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How to Fix Android Installing System Update Stuck

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Written by Kelly Houstan

Well, after weeks of anticipation, Google has finally unveiled its latest OS for mobile devices —Android 10. As expected, the update has also started rolling out to the Pixel devices, and also enthusiasts have already topped up their device along with Google’s latest offering. Such as always, with a major Android OS upgrade, has also come some unsavory and frustrating issues as well. Whenever installing an OS, getting trapped in a boot loop is one of the most common occurrences. Just read this article to know all about How to Fix Android Installing System Update Stuck. Let’s start!

It actually seems fatal at the time; like nothing would make it go away. However, with the right tools, a stable internet connection, and also a calm mind. It’s possible to overcome the obstacle really comfortably.

How to Fix Android Installing System Update Stuck

If your device is stuck at the logo whenever trying to reboot again and again, you have a problem. However, there are various ways to fix this.

Force Restart the device

This is basically the easiest fix to fix the Android 10 update stuck problem. All you need to do is force the device to restart again.

Here’s how you can force restart your device: Press and hold the Power button for about 30 seconds. The screen will now go off and then will come on again. That actually means that the device was force shutdown and is now restarting again.

This method is actually the best one as you won’t lose any data here.

Factory Reset

You guys can perform a factory reset on your device in order to solve the ‘stuck after Android 10 update’ problem. Since you cannot reach the Settings app, you have to it using the hardware buttons. Here’s how you can.

  • Tap and hold the Volume down and Power buttons together until the screen turn off and light up again along with the device now in Fastboot mode (see the image below). Now leave the buttons when you are in Fastboot mode.
  • You can use the volume buttons to bring up the Recovery mode option. Tap on the Power button in order to choose the option and reboot into Recovery mode.
  • Use the volume buttons to highlight the clean data or factory reset option. Tap on the Power button to choose it.
  • Confirm the factory reset through selecting Yes.
  • When done, you guys will be back to the home screen of Recovery. Choose Reboot system now to restart the device. The device shall restart alright now, and also the stuck problem should be fixed.

Install the Android 10 update using factory image

By default, this method will clean data but if you disable that command in the script file (then see step 7 below). You guys will be able to install the Android 10 update without even doing a data wipe. Here’s how you can install Android 10 factory images on your Pixel phone in order to fix the stuck problem.

  • First, download the Android 10 factory image file (firmware) for your particular Pixel device from Google’s download page here. (Now look for the QP1A build for your Pixel device).
  • Just unzip it to a separate folder.
  • Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC as well.

Optional: You have to update the ADB and fast boot that you just installed. For this, just download the latest set of platform tools from here, extract it, and then just copy-paste all of its contents into the folder called ADB in the C drive as well. This folder was basically created when you installed ADB through the link above. This is actually an optional step, however, you must do this if your device is not recognized via PC in the steps below.

  • Now tur on USB debugging on your Pixel device.
  • Reboot into Fastboot mode as well. Open a command prompt window on your PC, and then issue the following to boot your Pixel phone into bootloader mode as well:
adb reboot bootloader

└ You guys might get a prompt on your device to “Allow USB Debugging”, just choose Yes/Ok/Allow.

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Just like that, you can power off your Pixel device. And then tap and hold Volume down and Power buttons together in order to enter Fastboot mode.

  • You can connect your Pixel device to the PC along with a USB cable.
  • With your phone connected to PC in fast boot mode, you guys can now install the Android 10 factory image easily, with just one tap.

(After reading the note below.) just Run or execute the flash-all.bat script from the files we extracted in Step 1. You can just simply double-tap in order to run the file.

Note: This will delete each and everything on your phone via default. If you want to avoid the data clean or factory reset while installing Android 10. Then you can also remove the wipe command from the script. The “-w” in the fast boot update command instructs the script in order to wipe the device. Hence deleting everything. Removing “-w” from the script will make sure it doesn’t wipe data.


In order to remove “-w” from the script, just open the script file — flash-all.bat — in software. Such as Notepad++, and then delete the text “-w” from the last command that is about fast boot update. And then save and close the file.

So, the command via default is: fast boot -w update And, command after you guys delete “-w” will be fast boot update

When you run the flash-all.bat file, the Android 10 update from Google will also be installed on your device. BTW, in case removing the “-w” does not really work, since it prevents factory reset. You guys have no option other than to install the Android 10 again, along with “-w” in the command. And let the script clean data (each and everything on the device) from your phone as well.


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this “android installing system update stuck” article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

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