Google released Android 9 Pie to OEMs and users of its Pixel devices but as we all know, it could be some time before those using third-party devices are able to take advantage of what the new software has to offer.
Thankfully, the folks over at OnePlus are getting ahead of the game a little and have opened up a public beta program for the OnePlus 6. That means that anyone using the device can now register to get in on the Android 9 Pie fun.
Downloading and installing the beta update takes a little bit of work, but it’s far from the most complicated thing in the world and we think you’re going to be just fine doing it. Just remember folks, Android 9 Pie might be all done and dusted, but this OnePlus 6 build is still in beta form. That means you should expect all kinds of oddities and if you don’t see them, well, you’re doing great. If you do, that’s betas for you!
With that said, let’s get into the steps you need to follow, shall we?
Step 1: You’ll need to download the update file from the OnePlus website. Follow this link to do exactly that.
Step 2: The installation file will need to be on the root directory of your OnePlus 6 in order to work. You can either do that via your PC or if you’re doing the whole thing on your device, use the File Manager app to move the file to the root folder of your internal storage.
Step 3: Next up, you need to apply the update. That’s a simple case of opening Settings, heading to System Updates and then selecting the overflow menu in the top-right corner of the page. In here you should see an option for Local Upgrade, which is the one you want. This will present you with a file explorer and, you guessed it, you need to select the installation package that you just moved to your device’s root folder. Tap Install Now, and wait.
Step 4: Once that completes, it’s just a case of restarting your device and waiting for the new Android 9 Pie hotness to wash over you.
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