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Google’s Android Beta Q 4 No Longer Sends Pixel Smartphones Into Bootloop Mode


We reported a couple of weeks ago that Google’s latest Android Q Beta 4 came with a bunch of bad surprise for Pixel 2 and 2 XL fans. Instead of improving the performances of the two smartphones or equipping them with new features, Android Q Beta 4 sent the smartphones into a bootloop mode which rendered them useless. On the bright side of things, the bootloop mode could easily be disabled by performing a full factory reset.

Google announced that it is aware of the bootloop issues ever since Android Q Beta 4 started causing issues and pulled the OTA (over the air) release of the operating system update. Now, the Android parent is ready to roll out the update once again because it has fixed the problem.

Google Fixes Bootloop Mode Issue

“We’ve resolved the issue affecting some users when updating to Beta 4 and we’re resuming updates. All enrolled devices will receive a new Beta 4 update to QPP4 190502.019 (even those with Beta 4 QPP4. 190502.018 installed). We’ve also updated downloaded images for developers,” said Google in an official statement.

Android Q Beta 4

With that said, Pixel smartphones users who are enrolled in the Android Beta Program should be pleased to find out that they can download the new update without any problems. Since we are talking about Android Q Beta 4, let’s go ahead and present what are the software changes that it makes.

First off, the new operating system update introduces a handful of software tweaks for the much-anticipated Android Dark Mode. Other than introducing software tweaks for the Dark Mode, the update also comes takes care of various bugs and software issues but that it’s about it. Therefore, the new update is not a high priority download in the grand scheme of things.