After Nokia brand has been rebought by HMD Global, all Nokia smartphones are shipped with nearly stock Android version out-of-the-box. Nokia 7 Plus was ever one of non-Google devices to receive an Android Pie beta build before the official update. The company has officially updated Android Pie version for the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 6.1 Plus and Nokia 6.1 as well. It seems that the company is preparing to release the latest Android version for their 2017 flagship, the Nokia 8. Thanks to an XDA Senior Member, he successfully leaked the latest beta build of Android Pie version for Nokia 8.
If you are using a Nokia 8 phone and you want to taste all the new features of Android Pie on your device, then read on this post to install this latest build. However, I’m not sure if you can switch from this beta build to the official release, which will be available soon. Here is how to install the Android Pie beta update on your Nokia 8.
Android Pie Beta Build Info:
- Include December patch based on Android Oreo for Nokia 8
- Update to Pie version for Nokia 8
But, before we dig into the step-by-step instruction, you need to make sure that your Nokia 8 is running on Stock firmware without root, xposed, etc. All the necessary files can be found from this link: https://mega.nz/#F!W50gzawY!nC8Yb9yE6n08gGafFi700A
Once done, let’s start updating your Nokia 8 to Android Pie beta build.
How To Update Android Pie internal beta update on Nokia 8
Step 1: First, you need to download NB1-488L-0-00WW-B01-488K-0-00WW-B01-update.zip file (the link above). It is the December Security Patch
Step 2: Now, you have to flash it on your Nokia 8. There are two ways to do so:
- Copy the file into the internal memory of your phone in the root folder
- Launch the phone app and dial: *#*#874#*#* and you can then update the patch file
- Power your phone off
- Boot your Nokia 8 into the stock recovery by pressing the Volume Up button while connecting it to the computer
- From there, select Apply Update from ADB section
- Open cmd on your computer and enter the following command:
adb sideload path_to_zip/NB1-488L-0-00WW-B01-488K-0-00WW-B01-update.zip (path_to_zip is a path to the location of the update file on your computer
Step 3: Wait for your phone to boot up, and it is now running on the December Security Patch
Step 4: Repeat the steps above to install the NB1-5110-0-00WW-B03-488L-0-00WW-B01-update.zip on your Nokia 8.
Now, simply wait until the process to complete and your phone will reboot itself. If you want to root your Nokia 8 phone, you can find stock and patched files that already contains twrp boot.img and install it on your device.
Since it is an internal update, it’s recommended to unlock bootloader of your phone to avoid something going wrong. But, as mentioned, we’re not sure whether you will be able to switch to the official version when it’s ready, so the downgrade is necessary.