How To Install Android 13 Final On Pixel Phones

Here’s how to download and install Android 13 final on your Pixel 4/XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6/Pro and Pixel 6a.

Google has made its latest Android 13 update available to those who own one of a handful of Pixel devices and here’s how you go about installing it.

Android 13 isn’t going to be released for a little while yet but those who are eager to take it for a spin in early release form can do so, as long as they are using a compatible device.

Right now, those devices include:

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

If you’re using another device, you’re out of luck for now.

If you’re using one of the Pixel phones above, here’s how to get the update installed.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Pixel phone.

Step 2: Tap System followed by System Update. The update process should be pretty simple by following the on-screen steps from here on out.

If you need to install Android 13 manually for whatever reason, you can. But it’s more involved.

Step 1: Download the OTA file that corresponds to your Pixel device.

Step 2: Boot your Pixel into Recover mode by pressing the power button and volume down button. Select ADB sideload using the volume buttons to navigate.

Step 3: Connect your Pixel to a computer with the ADB tools installed.

Step 4: Enter the sideload command “adb sideload” on Windows and “./adb sideload” on a Mac.\

Step 5: Restart your phone once the installation has been completed.

You should now have Android 13 installed. Enjoy!

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