In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the black screen issue on your Pixel device after installing the latest Android 14 update. The devices from the Silicon Valley giants have been known to behold some iconic features over the years that have translated into their USPs. Some of them include the likes of excellent camera quality, the fastest OS updates, and the Black Screen of Death.
Ever since Google decided to make a switch over to the Tensor chipset, this BSOD always tends to leave its footprints behind [just ask the Pixel 6 or 7 series users]. However, this time around, the issue has spread its wings and even encapsulated the older Pixel devices as well, all thanks to the latest OS build.
Numerous users who have installed Android 14 on their Pixel are reportedly getting black screens with literally no way out. If you are also among one of them, then this guide will make you aware of a couple of nifty workarounds that could rectify this issue. So without further ado, let’s check them out.
Fix Pixel Black Screen after Android 14 Update
It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
FIX 1: Force Reboot
Your first course of action should be to force reboot your device. For that, press and hold the Power key for around 30 seconds and then check if it fixes the black screen issue on your Pixel device running Android 14.
FIX 2: Without Data Wipe
Next up, you should try installing the firmware via ADB Sideload. While this process will not wipe off any data, but there’s a major catch involved- USB Debugging needs to be enabled on your device beforehand. If it’s in your case, then refer to our guide on How to Install OTA Updates via ADB Sideload on Pixel Devices.
FIX 3: Via Data Wipe
If none of the aforementioned methods spelled out success, then your last course of action should be to do a format data. While there are high chances that it ends up rectifying the sisue, however, you will also have to bid adieu to all your precious data. if that’s well and good, then here’s what you need to do:
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down for a few seconds to boot your device to Fastboot Mode.
- Then use the Volume keys to bring up the Recovery Mode and rpess the Power key to confirm. Your device will boot to No Command screen.
- So press and hold the Power Button and while doing, press and release the Volume Up key and then release the Power key as well. You will now be taken to the stock recovery.
- Now use the Volume ekys to highlght Wipe Data/Factory Reset and rpess the Power key to confirm. Your device will now undergo a reset.
- Once done, select Reboot System Now. Your device should now boot to the OS and the underlying issue should be rectified.
That’s it. These were the various methods to fix the black screen issue on your Pixel device after installing the latest Android 14 update. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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