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7 Things to Know About the December Nexus 5X Update

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How to Install the December Android 8.1 Update

How to Install the December Android 8.1 Update

After you've prepared yourself and your Nexus 5X for this version of Android 8.1, it's time to install the update on your phone. 

The newest version of Android 8.1 Oreo is currently available to sideload on your Nexus 5X. Google's posted the OTA files and those of you who know how to flash can simply grab those and make the transition to the new build today.

If you don't know how to sideload or simply don't want to, you'll have to wait for the OTA to arrive for your device.

It typically takes a few days for Android software to reach every single Nexus 5X around the globe so you'll need to be patient. 

For more on the manual installation process, check out our guide

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  4. Peter

    01/31/2018 at 10:26 pm

    Too many of Google’s base apps have been crippled on multiple devices. The need to NOT perform any quality assurance has been the new imperative. On nexus 6p I can no longer answer a call IT IS A PHONE have been forced to install a 3rd party app to use my phone as a phone BRILLIANT.
    On my yoga book, chrome has been replaced because of unbearable predictive text issues.
    I have never owned an apple product, but the dominant player in the market seems determined to push me to a different world.
    Pathetic really.

  5. Jessie Louis Hagan

    10/07/2018 at 7:21 pm

    The update seems to not be taking on my Nexus 5X which just got a new Motherboard due to Bootlooping. It has updated itself at least 6 times to day and keeps coming back.

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