Install If You Want It Right Now
The Nexus 5X's Android 8.1 update is widely available, but the update isn't rolling out Over-the-Air (OTA) just yet.
We expect the update to roll out to Nexus 5X models over the course of December, but there's always a chance it gets delayed for your specific model.
If you don't want to wait for Google and your carrier to deploy the Android 8.1 to your device, you don't have to. You can manually install Android 8.1 in a few minutes from the comfort of your home or office.
If you can't wait to fix your Android 8.0 problems or if you want the other changes (enhancements, patches, etc) on board your Nexus 5X right this minute, you'll want to skip the OTA and manually install Android 8.1 on your phone.
We recently together a guide that will take you through the Android 8.1 manual installation process. The process will take a few minutes, but it's fairly straightforward.
If any of the instructions in our guide feel complicated, you're better off waiting for Android 8.1 to arrive via your device's Settings.
Again, we expect the update to roll out for most, if not all Nexus 5X models, in December.
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