The gaming handset Razer Phone has received new Android 8.1 Oreo update. The 8.1- MR1 update (OPM1.171019.011-RZR-180509.5038) includes May 2018 security patch, Portrait Mode, bug fixes and performance improvements. The new update will be available through OTA or you can download and install factory image manually.

The Razer Phone was launched with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and last month the device was upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo. This new 8.1- MR1 update includes new feature, fixes and policy changes. After updating to this build, you can take fantastic Portrait shot with new Portrait Mode. The update will also fix multi-touch bug of Android Oreo.



The Razer Phone 8.1- MR1 OTA update start rolling out that weighs around 366MB. If you cannot install the OTA update for some reason, you can download and flash the Android 8.1 Oreo factory image manually.

Keep in mind that, to install factory image manually on Razer Phone requires unlocked bootloader, which will void your device’s warranty. In addition, installing this factory image will erase all data from the device, so back up all data before proceeding.

The below guide let you know how to flash stock firmware (factory image) or Razer phone manually. It requires a PC with ADB and Fastboot driver setup.

Installation Instruction:

1. Unlock Razer phone bootloader (guide)

2. Download 8.1 Oreo factory image (OPM1.171019.011-RZR-180509.5038) from here or here, unzip it and save where ADB is installed on your PC.

3. Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your phone.

4. Connect the phone to PC over USB, go to the ADB installation folder and open a command window from there

5. Execute the command adb reboot bootloader.

6. From the unzipped firmware file, execute the flash_all script.

This script installs the necessary files for your Razer Phone. Once the script finishes, your Phone will reboot. You should now lock the bootloader for security. (Source)

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