Google officially released the Android 13 stable version for all supported pixel devices. If you have a Pixel 4 or higher your device is eligible for the Android 13 update. As Google announced that it is rolling out updates for all supported Pixel devices globally, it does not mean that you will get the update immediately even if you have a supported pixel device.
Your device might take some time, days, or even weeks to get the stable Android 13 update. If you are impatient like me and want to try out the stable version immediately then there is a way to get the update even if you don’t get the OTA update. And don’t worry as the method you will see is legal and you will get the official update from Google.
The method through which you will get the update if you haven’t got it yet is by using the Android developer tools website. You can also download the update on your PC or laptop and sideload it on your device manually. However, we are using the Android developer tool website to get the update. For this process, you will need a stable internet connection and a supported Google Pixel device.
Install Android 13 on supported Google Pixel device
To get the update, you have to enroll on the Android Beta Program website. As Google has released the Stable Android 13 update for pixel devices so you will get the stable android version using this method even if you enroll in the beta program.
Step 1: Enroll in Android Beta Program.
Step 2: To enroll yourself in the beta program, Go to the Android Beta Program website and sign in with your Google account. Remember you have to sign in from that account from which you are using on your Pixel device.
Step 3: After signing in, tap on the devices at the top and you will be redirected to eligible devices.
Step 4: You will see your Pixel device if you use the same account in the eligible devices section.
Step 5: There is an Opt-in button at the bottom of your device, tap on that button to enroll in the beta program. After you click on the Opt-in button, a window will appear asking you to agree to terms and conditions.
Step 6: Agree to the terms and conditions to proceed further.
Step 7: Click on confirm and then enroll.
Step 8: As you have enrolled in the Beta program, the next step is to download the update on your device.
Step 9: Go to the settings app on your device, navigate the system and tap on it, and then tap on a system update to check the available update for your device.
Step 10: You will get the Android 13 update this time, Tap on the install button and the update will start downloading on your device. The download and installing process will take some time depending on your internet connection.
Step 11: Tap on the restart button when you see a message asking you to restart your device.
Step 12: After you restart your device, you will be on the stable version of Android 13.
Step 13: Now, again go back to the Android beta program website and navigate your device. This time you will see an Opt-out button under your device.
Step 14: Tap on the Opt-out button to leave the beta program and don’t worry you will not lose your data even if you leave the beta program. You will see a warning that tells you that you are on the beta program and if you leave the program you will lose all of your data. However, this time you install the stable version so nothing happens to your data and you will not lose any of your data, so go ahead and leave the beta program.
That’s it. If you don’t get the immediate update then you can use this method to get the update immediately.
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