Nokia 6 might be just another Android based mid-range device, but that doesn’t mean you will be stuck on the same Android firmware for as long as you are going to keep your phone. Nokia is already preparing the next Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Nokia 6 and in that respect a beta program has been made available. Thus, now the users can test an early build of Android Oreo and offer a feedback based on their own experience - in this way the devs will be able to release a fully stable and smooth Android system for your device.
Anyway, the overall idea is that you can now install the latest Androids software on your own Nokia 6. The beta program is available for anyone that’s interested in testing the new Android OS, so you can successfully complete this guide without having to apply any sort of tweaks. Also, the update process can be applied without using complex programs or third-party apps so you have nothing to worry about such aspects.
Additionally, using the beta Android 8.0 Oreo OS is a process supported and initiated by Nokia. Thus, the update operation is official – you won’t lose your Nokia 6 warranty if you will choose to follow and apply the steps that are described during this step by step guide. Hint: the warranty can be lost only if you choose to install a custom ROM system such as Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android.
Now, the beta OS is not yet fully stable but it can be used on a daily basis – you might experience only minor issues or isolate bugs, hangs or screen freeze. Overall, you can enjoy a smooth Android 8.0 Oreo experience on your Nokia 6 – of course, all the reported problems will be resolved as soon as possible and when the final OTA release will be rolled out, you will be among the first to receive the Android notification.
Anyway, for being able to install the beta Android 8.0 Oreo firmware your Nokia 6 must run on official Android OS. Also, your smartphone shouldn’t be rooted or tweaked in any other way – these aspects must be ensured because you are going to apply an official update and not a ported version of the same stock software.
A good idea is to backup your Nokia 6 before resuming the steps from below. Your data should remain safe and secure during the update operation, but for being 100% sure that your personal files won’t get corrupted or wiped out you should use your favorite backup and restore services – you can sync your data with your Google Account, you can use backup and restore apps from Google Play (make sure you choose already tested apps) or you can use already built-in cloud storage platforms (the ones that are pre-loaded on your smartphone). Through these backup and restore devices you should be able to successfully save your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.
A computer will be required for this process. On this computer you will have to access the Nokia website where you can register for the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program. No other additional programs will be used as the flashing process will be automatically applied on your phone, just as explained below.
Anyhow, before starting anything, verify the power that’s left on your handset. The best thing to do is to charge your Nokia 6 if its power is running low – actually, lower than 50%. As a background idea, if you skip the charging operation you risk in experiencing different software related malfunctions – for example, if your smartphone will get turned off right in the middle of the update process, the Android core system can get bricked. So, be careful and try to avoid such unpleasant situations.
Download and Install Android 8.0 Oreo Beta on Nokia 6
- Open your computer; an internet connection must be enabled.
- Now, navigate towards this page – on the Nokia Beta Labs webpage you will be able to register for the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta program.
- So, click on the Sign In button and fill up the on-screen prompts.
- Agree with the alerts that might be displayed.
- In the end the ‘Welcome to the Forefront of Android’ message will show up.
- At this point, scroll down and enter the required info – such as your phone’s IMEI number and your network operator.
- When done, click on ‘I agree to the beta software license terms’ and resume the registration process.
- Just select the Register button in the end. A confirmation message will be offered by Nokia.
- Now, the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta OTA should be automatically received on your Nokia 6.
- Just follow on-screen prompts and resume the flashing process.
- That should be all.
So, there you have it. That’s how you can register for the Android 8.0 Oreo Beta firmware and also that’s how you can receive and install this update on your own Nokia 6. When done, use the new firmware and test its functionality. If you find things that aren’t working as expected, share your observations with us and with the devs. Based on your thoughts those in charge will try to find the best stability improvements for the upcoming Oreo roll out. Enjoy and stay close fur further info related with this subject.