Android P Beta 2 is now available for Nokia 7 Plus. If you would like to download and install the upcoming Android 9.0 (preview 3) on your device, here is how it is. Android P Beta 2 supports Nokia 7 Plus A-1046, TA-1055 and TA-1062 global models. If you already have flashed the Android P Beta 1, you’ll get an OTA (over-the-air) update. If not, you need to install the update manually.

As you may know, recently Google released Android P beta (Android 9.0 Preview 3) for Pixel devices and it is now available for other supported devices like Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia XZ2, etc. If you own a Nokia 7 Plus (A-1046, TA-1055 and TA-1062) with build number “00WW”, you can download and install the Android P Beta 2.

Nokia-7-Plus

Released in March 2018 under Android One program, Nokia 7 Plus is an affordable handset that comes packed with 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory (expandable to 256GB via SD card), 12+13MP dual primary camera, 16MP front facing camera, 3800mAH lithium-ion battery, dual SIM (4G+4G), 6-inch 18:9 ratio display and more.

Note that Android P Beta 2 will not be available through OTA, so you need to download and flash it manually. Before start, ensure the following:

– Nokia 7 Plus A-1046, TA-1055 or TA-1062 (global variant)

ADB and Fastboot driver setup on your computer

– Android P beta 2 system image (weighs around 1.1GB)

– More than 50% battery charge remaining in the phone

– Create back up of all important files and data

– Some knowledge on ADB commands.

Download and Install Android P Beta 2 on Nokia 7 Plus

1. Go to Nokia Developer page and sign up in with your Google, Facebook or Nokia account.

2. Enter your phone’s IMEI, Operator name and Country to register the device. Once the device added successfully, you will see validation OK message.

3. Click Install manually, and at the bottom of the page accept terms & condition, and then click ‘Download’ to download the firmware zip file. Save the zip file where ADB is installed.

4. On your phone, ‘Enable USB Debugging’ by going to Developer Options’ menu (to enable Developer Options menu, head over to Settings > About phone > and tap on Build number several time).

5. Switch off the phone, press and hold Power + Volume Up buttons few second to boot into bootloader mode.

6. Select the Recovery option from the bootloader menu. Hold the Power button and press Volume Up once to enter into Recovery Mode.

7. Run the command ‘adb devices’ and confirm your device is listed.

8. Run the command ‘adb sideload File Name.zip

(Replace ‘File Name’ with the name of the downloaded zip file)

9. Once the update has finished, reboot the phone by selecting ‘Reboot system now’

The first boot will take around 10 minutes to complete. Set up your new OS and enjoy the new features.

Note: You can roll back to stable Android 8.1 Oreo by manually flashing the ROM for the phone provided in the Nokia developer page.

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Kannan
Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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