What it is advisable to know

  • Google launched Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 at the moment, however customers have bumped into points sideloading the replace.
  • Like the primary Android 15 Developer Preview, trying to sideload the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 replace leads to bricked gadgets, based on a number of studies.
  • Proper now, sideloading Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 to a bricked system appears to repair the issue. 

Google launched the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 replace at the moment, saying in a Reddit post that it “contains the most recent bug fixes and optimizations to efficiency and stability.” However customers who tried to sideload the replace to their Pixel smartphones are discovering their gadgets bricked after completion. The sideload goes by usually, however the telephones are getting caught on the Google brand after making an attempt to restart.

No less than one Reddit consumer stated their Pixel telephone was bricked after sideloading the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 replace. 9to5Google reported that three telephones, two of them being the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Fold, have been bricked by sideloading Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2. The positioning provides that it has solely managed to get Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 put in on one system, the Pixel 8, a sideloading the replace.

One Reddit consumer, u/DaveBurbank, says that Android phones not having the most recent model of Platform Tools may be extra suceptible to being bricked by the replace. Nevertheless, Google has not but publicly acknowledged the problems with sideloading Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.

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Although there are a couple of confirmed studies of bricked gadgets, some sideload makes an attempt have been profitable. Some Reddit customers stated that they have been in a position to set up Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 with out challenge. Nonetheless, we would not suggest you attempt to sideload the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 replace proper now, and it is a good reminder of why you should not set up beta updates in your major gadgets.