[How to Guide] Install Android Pie 9 on Essential Phone

Here is the great news for Essential users, currently Android Pie 9 has rolled out for Essential Phone. The update has rollout a couple of time ago by Google and includes all essential phone that has the Non-Google device. Firstly, the Android Pie 9 has released for Pixel devices and now it will pop up for Non-Google devices. An under instruction we share the easy method to install Android Pie 9 on Essential phone. The Android Pie has innovative features like new Digital Wellbeing dashboard, the gesture-based navigation system,  AI-enhanced improvements to the UI, Recent App Switcher, new Adaptive features (adaptive battery and brightness), and others more sorts.[How to Guide] Install Android Pie 9 on Essential Phone

To install Android Pie 9 on Essential Phone has two methods, the first one install via OTA, and the second one downloads the Factory Images of Android Pie and installs it via manual method. So if you had installed Android P build on your Essential Phone, then easily snatch the OTA file and sideload or stock recovery method use and flash it without any data loss. The Android Pie 9 Factory Images for the Essential phone will install on your device, not important whatever you’re running your device. But it will delete everything by default, follow below instruction and install Android Pie 9 on Essential Phone.



  • This Firmware file is only for Essential Phone PH-1. So don’t try for any other device.
  • Follow up step by step guide and don’t miss any step. Cause if you something messed up and the process goes wrong. Then we will not responsibly proceed at their own risk.
  • Charge your Moto G5 at least 60% and then move up the process.
  • Backup your important data and save to safe location.
  • Then go to Settings > About phone > Build number. And tap it 7 times to enable Developer options on your device.

After that go back to Settings >Developer options and enable USB Debugging and OEM unlocking.

How to Install Android Pie 9 on Essential Phone

[Install Factory Image]

(Unlock Bootloader)

1: Firstly, enable ‘USB debugging’ and ‘OEM Unlock’ option on your phone. That we explain on above important section.

2: Now go to ADB installation directory and press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked on mouse anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’.

3: And then connect your device to PC via USB data cable, and enter into the fastboot mode.

adb reboot bootloader

4: After entering the above command your device move to Fastboot mode. And then check your connection by typing below command in command prompt.

fastboot devices

5: However, to unlock the bootloader of the Essential Phone on Android Pie, simply go to the command line and type below command. It will only take seconds to complete the process.

fastboot flashing unlock

6: And then your device will reboot into bootloader mode.

(Flashing Android Pie Factory Image on Essential Phone)

1: Now download the Essential Phone Android Pie factory image for your device and extract it.

2: And then connect your device to the PC via USB data cable, and Enable USB Debugging option. That we explain above important section.

3: After that connect your device to PC and enter into the fastboot mode. For entering to fastboot mode press and hold ‘Volume Down + Power’ button at the same time or by typing below command.

adb reboot bootloader

4: Now open the command prompt window and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

5: And then perform the “flash-all.bat“, it will unzip the image files and install the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. This step will install Android Pie system image on Essential Phone.

6: Good job!

Install Android Pie OTA on Essential Phone

1: First, enable ‘USB debugging’ option that we explain on the important section above.

2: Download ADB and fastboot driver for windows or ADB and Fastboot for Mac and install it on your PC.

3: Download Android Pie OTA for Essential Phone from above Copy ROM to a folder where adb installed.

4: Now Turn Off your phone and boot into recovery mode.

5: Choose Apply Update from ADB

6: Now Connect your phone to Laptop/PC

7: On ADB folder press shift+right click and click on open command here.

8: Now check your connection by typing the below command

adb devices

if your device is listed, you’re ready to flash the ROM

9: Flash the Pie OTA on your Essential Phone by typing below command

adb sideload File Name.zip

10: Now wait until the process completes and then Reboot the phone.

11: Done!

So this the complete guide to Install Android Pie 9 on Essential PhoneIf you have any doubts comments below.

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