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Download PQ2A.190205.002: Pixel 2 / 2 XL February 2019 Security Patch Update

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Google released its monthly software update for various Google devices. The latest software update comes with February 2019 Security Patch. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, both devices started to received the update. Since, its an OTA update, it will roll out gradually. If you can't wait then keep reading this article to update your Pixel 2 / 2 XL to latest February 2019 Security Patch that running on Android 9.0 Pie.

Google Pixel 2 XL Software Update Guide


How to Check for PQ2A.190205.002 OTA February 2019 Update?


To check and download the February 2019 OTA update for Pixel 2 / 2 XL devices follow the steps below.
  1. First of all, make sure you have a stable internet connection (Wi-Fi or data network) on your device.
  2. Now, go to Android app drawer and then select Settings.
  3. Then locate About Device and tap on it.
  4. Next select Software update from About device screen.
  5. Then tap on Update option.
  6. You should see an update, press OK to download and install. (Remember, download using 3G or network data will incur additional charges to your phone bill!)
  7. Soon your device will reboot to complete the installation process.
If you see “The latest update have already been installed” message while checking update then your device yet to receive an OTA update. Check back within a few days or jump to the next procedure.

Download February 2019 Software Update for Pixel 2 / 2 XL [OTA /Factory Images]


Below are the links for OTA and image files for Pixel 2 / 2 XL which comes with the February 2019 security software update.

Pixel 2 February 2019 Update: Download [ Factory Image]

Pixel 2 February 2019 Update: Download [OTA]

Pixel 2XL February 2019 Update: Download [ Factory Image]

Pixel 2XL February 2019 Update: Download [OTA]

Install February 2019 Software Update PQ2A.190205.002 on Pixel 2 / 2 XL


You can ADB sideload the OTA or you may perform the factory image installation. I will guide you through both the methods. First, we will learn you how to install factory image. Before that, you must have some pre-requisites as mentioned below.

Pre-Requisites:

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]
  4. Make sure your device have at least 50% battery power.
Step-By-Step Guide For Factory Image Installation

Step 1: Locate ADB folder on your computer. It most likely located at the root of your system drive. [ i.e C:\adb ]

Step 2: Now extract downloaded factory image zip file of your respective device. Then copy extracted files to ADB folder.

Step 3: Now open adb folder. After that, press and hold 'Shift' key and then right click to bring context menu. From context menu, click on 'Open command window here'. Alternate: Press Windows Key + R. Then type cmd and press enter. On then command window type cd\ and after that type cd adb. [I'm assuming C:\adb is the location of adb folder]

Step 4: Make sure your phone is connected with computer. Now type following command: adb devices . This command should show your device respective code. If it not showing anything, then either your device isn't connected properly or you didn't followed all 'pre-requisites'.

Step 5: Its time to boot into bootloader. To do so, execute following command: adb reboot bootloader. Your device should now boot into fastboot mode.

Step 6: Now we are ready to flash PQ2A.190205.002 factory image to respective device. For that double click on flash-all script that located on your adb folder. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

Step 7: You will be asked to press any key to exit once the flashing process ended. Please do not exit the terminal or command prompt until it asked show.

Your Pixel 2 / 2 XL will reboot automatically and is now running on latest Google Android Security patch for February 2019 with build PQ2A.190205.002.

Step-By-Step Guide For Manual OTA Installation

Step 1: Locate ADB folder on your computer. It most likely located at the root of your system drive. [ i.e C:\adb ]

Step 2: Copy OTA zip file to adb folder.

Step 3: Now open adb folder. After that, press and hold 'Shift' key and then right click to bring context menu. From context menu, click on 'Open command window here'. Alternate: Press Windows Key + R. Then type cmd and press enter. On then command window type cd\ and after that type cd adb. [I'm assuming C:\adb is the location of adb folder]

Step 4: Make sure your phone is connected with computer. Now type following command: adb devices . This command should show your device respective code. If it not showing anything, then either your device isn't connected properly or you didn't followed all 'pre-requisites'.

Step 5: Its time to boot into bootloader. To do so, execute following command: adb reboot recovery. Your device should now boot into recovery mode. In recovery use Volume button to jump between options and Power to select.

Step 6: To enter sideload mode, select the option Apply update from ADB.

Step 7: Now run the following command on command prompt: adb sideload ota_file.zip [Replace ota_file.zip with your downloaded OTA file name]

Step 8: Once the update finishes, reboot the phone by choosing Reboot system now.

That's it! You now learned both ways to update your Pixel 2 / 2 XL on latest Google Android Security patch for February 2019 with build PQ2A.190205.002.
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