How to test Android 9.0 Pie on any smartphone right now

Despite the fact that officially upgrade to Android 9.0 until Pie can just Google Pixel and Essential Phone owners of all other devices available workaround. This requires you to install the updated Assembly Pixel Launcher. About how to do it, read the material

Important: the described method, though not involves the installation of the final version of the Android Pie still allows to some extent to evaluate the updated OS from Google.

How to install the “Android Pie”

— Before you download a file, you need to allow installation of apps from unknown sources. To do this, go to “Settings” — “Security” — “Unknown sources” and enable this feature.
— Now download the APK file of Pixel Launcher, which is located at this link. You can download the file directly from the smartphone that you plan to “upgrade” to Android P. for that purpose, we activated the option “Unknown sources”.

— After installation is complete, select the Pixel Launcher to use by default by pressing the “Use always.”

Since Pixel Launcher is not the system default application, you will need to provide him a number of privileges. To do this, go to “Settings” — “Applications” — Pixel Launcher “Permissions” and open the loader access calls, built-in storage and geolocation services to determine your location.

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