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Where is the Oreo 8.1 update?
eulloa10
Member

My wife and I got the same exact phone, Pixel 2 XL 128GB. A few days ago she received the Oreo 8.1 Dec update, and I have yet to receive it. I've tried checking for updates to no avail. When will I get the update?

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Ann154
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The updates are staggered and can take several weeks to reach all of the devices. I personally don't expect to see it on my Pixel until at least the 15th based on my personal experience.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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stef7
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Patience. At least you are going to get the update soon.

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JIM_DEPEW
Member

If you want the update now go to :

1. Settings

2. Apps & Notifications

3. Click see all apps

4. Click the 3 dots in the upper right corner and press show system apps.

5. Scroll down and click on "Google Service Framework"

6. Click on storage.

7. Clear data.

8. Click back and force stop "Google Service Framework".

9. Restart Phone

10. Check for update once or twice and 8.1 should be there. It worked for me. Pixel XL

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DustyDoes
Member

Thanks! Worked for my Pixel 2 XL.

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CASMUS80
Member

I tried this on my Pixel 2, but it did not work.

I did some digging afterwards and found out that it's not a good idea to clear data from GSF.

Google Engineer Dan Morrill Sheds Some Light On The Nexus OTA Process, Urges You To Never Clear Goog...

I did have some issues with Google Play after I cleared data, but was able to resolve those issues for now.

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Ryan_Williams
Member

This method didn't work for me. I confirmed with Google support that Verizon is withholding the 8.1 update for unknown reasons (testing or staggered rollout probably).  They can't give me a timeframe for when we will receive the update.  Just more Verizon shenanigans.

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DustyDoes
Member

The staggered roll-out is definitely happening. But the method described above definitely worked for me. Ymmv

Pixel 2 XL: 8.1.0

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radgatt
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I ended up side loading the OTA. It didn't involve any modifications, rooting or unlocking of bootloaders. Instructions on how to do it were on Android Central.

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superxbert
Member

Jim's method works for me, I have a pixel 2xl.

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