Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices is now available for download. Recently, Google started rolling out the new software update which is Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices. The most recent update is rolling out via OTA. As we know that Google has released the beta update very quickly, after releasing the Android Q beta 4 last month, it started the new update Android Q beta 5. The Android Q beta 5 update added some new features, improved stability, bug fixes, and enhanced device speed and so on. Here in this blog, we come with a detailed guide on how to download and install Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices.
Google released this latest update Android Q beta 5 with lots of new features such as the official API 29 SDK, updated build tools for Android Studio, some changes to gestural navigation and much more. Also, the update is packed with a swipe gesture from either bottom corner to launch Google Assistant and many other changes added. The update is rolling out via OTA (over-the-air), if you have not received any notification, then you can check manually by going to phone Settings > System > Software update. Otherwise, you can install Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices by following our step by step guide.
Given below we share a direct link of both OTA and factory image, through that you can just download and install the Android Q beta 5. Not necessary to take the backup while installing the official update. But it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you wish to download and install the Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Please note that this guide is working only to install Android Q beta 5 on Google Pixel devices. Do not try this root method on any other device or incorrect variant.
- Make a proper backup of all your data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- The bootloader of your Google Pixel should be unlocked.
- Your device should be running the Android 8.1 Feb 2018 factory image.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
- Enable USB Debugging mode in your Google Pixel devices.
- Download MagiskManager-v5.5.5
- Download Android SDK
- Download Android Q Beta 5 System Images for Pixel Phones
- Download Android Q Beta 5 OTA Images for Pixel Phones
- Download Android Q Beta 5 GSI Images for Project Treble devices
Steps to Install Android Q beta 5 for Google Pixel devices:
These are the detailed instructions on how to install Android Q beta 5 on Google Pixel devices.
1 – First of all, download and install Android SDK on the desktop of your PC from the Android Developers website. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.
2 – Next, download MagiskManager-v5.5.5.apk directly to your device.
3 – Download the Android Q beta 5 from the official site and transfer it to your phone. (/sdcard/Download/ location)
4 – Now, install MagiskManager that you have already downloaded on your phone.
5 – After installation completes, run MagiskManager and then click on “Install“.
6 – It will prompt to locate the boot image (/sdcard/Download). Select it, MagiskManager will patch this boot image.
7 – Copy the patched boot image to your PC. The patched boot image would name patched_boot.img located in /sdcard/MagiskManager/
8 – Connect Google Pixel to your PC using its USB data cable. Use ADB to reboot to bootloader by giving the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
9 – Finally, flash the patched image to your device by given 2 commands.
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img fastboot reboot
Done! You have successfully installed Android Q beta 5 on Google Pixel devices.
You can verify that your Google Pixel is properly rooted or not by installing the following app.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above-given guide.