Google has released the Android 11 Developer Preview and if you have a compatible Pixel smartphone then you can download it right now.
While we are going to show you how to download and install Android 11 developer preview right now,
Remember that this is beta software which means that there are going to be a lot of missing features and bugs, and a lot of basic features probably won’t work properly.
You can install Android 11 developer preview at your own risk because if things go wrong you could end up with a bricked device.
If you understand the risks, be sure to try this on a secondary device.
You don’t want your primary smartphone running extremely early builds of Android 11.
This time around Google has brought along its new Android Flash Tool which promises to streamline the whole flashing process.
How Does the New Android Flash Tool Work
You simply connect your phone to your computer via USB and visit the Android Flash Tool on any Web browser that supports WebUSB, such as Chrome or Microsoft Edge 79 or newer versions.
Using the appropriate link for your device.
We will tell you how to install the Android 11 Developer Preview on your smartphone.
List of compatible devices
The Android 11 Developer is currently only support on all Google Pixel smartphones except the first generation models.
At the moment you can’t install Android 11 on any other smartphone. Here’s the list of compatible devices.
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 4
- Google Pixel 4XL
How to Install Android 11 Developer Preview on Your Phone
Here’s how to install Android 11 developer preview on your Google Pixel smartphone.
- You have to first enable the developer options on your Pixel smartphone.
- To do that, go to Settings > About Phone > scroll down and click on Build Number 10 times.
- This will enable the developer options for your device.
- Now go back and tap System > tap Advanced > tap Developer options.
- Over here you’ll first need to enable OEM unlocking.
- Scroll down a bit and enable USB debugging as well.
- On your computer, open Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge version 79 or above.
- If you’re using a Windows 10 computer for the flashing process, download the Google USB Driver for Windows.
- You don’t need any additional drivers on Mac.
- Once the Android developer preview website is load, connect your phone to your computer and on the website click on the Android Flash Tool Link next to your device name.
- You’ll get a pop-up asking for permission, click OK.
- On your phone, you’ll be ask to allow USB debugging, tap Allow for that.
- Doing this will authenticate your device and your phone will be connected.
- In case your phone doesn’t get connect, click on Add New Device > a pop-up will appear, click on your phone’s name > click Connect.
- You’ll now get a pop-up on your phone, tap Allow.
- Your phone will now be connect.
- Once your phone is connect, click on the box where your phone’s name is mention.
- Click on the pencil icon, next to Selected Build.
- You can enable the Lock Bootloader option in case you want to ensure that your phone’s bootloader is lock once the process is finish. Finally, hit install.
- You’ll now be ask to avoid interacting with your phone.
- Hit Confirm and then click I Accept.
- You’ll be ask to Factory reset your phone.
- Click yes on your computer. Tap Allow on your phone.
- Your phone will now reboot to its bootloader screen.
- You’ll be able to see the current status of your phone on your computer’s screen.
- While waiting you might see a pop-up on the computer screen asking to reselect the device.
- This might happen if you’re flashing your phone for the first time.
- Go ahead and click on Reselect device.
- You’ll now get another pop-up.
- Click Android > click Connect > you’ll see one more pop-up asking you to unlock the bootloader, click Start.
- On your phone’s screen, navigate to unlock the bootloader with the volume keys and select it by hitting the power button.
- The Android 11 download will now start.
- You’ll be able to track the progress on your computer’s screen.
- Once the software is download and finish installing, you’ll be ask to lock your phone’s bootloader.
- Click Start.
- Then on your phone, select Lock the Bootloader.
- Navigate with the volume keys and select by clicking the power button.
- Tap done on your computer’s screen.
- Wait while your phone reboots.
- Once this is done, on your computer you’ll see a message that reads, Software successfully update.
- You can then start setting up your device and unplug it from the computer.
- Once the device is set up, you’ll have a Pixel phone running Android 11 along with the May 5 2020 security patch.
By following these simple steps, you will be able to install the Android 11 Developer Preview on your compatible Pixel smartphone.
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