Android 14 Beta 2.1 is Now Rolling Out to All Supported Pixel Devices [Download]
Google has quietly decided to push the Android 14 Beta 2.1 for all supported Pixel devices. As the number suggests, the new update is aimed at fixing some bugs that were found in the previous update, which certainly is a good thing as it will make the overall user experience a lot better.
Google is considered this Android 14 Beta 2.1 update to be a minor one, it has the May 2023 security patch as well, and it does address quite a number of bugs. Of course, you should be able to receive the OTA if you are enrolled in the beta program.
Android 14 Beta 2.1 fixes a number of issues and provides a better overall experience to all Pixel users.
If you are wondering what issues were fixed in the Android 14 Beta 2.1, then we have the entire changelog right here, courtesy of Google. At the end of this post, you can also find the download links for all supported Pixel devices.
Fixed an issue that prevented users from completing device setup after opting a device running an Android 14 beta build out of the beta program. However, this fix is not backward compatible , so users that want to opt out of the beta program should take the following steps before opting out:
Update the device to Android 14 Beta 2.1, either through the over-the-air (OTA) update prompt, or by downloading an OTA image and then applying the update manually .
Reset the pin, pattern, or password that’s used on the device by navigating to Settings > Security & privacy > Screen lock . You can use the same pin, pattern, or password that was used previously, but you need to go through the setup flow.
Opt out of the beta program by following the instructions listed for the “How can I opt out and return to a public Android release” question in the FAQ section of the Android Beta Program page .
Fixed more issues that could cause the battery percentage to display as 0% regardless of the actual charge level of the device.
Fixed issues that sometimes caused audio disruptions with the device’s speakers.
Fixed system stability issues that could cause apps or the device to freeze or crash.
Fixed an issue with always-on-display mode when using a device with Android Auto.
Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Google Photos app to crash when trying to open certain photos.
Fixed an issue where, while gesture navigation was enabled for a device, putting a video into picture-in-picture mode in the Google TV app made the picture-in-picture window disappear, even though playback continued and audio could still be heard.
Fixed an issue that caused the Google Contacts app to crash when managing account settings.
Fixed an issue where the icon for the Google Messages app did not display for notifications when always-on-display mode was enabled.
The update is currently rolling out to all supported Pixel devices that are already enrolled in the program. However, if you want the OTA package or the factory images, you can get those from here.
Pixel 7 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 7: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 6a: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 6 Pro: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 6: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 5a: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 5: Factory Image — OTA
Pixel 4a (5G): Factory Image — OTA
If you need help installing the latest Android 14 Beta 2.1, you can follow our guide here , and you would be good to go.
Written by Furqan Shahid