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Mayor / Maire

essential ph-1 android pie update

has anyone gotten the new android update.  saw a coupel news articles that it si avaialbel on the essential.   not really clear on how these updates work ie does telus have to modify it first then it gets released can it be downloaded manually from somewhere?

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

Typically unless your phone is unlocked, you have to either wait for telus to roll out the update. Normally they would slowly send out the update to a chunk of customers at a time. However, I don't think many people bought it.

 

You might be able to download the update from essential's website but it can be tricky. Any mention of flashing it, don't bother and wait for the update from telus.

 

How do you like the phone?

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

@mimmo_L

According to the following page, you can download the Pixel factory image to install it on the Essential phone.  It claims that it will work.  But do it at your own risk.

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-pie-how-to-download-ota-factory-images/

 

Oracle

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update


@mimmo_L wrote:

has anyone gotten the new android update.  saw a coupel news articles that it si avaialbel on the essential.   not really clear on how these updates work ie does telus have to modify it first then it gets released can it be downloaded manually from somewhere?


I got the Pie update on my Essential a couple of days ago by doing a sim swap and putting a non telus sim in and it started update pretty fast after that.


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Oracle

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

I got it yesterday on my Pixel 2 with Public Mobile SIM. So Telus already let it through. 


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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update


@popping wrote:

@mimmo_L

According to the following page, you can download the Pixel factory image to install it on the Essential phone.  It claims that it will work.  But do it at your own risk.

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-pie-how-to-download-ota-factory-images/

 


That's what I was saying with flashing it. If your writing in here asking how to update the phone, I wouldn't touch it.

Oracle

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update


@jjhack84 wrote:

@popping wrote:

@mimmo_L

According to the following page, you can download the Pixel factory image to install it on the Essential phone.  It claims that it will work.  But do it at your own risk.

https://bgr.com/2018/08/06/android-pie-how-to-download-ota-factory-images/

 


That's what I was saying with flashing it. If your writing in here asking how to update the phone, I wouldn't touch it.


This is not like flashing a custom rom.  Also essential one one of a handfull of phones that use A/B partition.  So, it is totally safe.  I don't see any harm in asking as trying to get the OTA using a Telus or affiliate SIM will hold back the OTA probably for month for no good reason. 

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

Got updated on Monday. Nothing too danger or hard, just grab it in the system update via the settings app

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

Telus usually isnt too bad when it comes to the near pure updates. They essentially (hahaha) just make sure that all of their own apps (my telus, etc) work amd through it out.

 

Too be brutally honest, I would assume when they signed the exclusive deal with essential (I wonder if they regret that now...) it would have a clause regarding the updates. I know the other manufacturers do but how essential operates is unknown to me.

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Mayor / Maire

Re: essential ph-1 android pie update

just found an old sim popped it it and did check for update and there it was.  thanks for the tip @ShawnC13.

 

hopefully its a worthwhile update.