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Download and Install Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2) – Pixel Series Supported

So, here we are all set to welcome the Android P developer preview 2. Two months ago, right on this date, Android P 1st Preview was rolled out by Google. As the custom remains the second phase of developer preview is rolling for the Pixel series of devices. The latest Android P DP 2 moves the software version number to PPP2.180412.013. A lot has changed in terms of features since we last had the meeting with Android P developer preview 1. The current and second iteration of Android P brings adaptive brightness, gesture navigation, the predictive action for Apps, better battery optimization etc.  In this post, we will guide on how to download install Android P Developer Preview 2.

Google is very punctual with developer previews from what it seems.1st one dropped in March. We did mention to you that the 2nd dev preview will unveil at  Google’s 2018 Annual I/O Conference. So, here we are all set with the 2nd preview. Again, in the coming months namely, June and July 2018, we will see the 3rd and 4th iteration of Android P developer preview. Observing the routine clockwork from Google, we can expect the stable Android P may roll around 3rd quarter of 2018.

The developer previews are mostly meant for the developers on the beta channel to test the ROM and report bugs. So, we suggest that any user should not casually install Android P developer preview 2 for regular day to day use. The reason is the developer previews are the initial phase of the ROM. So, it may bring a lot of bugs and glitches, creating trouble for your phone.

You can find the factory images for various Pixel devices that will have Android P developer preview (DP2) for download. You can check the full tutorial below to install Android P Developer Preview 2.

In case if you don’t want to try manually, then you can simply enroll for the Android P beta update through Android P Beta Program. Read our guide on How to Enroll for Android P Beta Program.

Watch the video to see how actually Android P looks like:

Watch Android P Beta via Youtube

Download and Install Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2)

Here are the active download links for the factory images, which you can grab manually and flash the Android P developer Preview 2 (DP2).   It is rolling for various Pixel range of devices only as of now. Those are the only devices on which anyone can install Android P developer preview. So, here we are listing the zip files.

Download Android P Developer Preview 2 for Pixel [sailfish] Google Pixel XL Android P Developer Preview 2 [marlin] Android P Developer Preview 2 for Pixel 2 [walleye] Android P Developer Preview 2 for Pixel 2 XL [taimen]

How To Manually Install Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2) Factory Images

Here is a complete tutorial to help you flash the latest factory images that brings the Android P developer preview 2 for Pixel devices.Well, before flashing you have keep a few pints in find which we have mentioned below.

Pre-Requisites

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  • This is the beta build of Android P factory images are exclusively for developers to develop Apps and report bugs.
  • It is not suggestible to flash these factory images for purpose of daily use.
  • This build of Android P developer preview may have bugs and glitches.
  • If you are not a developer it’s better not to flash these factory images for casual using.
  • In order to flash these factory images, you have to install latest Android SDK.
  • You need to unlock the bootloader of your device to install the factory images.
  • Flashing a factory image will wipe out your phone completely clean. So backup your device data.
  • GetDroidTips will not be responsible for bricking and damaging of devices during installation of these updates.

Steps To Install Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2) Factory Images

Now coming to the flashing part, you have to execute some Unix/MAC/Window based command line script. Then you have to flash the factory image for your respective Pixel series device.

Follow the link below to the complete illustrative tutorial. We have step-by-step mentioned how to do the bootloader unlocking and factory image flashing. Just do as the tutorial mentions.

How To Install Latest Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2) [Full Tutorial]

So, that’s it. Download and install Android P Developer Preview 2 (DP2) and enjoy the new features and changes it brings. If you have any queries about download or installation do let us know.

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