How to Install Android 13 Beta 2 on Pixel Phones

The Great Android 12 was an important update in the past of the Android Update. And Android 13 has most of the visual features of Android 12 but with improvements here and there. If you want to test Android 13 Beta 2 then this guide is for you. Here’s how to install Android 13 Beta.

Before jumping into the installation steps, here are some key points to keep in mind. This is a beta smaller than the builder’s preview build but it is still under testing and therefore may include larger ones, so make sure you install it on a secondary device or Install it on the primary device if you do not. Brain worms Also, make a full backup of your phone before installing Android 13 Beta 1.

Android 13 Eligible Pixel Phones:

  • Google Pixel 4
  • Google Pixel 4 XL
  • Google Pixel 4a
  • Google Pixel 4a 5G
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Google Pixel 6
  • Google Pixel 6 Pro

How to Install Android 13 Beta 2

There are multiple ways to install the Android 13 Beta 2. Here in this guide, we will share all three ways to install Android 13 on Pixel Phones. If you have a non-pixel phone then you can use Android 13 GSI once it’s available. Let’s now jump into the installation methods.

How to Install Android 13 Beta 2 (Easy Method)

Unlike the Android 13 Developer Previews, you can easily install the Android 13 Beta 2 on your Pixel phone. Google allows all users to enroll in the Android 13 Beta program and directly get the Android 13 Beta as an OTA update on their Pixel phones.

Go to the Android 13 Beta page and enroll your Pixel device for Android 13 Beta 2. And once you applied for the Android 13 beta 2 program, you will get the OTA update notification soon. Or you can also check for the update in Settings.

How to Install Android 13 Beta 2 using Android Flash Tool

This method requires an unlocked bootloader device, so make sure to first unlock the bootloader of your Google Pixel phone. And then proceed with the following steps.

  1. Open Settings on your Google Pixel phone and go to About Phone. Tap seven times on Build Number to enable developer options.
    android 11 system settings screenshot
  2. Go back to main Settings and open Developer Options. And enable USB Debugging to use ADB.
    android 11 usb debugging option
  3. Connect your Pixel with your PC directly using an original USB cable.
  4. Open the Android Flash Tool page using this link. It will ask for ADB permission on your browser, allowing it to use ADB.
  5. On the webpage click on Add New Device, then select the device model and click on Connect.
  6. Also allow debugging on your phone, when a pop-up appears.
  7. Now select your connected device on the browser.
  8. Choose the Beta build from the list. Also, select the option to wipe data for clean flash.
  9. Click on the Install button and just wait for the process to complete.
  10. Once the flash completes, disconnect your phone and enjoy the latest Android 13 Beta 2.

How to Install Android 13 Beta 2 using Full OTA Image

Note: To apply over Android 13 Beta 1. So make sure you are using this method if Android 13 Beta 1 is installed on your phone.

  1. Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your PC or you can also use the Android SDK Platform-tools folder.
  2. Download the Android 12 Beta 2 OTA Image for your device from here. If the file name is big then rename the file (eg. for an easy process. Remember you must be on Beta 1 to install Beta 2 through OTA.
  3. Now enable USB Debugging on your Pixel phone. Check out the first method to know how to enable it.
  4. Connect your Pixel phone to your PC. You will receive a prompt on your phone, click on Allow to grant debugging authorization. If you don’t receive the prompt enter ‘adb devices’ in CMD and it should show the connected device id.
  5. Once your Pixel phone is connected to the computer enter the command below to boot the pixel phone into Recovery Mode.
    • adb reboot recovery
  6. Once the phone boot into Recovery Mode, select the option ‘Apply Update from ADB’.
  7. Now run the following command to install the latest Android 13 Beta 2 on your Pixel phone. Make sure to enter the correct file name that you renamed in the first step. Replace Update with the correct file name if it is different in your case.
    • adb sideload
  8. It will now install the Android 13 Beta 2 to your Pixel phone. After installing the file select ‘Reboot system now’ to boot into the system.

How to Install Android 13 Beta 2 using Factory Image

  1. We will be using adb and fastboot commands so first install the ADB and fastboot drivers or download the Android SDK platform-tools folder (in this case open cmd from platform-tools folder whenever cmd is required).
  2. Download the Android 13 Beta 2 Factory Image for your Pixel phone from here.
  3. Extract the Factory Image on your computer.
  4. Now connect your pixel phone to your pc using USB and open cmd (command prompt).
  5. Enter the below ADB command to boot your phone into fastboot mode.
    • adb reboot bootloader
  6. Once your phone is in fastboot mode, enter the below command to unlock the bootloader (It will wipe all the data from your phone).
    • fastboot flashing unlock
  7. Navigate to the directory where extracted fastboot image is available. It will include a flash-all bat and sh file.
  8. In the case of Windows run the .bat file and in the case of Mac run the .sh file.
  9. It will install the Android 13 Beta 2 on your phone. Your phone will reboot into the system.
  10. You can now relock the bootloader if you want using the below command. Boot your phone to fastboot mode before using the given command.
    • Fastboot flashing lock

That’s it, now you can enjoy the Android 13 Beta on your Pixel phone.

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