Steps On How To Install Android 8.0 Oreo On Any Smartphone? Advantages and Disadvantages Detailed

Maricris Jose
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It is just a few months ago when Google launched its newest operating system, the Android 8.0 Oreo. As of this moment, there were a few OEMs which already started rolling it out under beta tests. Even though different OEMs have their own user interface layered on the Android OS, Pixel and Nexus devices convey pure Android UI, which is simple and free from clutter

Additionally, Motorola and Nokia also utilize the stock Android but that is not as vanilla as the ones that can be found in Pixel and Nexus devices. If you are using one of the handsets from the OEMs and you want to have a taste of how Android Oreo feels like on your phone, you just have to follow these steps. It’s really easy but you should remember that you’re doing this at your own risks.

Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo On Any Phone

Step 1: Head to ‘Settings’

Step 2: Look for ‘Unknown Sources’ and let the phone to download apps from unknown sources.

Step 3: Head to GitHub page – from the smartphone.

Step 4: Look for ‘Rootless Pixel Launcher 2.1’ and tap on ‘Launcher3-aosp-debug.apk’

Step 5: Download the apk file.

Step 6: After downloading, tap the home button to go to the home screen.

Step 7: Choose ‘Always’ when a prompt is shown for the Launcher3 app.

Step 8: Commonly you are almost complete. Nonetheless, in some cases, you should manually enter the settings page, look for the launcher and modify it to Launcher3.

Once above steps complete, you will see the same luminous app dock, which can be scrolled up to open the drawer. Also, the pill-shaped Google search button is also visible at the top corner and swiping from left to right will open the modified Google Now cards. This is comparable to what you have seen in stock Android gadgets.

Moreover, you can also perceive the app shortcuts and notification dots seen. These are features that come as a part of Android 8.0 Oreo.

It is stress-free to uninstall the app as well. All you have to do is simply navigate to the ‘Apps’ section in the ‘Settings’ and tap on ‘Uninstall’ to eliminate the app. Lastly, the home screen launcher will go back to what was there as a default.

Advantages of Installing Android 8.0 Oreo

  • Your phone will have New Looks
  • You will be capable of getting the latest android version looks on your android phone
  •  Android 8.0 Oreo looks better than Android 7.0 Nougat

Disadvantages of Installing Android 8.0 Oreo

  • By doing the said guide you will be able to Change looks of your handset only (Launcher way)
  • Some users may encounter issues like hanging or lagging if the hardware is not capable.
  • There are certain chances that the battery will drain faster than normal.

These are the steps on how to install the Android 8.0 Oreo, its advantages and disadvantages. Nevertheless, users should keep in mind that they should be knowledgeable on this matter before trying it to their phone. Do you know any other ways to install the newest OS on Google? Share it with us through the comment section below.

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Maricris is a writer who has spent two years writing about trending news and viral contents. Technology is her most favorite niche as she worked before as a Sales Associate in a leading and well-known gadget store in the Philippines.Email Maricris-
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