You can install the 7.1.2 Public Beta in either of these ways:
- Enroll the device in automatic OTA system updates through the Android Beta Program. Once enrolled, your device will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates of all milestone builds in the 7.1.2 Public Beta. When the next version of Android is released, your device will automatically update to the final version. This approach is recommended because it lets you seamlessly transition from your current environment, through the various releases of the 7.1.2 Developer Public Beta, to the release version.
- Download a 7.1.2 Public Beta system image and flash the device. OTA updates are not provided automatically for devices that you flash manually, but you can enroll those devices in Android Beta Program to get OTA updates. When the next version of Android is released, you can download the final device image from the factory images page.
Note: Before you install a system image on your device, we recommend you make sure that your data (photos, etc) are backed up.
After you back up your device data and download the system image below that matches your device, follow the instructions at developers.google.com/android to flash the image onto your device.
Uninstalling the Public Beta from a device
If you want to uninstall the Public Beta from a device, you can do so in one of these ways:
- Obtain a factory spec system image and then manually
flash it to the device.
- For Nexus and Pixel devices, see the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page for downloads.
- For other devices, please contact the device manufacturer directly. Alternatively, if the device is supported in the Android Beta Program, you can enroll the device in the program and then un-enroll it (see below).
- Un-enroll the device from Android Beta Program. If the
device is enrolled in the Android Beta
Program, regardless of device, you can simply un-enroll it from the program.
The device will receive an OTA update to the most recent production version of Android available for that device (for example, Android 7.1 Nougat). The update requires a full device reset, so user data on the device will be removed. Make sure to back up important data before un-enrolling a device.
Note: Uninstalling a Public Beta system image prior to the end of the program requires a full device reset and removes all user data on the device.