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How to install the Android Q: beta 1

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

With a few days late, the first public beta of Android Q is available for download. For now, the only Android-compatible smartphones Q 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 Android Q by joining the beta program ?

Before installing this first beta, we advise you to save the data of your Android smartphone, including your SMS. Similarly, it will be recalled that this is an unfinalized test version. Bugs or slowdowns may appear. Nevertheless, we did not notice anything abnormal about our first Google Pixel name. Google also reminds you that you will not receive monthly security updates as long as you use a beta version. There are two ways to install Android Q. We advise you to choose the first, which is much simpler.

  • 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
  • Check in System
  • Click Advanced Preferences
  • Choose System Update
  • The update Android 10 Q should be initiate 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.

How to install Android Q manually ?

  • Download and install the ADB and Fastboot tools for your computer
  • Go to the official Google site with your computer
  • Download the Android Q installation image that matches your smartphone. Unzip or unzip the file.
  • Enable Developer Options in your smartphone menus
  • 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 folder platform-tools and choose open a command window
  • Enter the following command and click Enter


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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:

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Double-click the flash-all.bat file that you copied to your platform-tools folder

Your smartphone will restart

If you’re on Mac or Linux, open a terminal to change the directories to your platform-tools folder.


How to return to a stable version of Android ?

As announced, it is possible that your smartphone encounters various bugs or malfunctions. You might want to return to a stable version of Android. Fortunately, it’s possible.

  • Return to the beta program page on the Google site
  • Go to your eligible devices
  • Disable the smartphone on which you installed the beta
  • Go to the Settings of your smartphone
  • Check System
  • Click Advanced Preferences
  • Choose System Update
  • An update will allow you to return to the version of Android that you had installed

That’s it, we told you everything. If you have Android Q installed in beta on your smartphone, feel free to share your thoughts with the community in the comments. Did you encounter any bugs or slowdowns? Do you prefer Android Pie? Leave your Android Q Experience Below!

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