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Experience the future: Download Android 15 Beta 1 on your Nothing Phone 2 (but read this first!) | by Bianca Patrick | June 2024

Calling all Nothing Phone 2 owners!

Here's your chance to be an early adopter! Android 15 Beta 1 is finally here for your phone.

Experience the latest features of the next version of Android before anyone else. But beware: This is a beta program, so bugs may occur. In this article, you'll learn how to join the program and what to expect.

Nothing Phone 2 joins Android 15 Beta 1: A closer look

Announcement from Nothing

Nothing's official blog post invites Phone 2 owners to dive into Android 15 Beta 1. However, it's important to note that this beta is geared toward developers and advanced users.

It is not recommended to back up data as the storage will be formatted during the update process and all existing data will be deleted.

Known issues and new features

Although there are risks involved in diving into beta versions, there are notable new features to discover, including Glyph SDK support, a new wallpaper, an updated boot animation, and the “Android 15 Beta 1” tag.

Despite these exciting additions, users should be aware of some known issues, such as the inability to register fingerprints, the lack of face unlock, and the lack of pre-installed Nothing X/Weather/Launcher/Recorder/Widgets.

When you update your Nothing Phone 2 to Android 15 Beta 1, improve your browsing experience with Smart Transfer Bookmark widget App.

Smart Transfer simplifies bookmark management and makes it easy to save and organize your favorite web pages in one app.

How to start the update

To start the update, Phone 2 users should carefully follow a series of steps. First, it is important to confirm the correct software version (Nothing OS 2.5.5).

Then, users need to create a specific folder named “ota” in the device’s internal storage directory, copy the update package there, and start the update process using the local update tool.

For detailed instructions, check out Nothing's blog, which provides a comprehensive guide.

Rollback to stable build

If users decide to revert to the stable version, Nothing also provides instructions on how to do so. This ensures flexibility and safety for users trying out the beta.

Diploma

While Pixel devices have already progressed to Beta 2.1, Nothing Phone 2 users now have the opportunity to dive into the universe of Android 15 Beta 1.

Stay updated on future releases by exploring our Android 15 release date tracker. Embrace innovation and stay ahead with Nothing and Android 15 Beta 1.