After being rolled out stable Android 9 Pie update for Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global released Android 9 Pie stable update for Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus. The good news is that all Nokia phones will get the latest Android Pie update. The incremental OTA update is rolling out now and if you have any issue downloading the OTA, here is the download link and manual installation guide.

Android 9 Pie update brings several new features and UI changes to Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 6.1 Plus. The update will bring new system navigation, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, notification system, new Nokia camera features, Google Lens, and Google motion integration, several optimizations and general bug fixes.


Nokia-6.1-PlusIf you have not received the OTA notification for the Pie update yet, check it manually by going to your Phone Settings > About phone > System updates. If you would like to install the stable Android 9 Pie on Nokia 6.1/6.1 Plus, then follow our guide below.


– ADB and Fastboot driver setup on your PC
– Android 9 Pie stable OTA update file for Nokia 6.1 [here] and Nokia 6.1 Plus (coming soon)
– More than 70% battery charge on the phone
– Backup important data on the phone

Warning: Before start, do remember that we are not responsible for anything that goes wrong by installing Nokia 7 Plus Android 9 update. Follow the guide at your own risk.

How to Install Android 9 Pie Stable Update on Nokia phone manually

1. Download Android 9 Pie Stable OTA update file for your device (link above)

2. Save the OTA zip file inside ADB installation folder/Platform Tools folder

3. Boot your phone into stock Recovery

[To do so, turn off the phone completely. Now, press and hold Power + Volume Up buttons together until you see ‘No command’ appears on the screen. Hold the Power button and tap the Volume Up key once to enter into stock recovery]

4. From stock Recovery, navigate to ‘Apply update from ADB’ option (use Volume keys) and select it using Power button.


5. Connect your phone to your PC via a USB cable

6. Open a command window from where the Android 9 Pie OTA zip file is saved

7. Execute the command ‘adb devices’ to ensure your connection with your PC.

[You will see your device ID. If not, install proper driver files on the PC]

8. Now, type the command ‘adb sideload’ and hit Enter key

[Replace the “” with the actual filename of the OTA file]

9. Once the installation process finishes, select ‘Reboot system now’ on your phone. [source]

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