As we saw at Google I/O 2018, Android P beta is now available for more than a few Android devices, not just limited to the Google Pixel series of smartphones. If you have a Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 UD, Vivo X21, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, or an Essential Phone, you can install Android P beta on your device.
In this guide, we will tell you how to install Android P beta on the Nokia 7 Plus and Google Pixel devices. The process is really simple on the Google Pixel, but not as easy on the Nokia 7 Plus. While this guide has you covered for both devices (we’ve verified all steps on both), if you have any of the other Android devices mentioned earlier, you can go to Google’s Android Beta website, scroll to your phone and click Get the Beta to see the steps the manufacturer has recommended for updates.
As always there is a price to pay for staying on the bleeding edge of software updates — stability. Gadgets 360 is in no way responsible for any consequences of you updating your smartphone to Android P beta. Follow these steps at your own risk.
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How to install Android P beta on Pixel devices
You can install Android P beta on Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL very easily. Back up your Android phone first and then get started with the steps below.
How to install Android P beta on Nokia 7 Plus
Android P beta is available for the Nokia 7 Plus but the installation process is nowhere near as easy as that on the Google Pixel devices. Before you proceed, please note that we have verified these steps on a Nokia 7 Plus but we did this at our own risk. Be sure to take a complete backup of your phone before you attempt to flash Android P beta, otherwise you could lose important personal data. There’s also another warning here — going back to the previous version of Android is not easy either. You’ll have to flash the previous version of Android back to the Nokia 7 Plus so if you aren’t ready to do that, stop right here. If you are, follow these steps.
Before you flash Android P beta on the Nokia 7 Plus
Remember these things before you flash Android P beta on your Nokia 7 Plus:
- Back up all of your data.
- Make sure your phone has a minimum of 60 percent battery. Ideally it should be 100 percent.
- You will not be able to use your phone even to make emergency calls until the flashing process is complete. You might want to put your SIM card in another phone until this is done.
- Users must wipe all user data (via Recovery Menu) before attempting to flash the device. Please note that the “factory reset” function (in System Menu) will not completely achieve this.
- You need a computer to flash Android P beta on your Nokia 7 Plus. The steps below are for Windows, so it’s best to find a Windows computer to follow these.
Downloading Android P beta system image
Follow these steps to download the Android P beta system image for Nokia 7 Plus.
Flashing Android P beta on Nokia 7 Plus
These steps will guide you in your attempt to flash Android P beta on the Nokia 7 Plus.
Once this is done, follow the on-screen prompts to set up the device on Android P.
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