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How to install Android P beta on the Vivo X21

This quick guide will walk you through the process of installing Android P on your Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD. Don’t worry, it’s easy!

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Even for folks who aren’t familiar with rooting and ROMing, Vivo makes it pretty easy to install Android P on the Vivo X21. You just need to download the image from Vivo’s developer site, copy it to a folder on your device, and open it. That’s a welcome change from other devices, like Essential Phone, which make you jump through hoops to install Android P.

There are two versions of Vivo X21: the regular version known simply as Vivo X21 and a version with an under-display fingerprint scanner known as Vivo X21 UD. Luckily, both versions share the same process of flashing Android P beta. You don’t need to worry about file versions either, as both models use the same image.

Without further ado, here’s how to install Android P on the Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD.

How to get Android P beta on the Vivo X21/UD

Before you begin, make sure to back up all the data you want to keep, as the Android P installation process wipes the phone.

Here are the Android P installation instructions, as outlined by Vivo on its developer website:

There you have it, how to get Android P beta on the Vivo X21 in just a few steps. So what’s new in Android P? We have a full rundown of the features here.