Google has kicked off beta testing for Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 on Pixel phones. The Android 14 QPR3 beta update brings the February 2024 security patch and Circle to Search. It also contains hidden prep work for the upcoming Android 15 release.
The Android 14 QPR3 beta 1 is available for Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 series, Pixel 7 series, Pixel 8 series, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. If users are already on the Android 14 QPR2 build, they will get the QPR3 as an incremental OTA update. Opting out is necessary to avoid moving to the Android 14 QPR3 beta. The update comes with version AP21.240119.009 and is around 275MB in size. Mishaal Rahman shared details on changes with the Android 14 QPR3 beta, like a new Easter Egg, updated tablet chat bubbles, and more.
To get Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, you need to be enrolled in the Android Beta program. If you are already enrolled, your Pixel device will automatically receive the over-the-air update within 24 hours. You can check for the update by going to Settings > System > System updates.
If you are not already enrolled, you can sign up at g.co/androidbeta. Once enrolled, your eligible Pixel device will receive the QPR3 Beta 1 update over-the-air. This beta is available for Pixel 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 7, 7 Pro, 7a, 8, 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet devices.
To leave the beta program without wiping your device, opt out now before installing QPR3 Beta 1. After installing the update, you would need to wipe your device to downgrade to the stable public release. If you opt out now, wait for the Android 14 QPR2 public release in March instead of installing the downgrade update.
If you want to flash the update via sideloading method using adb you can follow our detailed guide here: How to install Firmware using ADB Sideload on Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Remmeber you need rto download the right update for your device (the guide is for Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, so the files there are of those devices).