How to install Android O Developer Preview on your Google smartphones (Google Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P). The same announcement of Android Or would bring with it the factory images with which to install the first preview of Android O. Said and done and the Mountain View company already has on its servers the firmwares That allow the installation of Android O Dev Preview on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, in addition to the Nexus Player and Pixel C.
As previously happened with Android N, Google has activated the download of the Android Dev Preview OR shortly after its silent announcement on the Android blog. This is not really the same Beta program, the same that was released a few days ago to Android 7.1.2 Beta 2.
However, the factory images already allow the test of the preliminary version of which will become the next Great Google update.
Download and install Android O Dev Preview
After listing all the features and innovations of Android O, Google makes available to everyone who owns a compatible device factory images Android O. In this respect, no major developments which were presented with the dev preview of Android N at the time. Anyone in the mood of a Google smartphone, whether a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P or any of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL will be able to try a preview of what awaits us with Android O.
Links and instructions
At this time the download links of the Dev Preview of Android O are already active. These are the following, organized according to each device for which the new version of Android is available:
So, make sure you have one of those before you start. Then you will need to back up all your data from the smartphone.
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How to Install Android O Dev Preview (Method #1)
- Once the firmware is downloaded, the installation process is the same as for Android N.
- We have to boot the device in fastboot mode, something we can do from the ADB command line using the Android SDK or forcing it to boot from the device itself Device by pressing the volume +, volume – and power buttons simultaneously.
- If you have doubts about how the ADB commands work, Google provides a complete guide from which you can start the process from this link.
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- With the smartphone connected to the PC/computer via the data cable and activated the USB debug mode (from the options of developers), we proceed to unlock the equipment, if we have not done it previously with the command.
fastboot flashing unlock
- Only then we will have to run another command, the final, which is as follows:
- With this command the smartphone will start the installation of Android O. Note that these steps will erase your data, so you need to back up the data you want to keep safe.
Uninstalling the Preview from a device
If you want to uninstall the preview from a device, obtain a factory spec system image from the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page and then manually flash it to the device.
Warning: Uninstalling a Developer Preview system image prior to the end of the program requires a full device reset and removes all user data on the device.
Get Android O Preview Update via OTA (Method #2)
To Register your device on Android Beta program.
- To go as this link and sign in using your Google account (the one you use on your Nexus phone).
- You should see your Nexus mobile listed in the category of eligible devices. Select the device and put it in the Beta program. Once you’re in Android O beta program.
- Updates can take up to 24 hours to arrive after opting in. If it has been longer, make sure that your device is connected to the Internet and navigate to Settings > About > System updates to check for updates.
- You’ll get an update every 4 to 6 weeks, until the public launch of Android O, which would be in the third quarter of this year (2017) .
You can register on the Android beta program after manually flashed the update to receive news updates on the air (OTA).
Note: If you exclude when your device is running a beta version of Android O, all user data on the device will be erased. You can read the FAQs listed on the link given above for clearing things or leave a comment below.
Source: Android Developer