Android 9.0

Download and Install Android P Developer Preview 3 (Beta 3) for your Android Devices

Android P 9.0 is the latest and by far the greatest update in the history of Android operating system. Introduced in the Google I/O 2018, it brings several AI features to the smartphones. It introduced new user interface, better AI support, improved battery life, and much more. It also features DNS over TLS support, introduced Google Lens, and upcoming feature called voice for Assistant will also be present in Android 9.0 P. So download and install the third iteration of the Android P Beta 3 called Developer Preview 3 for all Google Pixel devices and more.

Android P Beta 3 comes with new firmware build number PPP3.180510.008. It also brings new APIs for developers for deploying the Android P supported apps on the Play Store. The Android SDK has also been upgraded to SDK 28. You may also like to see the release notes listed in the sources for known bugs.

The Android P DP 3 will get to the following devices soon:

  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nokia 7 plus
  • OnePlus 6
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Download Android P Beta 3 Factory Images (Developer Preview 3)

Device Download Link
Pixel XL
Pixel 2
Pixel 2 XL

How to update you say?

As the above listed files are all Android P Factory Images, you will need to flash them using Fastboot Mode. If your device is already on the previous Beta 2, then you will receive an OTA update. You can still flash the factory images without wiping data. See below.

Download Android P Developer Preview 3 OTA Updates

  • Pixel — OTA update zip
  • Pixel XL — OTA update zip
  • Pixel 2 — OTA update zip
  • Pixel 2 XL — OTA update zip

Read: How to install OTA updates on Android devices?

How to install Android P Beta 3 Factory Images Without Wiping Data?

This trick will enable you to update Google Pixel devices to latest Android P Beta 3, provided, your Android device is already running the previous Android P Beta 2.

  1. Make sure your PC, MacBook, or Linux machine has ADB and Fastboot environment setup. You can use the 15 second ADB installer from here. You may also download platform tools from here to use adb and Fastboot interfaces. Download and extract it on the desktop.
  2. Enable OEM Unlock, USB debugging, and Advanced Reboot from developer option on your Android device.
  3. Download the latest Android P stock or factory image for your device from above.
  4. Extract the factory image to a folder where ADB and Fastboot is available or installed.
  5. Enter the extracted folder. You will see a batch file called ‘flash-all.bat’. This script is used to automate the flashing process.
  6. Now, download and install Notepad++ to your computer. As we don’t want to wipe data, we will sue the Notepad++ to edit the stock firmware image.
  7. Open the ‘flash-all.bat’ file with Notepad++; at the end of the text, remove ‘-w’ (it’s written without quotes) and save the file.
  8. Now, open a command prompt or terminal in the folder.
  9. Connect Android device to PC.
  10. Type in adb devices in cmd or terminal to ensure connectivity.
  11. Reboot into Bootloader mode. Type in the command adb reboot bootloader
  12. Now, simply run the ‘flash-all.bat’ file.

The flashing will start and device will reboot into Android P beta 3.

For Mac OS/Linux execute the command./ and wait a few minutes.

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Source – Android Developer, Release Notes