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Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Bricked Pixel: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the issue of Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 update bricking Pixel devices. The Silicon Valley giant has recently rolled out the second Beta of its Quarterly Platform Release and with that, there are quite a few under-the-hood fixes. However, your device might not even be able to welcome abode these fixes in the first place! This is because right after installing the said update, many users have reported that their device ended up in a bootloop or softbrick state, or to be more specific, stuck on the Google logo with no way out.

However, there is an important point worth keeping in mind- this is only happening if you sideload this update. If you install it the normal way, i.e. from the Settings menu, then your device won’t have to face the wrath of Google! Moreover, it also further cements the fact that one should always exercise caution when dealing with these testing builds as issues such as the one we are dealing with are always around the corner. With that said, if your Pixel is also currently stuck in this bricked state right after installing the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 update, then this guide will help you out. Follow along for the fix.

Fix Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Bricked Pixel

Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Bricked Pixel

  1. First off, press and hold down the power button until your device powers off.
  2. Now press and hold the Power and Volume Down key to boot to Fastboot Mode.Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Bricked Pixel
  3. Then use the Volume key to bring up Recovery Mode and press the Power key to confirm. Your device will now boot to the stock recovery.
  4. So use the Volume keys to highlight Apply Update from ADB and press the power key to confirm. Then connect your device to PC via USB.adb sideload recovery pixel
  5. Now download and extract Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.
  6. Then download the Beta 1 OTA from below, rename it to rom.zip, and transfer it to the platform-tools folder.
  7. Finally, type in the below command to start the sideload process:
    adb sideload rom.zip

    Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 Bricked Pixel

  8. Once done, your device should boot to the OS on the Beta 1 release.

That’s it. These were the steps to fix the issue of Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 update bricking Pixel devices. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.