General Pixel 6 and 6 Pro get out-of-cycle November update to improve the fingerprint sensor

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bobby janow

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phupton

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Hmmm, looks like I got wrong link. How best can I back out to get phone working again? Its stuck on the Google boot screen.
 

phupton

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Apologies for being a total....

How can I get phone back in to bootloader. I used tools on PC previously. Is there a key combination on phone?
 

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Hmmm, looks like I got wrong link. How best can I back out to get phone working again? Its stuck on the Google boot screen.
Proper OTA sideload should bring you up, this time use the Pixel 6 OTA. As per OTA page (https://developers.google.com/android/ota):

"This page contains full OTA update packages that allow you to restore your Nexus or Pixel device's original factory firmware. You will find these files useful if you have experienced a failure to take an OTA. This has the same effect as flashing the corresponding factory image, but without the need to wipe the device or unlock the bootloader."

So:
1. Boot to bootloader: hold pwr button + vol dwn button
2. Boot to recovery: in bootloader select Recovery and press pwr button and plug in your cable
and then according to OTA instructions:
3. To access the recovery menu, hold the Power button and press Volume Up once. The recovery text menu will appear.
4. To enter sideload mode, select the option Apply update from ADB.
5. Run the following command:

adb devices
and check that your device shows up with "sideload" next to its name.

6. Run the following command:

adb sideload ota_file.zip
where ota_file.zip is the name of the file you have downloaded and verified.

7. Once the update finishes, reboot the phone by choosing Reboot system now.
 

phupton

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i dont have many apps installed so it wizzed through the other stages once the phone was back running...
 

phupton

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The FPR is faster. I’d rebooted my phone a few times since getting it and can tell that there is a difference. I might get that screen protector ordered in now.

again, thanks all for your patience with an android newbie…
 

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Still waiting on this update (spamming check for update since yesterday), I haven't used ADB in years and don't want to accidentally brick my daily driver phone.
 

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    Hmmm, looks like I got wrong link. How best can I back out to get phone working again? Its stuck on the Google boot screen.
    Proper OTA sideload should bring you up, this time use the Pixel 6 OTA. As per OTA page (https://developers.google.com/android/ota):

    "This page contains full OTA update packages that allow you to restore your Nexus or Pixel device's original factory firmware. You will find these files useful if you have experienced a failure to take an OTA. This has the same effect as flashing the corresponding factory image, but without the need to wipe the device or unlock the bootloader."

    So:
    1. Boot to bootloader: hold pwr button + vol dwn button
    2. Boot to recovery: in bootloader select Recovery and press pwr button and plug in your cable
    and then according to OTA instructions:
    3. To access the recovery menu, hold the Power button and press Volume Up once. The recovery text menu will appear.
    4. To enter sideload mode, select the option Apply update from ADB.
    5. Run the following command:

    adb devices
    and check that your device shows up with "sideload" next to its name.

    6. Run the following command:

    adb sideload ota_file.zip
    where ota_file.zip is the name of the file you have downloaded and verified.

    7. Once the update finishes, reboot the phone by choosing Reboot system now.
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    adb sideload raven-ota-sd1a.210817.037-1543ec70.zip

    My phone is a Pixel 6.

    It aborted, on the phone too....
    Shouldn't it be "Oriole" for the Pixel 6?
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    Im back online with the updated build number. You all are life savers. Thanks for your patience and help.
    You're welcome. We tripled teamed you lol. @Tool Belt @mosio Good job. Now enjoy your functioning FPR. Let us know if it's working as well for you as it is for most of us.
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    No news is good news? He's probably updating now and hopefully successfully.
    edit: lol ninja'd
    I think we got him back on the correct path.
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    Wondering now with this revelation that most seem to be seeing improvements if I should re-consider keeping hold of the handset. I'm wondering if Google will be able to iron out the majority of niggles through updates in the near future 🤔

    No promises but this all feels like any other new Pixel rollout. New hardware with a new OS has always created these kinds of issues. They always seem to iron out most of them by the first of the year.