The OnePlus 7 series will get an Android Q beta after release

The OnePlus 7 series will get an Android Q beta after release

As expected, this year’s Google I/O conference was kicked with the announcement about the third beta preview of Android Q, which brings new iPhone-like navigation gestures, a quick toggle for system-wide dark theme, and some security improvement to the Pixel devices. Along with that, Google also announced that the Android Q beta will be available for almost 20 non-Pixel devices from Asus, OnePlus, Sony, Xiaomi, Realme, and half a dozen other brands. Under this public roll-out, the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T are getting the latest preview builds for Android Q and after their launch, the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro will also receive support for the developer preview.

OnePlus 7 XDA Forums OnePlus 7 Pro XDA Forums

OnePlus has cautioned that the Android Q beta for Android device is still in its early stage of development and is best suited for developers and early adopters. Flashing this build is only recommended to users, especially developers, who wish to test their apps targetted at Android Q but cannot afford to buy the latest Google Pixel device.

OnePlus 6 XDA Forums OnePlus 6T XDA Forums

For now, the available OxygenOS builds based on Android Q beta have a number of issues. As a result, the camera, among other half-baked features, might not function as intended. The portrait mode on the camera is broken too. Additionally, the UI on the beta builds for OnePlus 6/6T might undergo unwarranted crashes and apps might not be fully functional.

The Android Q developer preview builds for the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T are already available and we presume that the same will be rolled out for the OnePlus 7 series with its launch on May 14. If you want to try out the beta on your OnePlus smartphone, grab the firmware ZIP files from the links below and head over to Settings>System>System Updates. Then, tap on the icon in the top right corner, select Local Upgrade, followed by the ZIP to be flashed.

Download Android Q beta for OnePlus 6 Download Android Q beta for OnePlus 6T

If you wish to roll back to a stable build based on Android 9 Pie, you can download the following ZIP files and follow the same method as above. Do note that both of these processes will wipe your data be sure to take a backup before proceeding.

Rollabck ROM for OnePlus 6 Rollabck ROM for OnePlus 6T

Meanwhile, you can listen to XDA’s Daniel Marchena has to say about the Android Q developer preview build for his OnePlus 6 in this video. The current build has a lot of bleeding edges and we only recommend it to those who have no absolutely other option.

Source: OnePlus Forums

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]