Firmware Change/Update GOOGLE Pixel XL 2

How to change / update / repair firmware in GOOGLE Pixel XL 2 phone?

Necessary Drivers and Tools

  1. Mini ADB & Fastboot with Drivers
  2. Download necessary GOOGLE Pixel XL 2 firmware

Install Necessary Drivers and Tools

  1. Unpack Mini ADB & Fastboot with Drivers file and install both.
  2. Unpack GOOGLE Pixel XL 2 firmware that you downloaded before.

Downloading Necessary Firmware

  1. Go to the Google factory image page and download latest firmware version for your GOOGLE Pixel XL 2.

WARNING!
Changing firmware in the phone will erase all of your data.
All described operations you are doing at your own risk.
If want saves your data do a backup before start.

Firmware Update / Change / Repair in GOOGLE Pixel XL 2

  1. Launch the command line with admin rights.
  2. Start the device in fastboot mode.Google Pixel fastboot mode
  3. Connect your device to your computer over USB cable.
  4. If necessary, unlock the device's bootloader using one of the following methods:
    • fastboot flashing unlock
    For Pixel 2: To flash the bootloader, Pixel 2's bootloader must be updated to at least Oreo MR1's version first. This may be done by applying an over-the-air (OTA) update or sideloading a full OTA.
    For Pixel 2 XL only with loader version prior to TMZ20a: the critical partitions may also need to be unlocked before flashing.
    The unlock can be performed with this command, and should NOT be done on other devices:
    • fastboot flashing unlock_critical
    The target device will show you a confirmation screen.
    (This erases all data on the target device.)
  5. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
  6. Execute the flash-all script. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.
  7. Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security if not need then that all. Congratulations.

Bootloader Locking in GOOGLE Pixel XL 2 phone

  • Start the device in fastboot mode.
  • Execute command:
    • fastboot flashing lock
    Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot OEM unlock again, which will wipe the data.

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