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 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.
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 . 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. 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
- See you in 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 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 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 !