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How To Install Android P Developer Preview On Supported Google Devices

Good news finally now you can install  Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices. Google’s next iteration of Android which is Android 9.0 P, has broken cover and has been made available to the world of developers and testers. Recently, Google has rolled out the first developer preview of the upcoming Android version Android 9.0 P for Google devices. The new Android version Android 9.0 P brings many new features and customization’s like revamped UI, Indoor positioning with WiFi Round-Trip-Time, Enhanced notifications with smart replies and inline images, HDR VP9 video support and HEIF image compression, Display cutout support for devices with notches, Multi-camera support with added functionality for connecting USB cameras, Improvements in Neural Networks API 1.1. and much more.

The much-rumored Android 9.0 has finally made the touchdown with the very first Android P Developer Preview 1 for the supported Google devices. These devices include the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Now the users of these devices test the experience of latest Android OS. Proceed to install Android P Developer Preview On Supported Google Devices.

By following this simple step by step guide you can easily install Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices. This is not a simple OTA programme but you will have to flash system images manually on your Google devices. The final release is set to be released in Q3, 2018. Before proceeding don’t forget to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices then go ahead and follow the given steps.

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Please note that this guide is working with only for Android P Developer Preview installed on Google devices . Do not try this root method on any other device or incorrect variants.

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  • Make a proper backup of all your data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • The bootloader of your Google devices should be unlocked.
  • Your device should be running on Android P Developer Preview .
  • Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode in your Google devices

Required Files:

Google Pixel (sailfish):

Google Pixel 2 (marlin):

Google Pixel 2 (walleye):

Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen)

Steps to Install Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices:

These are the detailed instructions on install  Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices.

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1 – First, download and install Android SDK on the desktop of your PC from the Android Developers website. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.

2 – Next, download MagiskManager-v5.5.5.apk directly to your device.

3 – Download the Android P Developer Preview from the official site and transfer it to your phone. (/sdcard/Download/ location)

4 – Now, install MagiskManager that you have already downloaded on your phone.

5 – After installation completes, run MagiskManager and then click on “Install“.

6 – It will prompt to locate the boot image (/sdcard/Download). Select it, MagiskManager will patch this boot image.

7 – Copy the patched boot image to your PC. The patched boot image would name patched_boot.img located in /sdcard/MagiskManager/

8 – Connect Google devices to your PC using its USB data cable. Use ADB to reboot to bootloader by giving the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

9 – Flash the patched image to your device by given 2 commands.

fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img

fastboot reboot

Done! You have successfully install  Android P Developer Preview on supported Google devices.


Bhatti Junaid

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