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[Guide] Android Flash Tool to Flash Firmware on Pixel Phones

The Android Flash Tool is an online tool that can be used to flash new firmware onto your Pixel phone or some Android development devices. If you have a Pixel phone, you can use the official Google tool to help you keep your phone safe. The online tool is good for development and testing purposes. It is a very simple website that is easy to use and effective. To flash your phone’s firmware, you can use the Android Flash Tool.

About Android Flash Tool?

Android Flash Tool is a tool from Google that allows you to flash Stock firmware on your Pixel phone. Flashing firmware on your device can be a bit complicated, but this tool makes it much easier. The tool works on browsers that have WebUSB support, like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Opera. If your Pixel phone won’t turn on, you can try to fix it by flashing the right firmware. There are many great things about the Android flash tool, and we are going to mention a few of its features below.


Features Of Android Flash Tool

The Flash tool supports Pixel phones like the Pixel 2 and newer Pixel phones. This means that the phone supports Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL. The Chromebook is a computer that is designed to be easy to use, and it can be used to develop apps for Android devices like the HiKey and HiKey 960.

Flash Firmware is a way of upgrading the software on your Pixel phone. You can use Android builds on your Pixel devices and development devices.

Supports a Range of Platforms: Since Android Flash Tool is a web tool, it can be used on any platform, including Windows, Linux, macOS, and Chrome OS. Your computer’s browser is the only requirement.

A convenient tool that works with WebUSB technology is available. This tool doesn’t require installation on your computer, so you can use it with any browser that supports WebUSB. Flashing means you don’t need to download the tool; you can just go to the webpage and start flashing.

Supported Phones:

  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3a XL
  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Upcoming phones

To flash your Pixel phone, you need to know the features of the Android Flash Tool. Once you know those features, you can begin flashing your phone.

How to Install Firmware sing Android Flash Tool:

To update the firmware on your Android device, you’ll need to follow a few steps first.

Setup USB Drivers

To update the firmware on your device, you need to connect it to the computer. But to detect your phone, you’ll need the correct USB driver. If you have a Mac or a Linux computer, you don’t have to install a USB driver on your computer. If you don’t have the driver installed, you have to install it yourself. To install drivers on Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7, you will need to follow different steps. This process is easy to follow. You need to open your computer’s browser, go to Google’s website, and follow the instructions.

Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlocking

We must first configure the Pixel device before flashing the firmware. It enables the settings and advanced functions you’ll need to use the Android Flash Tool to flash the firmware.

  • Make a complete backup of your device first.
  • After opening Settings, select About Phone. After 7-8 clicks on Build Number, the message “You are now a developer” will appear.
  • Return to Settings and select System > Advance > Developer Options after that. Search for and enable USB Debugging in the developer options.

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Additionally, make OEM Unlocking available to developers. If the bootloader has already been unlocked, the option will be greyed out.

Once you’ve completed the preceding steps, you’re ready to proceed with the firmware flashing instructions.

Steps to Flash Firmware using Android Flash Tool

  • Open the Android Flash Tool homepage (remember to use Google Chrome, Opera, or Microsoft Edge 79+ to do so).
  • Connect your phone to your PC, and it will ask for debugging permission on your phone, which you should grant.
  • To begin the process, click Get Started. It will ask you to install the Driver, but you have already done so, so skip it.

Android Flash Tool homepage

  • Now, choose ‘Add a New Device,’ and a pop-up window will show up with the name of the device connected to it.

Add a New Device

  • Select the handset and press the Connect button. It will open a popup on your phone requesting permission; click Allow.

phone requesting permission

  • Then, choose the linked device and choose the preferred build to flash on your Pixel device. You can also select additional choices like erase or force flash.
  • After selecting, press the ‘Start’ button, and the device will boot into Fastboot.
  • If you are using the tool for the first time, it will disconnect. So reconnect your smartphone and the process will resume.
  • Wait for the flashes to stop, then disconnect your phone.That’s all there is to it; you’ve successfully flashed the Firmware on your device.

So there you have it, the whole guide to Android Flash Utility, which is a wonderful tool for Pixel users. If you have any issues while flashing firmware using the utility, please let us know in the comments area.


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