Google released the developer preview of Android N last week and it comes with new features such as notifications enhancements, multi-window support, Data Saver, Background Optimizations and much more. Here in this post we are going to tell you on how to install developer preview of Android N in your Smartphone.
Before going ahead with the installation of the developer preview of Android N, you will have to check whether you Smartphone is qualified for the latest update. The developer preview can be installed only in Pixel C, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6 Smartphones.
How to install the developer preview of Android N in your Smartphone?
You can install the developer preview of Android N using either factory images or via OTA update.
To install Android N developer preview in your Smartphone, you must first install Android Studio preview in your PC. This application works by connecting your Android device through USB-cable in order to flash the new Android build to your Smartphone.
1) Download the Factory Image of Android N developer preview from here.
2) Open Setting -> Developer Options -> and turn on the USB debugging.
3) Now extract the images and save them on your computer.
4) Using USB, connect your Smartphone to your computer and start it in Fastboot mode.
You might have to use the ADB tool to boot into fastboot mode and after the device is powered on, execute “adb reboot bootloader” in the command terminal to gain access to the bootloader of the device.
5) Open the unzipped system image directory
6) Now, executing “flash-all.bat” will unzip image files and install the required bootloader, baseband firmware(s) and Operating System. You might experience many reboots during the process which eventually lead to the installation of Android N on your device.
Via OTA Update
This is the latest and easiest way to install the developer preview of Android N on your device. You will not have to download any factory image and flash it on your device. All you will have to do is open a link in your browser and enroll your device for the program.
1) Open g.co/androidbeta in your mobile or desktop browser.
2) Sign in to your Google Account that is linked to any of the qualified devices such as General Mobile 4G, Pixel C, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6 and choose your device.
3) Click “Join Beta” after agreeing to the terms and conditions
4) Following the sequence of steps above will allow you to install the Android N developer preview via OTA update.
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