You already know that the second beta version of Android P is available for selected Android smartphones including the recently launched Nokia 7 Plus. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus. The models supported are TA-1046 and TA-1055.

Google I/O 2018 has introduced many new features for Android. And one of the most interesting ads of all was the introduction of Android P Beta. Only this time it was not limited to just Google Pixel phones. Thanks to Project Treble, Android P Beta can now be installed on a range of phones from different manufacturers. In particular, the recently published Nokia 7 Plus of the mid-range has received the honor. One reason could be that the phone comes with Android One support. In any case, if you have this phone, you can easily install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus by following the instructions below.

To get Android P beta on Nokia 7 Plus, you’ll need to perform some additional steps, unlike the simple process used for Pixel phones. First, you need to validate the Nokia phone then transfer the OTA provided using the recovery mode. We have detailed everything below, so do not worry. Before even installing Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus, let’s take a look at some of the new main features you’ll love.

Below is a list of the main features of Android P:

  1. Many changes to the user interface.
  2. Adaptable battery: uses artificial intelligence to analyze battery usage patterns and offers the best battery life.
  3. Actions for apps: a new way to increase the visibility of your app to users as they begin their activities.
  4. Smart answer in notifications.
  5. New gestural navigation system.
  6. Text magnifying glass.
  7. Advanced audio.
  8. Biometric prompt.
  9. and much more…

How to install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus (TA-1046 and TA-1055)

Requirements

  • The instructions below refer exclusively to the Nokia 7 Plus with model no. TA-1046 and TA-1055.
  • Be sure to make a complete backup of your personal data, including internal storage. You can also visit our post on how to backup Android phones.
  • Charge your phone with at least 60% of the battery to avoid accidents during the process.
  • Install the Android SDK tools on your PC.
  • According to Nokia, it is very important to restore the device from recovery (and not from settings). We have included the instructions below to simplify the process.
  • Type “*#06#” in the dialer and note the IMEI number.

Download Nokia 7 Plus Android P Beta

To install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus, you must first register the device and download the OTA package. First of all, be sure to create a Nokia account if you have not already done so.

  1. Visit the official registration page.
  2. Sign in with your Nokia account.
  3. Enter the IMEI number, network operator and location of the Nokia 7 Plus.
  4. Select the check box for terms.
  5. Finally, click on the “Register” button.
  6. Once validated correctly, click on the “Download” button.
  7. The Android P OTA package will be downloaded to your PC.
  8. Move the downloaded ZIP file (for example B2N-3050-0-00WW-B01-update.zip) to C:\adb, where the ADB and Fastboot binaries are present. Note that the file name of the OTA may be different for your phone.

How to install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus (TA-1046 and TA-1055)

    1. Start your Nokia 7 Plus in recovery mode. To do this, first switch the phone off completely.
    2. Press and hold the Volume up and Power buttons simultaneously until the Android One logo appears.
    3. On the ‘no command’ screen, hold down the power button and touch the Volume up key once.
      • Note: In reset mode, you can move the selector by using the volume buttons and confirm a selection by pressing the power button.
    4. Select the ‘Clear data/factory reset’ and ‘Yes’ option to confirm.
    5. Then select ‘Apply update from ADB’.
    6. Connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable.
    7. Copy the downloaded OTA ZIP to the C:\adb folder, where the Android SDK tools are installed.
    8. Hold down the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
    9. Select “Open the PowerShell window here”.
    10. Enter the following command install Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus :
adb sideload ota-file.zip

Note: Replace “ota-file.zip” with the actual OTA file name. Example:

adb sideload B2N-3050-0-00WW-B01-update.zip

At the end of the process, select “Restart the system now”. You have just finished installing Android P Beta on Nokia 7 Plus (TA-1046 and TA-1055). Let us know if you like it and how it goes.