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How To Install The Android 14 Beta 1 On Your Google Pixel?

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Here's how to immediately install Google's most recent Android 14 Beta on your Pixel smartphone.

(CTN NEWS) – Google released the Android 14 Developer Preview earlier this year, allowing developers to test out the most recent version of Android.

With the release of Android 14 Beta, Google has advanced to the following round of testing, enabling anybody with a compatible Pixel phone to test out the most recent iteration of the operating system.

Although the Developer Preview was also accessible to all Pixel users, it had too many issues to be used on a regular basis.

With fewer issues and a refined user experience, the Android 14 Beta now offers an improvement over the Developer Preview.

Installing Android 14 Beta on your Pixel smartphone is now simpler than ever. Google has made the installation procedure to be nearly as frictionless as getting a regular system update.

It’s important to remember that this is still the first Beta version of Android 14, and as such, it has its fair share of bugs, incomplete functionality, and possible problems.

Follow our simple installation procedure if you don’t mind the odd hitch in exchange for an early taste of Android 14 on your Pixel smartphone.

Android 14 Beta Compatible Devices

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Only certain Pixel phones are eligible for the Android 14 Beta programme. Though this may happen someday, Google has not yet made the program available for non-Pixel smartphones.

To participate in the Android Beta program, you must own one of the following Pixels:

  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro

What Should You Do Before Upgrading Your Google Pixel To Android 14?

It’s always a good idea to back up your device before installing any beta software on it, and this goes for all of your tech devices, not just the Android 14 beta.

While installing the beta won’t delete your data, you’ll need to completely wipe your phone and start over from scratch if you need to switch back to Android 13 from Android 14 in that scenario.

As a result, making a backup of your device is absolutely necessary before continuing.

How to Install the Android 14 Beta on Your Google Pixel

The Android 14 Beta can be installed on your Pixel phone in a number of methods. Joining the Android Beta program, downloading the OTA, and installing it are the simplest steps.

  1. Visit the page for the Android Beta for Pixel. Use the same Google account that you use to log in to your Pixel phone.
  2. Scroll down to the section under “Your eligible devices.” Your Pixel phone should appear here if it is compatible.
  3. To review and agree to the terms and conditions, click the Opt in box. To sign up for the programme, click Confirm.

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4. Go to Settings > System > System update on your Pixel phone.

5. There ought to be a download link for the Android 14 Beta 1 OTA. If not, restart your phone and then carry out step 4 once more.

6. To begin the installation procedure, tap the Download and install option.

DEPENDING ON YOUR PIXEL PHONE, the OTA download size could range from 1.8 to 2.3GB. Therefore, before beginning the process, connect your phone to a fast Wi-Fi network and make sure it has enough battery life.

Flash Your Pixel Manually with the Android 14 Beta Factory Image

You can flash the Android 14 Beta factory image on your phone if you are unable to sign up for the Android Beta programme for some reason.

This procedure is much more difficult and necessitates some technical knowledge. Additionally, a USB cable and a PC or laptop are needed for this.

  1. You must unlock the bootloader on your phone in order to use the flash tool. During this process, every piece of data on your Pixel gets deleted. Flashing the factory image is not possible if the bootloader on your Pixel cannot be unlocked for some reason.
  2. On your computer, go to the Android Flash Tool page.
  3. Tap the build number seven times in Settings > About phone > Build number to reveal the Pixel’s hidden Developer Options menu.
  4. Open Settings > System > Developer settings and turn on OEM unlocking and USB debugging. For this stage, your phone might require internet access.
  5. Utilise a USB cable to connect your Pixel phone to your PC.
  6. On the page for the Android Flash Tool, click Get Started. Your permission should be requested to access ADB tools in a pop-up window. Make sure pop-up blocking is not turned on for the page in your browser if it still does not appear.
  7. Your Pixel phone should appear if it is connected. Following the on-screen prompts, choose the factory image for Android 14 Beta and flash it.

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When will your Google Pixel get the stable Android 14 update?

It’s completely acceptable to not to install the Android 14 Beta on your smartphone. You can hold off till the stable release is accessible.

Google schedules five beta releases of Android 14 for April (which is already available), May, June, and two releases in July. The corporation will probably make the stable version available in August 2023.


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Alishba Waris is an independent journalist working for CTN News. She brings a wealth of experience and a keen eye for detail to her reporting. With a knack for uncovering the truth, Waris isn't afraid to ask tough questions and hold those in power accountable. Her writing is clear, concise, and cuts through the noise, delivering the facts readers need to stay informed. Waris's dedication to ethical journalism shines through in her hard-hitting yet fair coverage of important issues.

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