Welcome to the Android P Developer Preview! From this page you can download system images for Pixel devices that you can use for testing your app. If you don't have a Pixel device, just use the Android Emulator to test your app and explore Android P.
To get started with a Pixel device, download a system image and flash it to your device. Then read the Program Overview for timelines and the migration guide for steps to compatibility and building for P.
Use the links and instructions below to update your supported device to the latest milestone build.
Caution: Developer Preview 1 is for app developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use. See the release notes before installing it on your device. Enrolling in updates using the Android Beta Program is not supported in Developer Preview 1.
How to get Android P Developer Preview
You can get an Android P system image for development and testing in these ways:
- Download a Developer Preview system image and flash the device
- Set up an Android Emulator in Android Studio
Flashing your device manually
You can download the latest Developer Preview system image and manually flash it to your device. See the table below 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 need to reinstall frequently, such as for automated testing.
Caution: Installing a system image on a device removes all data from the device, so you should back up your data first.
After you back up your device data and download the system image below that matches your device, follow the flashing instructions to flash the image onto your device.
Manually flashed system images do not automatically receive OTA updates to later Developer Preview milestone builds or the final, production version. Make sure to keep your environment up-to-date and flash a new system image at each Developer Preview milestone.
|Device||Download Link||SHA-256 Checksum|
|Pixel 2 XL||taimen-ppp1.180208.014-factory-8e44f67a.zip||
Uninstalling the Preview from a device
For a device that you've flashed manually, obtain a factory spec system image from the Factory Images for Nexus and Pixel Devices page and then manually flash it to the device.
Warning: Uninstalling a Developer Preview system image prior to the end of the program requires a full device reset and removes all user data on the device.