Google newThe operating system for the phone looks amazing and is arguably the largest Android redesign in years. Presented on , The software giant, previewed new content, features you designed and released the first Android 12 public beta that anyone can install with a compatible device and help with testing.
For those brave enough to try this early version, Android 12 beta will include features such asAnd an adaptive interface that changes the look of your phone to match your wallpaper. Android devices now Chromebooks and. Will work better with other devices as well .
If you’re ready to help Google test the next Android operating system, here’s everything you need to know about getting Android 12 on your phone right now. And hereWe think you will love.
Will my phone work with Android 12 beta?
Google is releasing the first Android 12 public beta for its line of Pixel phones, as well as select models of OnePlus, ZTE, TCL, Oppo, RealMe, Sharp, Tecno, Vivi, Xiaomi and Asus. Google’s developer website published a one-stop website containing direct links to the instructions of each hardware partner participating in the beta program.
The installation process is different for each vendor, and each phone manufacturer limits which models are included in the beta. For example, OnePlus is currently offering Android 12 betaAnd , And strongly suggests that only developers install the beta for now. However, if you insist, you can install a beta. You have to download the update package to your computer, transfer it to your phone’s storage, and then go through the process of installing the “Local OTA” update. OnePlus explains the steps on this forum post, which also contains a huge warning in red that the update may damage your phone. Oh, is that so.
TCL has released Android 12 preview for TCL 20 Pro 5G, and warns that this process will erase all information and data from your phone. The installation process requires you to flash (install) the update using a TCL specifically created program to install the beta using a Windows computer. Here are the instructions.
If you do not have a Pixel phone, I will proceed with caution and, indeed, I would prefer to wait for the official release later this year, or at least, until each company has a closer to official launch Don’t be There was more time to fix any major issues.
Google’s installation process isn’t as scary, but it doesn’t come without its share of risks. Here is a list of specific Google Pixel models that can participate in the Android 12 beta:
How do I start using Android 12 Beta on my phone?
Here are the steps that I followed on the Pixel phone. If you are using one of the other supported devices, you will find that there is some variation. Start by going to the Android beta program website. Sign in to the site using the same Google account you are using on your phone. Google will present you some warnings about using the beta operating system. Read the information and agree to it when you’re done.
At the bottom of the page will be a list of phones linked to your account that are eligible to participate in the beta. Press Choose into The button for the phone you want to enroll in the program. Accept the terms and conditions and click Confirm and enroll When you are finished.
Next, take your phone and go here Adjustment > system > Advanced > system update > check for Update. Your phone may require a few minutes to show an update, so if you don’t see any pending updates when you first tap on the update button, give it a few minutes and try again. Once your phone shows the update, install it like any other update. But this time when your phone reboots, it will run this initial trial version of Android 12.
Can I skip Android 12 beta?
If you decide that the Android 12 beta is too short or the battery life is not very good, you can skip the beta program. But … and it’s a big but … you’ll need to factory reset your phone to get back to Android 11. You should be able to use an old backup to restore your phone to its Android 11 form, but it is entirely possible that you will lose some data during the transition.
To leave the beta, revisit the beta website, but this time click the opt-out button under your device. Wait a minute or two, then check the software update on your phone Adjustment > system > Advanced > system update > check for Update. Install the update, which will factory reset your phone, and when it is done, you will need to sign in to your Google account and set up your phone back up.
My best advice? Wait until you get closer to the final release of Android 12 before installing the beta. As Google continues to work on and refine updates, it will become more stable and battery life will improve (not to mention that app developers will be able to release updates to ensure that third-party apps Are compatible).