Essential phone - Android P

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Hey guys, pop in a SIM card from a different carrier and get the Android P update today.  Keep the SIM card in until the installation is done and the phone reboots.  Then you can pop your Koodo SIM back in.  You're Welcome!
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What if you don't have a sim card from another company? Anything else we can do?
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You can sideload the update I've never done it before but heard it's easy.
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It's annoying, I know.  You can pop in any SIM from a different carrier, ask a friend/relative etc.  

Sideloading will work, I've never done it and hence cannot recommend it.
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Also do you know if you have to sideload every update after that or will it auto update without swapping sim?
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Just sideloaded successfully! Super easy if you're not afraid of running a couple of commands from the command line. All the steps are here: https://www.essential.com/developer/current-builds
Also, you won't have to sideload everything afterwards. It'll be automatic.

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You have to do this every month for every update then and it's annoying to change the sim card in this phone.
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That's right.  When an update arrives at Koodo's network, they don't release it right away.  Koodo, can this change in the future please?  I mean I know the Essential phone is going EOL, but it got the Android P HOURS before the Google Pixel LOL.
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Essential could probably just bypass koodo since it's EOL. I don't see any reason for essential to let telus control the update anymore if they aren't selling their phones. If anything it just makes essential look bad.
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Downloading now...picked up on amazon prime day.