August 9, 2022
Android N Developer Preview: How to Install it


Google has released the Android N Developer Preview and it has given us a glimpse of all the new features like multi-window support, notification enhancements, revamped dose, and more. If you are wondering how to install Android N Developer Preview, follow these steps.

How to Install Android N Developer Preview
Android N Developer Preview is now available as factory images to download for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, General Mobile GM 4G, Nexus Player, Nexus 9 and Pixel C devices. Before proceeding with how to install Android N Developer Preview, we warn readers that The version of the operating system is not yet ready to become a daily driver for consumers, and it is primarily for developers.

We will also warn users before downloading the Android N Developer Preview that there is a good chance that the bugs may be fixed at this stage. Before doing this, it is important to take a complete backup of your Android smartphone.

Install Android N Developer Preview via Factory Image
Before proceeding to download Developer Preview, make sure to have the latest Android Studio Preview installed on your system. The program runs on the system helping to connect to the Android device via micro-USB cable and flash the new Android build to the device.

Along with Android Studio Preview, ADB and Fastboot programs are also installed which can be accessed through the command terminal on your PC. Be sure to have a little knowledge of how adb and fastboot work when flashing a new OS.

Here’s how to manually download Android N Developer Preview and install it on your device.

1) Download the correct factory image for your device from Here,

2) go to Adjustment , Developer Options and tick USB debugging,

3) Extract the images and save on your computer.

4) Connect your device to your computer over USB.

5) Start the device in fastboot mode.

You may need to boot into fastboot mode using the adb tool: With the device turned on, go to the command terminal and execute the following: adb reboot bootloader. This will provide access to the bootloader of the device.

6) Navigate to the unzipped system image directory.

7) Execute “flash-all.bat”, which should unzip the image files and install the required bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system. This will take time and will see several reboots. Step will install Android N Developer Preview on the device.

Install Android N Developer Preview via OTA Update
The easiest way to install Android N Developer Preview is through the Android Beta Program. Not only do you get the update over-the-air, but you don’t even need to flash your device. Users also get future pre-release Android N beta updates as and when they become available, as well as maintenance releases (MR).

At the end of the program, you will start receiving regular public updates. Users can opt-out of the program at any time to return to the stable, public version of Android. However, they should note that if they opt-out while their device is running the beta version of Android, all user data on the device will be erased. Users are advised to back up their data before starting the process.

1) visit g.co/androidbeta on your desktop or mobile browser

2) Sign in to your Google Account associated with an eligible device (Eligible devices are Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and general mobile 4G.)

3) Under Your Eligible Devices, select the Enroll device for the device you want to enroll.

4) Agree to the Terms and Conditions, and then click join beta

5) Then a system update will be offered on your device. Users can check to see if an update is pending. by navigating to Adjustment , about , system updates,

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