Today just got a lot more exciting. Google has just released the final Android P Developer Preview for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This is Developer Preview 5 and Android P Beta 4, for those keeping track. Factory Images and OTA Files are available now!
The previous developer preview/beta was released earlier this very month. This last build should be the most stable we’ve seen so far. If you’ve been dying to give Android P a try, but have held off on previous releases, now is the time to dive in. Check out the release notes below:
API level 28
Date: July 2018
Emulator support: x86 & ARM (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: July 2018
Google Play services: 12.4.46
The Pixel devices are obviously getting this update, but there is also a slew of other phones that can join the party. The devices listed below are a part of the program but are still subject to waiting for OEMs.
Factory images and OTA files have been posted for the Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. If that’s not your style, you can sign up for the Android Beta Program to receive the OTA update on your phone. Stay tuned to XDA for more details about this last developer preview.
How to Install Android P Beta 4 on the Google Pixel & Pixel 2
OTA Image Instructions
Download the OTA image for your device
Move it to the internal storage of your device
Make sure you’ve set up ADB if you haven’t already
Reboot to recovery with the following command: adb reboot recovery
Select the option “Apply update from ADB”
Sideload the OTA with the following command: adb sideload <OTA_image.zip>
Factory Image Instructions
Download the factory image for your device
Extract the factory image zip on your PC
Run the flash-all.bat if you’re on Windows or flash-all.sh if you’re on Mac/Linux. This will wipe all data on your device! If you want to flash the update without losing any data, please follow these instructions instead.