The Android 11 Beta is now official. Now you can sign up for the Beta here to receive an OTA update, or you can download factory images directly for sideloading. Google is also making the update available through the new Android Flash Tool. While using the OTA is probably the easiest, if you really want to manually install Android 11 Beta.
Below, we’ll walk through the steps for getting the Android 11 beta on your device, and in doing so, you’ll be set to receive all future updates to the OS (including the final release) over the air, which is convenient. It’s important to realize that, while open to the public, this beta is unfinished software meant primarily for developers testing their apps. As such, it’s not as polished as it will be later in the year when Android 11 launches. It also might cause unexpected issues with your phone, ranging from app malfunctions and a downturn in battery performance to worse issues like data loss. So, make sure that your device data is backed up on the cloud, and proceed with caution.
Which Phones Currently Work With Android 11 Beta?
- Pixel 2, 2 XL
- Pixel 3, 3 XL
- Pixel 3A, 3A XL
- Pixel 4, 4 XL
How To Install The Android 11 Beta
On any device that your Google account is logged into, visit the Android 11 beta site to enroll your eligible phone. You should be able to find your phone listed when you click “view your eligible devices”. Click enroll under your phone.
You might be nudged via notification on your phone that the software is ready to install. If you want to check manually, open the settings menu on your phone, then head to System > System Update. Tap “Check for update” to see if you can download the new software.
Once you do get the software downloaded, your phone will begin the installation process for the Android 11 beta. And with that, you’re all done.