Developer Support images for Pixel

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For Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices, Android 13 included a bootloader update to address potential security vulnerabilities, and the anti-rollback counter for those devices was incremented, preventing them from being rolled back to Android 12.

To facilitate app development and testing, we provide modified Android 12 system images for these Pixel devices called Developer Support images. Developer Support images are system images that are based on stable, public builds of Android 12 (API level 31) and the 12L feature drop (API level 32) that also include an updated version of the bootloader with security fixes and an incremented anti-rollback counter.

A Pixel 6, 6 Pro, or 6a device that is running Android 13 can be rolled back to an Android 12 Developer Support image but can't be rolled back to any other Android 12 images. A device that is running a Developer Support image can be flashed to the latest public build but can't be flashed back to any previous Android 12 images.

General advisories

Developer Support builds are intended to provide a system and app experience as close as possible to the behavior of Android 12 running on a typical user's device. However, here are few things to keep in mind while using these builds for development and testing:

  • Developer Support builds are for developers only and aren't suitable for general use.
  • Devices using developer support builds don't receive OTA security updates like other devices, and Developer Support images aren't rebuilt with the latest security fixes. Only an updated bootloader version is included, with its own security fixes and an incremented anti-rollback counter.
  • Developer Support builds aren't Compatibility Test Suite (CTS)‑approved, but they have passed preliminary testing and provide a stable set of APIs for developers. Apps that depend on CTS-approved builds or use SafetyNet APIs might not work normally on Android 12 Developer Support builds.

How to provide feedback

Use the issue tracker to create new issues and to view, track, and vote for issues that you and other developers have created.

Before creating your own issue, check the list of open issues to see if someone else has already reported it. You can subscribe and vote for an issue by starring it in the issue tracker. For more information, see Subscribing by starring an issue. For general help with Google Issue Tracker, see the documentation.

Flash your device

You can flash an Android 12 Developer Support build to your device in any of these ways:

Flash your device using Android Flash Tool

Android Flash Tool lets you securely flash a system image to your supported Pixel device. Android Flash Tool works with any Web browser that supports WebUSB, such as Chrome or Edge 79+.

Android Flash Tool guides you step-by-step through the process of flashing your device—there's no need to have tools installed—but you will need to unlock your device and enable USB Debugging in Developer options.

Connect your device over USB, then navigate to Android Flash Tool using one of the following links and follow the onscreen guidance:

For complete instructions, see the Android Flash Tool documentation.

Flash your device manually

You can also download a Developer Support image and manually flash it to your device. See the following table to download the system image for your test device. Manually flashing a device is useful if you need precise control over the test environment or if you need to reinstall frequently, such as when performing automated testing.

After you back up your device data and download the matching system image below, you can flash the image onto your device.

You can choose to return to the latest public build at any time.

Device factory images

Pixel 6

Release date August 29, 2022
Android 12 (API level 31)

Build: SQ1D.220205.004.X2

Security patch level: Feb 2022

Google Play services: 21.24.23

12L feature drop (API level 32)

Build: SQ3A.220705.004.X2

Security patch level: Jul 2022

Google Play services: 22.26.15

Pixel 6 Pro

Release date August 29, 2022
Android 12 (API level 31)

Build: SQ1D.220205.004.X2

Security patch level: Feb 2022

Google Play services: 21.24.23

12L feature drop (API level 32)

Build: SQ3A.220705.004.X2

Security patch level: Jul 2022

Google Play services: 22.26.15

Pixel 6a

Release date August 29, 2022
12L feature drop (API level 32)

Build: SD2A.220601.004.X2

Security patch level: Jun 2022

Google Play services: 22.26.15

Device Version Download Link SHA-256 Checksum
Pixel 6 Android 12 (API level 31) 1b9d8fc0de380af1a9041f0267c4e31dd5e98de4c8a4d419f28e2c66e89cb68c
12L feature drop (API level 32) c5a024229cf49055559c5d2c4088754f36402222a050be30844ff5d821ed06c3
Pixel 6 Pro Android 12 (API level 31) ca630efcbbf56f41300e21e70054f66820bdfdc61aa64cf89d4fac2a9e7623b8
12L feature drop (API level 32) 56c65af280d45e21b53c12ef27d2d5a1155d2169c55f4d0586eb125560346219
Pixel 6a 12L feature drop (API level 32) 6f661e14bd3f2f23faee6d00877df1a2a09b139047c9c03fbdcae9f1cd45ed3c

Return to a public build

You can use the Android Flash Tool to flash the factory image or obtain a factory spec system image from the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page and then manually flash it to the device.

Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Developer Support version warning: You are about to download, install, and use a Developer Support version of Android on your Pixel device. Developer Support versions may not be stable, and may contain errors and defects that can result in serious damage to computer systems, devices, applications and data. Data or metrics may be collected from the devices in the Developer Support build at the sole discretion of Google. Google makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Developer Support versions. Your use is at your own risk, and not Google's. Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly. You are solely responsible for any error, defect, damage or destruction due to such use, including damage to any device or loss of data. The Developer Support version of Android contains a bootloader update with the latest anti-rollback version. After installing the Developer Support version, you will no longer be able to revert to a public release Android version with a lower bootloader anti-rollback version. Switching between Developer Support and public release Android versions on your device may require you to wipe all data from your device.
Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

oriole-sq1d.220205.004.x2-factory-1b9d8fc0.zip

Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Developer Support version warning: You are about to download, install, and use a Developer Support version of Android on your Pixel device. Developer Support versions may not be stable, and may contain errors and defects that can result in serious damage to computer systems, devices, applications and data. Data or metrics may be collected from the devices in the Developer Support build at the sole discretion of Google. Google makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Developer Support versions. Your use is at your own risk, and not Google's. Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly. You are solely responsible for any error, defect, damage or destruction due to such use, including damage to any device or loss of data. The Developer Support version of Android contains a bootloader update with the latest anti-rollback version. After installing the Developer Support version, you will no longer be able to revert to a public release Android version with a lower bootloader anti-rollback version. Switching between Developer Support and public release Android versions on your device may require you to wipe all data from your device.
Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

raven-sq1d.220205.004.x2-factory-ca630efc.zip

Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Developer Support version warning: You are about to download, install, and use a Developer Support version of Android on your Pixel device. Developer Support versions may not be stable, and may contain errors and defects that can result in serious damage to computer systems, devices, applications and data. Data or metrics may be collected from the devices in the Developer Support build at the sole discretion of Google. Google makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Developer Support versions. Your use is at your own risk, and not Google's. Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly. You are solely responsible for any error, defect, damage or destruction due to such use, including damage to any device or loss of data. The Developer Support version of Android contains a bootloader update with the latest anti-rollback version. After installing the Developer Support version, you will no longer be able to revert to a public release Android version with a lower bootloader anti-rollback version. Switching between Developer Support and public release Android versions on your device may require you to wipe all data from your device.
Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

bluejay-sd2a.220601.004.x2-factory-6f661e14.zip

Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Developer Support version warning: You are about to download, install, and use a Developer Support version of Android on your Pixel device. Developer Support versions may not be stable, and may contain errors and defects that can result in serious damage to computer systems, devices, applications and data. Data or metrics may be collected from the devices in the Developer Support build at the sole discretion of Google. Google makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Developer Support versions. Your use is at your own risk, and not Google's. Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly. You are solely responsible for any error, defect, damage or destruction due to such use, including damage to any device or loss of data. The Developer Support version of Android contains a bootloader update with the latest anti-rollback version. After installing the Developer Support version, you will no longer be able to revert to a public release Android version with a lower bootloader anti-rollback version. Switching between Developer Support and public release Android versions on your device may require you to wipe all data from your device.
Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

oriole-sq3a.220705.004.x2-factory-c5a02422.zip

Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Developer Support version warning: You are about to download, install, and use a Developer Support version of Android on your Pixel device. Developer Support versions may not be stable, and may contain errors and defects that can result in serious damage to computer systems, devices, applications and data. Data or metrics may be collected from the devices in the Developer Support build at the sole discretion of Google. Google makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Developer Support versions. Your use is at your own risk, and not Google's. Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly. You are solely responsible for any error, defect, damage or destruction due to such use, including damage to any device or loss of data. The Developer Support version of Android contains a bootloader update with the latest anti-rollback version. After installing the Developer Support version, you will no longer be able to revert to a public release Android version with a lower bootloader anti-rollback version. Switching between Developer Support and public release Android versions on your device may require you to wipe all data from your device.
Download Android 12 Developer Support system image

raven-sq3a.220705.004.x2-factory-56c65af2.zip