Install Android 7.0 Nougat Developers Preview On Your Nexus Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat is officially available now but not it doesn’t have support for all devices. The devices which don’t support it can use Android 7.9 Nougat Developers Preview. Android is the most commonly used OS in the world installed on an immense number of devices such as Smartphones & Tablets, TV and fridges. At the event of Google IO 2016, Google publicised that if you are in possession of newer Google Nexus device or Sony Xperia Z3 mobile phone, you can sign up your device for the Android 7.0 N Beta Quality Release Candidate. For this purpose, go to the Android Beta website and select “Enroll device.”

This is the final preview. However, there are still some known issues Google will need to address before getting this treat out of the door.

⦁ By installing Android 7.0, Users may encounter system instability.
⦁ When you resize the MapView in multi –window mode it may be blank and not focused.
⦁ Apps may encounter blinking issues while recording and playing back video at 240fps.
Do Not Disturb:
⦁ Do Not Disturb mode may be set at device reboot. Delete the existing rule for VR. For this, you need to go to menu Settings > Sound > Do not disturb > Automatic Rules finally tap the trash icon next to the VR rule.
Android Auto:
⦁ The version of Google Maps included in Developer Preview 5 (9.30) crashes when used with Android Auto. This issue will be fixed in the next update to Google Maps (9.31), expected in the coming weeks.

Install Android 7.9 Nougat Developers Preview:

Before downloading and installing Android 7.0 Nougat, you must keep in mind that this is an early developer preview that means it is not proposed for regular Smartphone holder, but moderately for app developers to be confident their apps work with Android 7.0 Nougat. Even though you can anticipate some of the latest features of Android 7.0 Nougat to work, such as bundled notifications and multi-window support, you should expect some bugs and errors as well. To work you Android device smoothly and reliably you should wait for the final release of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Secondly, an early version of Android 7.0 Nougat will currently work only on certain devices – like Google’s Pixel C tablet or a newer Nexus device: the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player. You can also try this early version of Android 7.0 Nougat on Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone.

Precautions Before Downloading And Installing Android 7.0 Nougat:

If you have old Nexus Device such as Pixel C or any other compatible version of the Xperia Z3 and you’re you want to try this early version of Android 7.0 Nougat, then you must do these important things before you download and install it.
First and the foremost thing is to make sure that you have backed up your device. So if you don’t like it, then you can easily restore your smartphone without losing any data.

How To Create Backup:

First of all, you need to make sure that your Android backup feature is enabled. If it is not, go to Settings > Backup & reset and check both ‘Backup My Data’ and ‘Automatic Restore’.

After this, you can backup your photos, videos and other data by connecting your Android device to a PC via USB, and copy all the information to your computer.

How to Download Android 7.0 Nougat on a Nexus Device:

Once you have backed up your device, now you are ready to download and install Android 7.0 Nougat. Click here to get all the necessary information regarding Android 7.0 Nougat developer preview. It is very easy to acquire the developer preview on your Nexus device via Android beta program. You need to visit the Android Beta Program website and sign in with your Google account.

enroll device
You’ll see here your eligible devices listed here after signing in. Click on the “Enroll Device” here. As soon as your device is enrolled, you’ll get updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, just like the updates of a regular OS.

How To Go Back To An Earlier Version of Android:

You can also get back to the earlier version of your Android by going to the Android Beta Program website and click on the ‘Unenroll device’ button. An update will appear on your Android device, which will uninstall Android 7.0 Nougat and reinstall the last stable public version of Android. This will also clean any user data from your device, so make sure you backup your device first.

There is also a manual method of installing the updates of Android 7.0 Nougat but it is riskier and you will not get the updates automatically. So just do it through this method and don’t try any illegal method.

Also Read: What to do before selling your Android device

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