How to Install Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro

Google unveiled Android Q Beta 3 at the Google I/O yesterday and made the beta available to other 23 devices. Among the flagship smartphones, Realme 3 Pro also received the early build of Android Q. It’s pretty exciting to have a budget device in the list and this inclusion significantly paves the way for faster Android updates irrespective of different price points. So, we tested this and installed the Android Q beta on Realme 3 Pro and the entire process was surprisingly not that hard. So, here is how you can install the Android Q beta on Realme 3 Pro.

Installing Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro

Before you start installing the Android Q beta on Realme 3 pro, there are certain points that you should keep in mind.

Things to Keep in Mind Before Installing Android Q Beta

  • You don’t need to unlock the bootloader to install Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro. The process is completely on-device and you don’t even need a PC.
  • Make sure to back up all your important files before flashing the upgrade/downgrade files. All your data will be wiped during the installation process.
  • On Android Q Beta, few things are still not working like fingerprint sensor, adaptive brightness, security lock, etc. So go through the list of bugs before you flash Android Q Beta.
  • This build of Android Q Beta is specifically for Realme 3 Pro so don’t try to install it on other Realme devices. Also, the build is completely stock and it’s not based on ColorOS.
  • Flashing Android Q Beta will not void warranty. In case your device bricks during the process, you can always go to the service center to restore the device.

Steps to Install Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro

1. Download the Android Q Beta file for Realme 3 Pro and copy the file to the internal storage of your device.

2. Now power off your device. After the device is fully turned off, press and hold power and volume down button. Once you enter the recovery mode, release the buttons.

3. Here, tap on “Install from storage device” and select the Android Q beta file from the internal storage.

4. The device will start installing Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro. Wait for the installation to complete, it will hardly take 2 to 3 minutes. After the installation is done, tap on “Reboot”. The device will be updated to Android Q Beta.

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Steps to Rollback from Android Q Beta to ColorOS Android Pie

Since there are still a ton of bugs on Android Q beta 3, I hope that you didn’t install in your primary device. However, if you did and want to go back to original ColorOS based on Android Pie, you can do so very easily. Just follow the steps below and you will be done in no time.

Note: One of the Android Q beta 3 bugs is that your phone will not be recognized as a device when connected to a PC. So, I suggest that you download the set up file directly on your phone or copy the file wirelessly.

1. Download the rollback zip file and copy it to the internal storage of your device. After that, turn off the device. Now press and hold power and volume down button to enter the recovery mode.

2. In recovery mode, tap on “Apply update” and select the rollback zip file from the internal storage.

3. Let the installation reach 100% and then tap on “Reboot”. The device will be rolled back to the stable version of ColorOS based on Android P.

Enjoy the Early Taste of Android Q on Realme 3 Pro

That was our nifty guide to install the Android Q Beta on Realme 3 Pro. If you are an Android enthusiast, go ahead and install the beta, you are surely going to love it. However, if you are someone who can wait to have a stable experience, then we would recommend you to hold on for a few months. Nonetheless, it’s pretty exciting that a budget device like Realme 3 Pro is getting Android Q Beta in line with other flagships. This does showcase a brighter future for Android. Do let us know your thoughts on the subject by writing in the comments section below.

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