How to Install Android P Developer Preview on Google Pixel Devices


Finally, Android P’s first developer preview is available for download. You can download Android P Developer Preview images for Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL. Google Pixel C, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P are not going to see the glimpse of the Android P. At the moment its only to possible to update your Google Pixel devices OTA files or factory images. Google will not be providing OTAs via its beta program for now. In this Android Tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android P Developer Preview on Google Pixel Devices. If your device is rooted with Magisk and/or TWRP is installed on it then don’t worry. Our guide works flawlessly with rooted devices.

install Android P Developer Preview


  • Setup and Install ADB/Fastboot Drivers.
  • Unlock Bootloader on your Google Pixel device.
  • Enable Developer Options, to do this go to Settings>About Phone. From here tap on build number 6 to 7 times.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Settings>Developer Options.
  • Install Google Pixel USB Drivers for Windows PC or Mac.
  • Backup all important data.
  • Make sure your device is charged up to 60% to avoid any shutdowns during the installation of Android P Developer Preview.

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How to Install Android P Developer Preview on Google Pixel Devices

  1. Download Android P Developer Preview Factory Image for Pixel device on your PC, if you haven’t already.
  2. Now turn off your device and connect it to your PC via USB Cable.
  3. Get into the Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on your phone. Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons till you see the Fastboot menu and START on top.
  4. Now extract the downloaded update file anywhere on your computer. Go to the Android P Developer Preview factory image folder and Copy/Paste all the files into the Fastboot folder.
  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 “” using Terminal
    3. On Linux: Run the file “”.
  6. That’s pretty much it! Now, wait and watch as the installation gets completed. Once the process is completed the phone will reboot. The first boot can take up to 5 minutes.

That’s it! Android P Developer Preview is installed on your Google Pixel device.