This may be important information for anyone using Android 14 as beta on their Pixel smartphone. With the release of the final “Android 14 Beta 5.3 patch” last week, Google is now preparing for the next beta program cycle, covering the December 14 Android Platform Quarterly Release (QPR1).
Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 launches the week of September 18th. It is built on the Android 14 platform version and includes the latest bug fixes and stability and performance improvements. If users do nothing and remain enrolled in the beta program, they will automatically receive Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 starting next week.
To get the final stable public Android 14 release, Devices currently enrolled in the beta version must first exit the program. Devices that remain enrolled in the beta program will automatically continue to receive the next beta updates.
If you’d rather exit the beta program and receive the final public Android 14 update, without having to delete your data, does one of the following:
Deregister from the program before September 18th, ignores/does not apply the downgrade OTA update and waits for the public stable release of Android 14 (UP1A) soon. The description of the OTA message says “Downgrade”. Unsubscribing does not result in data deletion as long as users downgrade the OTA update not apply.
Notice : If you want to go back to the latest public version (Android 13) immediately, you can install the downgrade OTA update, which will wipe the data on the device according to the usual program guidelines.
If you unsubscribe after September 18th and your device has already been offered the Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 update, the update will not be installed. Disabled instead, first run the program, ignore/do not apply the downgrade OTA update, and wait for the official public release of Android 14.
If you log out of the program after installing the “QPR1 Beta 1” update, all user data on the device will be deleted according to the usual program policies. The next opportunity to exit the beta program without deleting data will be toward the end of the Android 14 QPR1 beta cycle in December 2023.
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