Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 resolves a bunch of issues

After rolling out the March 2024 Pixel Drop update, Google releases a new Android 14 QPR3 beta 2 update for Pixel devices. Google started preparing for the next Pixel Drop update some time ago. This beta update is part of the upcoming Pixel Feature Drop update that should release in June. Here’s everything about Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2.

The second beta of Android 14 QPR3 is available for the Pixel 5a and new Pixel phones running the first beta. The new beta update carries the build number AP21.240216.010. And it comes with the new March 2024 Android security patch.

Google released the first beta update about a month ago in February with some changes and bug fixes. The second beta primarily focuses on bug fixes including major crashing and restart issues. Here’s a list of all the bug fixes.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device to crash or restart unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused a device to crash or restart unexpectedly while updating apps after the device was flashed.
  • Fixed issues that caused a device to display a blank, black screen after booting from flash.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a device to crash and display a blank, black screen after switching to a secondary user.
  • Fixed issues when always-on display mode was enabled that interfered with the “Double tap to wake” gesture and prevented the device from unlocking if the user tried to use their fingerprint to unlock the device.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused battery information to not display correctly in the system settings, status bar, and on the lock screen.
  • Fixed issues that prevented device-to-device transfers and backup and restore from working.
  • Fixed various issues that were impacting system stability, performance, and camera.

There are also a couple of changes in the update. Here is Mishaal Rahman’s Twitter thread that you may like to check for changes and user opinions.

Although the Pixel 5a and newer Pixels are eligible for the update, users who want to test Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 will need to enroll for the beta program if they haven’t already done so. The update will be available only on devices registered for Pixel Android beta program.

Note: As reported by some users, manually sideloading Android 14 QPR3 beta 2 is bricking devices, so just update via OTA update for now.

You can manually sideload the upgrade your phone to the beta, visit this page to download the Factory images and this page to get the OTA files. Make sure to take a backup before sideloading the new software.

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