How to install Android 11 developer preview on Pixel Smartphones using Android Flash Tool

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How to install Android 11 developer preview on Google Pixel devices using Android Flash Tool

Google has started the testing program of the new Android version 11. Android 11 comes with multiple features that would get you excited about it. You can look at the upcoming features of Android 11 here. Google has launched a developer preview of Android 11 for only Pixel Smartphones and will roll out the Android 11 update for Samsung and Oppo devices in Q1 of 2021. Here is how you can get Android 11 for Pixel Smartphones. Android 11 Developer Preview is available on Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL, Pixel 3a / 3a XL, Pixel 3 / 3 XL, and Pixel 2 / 2 XL.

According to Google for installing the developer preview from the Android Flash Tool you require any browser that supports WebUSB API, which is supported by Chrome as well as Microsoft Edge version 79 and later. By the time don’t forget to read How to flash Android Smartphone from Google’s latest Android Flash tool

Enable the following settings to allow your Pixel Smartphone to install Android 11 developer preview

  • Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build number 7 times to enable the Developer Mode on your device.
  • Go to Settings > Developer options > Toggle on USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
  • Make a backup of your important data and ensure you have at least 60% of charge in your device.

Note: This process won’t wipe your device, but it’s good practice to backup any irreplaceable data in case something goes wrong.

How to install Android 11 using Android Flash Tool

  • If you use Windows 10, you’ll need to install this driver first for your phone to be recognized.
  • Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable. Then head over to this page at the Android Developers portal and select the URL listed next to the device you’re using within the “Use Android Flash Tool” section.
  • On the next page, click on “Get Started.” The Android Flash Tool will ask for permission to access ADB keys in a pop-up window, which is necessary to install software on your phone. You’ll need to tap “OK” to proceed with this process.
Android Flash Tool for Android 11
  • Click “Add new device” at the bottom of the page. Your device should appear in a pop-up window on your computer, so go ahead and click it.
Android Flash tool for Android 11
  • Once you do that, you should now see a request on your phone that says “Allow USB debugging?” You’ll also see a long string of numbers and letters that should match up with what your PC shows if you click the gear icon on the Android Flash Tool page. On your phone, check the box next to “Always allow from this computer,” then tap Allow.
  • After that, your device should show up on the Android Flash Tool as being connected. Click on the box with the name of your device to proceed.
Android flash tool
  • You’ll want to pay attention to what appears in the “Selected build” section of the Flash Tool (see below). Before you hit the blue “Install” button at the bottom of the page, I recommend tapping the pencil icon next to “Selected build” and checking the “Lock Bootloader” box. This will lock the bootloader after this process is complete, leaving you with a more secure device than if it remained unlocked.
Android flash tool
  • The next window basically tells you to stop interacting with your phone during the rest of this process unless asked to do so and to not unplug your device. If you’re in a position to proceed, go ahead.
Android flash tool
  • One more prompt before getting started: a license agreement. You need to agree to the terms of the Android Software Development Kit License Agreement, which you can find here.
  • After you hit “I accept,” your phone will reboot into its bootloader screen. If nothing happens for a few seconds, don’t worry. You may also see a window pop up on your computer that says “Reselect your device.” In that case, leave your phone alone and select the “Reselect device” on the computer. According to Google, your phone might be renamed “Android,” though it might just be identified with the model name (e.g. Pixel 3).
  • If you haven’t flashed software before, Google will probably need to unlock your bootloader to proceed with the installation. Keep in mind that doing this will trigger a factory reset on your phone. If you haven’t backed up your data, you’ll lose everything. Once you agree, you’ll need to allow the bootloader to unlock on your phone. To do this, use the volume keys to navigate to the option that says “Unlock the bootloader,” then hit the power button once to confirm.
  • After that, the Android Flash Tool will begin to download and install the software. You can continue to watch along, but don’t touch your phone at this point, even though it will restart several times. Just keep an eye on the progress using the Android Flash Tool page on your computer.
Android flash tool

Once you’re all done, the phone will reboot one last time, and over on your PC, you’ll be met with a celebratory screen. You’re all done! And thankfully, you won’t have to go through this process again for the next Android 11 update — easy as this was.

Android flash tool

[Method Source: The Verge]

Gotcha!!! You have successfully installed Android 11 developer preview on your Google Pixel Smartphone. While if you don’t have the compatible OS or Windows 10 you can also install developer preview using ADB sideload that can be found below!

Download and Install the developer Preview of Latest Android version (Android 11) on your Google Pixel Smartphone using ADB sideload

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