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[GUIDE] How to install early Android Pie build on Nokia 6

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hikari_calyx

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In theory, this guide will work on every variant of Nokia 6, but you can only use CN Variant ROM.
Update: Until Jan 25th 2019, D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03 (Feb 2019 Update) was the latest release of Nokia 6 2017.

I strongly recommend you to unlock the bootloader before proceed - I won't tell how to unlock the bootloader in this guide.

Take a look to this video first if you want to know the experience of Android Pie: https://youtu.be/izt650UNB5Y

In this guide, I'll provide two different methods to get Android Pie on your Nokia 6.
Both methods will erase your userdata.

Here's an important hint: Nokia 5 (ND1) and Nokia 6 (D1C or PLE) can flash each other's stock firmware, including TA-1000 Chinese firmware.

If you're eager to experience Global Android Pie on your Nokia 6, you can read this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-5/how-to/guide-how-to-install-android-pie-build-t3883901


Method 1: Use OST LA to flash my homebrew firmware
You should be familiar with this method.

1. Download "D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03_Homebrew.7z" from following site:
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288043
https://tpedutw-my.sharepoint.com/:...pv2wmqCvD1EqhzLLjvjkQYBULIyM5Yu1SIKp-b-sEdzKQ

Note: If you can't extract it correctly, please use 7-Zip ZStandard (not Original 7-Zip) to extract.

Chinese users can download it from Baidu Netdisk instead
中国用户可以从百度网盘下载
https://pan.baidu.com/s/1lZB4_qa_Z-WJ5sA88aFcMA

2. If you have Android 8.x running with LOCKED bootloader, please downgrade bootloader back before processing. If you have unlocked bootloader, you needn't to downgrade the bootloader.

If you're not using TA-1000, you need to change SKUID to 600CN by following this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-7-plus/how-to/guide-how-to-change-skuid-to-worldwide-t3808520


3. Open OST LA or NOST and load the mlf file, in download options, only choose "Normal Download" and "Erase userdata".
If your phone boots suddenly when flashing splash, close OST LA and force power off your phone then flash again.
You can download NOST from https://github.com/StollD/NOST

4. All done, enjoy Android Pie.

Method 2: Force OTA Update
1. Download the package "D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03-update.zip" from here:
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288069

Or this for Global Android Pie, rename it to "D1C-612H-0-00WW-B03-update.zip":
https://android.googleapis.com/pack.../97a575ee1c9f1500856dcd94e1b6292998aa78c9.zip

2. If you're not using TA-1000 or 1003, rename the package to PLE-612H-0-00WW-B03-update.zip

3. Skip this step if you're using TA-1000.
Non TA-1000 users need to change SKUID to 600CN by following this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-7-plus/how-to/guide-how-to-change-skuid-to-worldwide-t3808520

4. Place the package to root directory of internal storage.

5. Dial *#*#874#*#* to update.

6. After update installed, it will may tell you "Encryption failed", click "Factory Reset".

7. Enjoy Android Pie.


FAQ:
Q1: Can I root it?
A1: Yes, but you must have unlocked bootloader, and TWRP is unusable. Also, Magisk 18 is unusable.

Q2: How to downgrade bootloader in case I want to roll back without unlocked bootloader?
A2: Rename existing Android 8.0 OTA package for your model to D1C-9999-0-00CN-B09-update.zip. Then you should know what to do next.
Android 8.0 for TA-1000 DL: https://ota-filesite.c2dms.com/SWImage/500000772 (DO NOT USE IT ON NON TA-1000! )

Q3: My language is unavailable!
A3: Please follow this guide: https://hikaricalyx.com/2018/09/21/how-to-change-your-nokia-phone-language-to-japanese-or-korean/

Q4: Where is Google Play Store?
A4: You need to download Play Store APK manually from websites like Apkpure and install it manually.

Q5: I heard both TA-1000 and TA-1003 doesn't have NFC feature. Will I lose NFC if I installed this build?
A5: Nope, you can still use NFC.

Q6: When will you unlock Nokia X7 / Nokia 8.1?
A6: I don't know!

Q7: When will you get Nokia 9 Penta Camera Phone?
A7: I don't know, don't ask.
 
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yuezhengbaizhi

Senior Member
Nov 11, 2018
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Bugs for a not unlocked TA1025 flashing it:
1. the battery saver won't work and show a blank icon in the quick access tiles.
2. Only App twins is available in the advance Manu in setting.
3. Always on Display not working.
 

fayaz9

New member
May 4, 2014
4
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this is great Rom:fingers-crossed::fingers-crossed::eek::eek::):)
everything is better than global Rom and 8
camera is wonderful:good:
and have new things that amaze you when i use it;););) (like gallery with special recognizatian ; floating ball ; ....)
install it
great job Hikari:good::good::good::good:
 

sdreddy

New member
Dec 19, 2018
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My Nokia 6 failed to boot. i followed second process it is on Nokia Load screen since past 3 hours what to do now ?
 

Marius.Petran

Senior Member
Feb 12, 2017
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Satu Mare
Downloaded OTA File,my phone is TA-1021 EU variant,skiped SKUID part,just renamed the OTA File,seems to install right now,i hope i didnt brick my phone xD.

---------- Post added at 11:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:37 PM ----------

Flash went ok,but now its seems to be stuck on NOKIA Logo,hardware keys navigation didn't display the light anymore xD.

---------- Post added 20th December 2018 at 12:07 AM ---------- Previous post was 19th December 2018 at 11:43 PM ----------

Entered recovery,wiped data,and i succesfully installed Pie on my Nokia 6 TA-1021 EU variant,but i do have question.
Can i rollback to TA-1021 ROM ? because now my phone its TA-1000.
 

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    In theory, this guide will work on every variant of Nokia 6, but you can only use CN Variant ROM.
    Update: Until Jan 25th 2019, D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03 (Feb 2019 Update) was the latest release of Nokia 6 2017.

    I strongly recommend you to unlock the bootloader before proceed - I won't tell how to unlock the bootloader in this guide.

    Take a look to this video first if you want to know the experience of Android Pie: https://youtu.be/izt650UNB5Y

    In this guide, I'll provide two different methods to get Android Pie on your Nokia 6.
    Both methods will erase your userdata.

    Here's an important hint: Nokia 5 (ND1) and Nokia 6 (D1C or PLE) can flash each other's stock firmware, including TA-1000 Chinese firmware.

    If you're eager to experience Global Android Pie on your Nokia 6, you can read this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-5/how-to/guide-how-to-install-android-pie-build-t3883901


    Method 1: Use OST LA to flash my homebrew firmware
    You should be familiar with this method.

    1. Download "D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03_Homebrew.7z" from following site:
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288043
    https://tpedutw-my.sharepoint.com/:...pv2wmqCvD1EqhzLLjvjkQYBULIyM5Yu1SIKp-b-sEdzKQ

    Note: If you can't extract it correctly, please use 7-Zip ZStandard (not Original 7-Zip) to extract.

    Chinese users can download it from Baidu Netdisk instead
    中国用户可以从百度网盘下载
    https://pan.baidu.com/s/1lZB4_qa_Z-WJ5sA88aFcMA

    2. If you have Android 8.x running with LOCKED bootloader, please downgrade bootloader back before processing. If you have unlocked bootloader, you needn't to downgrade the bootloader.

    If you're not using TA-1000, you need to change SKUID to 600CN by following this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-7-plus/how-to/guide-how-to-change-skuid-to-worldwide-t3808520


    3. Open OST LA or NOST and load the mlf file, in download options, only choose "Normal Download" and "Erase userdata".
    If your phone boots suddenly when flashing splash, close OST LA and force power off your phone then flash again.
    You can download NOST from https://github.com/StollD/NOST

    4. All done, enjoy Android Pie.

    Method 2: Force OTA Update
    1. Download the package "D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03-update.zip" from here:
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=288069

    Or this for Global Android Pie, rename it to "D1C-612H-0-00WW-B03-update.zip":
    https://android.googleapis.com/pack.../97a575ee1c9f1500856dcd94e1b6292998aa78c9.zip

    2. If you're not using TA-1000 or 1003, rename the package to PLE-612H-0-00WW-B03-update.zip

    3. Skip this step if you're using TA-1000.
    Non TA-1000 users need to change SKUID to 600CN by following this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-7-plus/how-to/guide-how-to-change-skuid-to-worldwide-t3808520

    4. Place the package to root directory of internal storage.

    5. Dial *#*#874#*#* to update.

    6. After update installed, it will may tell you "Encryption failed", click "Factory Reset".

    7. Enjoy Android Pie.


    FAQ:
    Q1: Can I root it?
    A1: Yes, but you must have unlocked bootloader, and TWRP is unusable. Also, Magisk 18 is unusable.

    Q2: How to downgrade bootloader in case I want to roll back without unlocked bootloader?
    A2: Rename existing Android 8.0 OTA package for your model to D1C-9999-0-00CN-B09-update.zip. Then you should know what to do next.
    Android 8.0 for TA-1000 DL: https://ota-filesite.c2dms.com/SWImage/500000772 (DO NOT USE IT ON NON TA-1000! )

    Q3: My language is unavailable!
    A3: Please follow this guide: https://hikaricalyx.com/2018/09/21/how-to-change-your-nokia-phone-language-to-japanese-or-korean/

    Q4: Where is Google Play Store?
    A4: You need to download Play Store APK manually from websites like Apkpure and install it manually.

    Q5: I heard both TA-1000 and TA-1003 doesn't have NFC feature. Will I lose NFC if I installed this build?
    A5: Nope, you can still use NFC.

    Q6: When will you unlock Nokia X7 / Nokia 8.1?
    A6: I don't know!

    Q7: When will you get Nokia 9 Penta Camera Phone?
    A7: I don't know, don't ask.
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    UPDATE to subscribers:

    Sorry for inconvenience.
    I've reuploaded D1C-612H-0-00CN-B03 firmware - this time you should be able to extract properly.
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    Nokia 6 TA-1021

    What about Nokia 6 TA-1021
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    I found the problem,it was a reboot loop,i succesfully restored my TA-1021 firmware with Oreo from February 2018,you had to enter with phone in EDL mode to be able to continue installation of Oreo over Pie chinessee firmware.
    I will wait for official Pie Beta from now on,i don't want to experience again those problems.

    So,for those with TA-1021 who installed this firmware,via OTA Forced method,also no unlocked bootloader,you have to put this file inside of your phone memory not Card SD,you need also to rename it to D1C-9999-0-00CN-B09-update.zip before copying to your internal phone memory.
    https://android.googleapis.com/pack.../adeecdc3fe3dc4b7518565d22a7d490d367b02c7.zip.
    Then dial *#*#874#*#* to update.
    If you ran in rebooting loop,you have to install OST,just to be able to put the phone in Download Mode,after that,connect your phone to charger,and hold power key + volume up until your phone will reboot for three times,then reconnect it to PC with OST opened,then just redo again power + volume up to exist Download Mode and reboot (don't disconnect the phone from USB port),after vibration,hold up volume up and installation of Oreo will continue till it finished,after that you need to enter on recovery and wipe data / cache before you procced with setup wizard.
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    4G Volte is Not Working

    You need to enter the recovery and do a factory reset.

    Voice over LTE mandatory for Jio Network india , there is no Option like that ! Not at all showing , Android is Great loaded with features and Snappy and i use Chinese TA-1000 , so no issues in installation