Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Android 13 Beta – Download and Install

Google announced Android 13 at the Google I/O 2022 event held this week. Guess what, Lenovo Tab P12 Pro with its keyboard case was used on the stage to demo large screen devices. In fact, it’s the first tablet to get access to the Android 13 Developer Preview program. If you remember, it was also the first tablet to test early builds of Android 12L. Thanks to good software support, the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro can now get a very early taste of Android 13 through the Developer Preview builds.

The Android 13 beta build is currently available for the Wi-Fi variant of Lenovo Tab P12 Pro, which has the model number TB-Q706F. To confirm that you have the Wi-Fi variant, navigate to System > Settings > About tablet and check the model number. Also, the device should have been purchased outside China. Lenovo warns that installing the Android 12 beta on a non-WiFi variant can brick your device.

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Android 13 Beta Download and Install

Android 13 Developer Preview versions are for testing purposes by developers, therefore Lenovo warns that “Android 13 developer preview builds are early Android OS releases and are intended for application developers only – they are not recommended for general use”. In case you are not aware of the flashing and the problem it can create on your device, don’t jump to test Android 13 so early.

The Android 12 Beta 1 build for Lenovo Tab P12 Pro brings the April 2022 security patch. Lenovo has shared a long list of features that do not work. However, there’s so much to look forward to the Android 13, including a new Photo Picker API, UI optimizations, improved multitasking, and more. Here’s the list of issues shared by Lenovo:

  • Fingerprint unlock is not supported.
  • Face Unlock is not supported.
  • TOF sensor related function is removed.
  • Stylus key function is not supported but basic function works.
  • Touchpad functions with two fingers are not supported.
  • Touchpad swipe up/down/left/right with 3 or 4 fingers are not supported.
  • Miracast function is not supported.
  • Screen output via cable (extended screen) can be supported when <force desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • Cast Via HDMI (extended screen) can be supported when <force desktop mode> is turned on in developer menu.
  • VPN is not tested and may not work properly.
  • WIDI is not supported.
  • Video play may face audio issue.
  • Settings may display abnormal sometimes, re-selecting or cleaning recent apps can make it work properly.

Let’s now move on to how to install the Android 13 Beta on your Lenovo Tab P12 Pro.

Download Android 13 Beta 1 for Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

Lenovo Tab P12 Pro Android 13 Beta 1 – Download Link

How to Install Android 13 Beta 1 on Lenovo Tab P12 Pro

Here are the steps recommended by Lenovo to install the Android 13 beta on your tablet.

Step 1: Download SW Flashing Package on your computer.

Step 2: Extract it and Choose the folder Windows SOP of DPP image download, if you using a Windows laptop.

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Step 3: Open the driver folder and install all the drivers

Step 4: Go back and copy the adb folder

Step 5: Paste the adb folder in the C drive

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Step 6: Now, extract the Android 12 Beta 1 ZIP file

Step 7: Copy all the files and paste them into the adb folder in the C drive

Step 8: Go to Developer settings on your Lenovo tablet

Step 9: Enable USB debugging.

Step 10: Enable OEM unlocking from the Developer settings.

Step 11: Open the adb folder located inside the C drive

Step 12: Press the Shift button and right-click at the same time.

Step 13: Select Open PowerShell Window here.

Step 14: Run the following command to check if the tablet is successfully connected to the laptop.

adb devices

If you see some random combination of numbers of digits, it means that the ADB connection is successfully set up. See the image below for reference.

Adb devices connection

Now we’ll unlock the device using the adb commands. If your Lenovo Tab P12 Pro is already unlocked, skip steps 15, 16, and 17.

Step 15: Enter the following command to boot to fastboot.

adb reboot bootloader

Step 16: Run the following command

fastboot flashing unlock

Step 17: Use volume buttons to select UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER and press the power button. The bootloader will get unlocked.

Step 18: Open the Windows PowerShell from the adb folder, as we did earlier.

Step 19: Run the following commands in the same order:

adb reboot fastboot
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
fastboot erase vendor
fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot erase system
fastboot flash system TB-Q706F_DPP_USR_S100064_2205052030_V5.0_DEV_system.img

Step 20: After the system image gets installed, run the following command to reboot the device.

fastboot -w reboot

We hope that you were able to successfully install Android 13 on your Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. In case you are facing any issues with the installation, do let us know in the comments below. For Android 13 related issues, you report to Lenovo support.

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