Just updated my TA-1012 to Oreo as follows using factory reset and removing the sim card:
- Power off
- Remove SIM tray
- Power On
- Factory Reset
- Phone will reboot when finished
- If prompted for a SIM card, skip it
- Check for updates from the Cloud
- Let Oreo download and install; the phone may reboot during this process
- Once it has rebooted and fully installed, the Setup process will start again.
- When prompted for the SIM card, insert it.
I may have missed a step or two, but I am sure you get the general idea.
I am with you, seriously not going to reset my phone - never had to do this for any other phone previously - just to get a firmware update.
Even with the backup and restore, it still takes time getting everything back to the way it was - especially for work related apps - need to contact Tech Support in order to install/configure work related apps.
Tried the removing SIM and restarting business - did not work.
Tried a different SIM and still did not work.
Come on Nokia - sort it out. Or at least give us a way of doing it via USB!
I have got the Nokia 8 dual sim blue. I recently also had this issue, from what I've learned this is related to your mobile provider. I have got Vodafone and KPN from NL, whatever I tried Vodafone didn't give me the new system update but after I switched it to KPN, by making it the preferred sim I immediately received the new system update.
I suggest to contact your mobile provider for a solution or temponary use a sim with a different mobile provider from your friends.
Hi mcdona922 - I too have a SIM free phone using a Vodafone (UK) SIM card. Rest assured that after I upgraded, I did not receive any bloatware from Vodafone. My factory reset was done through the frustration of waiting and waiting and not getting any updates from Nokia. Took about 90 minutes in total. Not impressed with the silence from Nokia on this topic.I am not convinced this is a network issue as I also tried the basic removal of the sim card and rebooting. Unfortunately that did not work, hence the factory reset. (Agreed that is not the best solution!).
Bought a unlocked Nokia 8 yesterday in France.
Contacted the chat support this morning and they BS me that it's google's fault since they "didn't update the android kernel for the nokia 8 yet".
I don't know yet if i'll keep the phone or return it.
Apart from that issue, i like it, but it's obvious the "pure up to date android" is a lie so far. Also the support telling me nosense has made me lose a lot of the faith i had in nokia/hmd global.