Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 are now part of Nokia Beta Labs, bringing the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Beta to these devices. Beta Labs opened sign ups for the Nokia 5 a week back, and yesterday, Nokia 6 was also announced to be receiving Oreo Beta. We updated our Nokia 6 with this update and for those who have not yet signed up, we have the direct OTA ZIP file as well with us. You can now download Android 8.0 Oreo Beta (v5.140) directly from the links below in this post.
Android 8.0 Oreo brings picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, latest Google security patch, faster boot ups, Google Play Protect security scans and autofill passwords to Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. Nokia 3 will join the Android Oreo group later on.
Download Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Nokia 6
HMD Global has only rolled out Oreo Beta to two Nokia phones — Nokia 6 and Nokia 5. The ZIP file we have below is an over-the-air update for the two phones, not a full firmware. That means, you need to be on the latest software update on your phone in order to install this. However, we highly recommend to use the official method via Nokia Beta Labs [Tutorial: How to Install].
Please note that for Nokia 6, you need to be on one of the following software builds to get the beta software: V3.700_SP02; V3.72A_SP01; V3.73A_SP01. To check, please go to Settings > About phone > Build number.
Oreo Beta (v5.160): Not released yet.
Oreo Beta (v5.140): Download Android Oreo Beta v5.140
NOTE: This OTA update is for upgrading from Android Nougat to Oreo Beta directly.
Installing this manually on a Nokia 6 is similar to how you install monthly OTA updates on your phone using the recovery mode. If you have never installed ZIP files manually on your phone, you are recommended to NOT try this.
Download Android 8.0 Oreo Beta for Nokia 5
This same Oreo Beta firmware is now also available for the Nokia 5. Anyone with this phone can enroll into the Beta Labs programme and sign up their device to start receiving the latest Android 8.0 Oreo updates.
Please note that for Nokia 5, you need to be on the latest most firmware / system update available to your phone i.e. Android 7.1.2 with November or December 2017 security patch update.
Oreo Beta (v5.160): Download Android Oreo Beta v5.160
NOTE: This OTA update is for upgrading from Android Nougat to Oreo Beta directly. Do NOT install if you already have Oreo Beta v5.140 installed on your Nokia 5.
Oreo Beta (v5.140): Not available.
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