Hi everyone and welcome to the Android developer preview. Before you dig in please have a look at the FAQ.
The “Nokia phones Android developer preview” is a program that allows you to test, develop and mature your apps on the very latest Android builds. In addition you’ll be able to provide us feedback for review and correction into the next version of Android.
Please note, there are several important points that you need to be aware of before joining us here:-
If you have any doubt as to whether these build are suitable for you, then we strongly recommend you hold out for the betalabs builds (to be confirmed which models are supported)
You can find the program at https://www.nokia.com/phones/developer - Once you have registered, signed in, and downloaded the required Android supplementary SW (guidance is shown on website), you’re good to go.
Please note that build availability may be limited by model or country, and that installing the upgrade via OTA (when supported) will require Wi-Fi connection.
Currently, we support Nokia 7 Plus models with TA Codes, TA-1046 and TA-1055. We appreciate you may be keen to test against another device, but we are aligned with chipset support and test roadmaps across Google and HMD Global development teams.
I have a Nokia 3/Nokia 5/Nokia 6/Nokia 8. Can I take part in developer preview program?
Unfortunately not yet. At the moment we’re running an active developer preview program on Nokia 7 Plus (TA-1046 and TA-1055) - We'll release a media alert as soon as support for more devices become available, so stay tuned.
Is there anything I need to consider before I download the dev preview software?
Yes indeed. Please follow the guidance on website as there is a certain level of technical expertise needed to ensure successful flashing (if using manual download). Always make sure your device’s software is up-to-date before downloading the software. You can check you’re on the latest general release by going to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for update.
When I try to verify my IMEI, it gives me an error message. Why?
You may have entered your IMEI incorrectly. Please note that your IMEI should have 15 digits.
You may have already registered using another IMEI. Currently, only one device per registered email account is supported.
Dev. preview may not be supported by your operator, or available in your country.
I requested the OTA, but even after 12 hours I have not received the software upgrade notification. What should I do?
Check that you are connected to Wi-Fi.
Check if you have a notification at the top of your screen.
Check for updates manually by going to Settings > About phone > System update > Check for update.
Try powering your phone off and on again.
When trying to download, I get an error message (e.g. "Cannot download")
Check that you have enough storage available on your device, clear any apps and files that are not needed, and try again.
When will I receive the official Android upgrade?
The Official Market release Android upgrade will become readily available once we can ensure a pure and smooth experience for everyone. Please note that release dates vary according to location and operator.
Where should I report issues/bugs/suggestions?
You should report everything through the Feedback App. The community forum can offer useful advice, but it is not an official bug reporting channel.
I submitted an issue via the Feedback App. Can I see how this is progressing?
We’re not able to keep you updated on a case-by-case basis, but all issues and suggestions submitted through the feedback app are reviewed. We may need to come back to you for more info if you’ve given us your approval to do so.
Can I roll back?
When you are running dev preview software, you can roll back by clicking on the roll-back button on the dev preview webpage. Currently we only support manual download but we’re working hard on supporting OTA asap. Once you have received the official release after roll-out, you will not be able to roll back.