How to install Android Q Beta on OnePlus 6/6T (Developer Preview 3)

Here in this article, we will share with you how to install Android Q Beta on OnePlus 6/6T handset. Google has released Android Q beta developer preview 3 for 21 devices currently at developers conference 2019 at California. The Q Beta includes the dark mode, privacy & security options, notification assist, smart reply, live capture, focus mode, etc. It also brings enhancements for foldable devices, new APIs for connectivity, new media codecs, camera improvements, Vulkan 1.1 support, faster app startup, and more.

All the Google pixel series devices are eligible to get the update right now. Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL are in the list. While non-pixel Android smartphones are also on the list. Such as Asus ZenFone 5Z, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ3, LG G8, OnePlus 6T, Oppo Reno, Realme 3 Pro, Vivo NEX A, Vivo NEX S, Nokia 8.1, Essential PH-1, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.

Read More: How to Enable Themes on Android Q Beta (Easiest Way)

Before heading over to the installation process, let’s take a look at the Android Q Beta 3 version features briefly.

Android Q Top Features:

Some of the top Android Q Beta features are mentioned here in brief. The improved Security and Privacy option, system-wide Dark Theme, Live Caption, Project Mainline, improved gestures, Smart reply, and Focus Mode.

Security and Privacy Control

In terms of the security and privacy options, the Android Q Beta DP3 provides much improved and better privacy control over apps, locations, etc. Now the system will allow apps which permissions to be taken for granted or not. This will play a major role in the near future. Even you can use incognito mode on Maps to keep your location private.

Dark Mode

The system-wide dark mode feature is now available on the whole system. Now, you can change your theme and even accent color according to your choice. Meanwhile, theme color will have only two options like light and dark theme. Where all the system apps will work in the night theme. It will even reduce your eye strain during low light and saves device battery a lot.

Live Caption and Project Timeline

Whereas the Live Caption will come in handy for deaf users who can’t hear sounds or have any issues. It will allow the system to capture the voice conversation and show a subtitle on the screen even in offline mode. The Project Timeline is so much useful for all the users because it will tweak system architecture so that you will receive security patch updates via Play Store.

Gestures, Smart reply, and Focus Mode

The improved gesture navigation control now offers more smooth and fluid gestures than earlier. But this time Google has removed the back button to give a full-screen mode. Smart Reply is one of the top features of Android Q beta right now. It supports all the major messaging applications and offers auto-reply mode with templates for easier use.

The last but another useful feature is Focus Mode. However, the feature was released on Android Pie but most of the devices didn’t get this feature officially. It will help the user to choose the apps which are quite disturbing in terms of the notifications. It’s quite similar to DND mode.

Please Note: This is beta software, and if you so choose to enroll in the Android Q beta, then you must understand that the software might bug out more frequently than you might like it to. If you understand all the instability issues, and still want to try out the latest, then you are free to proceed. We still do not recommend you use beta software as a daily driver.

How to install Android Q Beta on OnePlus 6/6T (Developer Preview 3)

How to install Android Q Beta on OnePlus 6/6T (Developer Preview 3)

The process of installing the latest Android 10 Q Beta on your OnePlus 6/6T is pretty simple, but you do need a Windows PC nearby. The following procedure may also wipe all of your user data, so a backup is recommended. Without any further delay, let’s see how you can do it!

Known Bugs:

  • Camera, portrait mode does not work
  • Ambient Display is not working
  • System stability issues
  • Encryption will change in the next preview build
  • Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release
  • Issue With MTP cannot copy rollback from PC to Phone

Disclaimer: Download Update and rollback build to Phone due to MTP issue might not be able to copy from PC to Phone. It’s highly recommended to take a complete backup of your device data before installing the latest update.

TheDoidTimes will not be responsible for any damage or brick issue to your device during installation or after the installation process. Do it at your own risk. The Beta updates are not as stable as official updates. So, it may contain bugs.

Download Android 10 Q Beta (DP3) Update File:


  • This method will work only on OnePlus 6 and 6T models.
  • Keep at least 50%-60% of battery juice to proceed with the steps.
  • Download the Android Q Beta 3 file for your specific model and copy it on your device internal storage.

Steps to Install Android 10 Q Beta on OnePlus 6 & 6T: (Local OTA Update)

  • Download the latest ROM upgrade zip file from the download links above.
  • Copy the ROM upgrade file to the phone storage.
  • Go to Settings > System > System Updates > tap on top-right icon > Local upgrade > Tap on the update package > upgrade > System upgrade completed to 100%.
  • After the upgrade is complete, tap on Restart.
  • The phone will boot into recovery mode to format user data, it will reboot again after formatting.
  • Update successful.​

Now, you have successfully updated to the latest Android Q Beta DP3 version on your OnePlus 6/6T device. Enjoy!

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