Google Releases Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 for Pixel

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Google is on a roll with updates! Right after this week’s Pixel Feature Drop, they’ve dropped the Android 14 QPR3 Beta 2 for Pixel 5a and newer devices. Exciting, right?

READ: Pixel Introduces Productivity Tools and Health Features in Latest Feature Drop

Now, this beta isn’t just your average update; it’s here to tackle pesky bugs that crept into last month’s release. Say goodbye to those annoying device crashes during app updates or when switching users. Oh, and the display not waking up after a reboot? Consider it fixed. The always-on display won’t be giving you any trouble, and your battery status info won’t be playing hide and seek anymore.

But wait, there’s more! The backup and restore processes are now back on track, doing what they’re supposed to do. Google seems to have been on a mission to make our lives easier.

Here’s the lowdown on the fantastic fixes Google has whipped up in the latest update:

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.

However, a recent report from 9to5Google suggests that sideloading this update might be a bit risky, especially for Pixel devices.

It turns out that some Pixel users attempting to sideload have faced a situation, leaving their Pixels in a boot loop. Now, if you absolutely can’t resist the temptation to sideload, at least double-check if your ‘OEM Unlock‘ option