One of the best things about using a Pixel smartphone is the fact that you will always be among the first people to receive all of Google’s latest Android operating system updates, especially if you are enrolled in the beta program. While generally receiving new software updates is great news, this isn’t the case for the latest Android Q Beta 4. Multiple reports are showing that the new update is doing more harm than good and Google’s developers have decided to stop the OTA (over the air) release.
Android Q Beta 4 Software Issues
According to reports taken directly from the Android forums, the new Android Q Beta 4 update is sending multiple Pixel devices into a bootloop mode, thus rendering them useless. The smartphones that are affected the most by this issue are Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. However, this doesn’t mean that the bootlooping problem is exclusive to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL units because Pixel 3 users have been complaining about this serious issue.
How to Fix the Issue
In case there are some Pixel fans who downloaded the new Android Q Beta 4 and are stuck in the bootloop mode, they should be pleased to know that there is a quick way to fix this problem. The solution is to perform a full factory reset.
Although, this does mean that all the data on the targeted smartphone such as pictures and videos will be deleted. Fortunately, there is an alternative. All that Pixel fans need to do is to go to recovery mode and reboot the smartphone from there.
Google Confirms the Problem
Even though Google doesn’t usually take fault for software problems right at the moment that they happen, the Android parent has made an exception for this one. The reason why we are saying this is because Google has confirmed the bootlooping problem by stopping the OTA release of Android Q Beta 4.