Google Android 12L is basically designed for big-screen phones and foldable devices like Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the underserved Android tablet market.
Now, according to the information, few Google Pixel users can install Android 12L today through the beta program.
Compatible Android 12L Beta Pixel Devices:
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 6 Pro
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 3a/XL
- Pixel 4/XL
- Pixel 4a/5G
How to get Android 12L Beta on Google Pixel
- Download the important files
- Boot into Recovery mode
- Go to ADB sideload
- Connect the handset to a computer with ADB tools installed
- Enter the sideload command
- Reboot your phone
1. Download Android 12L
To start the process all you need to do is download the files needed to actually put Android 12L on your Pixel. You can follow with any one of the mentioned below.
For the Android 12L Beta, only Pixel 3a/XL, Pixel 4/XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5a, and Pixel 5 are available, with the Pixel 6 series coming soon. You won’t be able to install it on the original Pixel/XL, Pixel 2/XL, or Pixel 3/XL.
2. Boot into Recovery mode
- Switch off your handset
- Hold down on the Power button and the Volume down button at the exact same time
- Using your volume buttons, scroll down to Recovery mode.
- Select this by clicking the power button
Now, you should see a smaller Android lying down with an exclamation mark over it. From here, press the Power button and the Volume up button for about a second to fully enter Recovery mode. Releasing the Volume up button will send you into Recovery.
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3. Navigate to ADB sideload
Using the volume buttons, scroll down to Apply update from ADB and select it with the power button. This will launch a mostly blank screen with text near the bottom directing you on how to sideload an OTA, such as this one for the Android 12L Beta.
4. Connect the handset to a computer with ADB tools installed
This step is important as it’s the only way to transfer the downloaded OTA file to your handset. You’ll need to have ADB and Fastboot tools in a handy place. You can download ADB tools from the Android Developers website. You can also use the Universal ADB Drivers from ClockWorkMod, which can make the process a bit easier on Windows devices.
5. Enter the sideload command
On Windows, ensure your Command Prompt is directed to the ADB tools folder and type in adb sideload. If you’re on macOS or Linux, do the same thing in Terminal (use “cd” and “ls” commands to make sure your Terminal is pointed at the right folder, Google it if you need help) but type in ./adb sideload. You’ll then need to insert the file name of the .zip folder you downloaded from Google and hit enter to start the process.
6. Reboot your phone
Once the OTA is done installing, you will be taken back to Recovery Mode. The last step to jump into the new update is to select the Reboot Now option with your power button.