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Original story (published on May 18, 2023) follows:

The second Beta of Android 14 was recently released by Google including new features, camera and media enhancements, and more.

You can check out more information on the Android 14 developer site, including download links for Pixel and the release schedule.


It was also made available for various Pixel devices but it seems that some users have already started experiencing issues just like they did in the previous beta 1.1 update.

Pixel devices on Android 14 beta 2 stuck on ‘Copy Apps & Data’ screen

That said, some Android 14 beta 2 users who are attempting to roll back to Android 13 are having trouble setting up their Google Pixel devices following the rollback.

Apparently, they appear to be frozen on the ‘Copy Apps & Data’ screen (1,2,3,4).

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Stuck at “Copy Apps & Data” after rolling back from Android 14 beta to Stable Android 13

Reports indicate that users are now left without any method to finish setting up and using their device. Additionally, the problem may have occurred on devices that were only being configured for the first time.

Regardless of the options selected, whenever users go near the ‘Copy apps and data’ option, it gives them a ‘Settings keeps stopping’ error message and nothing happens afterwards.

Those affected have tried rebooting their devices several times but to no avail. This is incredibly frustrating for users as they are stuck and have been unable to use their smartphones.

Potential workarounds

Unfortunately, Google has not commented on the issue yet. But we have come across some workarounds that can help fix it. You can check it out below:

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Another workaround includes flashing the Beta 14 OTA using ADB sideload and it is reportedly fixing the bug for users.

I managed to solve it, you don’t need to unlock anything, you have to flash the beta 14 ota via adb sideload. the return to 13 is buggy

You can also checkout the following workaround that can help solve the bug where Pixel devices on Android 14 beta 2 are stuck on ‘Copy Apps & Data’ screen.

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We hope that the above mentioned workarounds help fix the problem for you.

We’ll also keep tabs on the latest developments and update this article as and when something noteworthy comes up.

Update 1 (May 26, 2023)

12:06 pm (IST): Google has just released the Android 14 Beta 2.1 update that fixes the issue that prevented users from finishing device setup. For more information, you can check out the following:

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Note: Do check out our Pixel Android 14 updates and bugs tracker for more related information.

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