Download and Install Android P Beta Update on Google Pixel and Partner Devices

Google released first Developer Preview of its latest iteration of mobile OS i.e. Android P back in March this year. Today, the search engine giant has announced Android P Beta program for series of Pixel devices at Google I/O Conference 2018. Not only this, Google is also rolling out Android P Beta for non-Google devices including the flagships from Sony, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Essential, and Nokia 7 Plus. The upcoming OnePlus 6 will also supports Android P Beta program. In this post, we’ll guide you on how to download and install Android P Beta on Google Pixel, and other supportive handsets.

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Android P Beta Update for Google Pixel and Partners Devices

Android P, the next skin of Android OS made its first official appearance back in March this year. Today, Google announced Android P Beta Program for range of flagship models which brings several new features including new system navigation gestures, AI-powered app actions, Slices, background restrictions, and more. You can also check complete list of new features here.

List of devices eligible for Android P Beta –

  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Vivo X21
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • OnePlus 6 (soon to release)
  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

If the device is eligible, then upon registering in the beta program, within 24 hours it will receive the OTA update of beta ROM. You can start enrolling for Android P Beta program at Google Android OS Beta Program. But, if you’re among those who wanted to experience the latest OS right away, then here is the simple tutorial on how to manually download & flash Android P Beta on Google Pixel Devices.

Early-Prerequisites:

  • Setup ADB & Fastboot Drivers on your PC.
  • The following process deletes all your data. So, before starting the procedure make sure to backup all your data to safe place.
  • Charge your device well enough to execute the flashing process.
  • Enable OEM unlocking and unlock bootloader on your Android device. With doing this, you can’t flash Android P system image.

How to Install Android P Beta on Google Pixel Devices:

1. Firstly, you need to download Android P Beta System image based on device model number from below links to your PC:

2. Extract the downloaded ZIP file to ADB & Fastboot folder.

3. Turn off your device and boot into Fastboot mode. (Press and Hold Volume Down + Power button simultaneously).

4. Once you’re in the fastboot mode, connect the device with PC using a standard USB cable.

5. Double-click on the ‘flash-all.bat’ file to start the installation process.

6. In case, if you’re updating through Linux/macOS, then give the below command:

./flash-all.sh

On completion of flashing process, the device will automatically boots into the new Android P OS.

How to install Android P Beta on Non-Google Devices

Android P Beta Firmware download

Thanks to Project Treble, Android P Beta is available for various Google’s Android OEM partner’s devices. Just like Pixel handsets, the various Android P Beta supportive devices also have dedicated page where users need to enroll for Beta program. You can also click on your device model from below list which take you to the developer page. There you need to submit necessary device info to make yourself eligible to download the Android P firmware image file.

  1. Essential Phone
  2. Nokia 7 Plus (Android One)
  3. Oppo R15 Pro
  4. Sony Xperia XZ2
  5. Vivo X21 UD
  6. Vivo X21
  7. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Once you’ve downloaded the system image, you need to flash through fastboot method. Follow the same above procedure which we have shared for Pixel models. Again, do remember to perform backup before starting the flashing process.

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android P Beta on your Google Pixel and Partners devices. If you face any kind of difficulty during or after the process, do let us know in the below comments. We’ll gland to help you out!

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