Google released the Android 9 Pie a couple of days back for Pixel/Pixel 2 devices. In a little while, Essential has also rolled out similar OTA update for its Essential PH-1. Nokia has also starts rolling out the Android 9 Pie update for Nokia 7 Plus, but it is the last beta 4 only. The stable version is expected release in the coming months. If you would like to try the beta, then here is how to download and install it manually.

Android 9 Pie Beta 4 is only available for Nokia 7 Plus global variants (TA-1046, TA-1055 and TA-1062). If you signed up for Android beta program, you will get the Beta 4 (v3.150) OTA update. To join beta, go here and sign up in with your Google, Facebook or Nokia account and you will get the OTA update.



If you have not received the OTA update on your Nokia 7 Plus, you can download and install the update manually. The process requires Android SDK or ADB and Fastboot driver setup on the computer.

Check the installation instruction given below. This beta will wipe your userdata, so create back up of all important files and data before proceeding with the installation.

Download and Install Android Pie Beta 4 on Nokia 7 Plus

1. Download the Android 9 Pie Beta 4 firmware zip file from here. Save the zip file where ADB is installed.

2. 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).

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

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

5. Open a command window from where firmware zip file is saved. Type the command ‘adb devices’ to confirm your device is listed.

6. Type the command ‘adb sideload File’ and hit enter to install the firmware.

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

7. 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.

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