Step-wise tutorial to install Android L Developer Preview
Curious to know how to install Android L beta on your Kitkat device even before the official release of latest Android L OS? Want to know the process of Google Android L installation? Kindly read further to check out the step by step tutorial to install Android L on Nexus devices. Here, you will understand how easy it is download Android L on Nexus 5, Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 devices.
Yes, it is finally here. Android addicts around the world gave a huge shout of joy when they heard that the beta version of Android L had released earlier this month. Though the official release of Android L will happen later this year along with launch of Google Nexus 6 smartphone, the beta version (Android L developer preview) is out there for all Android fans. The L Preview can be installed on Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7, but it would not be advisable unless it's a spare phone or tablet as yet. The reason behind this is because it is not a stable release yet and there might be errors still present in the operating system that could cause some serious damage to your computer system and the data.
So, before anything else, let's warn you that there could be damage by installing the Android L preview but the great news is that everything can be set back to the earlier factory settings. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you take a backup of the data so that you don't lose anything. To help you install and enjoy the features of the new Android OS, I have listed a step-by-step guide to download Android L in this article.
Steps for installing Android L beta version on Nexus devices
Apart from this, you also require a utility file like the 7 zip that can pull or extract the files from the .tgz format. Keep in mind that you need to extract the files twice, as a .tar file the second time. Once you have the files extracted, store them in the same ADB and fastboot folder. If you haven't got the location, here it is c:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot. Then go to the 'About phone' section in the settings of the phone. Tap the build number options 7 times and this will unhide the developed options. I f you are on Android 4.2 or ahead. You would not get this option; you would have to enable USB debugging. You can then download the Google USB driver and extract the files from Google USB Driver Package
If you do not wish to download this Android L beta update, you can even install the latest Nova Launcher with Android L features to get a feel of the Material design OS. For further details about how to get this Nova Launcher, please refer Android L features with latest Nova Launcher
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