How to Install Android P Developer Preview on Google Pixel Devices

Install Android P Developer Preview

Google’s new Android OS should debut later this year. In this article, you will see how to easily install Android P Developer Preview. Google just announced the new operating system preview is exclusively available first to only Google’s Pixel devices. We know the new Android operating system will start with letter P but now words yet about what it’s called.

The new operating system software won’t arrive until August or September. Nevertheless, you can still out the preview early by simply and manually installing the software. Developers can now try out the new software that’s expected to bring exciting new changes to your device. The Android P has a display cutout support, which is one of the biggest changes ever on Android.

Install Android P Developer Preview

Which means Google is supporting the iPhone X-style top-notch we’ve seen on so many Android devices. Although, there’s no beta program yet, so developers have to manually install it. Google also called this an “alpha 1 release” so it might not be stable enough for daily use. Without further ado, this is how to install Android P operating system on Pixel devices.

How to Install Android P Developer Preview

How To Install ADB On Windows

Before you can install the Android P Developer Preview update to your Pixel or Pixel 2 smartphones, you need to install ADB and Fastboot on your computer.

Ensure you have all the pre-requisite ADB. If you don’t have them, you have to download the tools first. Also, ensure your device is visible to your computer. After plugging in your device to your computer via USB cable, type “adb devices” in the built-in Terminal (MacOS/Linux) or Command Prompt (Windows) app.

If your device is listed, then you’re ready to go. If not, make sure your device has ADB debugging turned on in Settings. To do that, head over to settings>system>developer options>USB Debugging. You can easily activate Developer options by heading over to “About phone” page and tap the Android build number several times until it displays “you are now a developer”

You can quickly run the program on your PC to connect to your Android device through a USB cable and help install Android software on a device. Windows users can download a 15 seconds adb installer to simplify the process and get up and running in only a few minutes.

・Download the ADB installer for Windows Here.

・Then, locate the file and Right-click on it.

・Then, click Run as Administrator.

・After the app launches type “Y” and enter to select yes to Install ADB & Fastboot.

・Follow the steps to install the drivers.

・You are now ready to install Android P on supported devices (Pixel devices).

How To Manually Install Android P Developer Preview

Before you start this process, you have to first download the Android P System Factory Images for the specific devices below. Once you have done this, there will be need to Agree to Google’s terms before you continue.

  • Download Pixel Android P Image Here.
  • Download Pixel XL Android P Image Here.
  • Download Google Pixel 2 Android P Image Here.
  • Download Pixel 2 XL Android P Image Here.
  • After you downloaded all the required files, you will need to Unzip these files to a folder you can easily access.
  • Then type cmd into the address bar on Windows.
  • Open a Terminal in the adb folder and hit enter.

Disclaimer: If you’re new to Android phone tweaking, then it is advisable you don’t try this. make sure your phone has enough battery and is connected to the computer via USB at all times.

This is how to Install Android P Developer Preview on Google Pixel Devices. Let us know if it worked for you.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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