It’s miles too straightforward and tempting to affix Google’s Android beta program. A click on of a button to enroll your gadget and an OTA replace later you are serving to Google check its newest and biggest software program earlier than the general public.
Leaving this system, nevertheless, is not as seamless. Certainly, you continue to click on on a button and set up an replace, however on the finish of that course of your Android gadget has been factory-reset and the whole lot on it’s gone.
There’s, nevertheless, a option to get out of the beta program and never must arrange your cellphone, pill or watch from scratch. Sadly, it isn’t very clear on the beta program web site. The truth is, I lately left this system with a hope and a prayer I would not must factory-reset my cellphone within the course of.
The secret’s to go away the beta program when you have got a present official model of Android put in in your gadget, not in the midst of a beta.
For instance, Google launched the Android Oreo eight.1 beta program awhile again, and I promptly enrolled a Pixel 2 XL ($849.00 at Google Retailer) in this system. A few weeks in the past, Google made Android eight.1 official and launched it to the general public. As soon as the official construct of Android eight.1 was put in on my Pixel 2 XL, I unenrolled from this system. As a substitute of my gadget exhibiting a pending replace, there have been no additional steps required on my half.
My gadget is operating the identical actual construct as those that did not take part within the beta program, thus no gadget reset is required. If I had left this system any time previous to putting in the official, public construct of eight.1, I’d have been pressured to manufacturing facility reset my cellphone.
The best option to examine the construct quantity you are at present on with the official model is to check the construct quantity present in Settings > System > About cellphone > Construct quantity in your gadget to the official construct quantity on this webpage. If the construct quantity to your gadget matches the manufacturing facility picture posted by Google, then you definately’re good to go away the beta program.