipped firmware extracted files and then copy/paste all the data to your Fastboot directory.
Step No 8: Run the following command (depending which Operating System you are on) from the factory image files in your Fastboot folder:
Step No 9: The flashing process of stock factory image on your Google Pixel XL will be initiated. Wait for the installation process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10: Once the installation completes, your Google Pixel XL will boot, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time.
Done! You have successfully installed the official Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat update on Google Pixel XL using Google’s stock factory image.