How to Install Android P Beta 3 on Google Pixel Devices

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Google has just released Android P Beta 3 (Developer Preview 4) and the factory images of it are already available for download for Google Pixel devices. In this Android Tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android P Beta 3 on Google Pixel Devices. Android P Beta 3 is the “release candidate for testing”, so it includes the final APIs and near-final system images for development and testing. Google always encourage its users to keep their devices updated with the latest Preview available of the OS for testing purpose. However, it’s not necessary that you only install Android P Beta 3 on Google Pixel device for testing purpose, you can also download and install to just check the latest features provided in the latest flavor of Android.

If you are a user of Google Pixel C, Nexus 5x, and Nexus 6p then there is a bad news for you. All the afore-mentioned device are not going to get Android P update. Which means you will have to wait until the Custom ROMs based on Android P are released. For Google Pixel/Pixel XL/Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL users, OTA files and factory images of Android P Beta 3 are available. You just need to download them and follow the below guide to install Android P Beta 3 on your Google Pixel Device.

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Prerequisites

Downloads

How to install Android P Beta 3 on Google Pixel Devices with OTA Images

  1. Download the OTA Image for your device.
  2. Move it to the internal storage of your Pixel Device.
  3. Go to ADB and Fastboot folder and open the command prompt there. Hold shift key + Right click> Select Open Command Window here.
  4. Boot your phone into recovery mode by entering the following adb command: adb reboot recovery
  5. Once in recovery mode, hold the Power button, then press the Volume Up button one time. When the menu appears, select Apply update from ADB.
  6. Sideload the OTA with the following command: adb sideload <OTA_image.zip>
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How to install Android P Beta 3 on Google Pixel Devices with Factory Images

This method will wipe all data on your device!

  1. Download the Factory Image for your device.
  2. Extract the downloaded update file anywhere on your computer. Go to the Android P Beta 3 Developer Preview 4 factory image folder and Copy/Paste all the files into the Fastboot folder.
  3. Go to ADB and Fastboot folder and open the command prompt there. Hold shift key + Right click> Select Open Command Window here.
  4. Boot your phone into recovery mode by entering the following adb command: adb reboot fastboot
  5. Now from the factory image files in the Fastboot Folder do the following depending on your OS.
    1. On Windows: Run the file “flash-all.bat”.
    2. On Mac: Run the file “flash-all.sh” using Terminal
    3. On Linux: Run the file “flash-all.sh”.
  6. That’s it! Now, wait and let the installation finish.