How to install beta Android Q on your Google Pixel

Google has officially released the first beta version of Android Q for everyone a few days ago. Of course, this is still not the final product, but nevertheless, many users now would like personally to see what awaits them in the future of the global update. However, not all smartphones can get it. But if you are the owner of the gadget from Google line Pixel, then you are lucky. Below we will explain how to install the Android Q on almost every “pixel” smartphone.

It should immediately be noted that this is only the first build of the beta version and if you want to put it, do it at your own risk. If you are a little afraid or do not have a sufficient level of training, better wait for the release of the full version, or at least the second version of the build. It will be available not only on Google Pixel, but also on smartphones from Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, LG and other manufacturers.

List of smartphones that currently have the ability to install beta Android Q:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3XL

How to download and install the Android beta Q

The first thing you need to install ADB driver on your Windows PC (Mac not supported). Then download the Android Q OTA at this link. Be sure to choose the version for your smartphone now! However, to install OTA you need to enter the recovery mode (recovery mode). For this you need to do the following:

  • Turn off the smartphone.
  • As soon as the screen turns black, wait 5-6 seconds.
  • Reboot into fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold the power button and the volume down key until you see that the screen earned. You should see a green robot. This is fastboot mode.
  • Press decrease or increase the volume to get to the “recovery mode”.
  • Press the power button to boot into recovery mode.
  • You will see the “dead” green robot on the screen with a red exclamation mark. Do not be alarmed. As it should be.
  • Press the power button, and then click increase volume (in that order). Now the device is in recovery mode.
  • Use the volume keys to get to the point “Apply update from ADB” and press power button to select it.
  • Connect the smartphone to a windows-based PC.
  • Open a command prompt (cmd) in the folder containing the update file.
  • You are now ready to upload the file beta Android Q on your phone. Type the following command at the command prompt:
    adb sideload the ota-package-file-name
    Example: for Pixel 2 will be the name of walleye, accordingly, the command looks like this:
    adb sideload walleye-ota-qpp1.190205.018.b4-2033074e.zip
  • The process of installing the beta should start. After his graduation on the smartphone screen again you will see recovery mode. Just choose “Reboot system now” to reboot your smartphone in normal mode. After you start your gadget will be running Android Q beta. Congratulations!

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