How to test and install Android P on your Google Pixel

Finally, the new version of the operating system is available and although only a few users in the world can try it, we are all interested in news. We’ve already told you everything that changes in Android P with respect to Android O and now it’s time to go deep so that all users of a Google Pixel can try and install  Android P. Google has already published the factory images of Android P for all devices compatible, where you may see deficiencies that you do not like too much.

The Nexus cease to have official support from Google . They will be very community-supported devices, but there is no longer Nexus in the roadmap for updates on Google devices. The big G now focuses on the Pixels, both first generation and second generation. These 4 terminals already have the factory image of Android P available, so today we will show you how to update in a simple way.

Update your Google Pixel to Android P without deleting the data

The first thing you should know is that there is not yet a beta program available and that therefore this version can not be downloaded via OTA and installed in an extremely easy way. Still, it’s not too complicated to try the new Android P preview on your device. It is possible that soon there will be the beta program and with it the updates via OTA for all the Google Pixels of the world. For the moment you must recreate these steps that we leave belowto enjoy Android P. You can download the factory images for your device below.

  1. Download the factory image of your Google Pixel on your PC
  2. Extract the zip file from this factory image
  3. Among the available files look for ‘ flash-all.bat ‘ and edit it in a text editor
  4. Find the code line ‘ Fastboot -w update …’ and delete ‘ -w ‘
  5. Save it and double click on ‘ flash-all.bat ‘
  6. After a few minutes Android P should start on your Google Pixel

As usual, you must have ADB / fastboot installed on your computer , something that almost all these processes need. With these simple steps you can enjoy Android P on your Google Pixel. Deleting ‘-w’ allows us to keep the files of our device intact, although if you have a custom ROM we recommend that you do not erase this and skip step 3 and 4 .

We remind you that it is a version for developers and that therefore you have to have a minimum of knowledge to carry out this installation. If you’ve never experimented with this topic, you’d better wait for the beta program and the updates via OTA .