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 devicesand 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 XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL