Google announced Android Q beta a few days ago with no specific time the stable version will be released. If you can’t want for the official Android Q to replace Android Lollipop, Android Marshmallow, Android Oreo, Android Nougat, and Android Pie on your Android phone here is how to install Android Q beta version.
As at this time there are a limited number of phones that can download Android Q beta and install it. You will see the list of phone that can use Android Q Beta below and a direct approach to install it.
However, if you choose to install Android Q beta on your Android phone be ready to fix bugs and tackle virus from different sources. As this time, the Android Q Beta is prone to having a different kind of bugs that may go beyond unskilled developers.
According to the information available on Google Android Q Beta, there are 21 devices from different 13 manufacturers.
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Essential Phone
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo Nex S
- Vivo Nex A
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Miaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
If your phone isn’t in this mention you would have to wait until the official release of the new operating system.
Backup your Phone
Android Q Beta is an unfinished product that is why it’s not yet available to all supported devices. However, to save yourself from headaches and stress, make sure you back your phone before you download Android Q Beta and install it on your phone.
Backup all files you won’t be able to recover in case things went wrong when upgrading to Android Q Beta or when you are trying to flash Android Q on your phone.
If you don’t know how to back up your phone you can follow this our previous guide to backup your phone.
Install Android Q Beta on Pixel XL
After a lot of researches, we have been able to install the Android Q Beta on one of our smartphones. These steps to install Android Q on Google Pixel XL.
- Go to Google Android Q Beta program website on the device you want to install Android Q on and sign in to see whether your phone is eligible for the update.
- Once you sign in your phone will be enrolled for the Beta version update
- Accept the terms and condition of the Google Android Q. Make sure you read and understand the terms and condition and press join Beta.
- Go to your phone settings
- Scroll down to the system and click on it
- Click on system update
- And click on the restart button
Your phone will restart and it will start installing the Android Q Beta version.
Android Q on Pixels via OTA
Here is how to install Android Q Beta on Android Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL over the air [OTA].
- Download the Android Q OS Beta version to your phone
- Boot into a recovery mode by pressing the Power button and the Volume down button simultaneously until the Bootloader page opens.
- Use the volume button to scroll to ADB sideload
- Connect your phone to your computer with ADB tools installed using a working USB.
- Use the power button to enter into the sideload command
- Reboot your phone and it will start installing the Android Q on your pixels phone