How to Download and Install the Android 13 Developer Preview on Google Pixel

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How to Download and Install the Android 13 Developer Preview on Google Pixel

Which phones is the Android 13 Developer Preview available for?

Android 13 will be available for a wide variety of android phones, but you will be able only to install the Android 13 Developer preview on a number of Compatible pixel phones. we have listed the phone that will have this preview.

  • Pixel 4
  • Pixel 4 XL
  • Pixel 4A
  • Pixel 4A 5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5A with 5G
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro

Before you Install Android 13 you need to do

  • Back up your Android device first

Before you remove everything from your device first you need to back up your files and information, if anything goes wrong you can just back up and get your datas.To back up your Pixel, go to Settings > Google > Backup and then tap Back up now. Your Data will be backed on google cloud or the cloud storage that you choose.Once it is done you are good to download android 13.

Now you'll need to enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking

To enable USB debugging mode you need to connect your device to your desktop or Laptop and Follow the below option.

1. To unlock Developer options, go to Settings > About phone and then tap Build number seven times. Enter your password when prompted, and a new Developer options menu will appear in your System settings.

2. Now, you'll want to enable USB debugging. Go to Settings > System > Developer options and toggle on USB debugging. In the notification that appears, which briefly describes what USB debugging is meant for, hit OK

3. While you're still in Developer options, toggle on OEM unlocking. This unlocks your device's bootloader, which is what loads the operating system. Once unlocked, you'll be able to choose a different operating system to boot up, in this case, Android 13.

Flash your device using Android Flash Tool in Chrome

There are two ways to flash the Android 13 Developer Preview system image to your Pixel using your computer, but for the sake of simplicity, we'll be using the Android Flash Tool, which works only with certain web browsers, such as Chrome. Also, your computer must have 10GB of available storage for this to work.

If everything is good, connect your Pixel to your computer via USB, unlock your device and go to the Android Flash Tool website in Chrome and do the following:

1. First, click Get Started at the bottom of the website.

2. Next, click Allow ADB access in the pop-up that appears (if there are any ad-blockers, turn them off).

3. Now click Add a new device, choose your device from the list, and hit Connect.

4. On your Pixel, check the box next to Always allow from this computer and then tap Allow to give Android Flash Tool access to your phone.

5. Back on your computer, click Developer Preview 1 under Popular builds.

6. Click Install build and then click Confirm.


Install the Android 13 Developer Preview 1 with the Android Flash Tool.

The pop-up that appears will warn you that installing Android 13 will factory reset your phone, but that's not an issue if you backed up your Pixel. If you've not done that, do it now. Also, make sure not to touch your phone or disconnect it from the computer during this process, or else it could brick the phone. If you receive another pop-up on your computer, that mentions accepting the Android 13 build, do so to continue the process.

Now do the following:

1. Hit Start on the pop-up that appears on your computer.

2. Back on your Pixel, use the volume keys to choose Unlock the bootloader and then hit the side key, which will cause your phone to restart.

3. The software will begin to download, which can take a few minutes depending on your internet connection.

4. Once the installation process is complete, click Start in the pop-up that appears on your computer.

5. Again, back on your Pixel, use the volume keys to switch to Lock the bootloader, and then hit the side key.

6. And finally, on your computer, hit Done and your phone will restart like normal.

If everything is successful, it should say Install complete in the Android Flash Tool. This means that the Android 13 Developer Preview has been installed and you can safely disconnect your Pixel from your computer.


If all goes well, you'll see Install Complete under the current status in the Android Flash Tool

Now you can use your new OS that is Android 13.