How to Install Android 14 Developer Preview

Learn the steps to download the Developer Preview for early access.

Android 14 developer preview has been released by Google. However we can expect the stable version this year, but some of our readers might be interested to check out the features. It is possible to get hold of the new Android Upside Down Cake using the developer preview version. But it comes with its risks. However, we will tell you how to install Android 14 Developer Preview. So, keep reading!

How to Install Android 14 Developer Preview

How to Install Android 14 Developer Preview

As Upside Down Cake is only available for developers, normal users might get frustrated using it, because there will be bugs. Developers are intended to send feedback for fixing the bugs. So we will suggest you download it after analysing the risk of getting an unstable version if you are not a developer and only a normal user. We will also recommend you not download the unstable developer preview into your personal phone.

After you know what is a developer preview, let’s find out how to download Android 14 to your device.

1. Connect your device with a USB cable to your computer.

2. Open the official page of Android Flash Tool.

Android Flash Tool official website

3. Click on Get started.

4. Click on Download Android USB Drive.

Note: In case you have already installed it, then click on Already installed.

download android usb drive

5. Allow ADB access.

6. Open your phone and tap Allow and tick the checkbox Always allow.

7. Follow the on-screen instructions if you get the No device available message.

8. Click on Add new device.

9. Select your device from the given options and click on Connect.

1o. Choose Android 14 under the popular build option.

11. Wait for the process to get finished.

List of Devices that Support the Developer Preview

Not on all devices you will be able to download Android 14. Only Google Pixel devices, some selected models only, can download the new Android 14. Here is the list of Android 14 Developer Preview compatible devices.

  • Pixel 4a 5G
  • Pixel 5
  • Pixel 5a
  • Pixel 6
  • Pixel 6 Pro
  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro

Requirements to Install Developer Preview

There are some requirements you will need to fulfil to download the developer preview on your phone. They are,

  • You need a supported Pixel Device.
  • A working computer with macOS, Windows, or Linux Installed. This is a must and you cannot install the new Android version without the computer.
  • A USB cable and USB debugging enabled in your smartphone. You can read this article for more information about USB debugging on How to Turn Off USB Debugging on Android.
  • Turn on ADB Bootloader. Read our article on How to Unlock Bootloader Via Fastboot on Android to know how you can do that.


We hope this article helped you to solve your query on how to install the Android 14 developer preview. If you still have any questions, then don’t forget to ask them in the comment section. You can also save our site to your bookmark to get a future reference. Thank you for reading.

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