Android 13 Beta 2 is finally here. And if you’re like us, you’re very excited to check out the latest version of Android from Google. If you have a Pixel 4 or later, you’re in luck. As you’re going to be able to install the beta on your Pixel with ease. Other devices may be supported later on down the road. So here’s how you can install the Android 13 Beta update onto your Pixel phone.
Which smartphones are supported?
Currently, only Pixel smartphones are supported. Here’s the full list:
- Pixel 4 and 4 XL
- Pixel 4a and 4a 5G
- Pixel 5
- Pixel 5a
- Pixel 6
- Pixel 6 Pro
How to upgrade to Android 13 Beta
The easiest way is going to be to head over to the Android Beta Program website and enroll your device. So start by clicking here.
Now, you’ll see your devices that are eligible for the Android Beta Program. For most people, there’s likely only one device shown here.
Find the device you want to enroll and run the Android 13 Beta on, and tap on “Opt-in”.
Next, you’ll be asked which beta program you want to install. Since Google currently has the Android 12 beta program available for its quarterly platform releases or Pixel Drops. So make sure you choose Android 13 beta Program.
Next, you’ll want to take over the fine print for the beta. It also mentions in bold at the bottom that:
“If you install a beta version, you will not be able to unenroll and revert back to a stable public release version of Android without first wiping all locally saved data on your device. You may also encounter issues restoring a backup.”
Once you’ve read that, click on “I agree to the terms of the beta program”.
Then click on “Confirm and Enroll” at the bottom.
Now, you are enrolled. Within the next few minutes – it’s usually instant – your phone will get an OTA to download and install. The first OTA to get you into the beta is going to be fairly large. Afterwards, to jump to the next beta, it’ll likely be a lot smaller.
And that’s it.
How to sideload Android 13 Beta
The faster way, but not always the easiest way, to install the Android 13 Beta onto your Pixel device is to sideload it. So here’s how you can do that.
Download the needed files.
Boot into Recovery mode.
Navigate to ADB sideload.
Connect the handset to a computer with ADB tools installed.
Enter the sideload command.
Reboot your phone.