A little bit of patience usually do the trick.
This is 7.1.x?
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you just flash this over F using fastboot?
n.m. something like this? Guess I can't use TWRP for this. ===> https://9to5google.com/2017/10/24/how-to-manually-sideload-install-ota-update-file-android-basics/
Yea, TWRP works. But I've been just sideloading ota's instead of unlocking and rooting for the last few years. It has also been super fast and easy with the essential.
Google and install "Minimal ADB and Fastboot."
Download and put the ota zip file in the fastboot folder (I always rename it to the build number, too)
Yeah I saw the post, unfortunate that the build date is restricted. I was trying to change the build dates but I'm not sure where Essential is creating their hashes, so it'll Error 21 on me saying that it's not a verified package unfortunately. Oh well, I may just wait till official Oreo since I used Android Wear and would like some battery life haha.