Google Pixel C is an Android tablet, created by the same team behind Google’s Chromebook Pixel. Released in September 2015, the Pixel C has a 10.2″ 2560 x 1800 IPS panel, with a pixel density of 308ppi and 3:4 aspect ratio. It’s powered by Nvidia’s Tegra X1 chipset, with an octa-core processor in “big.LITTLE” configuration, and a 256-core Maxwell GPU, along with 3GB RAM. Internal storage comes in at either 32GB or 64GB. The Pixel C comes with a USB Type-C port.
Google have started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for a few devices and Pixel C is one of them. The update has been rolled out in the form of OTA. If you are still waiting for the update and are too impatient, you can always install it manually. Follow the guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your device:
- Make a Backup of the data
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Drivers installed on the computer
- Android SDK installed on the computer
- ADB and Fastboot installed on the computer
- Android 7.0 Nougat System Image
- Make sure Android SDK, ADB and Fastboot files are present in the same folder.
- Download the system image file of your device and extract it to the folder in the above step.
- First you will need to unlock the bootloader.
- Switch off the device and reboot to fastboot mode.
- Connect the device to PC. Open the command prompt in the SDK folder and type the following command
fastboot oem unlock
- Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
- Execute the flash-all script which installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware, and operating system.
- Your device will reboot and you will see Android 7.0 Nougat.
- If you want to lock the bootloader, follow steps 4 and 5 but this time enter the following command
fastboot oem lock