Android 14 has been released in Developer Preview! We explain how to download this version to install Android 14 on your smartphone.
Without warning, Google unveiled, in February 2023, the future version of its flagship operating system, Android 14 in Developer Preview. It is a version dedicated to developers, far from the final version that we should see appear this summer on Pixels. Also, the installation itself is not intended to be accessible to just anyone.
For the moment, the new features of Android 14 are quite limited. Note the arrival of a new security and privacy menu, a more detailed battery saver menu, a new way to measure screen time or the arrival of application names on the taskbar for large screens. . The novelties will accumulate over the versions and betas.
Where to download Android 14 DP 1?
If you want to download the Android 14 Developer Preview 1, here are the direct links for the OTAs of each compatible phone:
Currently, it is not possible to install Android 14 on another device. We note the disappearance of the Pixel 4a 4G, Pixel 4 XL and Pixel 4 from this list.
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Attention ! Developer Preview builds of Android are designed for developers, not everyday use. Many bugs may be present and many functions inaccessible. In addition, this manipulation can make your phone permanently unusable in the event of a problem. We therefore advise you not to try this on your main smartphone, especially if you are not sure what you are doing. In addition, this manipulation could erase all the data on your phone. Consider making a backup first.
Do you still want to continue? So follow the guide!
Install ADB on your computer
The first step is to install ADB tools on your computer. You will find them on the Google site dedicated to developers. Select the version that matches your operating system in the ” Command Line tools only“. On Windows, you will also need the Google USB drivers.
Once these tools are installed, copy the OTA file downloaded above to the same folder. In principle, you should have a file called “Command line tools” followed by numbers and letters in which you have placed your OTA file, the one containing the update you want to install.
Reboot into recovery mode
Now we can get to the heart of the matter. Start by enabling developer options on your Pixel. Then restart the phone in recovery mode. To do this, turn off your phone, then turn it back on while holding the Power and Volume Down buttons until the Bootloader appears (a black page with inscriptions).
In this menu, you can navigate with the volume up and down buttons and validate with the Power button. Choose Recovery and you’ll see a bugdroid appear on its back with a red exclamation point. Then briefly press the Power button and the Volume UP button to enter the Recovery itself. This step may require several tries.
Installer Android 14 DP via ADB
Once in the Phone Recovery, choose the Apply update from ADB option.
Connect your smartphone to your computer and launch a command prompt on it. To do this, type “cmd” directly in the address bar of the folder where the file is located.
There, type Adb devices. You should see the device name appear. Then type the command adb sideload followed by the name of the OTA file (with the .zip file extension). On Linux and macOS, add./ in front of this command, which gives./adb sideload.
For a Pixel 6 Pro under Windows, you will therefore have to type adb sideload raven-ota-tpp1.220114.016-e226a305.zip and validate.
Android 13 will then install and your phone will return to the Recovery screen. Select Reboot Now to reboot, and voila! To check if the installation was successful, you can go to the phone options and look at the version of Android installed. In principle, on Android 14 DP, it is “Upside Down Cake”.
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