Google has just officially released the first public beta for Android 12. All the Google Pixel phones and other eligible smartphones have also received the first Android 12 beta 1 build. Also, many of you who have compatible phones have already begun testing out the new Operating System. But unfortunately, OnePlus and Xiaomi have to pull the beta links as their eligible devices encountered bricking soon after the latest beta version of Android dropped.
Those who have updated to Android 12 took to social media platforms complaining about the bickering issue. The bricked phone issue is mainly seen in those having OnePlus and Xiaomi devices. OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro both are entitled to receive Android 12 beta 1 build. Whereas Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11i and Mi 11X Pro are eligible smartphones by Xiaomi.
However, OnePlus on hearing the complaints from the users immediately pulled the beta download links from its platform. The OnePlus staff member informed about its removal of the download links on the official forum. It stated, “I’ve temporarily removed the download links based on the feedback from users in this thread. I’m sharing the feedback with the software team so they can look into it in the morning at HQ.”
On the other hand, the bricking issue is commonly seen on Mi 11 series phones however the complaints are fewer than the OnePlus devices. When the Mi 11 users who are largely affected tried to upgrade to Android 12 their phones were either blocked or bricked whereas some of them made failed attempts to install Android 12 beta.
Although Android Police has detailed a fix for the issue. If you are trying to enrol for the early Android 12 beta software ensure that your phone’s bootloader should be unlocked before the installation so as to be able to successfully migrate to Android 12 on both OnePlus and Xiaomi smartphones. If you don’t follow this process before you start installing the beta, your phone will not be able to get past the setup process where the device verifies your old Google account for FRP (factory reset protection). Toggling OEM Unlock in developer options disables this check.
While those who have not followed the process of updating without unlocking your bootloader and encountered the bricking issue fret, not that too can be fixed with an EDL restore. This means you need to restore your phone with a factory image using a Qualcomm chipset-level flash. To do so you can check out XDA Developers guide links on how to restore your phone using EDL.
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