“The update will erase all the user data as you have to sideload the build manually”
Thanks to Google’s project Treble, OnePlus already released the Android Q beta for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. As promised, the brand has now released the first Android Q beta build for both the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones. Android Q beta three was released earlier this month at the I/O 2019 developers conference, and apart from Pixels, 15 smartphones from OEMs such as Sony, OnePlus, Nokia, OPPO, Xiaomi, Realme, and others have also received the build.
Since it is an early beta build, it is meant for developers and early adopters and may not be ideal for a daily driver. OnePlus also posted the list of known issues, which includes Ambient display not working, stability issues, cannot send SMS when VoLTE is turned on, non-functional navigation gestures, lack of recovery mode, app crashes and compatibility issues. Updating to Android Q beta will erase all the user data as it doesn’t support OTA, meaning users opting in the beta program need to backup data first and sideload the build manually.
To flash the Android Q beta build, download the ROM zip package from OnePlus Forum, copy the package to phone’s storage, head over to system setting, then to system updates and click on the top right icon, choose ‘local upgrade’ and navigate to the installation package and the phone will automatically install the Android Q build. Once it is done, click Restart. The handset will boot into recovery mode to format user data, and it will reboot again after formatting and you’re done. It is advised to have at least 30 percent battery and minimum 3GB of internal storage space before updating.
|Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)|
|6 GB RAM|
|6.41 inches (16.28 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 402 PPI|
|48 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|Dual LED Flash|
|16 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|