How to fix Pixel infinite reboot on Android Q beta 4

A few hours ago, Google released the new beta version of Android Q under number 4, and although it is not as new as in previous beta versions, it was nice to be able to now whisk notifications in both directions and the screen rotation lock button, which was in Android Pie, but then disappeared without a trace. Also in the new beta there was a useful function for dynamically updating the system, which we already talked about , but, unfortunately, it also could not do without bad news: some users report a problem of infinite reboot of smartphones when trying to upgrade to Q beta 4, and first of all it concerns with the Pixel 2 XL.

Pixel infinite reboot issue when trying to install Android Q beta 4

The problem with an endless reboot was first noticed when several users of the Android Police resource complained about it under a post about Android Q Beta 4. All commentators, as it turned out, used the Pixel 2 XL, although others could use the same Pixel 2 XL without any problems. However, one complaint was also received from a Pixel 3 user who had the same problem, so the case is definitely not just about the Pixel 2 XL.

What to do if the smartphone constantly reboots after installing Android Q beta 4

One user of the Reddit site in a special thread about Android wrote that he had found a solution to the above problem: to remove the device from the cyclic reboot state, you need to reset it to the factory settings. Although this method obviously leads to the loss of all your data. Another user said that resetting to factory settings was not required, and advised those who were stuck in boot cycles to turn off the smartphone, go into recovery mode and reboot from there, although users seemed to have different levels of success when using this method.

In short, if you have a Pixel phone, especially a 2 XL, and you plan to upgrade it to Android Q Beta 4, keep in mind that you may have to reset to factory settings.


A few hours after numerous reports of the problem, the Android team suspended the deployment of the Android Q beta 4 updates to figure out what could go wrong. We at the editorial office have not yet managed to update the Pixel 2 XL to a new beta, and now checking for updates, by itself, does not produce any results.