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If the over-the-air updates aren’t arriving to your Pixel phone fast enough and you can’t stop checking the system update menu, there’s a new way to install updates manually: Google’s repair tool. All you need is a web browser, a USB cable and a computer, as 9to5Google reports, instead of the previous method that made you install a chunk of Android’s software development kit and type text commands into a terminal just to sideload an update onto your phone.
The process is not without some risk, so you’ll want to read these step by step instructions carefully. You’ll need a Pixel 3 or newer phone with Android 10, and a computer with a browser version that supports WebUSB, including the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, or Opera, to make it…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts