Install Android Q Beta 5 for Nokia 8.1 Official Update

HMD Global announced the latest Android Q beta 5 for Nokia 8.1 official update. The Android Q beta builds first received by the Google Pixel and Essential devices. Now the time to get the latest Android OS for other OEM devices. Finally, Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer at HMD Global, announced on Twitter that now the users of Nokia 8.1 will be happy and enjoy the features of Android Q software. Here in this article, we come with a simple step by step guide on how to download and install Android Q Beta 5 for Nokia 8.1 (Official firmware).

The Nokia 8.1 smartphone was released in December last year and it is one of the best and most selling phone all over the world. The Android Q beta 5 comes with lots of new features and many other improvements along with the latest July 2019 security patch. Also, the new update added some new features such as new Google Assistant corner gesture, gestural navigation, navigation drawer peeking and much more.  The Android Q beta 5 update fixes all the bugs and smoothly run on your device. We always recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official update.

So if you are the user of Nokia 8.1 smartphone and still using the Android 9.0 Pie, then the time to go through a bit more effort, now upgrade your device to the latest Android Q beta 5. After installing you can get the experience and enjoy all the features of Android Q on your own device. Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you wish to upgrade your device then go ahead and follow the given instructions.

Android Q beta 5 for Nokia 8.1
Android Q beta 5 for Nokia 8.1


The Android Q beta 5 OTA and instructions given in this guide are only working with the above-mentioned variants of Nokia 6. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Check the model number of your device first.

Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to the Nokia 6 during or after the installation of Android Q beta 5 official OTA build. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings before proceeding to the ROM installation guide.
  • Download and install the correct USB Drivers for the Nokia 6 on the PC.
  • Your device should be unrooted.
  • The Nokia 6 must have a stock recovery installed.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your device should be charged at least about 80%.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android Q beta 5 for Nokia 8.1 Official Firmware:

Step No 1: – First, connect your Nokia 6 to the computer via its USB data cable.

Step No 2: – Next, transfer the firmware file that you have already downloaded from the above link to the root folder of internal storage on the phone.

Step No 3: – After transferring the Android Q beta 5 file, disconnect the device from the PC and power it OFF in order to boot it into Recovery Mode. Power ON the phone while pressing and holding the Volume and Power keys at the same time until you see something on the screen, this is bootloader mode.

Step No 4: – Using the Volume Down button, scroll down to Recovery and choose it using Volume Up and reboot the Nokia 6 into recovery mode

Step No 5: – In recovery mode, select install update from sd card.

Step No 6: – Navigate to the location where you have placed the OTA firmware file on the SD Card of your phone. Select it using the Power button and confirm the installation to proceed.

Step No 7: – Go back to the main recovery menu once the installation is completed and select reboot system now.

Done! You’ve successfully installed the Android Q beta 5 official OTA on Nokia 6.

Source: XDA

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