How to easily install the Android 14 Beta on your Pixel

You’ve been waiting for months and finally, the day has arrived – Google has released the Android 14 beta for your Pixel phone. As an avid Android fan, you know you want to get your hands on the latest software and try out all the new features as soon as possible. The good news is installing the Android beta on your Pixel is really easy. In just a few quick steps, you’ll have the Android 14 beta up and running on your Pixel so you can start enjoying all the new capabilities. Whether it’s the improved AI, enhanced security, or updated UI, the Android 14 beta brings some exciting improvements. Take your Pixel to the next level and install the Android 14 beta today. The process is straightforward, but we’ll walk you through it step-by-step so you can get started right away.

Download the Android 14 Beta OTA Update File

To get the latest Android beta up and running on your Pixel, here are the steps:

  1. Make sure your Pixel is plugged in and charging since the update process can take a while. You’ll also want to connect to Wi-Fi for the fastest download speeds.
  2. Head to the Android Beta Program site and tap the “View eligible devices” option. Select your Pixel model to enroll it in the program. Read through the terms and conditions, then tap “Accept and enroll.”
  3. In a few minutes, you should receive an over-the-air (OTA) update notification. Tap “Download & install” to get started. If you don’t see the notification right away, go to Settings > System > System update to check for the Android 14 Beta manually.
  4. The Android 14 Beta OTA update file is pretty hefty, so find something to keep you occupied while it downloads – it can take 30 minutes or more depending on your internet speed. Once the download completes, tap “Restart & install” to get the latest beta software installed on your Pixel.
  5. Your Pixel will restart and install the Android 14 Beta update. When it’s finished, you may need to go through a quick setup process to get started. You can now start exploring all the new features in the latest Android beta release on your favorite Pixel phone! Let us know what you think of Android 14 so far in the comments. We’re eager to hear your feedback on the new update.

Enable Developer Options and USB Debugging on Your Pixel

To get the Android 14 Beta up and running on your Pixel, you’ve got to enable some developer settings. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds.

First, open the Settings app on your Pixel and scroll down to “About phone.” Tap on “Build number” seven times until you see a message that says “You are now a developer!”

Next, go back to the main Settings screen. You’ll now see a new option called “Developer options.” Tap on that.

In the Developer options screen, look for “USB debugging” and turn it on. This allows your Pixel to communicate with your computer to install the software update.

You’ll also want to turn on “OEM unlocking.” This unlocks your bootloader so you can install the Android 14 Beta. Don’t worry, turning this on won’t delete any of your data or settings.

Lastly, enable “Stay awake” and “USB debugging (Security settings).” The first option keeps your screen on while you’re installing the update. The second grants your computer permission to communicate with your Pixel.

With these developer settings enabled and USB debugging authorized on your Pixel, you’re all set to download the Android 14 Beta OTA update file to your computer and install it on your device. If you get stuck at any point, Google’s developer website has helpful instructions to walk you through the rest of the process.

Before you know it, you’ll be exploring all the new features of the latest Android version on your Pixel. Enjoy! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Reboot Your Pixel Into Recovery Mode

To install the Android 14 Beta on your Pixel, you’ll need to reboot into Recovery Mode. This special mode allows you to perform system-level operations like installing updates.

Entering Recovery Mode

To enter Recovery Mode on your Pixel:

  1. Power off your Pixel completely. This is important – Recovery Mode will not work if your phone is just restarted.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Power button.
  3. When you see the word ‘Start’ appear on the screen, release all buttons.
  4. Use the Volume buttons to highlight ‘Recovery mode’ and press the Power button to select it.
  5. Your Pixel will now reboot into Recovery Mode, displaying an image of an Android robot with a red exclamation point.
  6. If your phone does not boot into Recovery Mode, try again. Make sure you press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneously until you see ‘Start’ appear on the screen.
  7. In Recovery Mode, use the Volume buttons to scroll to ‘Apply update from ADB’ and press the Power button to select it.
  8. This option will allow you to sideload the Android 14 Beta update package onto your Pixel.
  9. On your computer, download the Android 14 Beta OTA package for your specific Pixel model.
  10. You can find the latest Beta update packages on Google’s Developer site. Make sure you download the correct update package for your Pixel’s model number.
  11. Connect your Pixel to your computer with a USB cable.
  12. On your computer, open a command prompt or terminal window in the folder containing the update package.
  13. Enter the command: adb sideload [UPDATE_PACKAGE_NAME]
  14. Replace [UPDATE_PACKAGE_NAME] with the actual filename of the update package you downloaded.
  15. Your Pixel will now install the Android 14 Beta update. This process can take 10-15 minutes. Do not disconnect your phone from the computer during this time.

Once the update is installed, your Pixel will automatically reboot back to the normal booted state. You may have to go through an additional setup process. Your Pixel is now running the Android 14 Beta! Let the fun begin.

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Apply the Android 14 Beta OTA Update

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To install the Android 14 Beta on your Pixel, you’ll need to apply an over-the-air (OTA) update. This will upgrade your current Android version to the beta release so you can start testing the new features.

Check for the Update

Head to the Settings app on your Pixel and tap “System”. Select “Advanced” and then tap “System update“. Your phone will check for available updates, including the Android 14 Beta.

Download & Install

Once the update is found, tap “Download and install“. The update file will download to your phone. This may take 10-30 minutes depending on your connection speed. Don’t worry, you can still use your phone during the download.

After the download completes, tap “Restart & install” to begin the installation process. Your phone will restart and install the update. The installation should take 5-15 minutes. Do not interrupt it or turn off your phone during this time.

Set Up the Beta

When your phone reboots, you may see a screen to accept the terms of the beta program. Review and accept the terms to start using Android 14 Beta. You may also get a prompt to re-enable certain services like location or web browsing. Opt-in to anything you need.

Your Pixel will now restart one more time to apply the finishing touches. Once it powers back on, you’ll be running Android 14 Beta! Take some time to explore all the new features and settings. Be sure to report any bugs or issues you encounter to help improve the final release.

A few other things to keep in mind:

  • The beta may be unstable or have issues. It’s meant for testing, not daily use.
  • You won’t receive normal Android updates during the beta program. You’ll get beta updates instead.
  • You can opt-out of the beta program at any time to go back to the stable Android release. But this requires wiping your phone, so back up anything important first!

Enjoy testing out all the new features in Android 14 Beta on your Pixel! Let us know if you have any other questions.

FAQs: Common Questions About Installing the Android 14 Beta

So you want to try out the latest Android software before anyone else? Installing the Android 14 beta on your Pixel phone is actually pretty straightforward. Here are some common questions and answers to hopefully put you at ease.

Do I need a developer account?

No, you do not need a special developer account to install the Android 14 beta. Anyone with a compatible Pixel phone can enroll to get the beta software updates.

Will I lose data or apps?

It’s always a good idea to back up your phone before installing any system update. While unlikely, there is a small chance of data loss or app issues. Make sure anything important on your phone like photos, messages or files have been backed up to the cloud or your PC.

How do I enroll in the beta program?

  1. Go to on your Pixel phone’s web browser.
  2. Tap “View your eligible devices” to see if your Pixel qualifies.
  3. Tap “Opt in” and then check the box to accept the terms and conditions.
  4. Tap “Opt in” again to begin downloading the Android 14 beta update.
  5. Once the update has downloaded, tap “Restart & install” to reboot your phone and install the beta software.

Can I opt out of the beta if I want to?

Yes, you can opt out of the Android beta program at any time. Just go back to, tap on your device again and select “Opt out.” Your phone will then reboot and update to the standard version of Android, losing any beta software in the process. You may have to reset some options on your phone after opting out.

Any other questions? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy trying out the latest Android features before the final public release!


There you have it, the step-by-step process to install the Android 14 Beta on your Pixel. Now your phone is loaded with the latest software and features straight from Google. Enjoy playing around with all the new capabilities, and be sure to report any bugs you find to help improve the final release. Your feedback matters. Once the official Android 14 update rolls out, you’ll get that too and can decide if you want to stick with the beta or go back to the public version. For now, have fun testing out Android 14 and experiencing the future of Android on your Pixel!

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