Android 12 Developer Preview
This article is about installing Android 12 on a supported Google Pixel device using the OTA image. If you have a compatible device you can try out Android 12 today. You can get back to the current release, or just wait for further over the air updates from the preview.
TL:DR— If you have a recent Google Pixel phone and the Android developer tool 'ADB' which is part of the developer tools this is easy enough to do.
Android 12 images are available for Google Pixel 5, 4a, 4a (5G), 4, 3a, 3a XL, 3, and 3 XL devices.
The OTA image shouldnt (and in my case didnt) cause any problems, and should not wipe your data but your mileage may vary! I havent noticed any reliability issues in the last couple of days having installed it on a Pixel 4a (5G) phone.
Androis 12 includes a few improvements you'll notice immediately and many that you won't notice yet because developers need to build apps that support them or they are not yet in the build of Anrdoid 12 that has been made available.
Apply update from ADB
% adb sideload bramble-ota-spp3.210325.010-310ea898.zip serving: 'bramble-ota-spp3.210325.010-310ea898.zip' (~94%) adb: failed to read command: Undefined error: 0
Now send the package you want to apply to the device with "adb sideload filename"… Supported API:3 Finding update package… Verifying update package… Update package verification took 37.1 s (result 0) Installing update Step 1/2 Step 2/2 Install from ADB complete with status 0.
I used the screenshot editor to annotate them with our twitter @ez0ne
Android 12 logo— The svg of the android 12 logo is in the public domain over at wikipedia. It is also displayed at developer.android.com but I needed a png version of it for this website. There is an easy way to convert it (on macOS Big Sur)...