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Software download and rewriting procedure

Important Notices
- This Developer Preview version software is intended for application development, not for daily use.
- Since this Developer Preview software is under development and not the final version of Android 12, the function may not work as expected.
- If you rewrite your device, new personal content dedicated to the beta version software will be created. Since the personal content of the original software is saved at the time of rewriting, if you revert to the original software, you can continue to use the personal content of the original software.
- Personal contents cannot be taken over when rewriting to or reverting from the beta version software.
- If you rewrite your device, the following functions cannot be used.
  • - O-saifu Keitai (Cannot be used including payment. Note that O-saifu Keitai data will not be deleted even after rewriting, so you can use it again after writing it back to the official software.)
- The software will be reverted to the original one once the device reboot.
- Please rewrite the software with SIM card inserted if you will use SIM card. SIM card cannot be detected while the device is running.
- For inquiries regarding the Android 12 Developer Preview Program, please be sure to Send Feedback to Sharp Corporation. (Please refrain from contacting retailers, application vendors, service vendors)
- Device repair after rewriting the device software will be charged even within the warranty period.

Device rewriting environment

Please prepare the following equipment and environment in advance.

<Required equipment and environment>

  • Smartphone device (AQUOS sense5G SH-M17)
    • * Update to the latest software.
    • * 32GB or more free space necessary on the device storage, which can be checked at [Settings] - [Storage].
  • Internet environment
    • * Connect the smartphone to the Internet.
    • * We recommend to download the data in a Wi-Fi environment.

Download

You can download the Android 12 Developer Preview Program for AQUOS.
Please use this download service after agreeing to the "Software License Agreement" below. 

Android 12 Developer Preview Program for AQUOS sense5G Software License Agreement

This license agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") stipulates the conditions for Sharp Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “Company") to grant the right for a customer (corporate or individual) (hereinafter referred to as “Customer”) to use "Join Developer Preview Program" and "Android 12 Developer Preview Program for AQUOS", which are used for Android 12 Developer Preview Program for AQUOS sense5G (hereinafter referred to collectively as "DPP") regarding to Google LLC's next Android OS 12. If you select [Accept], you agree to all of this Agreement. If you do not agree, you cannot use this software.

1. Communication costs, etc.
You are responsible for any expenses required for internet communication, such as internet connection service provider fees and communication charges for using this software.

2. Copyright
(1) Intellectual property rights such as copyrights related to this software belong to us or our licensors, and this software is protected by Japanese copyright law and other related laws.
(2) When the software and related materials such as manuals and instruction manuals (hereinafter referred to as "related materials") are provided to the customer, their copyrights belong to us or our licensors, and these related materials are protected by Japanese copyright law and other related laws. You may not reproduce these related materials.

3. Customer Responsibility
(1) The use of this Software is at your own risk.
(2) If you cause damage to a third party or have a dispute with a third party while using the Software, you shall settle the dispute at your own expense and responsibility, unless the dispute is attributable to the Company.
(3) If you cause any damage to the Company in connection with your use of this Software, you shall compensate for such damage.
(4) If you are a minor, you shall use this Software only with the consent of a legal representative such as a person with parental authority, and the legal representative who has consented shall be jointly and severally liable for your obligations under this Article.

4. Grant of rights
(1) Customer acquires the non-exclusive right to use this Software in Japan free of charge in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
(2) You may duplicate this Software in whole or in part for the purpose of backing up this Software or using it on your own PC.
(3) Company can improve or change this Software or related materials at any time without notice.

5. Quality of this Software
Company provides this Software on the premise that this Software is under development and is not the final version, and that it may include bugs and defects.

6. Restrictions
Customer shall not take any of the following actions:
(1) Violation of this Agreement.
(2) Acts that are against or may violate laws or public order and morals.
(3) Acts that cause or may damage Company or a third party.
(4) Acts that interfere with or may interfere with the operation of this Software or our Company.
(5) Acts that damage or may damage the trust of our Company or a third party.
(6) Reverse engineering, decompilation or disassembly of this Software.
(7) Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, using this Software or copying or modifying all or part of it.
(8) The act of removing the copyright notice and other right notices attached to this Software and related materials. If you copy this Software based on (7) above, you must also copy the copyright notice and other right notices attached to this Software.
(9) License, rent or lease this Software to a third party.
(10) Falsification of information provided through this Software.
(11) Acts that infringe or may infringe copyrights or other intellectual property rights of our Company or a third party.
(12) Acts similar to the above items.
(13) Other acts that our Company deems inappropriate.

7. Disclosure of support information
Regarding this Software, Company will disclose support information to the customer on the web etc. based on our judgment, but we will not provide any other support. Therefore, if a problem occurs with this Software, it shall be resolved at your own risk and expense.

8. Scope of responsibility
(1) Company will not be responsible for your use of this Software and the results of your use.
(2) Company do not guarantee that the functions provided by this Software will operate normally, will operate normally in the future, and will always be available. In addition, even if the customer suffers damage due to the fact that this Software does not operate normally or this Software cannot be used, Company are not responsible for such damage.
(3) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Agreement, if this Agreement falls under the consumer contract stipulated in the Consumer Contract Law, and if the customer suffers damages due to default of our debt or our negligence, Company shall only be liable for damages within the scope of damages that may normally occur (Company are not responsible for lost profits or indirect damages). However, this does not apply when the damage is caused by the Company's intention or gross negligence.

9. Repair for a fee
By using this Software, you agree that repairing a device that participates in DPP will be a paid repair even within the warranty period.

10. Guarantee regarding export control law
This Software is subject to United States export control laws, including U.S. Export Administration Regulations, and may be subject to export/import controls in other countries. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to obtain the relevant licenses when exporting, re-exporting or importing
this Software. This Software in Cuba, Iran, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, Sudan, Syria, or other countries or nationals/residents of which the United States has restrictions on exports or download it to those countries or their nationals/residents cannot be exported or re-exported to. In addition, this Software may not be exported or re-exported to anyone who is on the export prohibition list published by the government of Japan, the United States, or other countries.

11. Term of contract
This Agreement becomes effective when you use this Software or when you select the [Accept] button at the bottom of this screen, and it is valid until the end of this Agreement according to 12. below.

12. Termination of Agreement
(1) If Customer violates any of the terms of this Agreement, Company can terminate this Agreement immediately without giving any notice or notification to the customer.
(2) In the case of (1) above, Company can claim the damage caused by you.
(3) Upon termination of this Agreement, Customer shall immediately destroy this Software and all copies thereof.

13. Jurisdiction and applicable law
Regarding the establishment, effectivity, performance and interpretation of this Agreement, Japanese law shall apply, and disputes arising from this Agreement shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Japan.
					

Application

Install it on the target device.

Rewriting procedure

  • On your smartphone device, download the Join Developer Preview Program app from here and install it on the device to be rewritten.
    At that time, you need to enable “Install unknown app”.
    The following is an example of downloading the Join Developer Preview Program application from the Chrome browser.
    Please let "Allow from this source" unable after the installation of Join Developer Preview Program app.
  • Launch the installed Join Developer Preview Program app, check the “Terms of Service / Privacy Policy”, and then tap the "Register" button.
  • Please wait for the software update distribution and install the updated software.
    Update your device to the latest software at first if your device has not been updated to it.
    You can check if your device has been updated to the latest software at [System] - [System Update] in the device settings.
    Please note that there are some cases it takes a few days for the software update distribution starts.
    Build number will be [09.00.02] after this update applied.

    This update is not necessary If the build number of your device is [01.00.03] or newer.
    Please check if the build number is [09.00.02] or [01.00.03] or newer at [Settings] - [About phone] - [Build Number], and then go to the next step.
  • Select "Load" from the menu icon in Join Developer Preview Program app, and choose the software to be installed, then installation starts.
    Installation progress can be checked at the notification of "Dynamic System Updates".
  • After the installation completed, tap "RESTART" on the notification.
    Please unlock the screen before above operation to avoid the below known-issue.
    "Cannot proceed the setup from the screen lock in the startup wizard if the device is rewritten with the screen lock activated."
    In case the above know-issue occurs, please reboot the device from the power key menu to revert the software. After the device reboot, please try the rewriting process again with the screen unlocked.
    After tapping "RESTART" and the device reboot, the rewriting procedure of Android 12 Developer Preview Program is finished.

Upgrade procedure to the latest version

  • Select "RESTART" on the notification of "Dynamic System Updates".
  • After the device reboot, the software will return to the original state before the rewriting procedure.
    Select "Load" from the menu icon in Join Developer Preview Program app, and choose the latest software, then installation starts.
    At this time, the installed software will be automatically removed.
    Please make a backup if the data of the installed software is necessary.
    Installation progress can be checked at the notification of "Dynamic System Updates".
  • After the installation completed, tap "RESTART" on the notification.
    After the device reboot, the upgrade procedure of Android 12 Developer Preview Program is finished.

Reverting procedure

  • Select "RESTART" on the notification of "Dynamic System Updates".
  • After the device reboot, the software will return to the original state before the rewriting procedure.
    For your information, the downloaded Android 12 Developer Preview software will remain in your device.
    If you select "RESTART" on the notification of "Dynamic System Updates", Android 12 Developer Preview software will be rewritten again.
    For the complete deletion of Android 12 Developer Preview software, select "DISCARD" on the notification.
  • Lastly, launch Join Developer Preview Program app and tap "Not Register" to complete the reverting procedure.
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