Updated June 6, 2019: Following plenty of complaints about the Beta 4 OTA update causing issues for users, Google took to Reddit to announce that it’s temporarily pausing the update as it gets things sorted out. Here’s the full statement:
We’re aware of an issue with Android Q Beta 4 related to installing updates. We’ve temporarily paused Beta 4 OTA updates to all Pixel devices as we investigate the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will provide an update once the issue is resolved.
It’s unclear when the OTA update will resume, but we’ll update this post accordingly once it does.
The fourth version of the Android Q beta was just released, and OTA updates already started pushing out to Pixel owners who were enrolled in the beta program. But this one isn’t heading out as smoothly as the first few: many users are reporting issues installing the update, with Pixel 3s failing to install and getting stuck while rebooting or dumping into recovery mode with a failed update.
If you’re using Beta 3 on your main phone, hold off on this update.
There are plenty of people who have had no issues installing the update on their Pixel, so it isn’t clear why some are having troubles.
My recommendation right now is to hold off on installing the update on your Pixel unless you’re updating on a secondary device that you don’t mind losing for a little bit. If your phone gets stuck in a reboot loop or drops into recovery with failed update, you may be looking at a factory reset to get things back up and running — not something you want to mess around with on your main phone.
If your Pixel is stuck installing the latest Android Q beta update, there are