Android Q is now available in beta. Several months before the arrival of the final version, Google has made available to users of Pixel, Pixel 2 or Pixel 3 a first public beta. TheMirk explains how to download and install the 10th version of Android. Follow the guide.

Although a few days late, the first public beta of Android Q is available for download. For now, the only compatible smartphones are Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. By popular demand, the Mountain View company decided to include the first generation of pixels, which was not originally planned. Google has already announced the arrival of 6 beta versions by the summer. Rest assured, other smartphones will be compatible with the beta program.

How to Install the Android Q beta on your smartphone:

Before installing this first beta, we advise you to save the data of your Android smartphone, including your SMS. You can do this by creating a backup of your data. Since this is a beta version there will be bugs and slowdowns. There are two ways to install Android Q . We advise you to choose the first, which is much simpler.

How to install Android Q by joining the beta program

  • Go to the page dedicated to the beta program on the Google site
  • Activate the smartphone on which you want to install the beta (at the bottom of the page)
  • Accept Google’s Terms of Service
  • Go to the Settings of your smartphone
  • Navigate to System
  • Click Advanced Preferences
  • Choose System Update
  • The update Android 10 Q should be proposed automatically. If it is not, click Search for available updates. If nothing appears, we advise you to restart your smartphone.
  • Once it’s done, your smartphone will restart. The Android 10 Q update will have been installed.

How to install Android Q manually

  • Download and install the ADB and Fastboot tools for your computer.
  • Go to the official Google site on your computer.
  • Download the Android Q installation image that matches your smartphone.
  • Unzip the file.
  • Enable Developer Options in your smartphone settings.
  • Enable USB debugging on your smartphone.
  • On your PC, go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Android\android-sdk\ and copy all the files from the unzipped archive to the platform-tools folder
  • Turn off your Android device and press the “Power” and “Volume +” keys for 10 seconds simultaneously to enter bootloader mode.
  • Connect your Android smartphone to your PC with a USB cable.
  • In Windows, hold down the shift key and then right-click on a blank space inside the platform-tools folder and choose to open a command window here. If you’re on Mac or Linux, open a terminal to change the directories to your platform-tools folder.
  • Enter the following command fastboot devices and click Enter
  • A sequence of characters will then be displayed on your screen. You can proceed to the next step by unlocking your bootloader, using the following command:fastboot flashing unlock
  • Double-click the flash-all.bat file that you copied to your platform-tools folder
  • The installation of Android Q will begin.
  • Your smartphone will restart.
  • You can unplug it from your computer. It’s over! You have sucessfully installed the Android Q Beta.

List of compatible smartphone devices that can update to Android Q right now:

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