How to download Android P beta on OnePlus 6 [DP2 available]

Google launched the first developer preview of Android P back in March and at the I/O 2018, the search giant published the first public beta of the OS alongside the second developer preview.

Unlike before, Android P beta is no longer limited to Google Pixels. Thanks to Project Treble, it’s now possible for other non-Google users to enjoy the beta version of Android P on their devices – and one such group is the one using the new OnePlus 6.

We saw the likes of OnePlus 3/3T and OnePlus 5/5T make it to the outgoing Android Oreo’s beta program. With this in mind, we never doubted that OnePlus will also run a beta testing program for Android P. Well, it’s here and if you own the new OnePlus 6, we have a guide on how to install Android P beta on the device.

Check out: The best Android P features to look forward to

How to install Android P beta on OnePlus 6


Most OnePlus users aren’t new to manually installing firmware on their devices. However, if you are new to this, there’s little to worry about because we’ve got your back. It’s quite easy to get Android P on OnePlus 6, but it’s not Google-Pixel easy.


  • Android P DP2 | 1.48 GB | Filename:

Old download (do not use it anymore): Android P Beta (preview ROM)

Guide to install Android P

Note: This will delete everything on the device so make sure you have taken backup of all the things that you might need.

  1. Download the Android P DP2 update file from above.
    → If you downloaded it using a PC, transfer the downloaded update file to your OnePlus 6 storage (not inside any folder or subfolder).
  2. Transfer it to the root directory (not inside any folder or subfolder, that is) of the internal storage of your OnePlus 6. You can use a file manager and move the file using it (copy will be slow).
  3. Install the Android P update.
    • On your OnePlus 6, open Settings app.
    • Now, tap on System updates > top right corner icon > Local upgrade > tap on the update file > > Install now.
    • The device will start installing the Android P update now. Wait till that finishes. Once it’s done, DO NOT restart the phone, do next step.
  4. Perform a factory reset on your OnePlus 6:
    1. Boot your OnePlus 6 into recovery mode:
      1. Power off the device.
      2. Press and hold Volume down and Power buttons together for about 8-10 seconds. Your OnePlus 6 will now boot into recovery mode.
        → Use volume buttons to scroll to the Recovery mode option and then select this option by pressing the Power button.
    2. Move the highlight to Wipe data/factory reset option using volume buttons and then click the power button to select it.
    3. Select Yes on this screen to confirm the factory reset.
    4. Once done, restart the device by selecting the Reboot system option.

That’s it.

Related: When will OnePlus 5 get Android P Beta

Although we expected an Android P beta program from OnePlus, we didn’t expect to see the new OnePlus 6 leading the charges. Last year, OnePlus 3 and 3T got the nod ahead of the newer OnePlus 5 and while the obvious would have seen the OnePlus 5 and 5T get Android P beta ahead of OnePlus 6, the company says the 2017 duo will join the party later this year, but they wouldn’t give a specific date.

Hopefully, OnePlus 5 and 5T users won’t have to wait long before Android P beta arrives. We’ll let you know when it does. Keep following us!

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