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basongwe

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Mar 23, 2013
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The install freezes on step 2/2, i'm not rooted, and i tried to restart, no installed. What should I do ?
 
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billteeth

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Mar 17, 2012
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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.
Drivers:
https://www.essential.com/developer/current-builds
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)
Rest:
https://www.howtogeek.com/255311/how-to-manually-upgrade-your-nexus-device-with-adb-sideload/
 

avd

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Aug 17, 2009
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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.
Drivers:
https://www.essential.com/developer/current-builds
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)
Rest:
https://www.howtogeek.com/255311/how-to-manually-upgrade-your-nexus-device-with-adb-sideload/

thanks

I'm on sprint and rooted to "F".

someone please confirm: to go to "B", first I need to uninstall majisk, the flash the stock recovery, then sideload the OTA, then flash the new TWRP then reinstall magisk?
 

twflys

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Jan 26, 2008
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Worked fine for me. Phone is running great now with no hiccups. The past week I started getting freezes that required a reboot.. but all is well now.

Snappy and fast again.
 

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    Sprint updating

    If you're on Sprint like me, and are using an unlocked phone (like me) here's what you can do.

    Go to Walmart, purchase a SIM starter kit. It will have to include a nano SIM card and CANNOT BE SPRINT (very important). I got one of those pre-paid sim starter kits and paid about $9.00.

    When you're made aware of an update being released by Essential, turn off your device, remove your Sprint SIM and replace it with the non-Sprint SIM. Turn the device on and navigate to the settings, manually check for an update and you'll see that the newly released update is available. Install it, allow the device to restart and once the update is finalized, turn the device off and reinstall your Sprint SIM. Done.

    If during this process you are prompted to begin activating service because of the different SIM, simply ignore the prompt and continue the download of the update.

    BTW, this is an Essential approved method according to their East Coast Tech Support.
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with sideloading the update, I just wanted to offer another method that doesn't require ADB interface or having to type code even though it is a simple and seamless process.
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    Ok, you need to flash the boot.img to the other partition, so in bootloader: fastboot set_active other. It should tell you which partition you're switching to (a or b). Then flash the boot.img to the partition you switched to. If the active partition is A, then:
    fastboot flash boot_a boot. Once you successfully sideload the OTA, and you want to flash TWRP, just make sure you are switched back to the other partition before you flash. This whole partition thing can be very confusing.
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    For those of you using official builds. Check for update.
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    The install freezes on step 2/2, i'm not rooted, and i tried to restart, no installed. What should I do ?

    You sure it froze? The update does take kinda long on the second step
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    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.

    Well, good luck with the beta! I'm in no hurry. My phone runs so smoothly with the last update so I will wait for the official Oreo. :p