Android Q Beta Developer Preview Available for OnePlus 7 Series

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users can now try the Android Q Beta 3 and check out all the new features by themselves now that OnePlus has announced that their flagship gets a taste of that new Android version.

The Android Q Developer preview was already released for OnePlus 6 and 6T after Google I/O, and OnePlus did promise to bring the latest beta to the incoming series.

OnePlus 7 Series Gets Android Q Beta – Developer Preview

On the OnePlus forums, we spotted the announcement revealing that the OnePlus 7 Series is now in the Android Q Beta and that users can get an early glimpse at the next Android operating system. The forum post also warns users that only developers or early adopters that know the risks of trying the beta software:

As it is still in an early stage of development, we do not recommend flashing this ROM if you have little or no experience in software development or flashing custom ROMs.

Users that want to try the latest Android Q beta build should know that the software is still unfinished and will offer an unstable experience. Consider using another smartphone as your daily driver if you want to try Android Q on the OnePlus 7. Here are some of the known issue for the OnePlus 7 series:

  • Ambient Display is not working
  • System stability issues
  • Cannot send SMS when VoLTE is on
  • Navigation gesture is not working
  • Recovery mode doesn’t work
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release
  • Issue with MTP that doesn’t allow you to copy rollback file from PC to Phone

If you want to load the latest ROM upgrade, follow the instructions provided in the official forum post (link provided above). Remember that this is a developer preview, not a stable build. As always, make sure you have enough battery and minimum 3GB of storage space for the new upgrade. Also, make sure you backup your data before flashing your device!

OnePlus has already released the kernel source code for the OnePlus 7 series.

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