How to Install Android 13 on Google Pixel

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If you are running a Google Pixel device, you are in luck because it has been some time since Google published Android 13 Beta 1 for all the eligible devices. This is the first beta, finally letting the next update out of the developer preview which means that it is now more than safe to install it if you are looking for daily use, although, I am certain that there are still some bugs that you should be wary of. With that said, if you have been wondering how to install Android 13 on Google Pixel, you are in luck because, in this post, we are going to talk all about how that can be possible so you do not have to worry about any issues.

Now, if you want to install Android 13 on Google Pixel devices, the good news is that it is not complicated at all. The process is fairly simple and straightforward.

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Install Android 13 on Google Pixel Even with a Locked Bootloader

Now generally, there are two methods through which you can install Android versions on your Google Pixel. One requires you to unlock the bootloader and the other you can do even with a locked bootloader. I would generally suggest the users go with the latter as it is much easier and more convenient. Let's have a look, shall we?

Step 1: Head over here and download the appropriate OTA file for your Google Pixel device. I'd suggest renaming the file to an easier name and place it in the directory where you have ADB installed.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging on your Google Pixel by heading to Settings > About Phone > Tap Build Number 7 times, (optionally) enter your pattern, PIN or password to enable Developer Options. Then head back to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.

Step 3: Now connect your Google Pixel to your computer and authorize the connection on your phone when the prompt comes. Remember, the prompt will only show up if this is the first time you connect your phone with Android Debugging turned on.

Step 4: On your computer, open a Command Prompt in the folder where you have installed adb.

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Step 5: Once the command prompt is open, type in the following command and press enter.

adb reboot recovery

Step 6: Once you do that, your phone screen should say "No command." Press and hold the Power button on your phone and while you are holding the power button, press the volume button up and let go of both buttons quickly. This should take you to the Android recovery menu.

Step 7: Select the option Apply Update from ADB from the recovery menu.

Step 8: On your computer, run the following command.

adb devices

This should give you a device serial with sideload next to the name, indicating that the device is now connected to the computer and ready for sideload.

Step 9: On your computer, run the following command.

adb sideload <insert filename>.zip

The <insert filename> refers to the file you downloaded previously.

Step 10: The update should start installing on your Google Pixel and once the installation is complete, choose Reboot system and this will reboot your phone.

Once the phone boots up again, you will be all ready to use Android 13 on your Google Pixel. Just remember, it is still a beta build, meaning that there is a chance you might encounter features that are not going to be there in the final build. Similarly, you might not have some basic features, either.

For more helpful guides and tutorials, head over to this section.

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