Google just released Android 11 for the Pixel series phones. While the Android 11 available right now is just a Developer Preview build, its is an official entry of Android R into the Android ecosystem. With Android 11, comes new features including better user privacy protections, advanced app permissions, speech balloon Bubbles, Bubbles API, new Pixel Launcher, Pinhole, waterfall screens support, camera native image decoder and new camera features, up pointing backhand index Biometrics, support for 5G and Foldable phones.
This is the 11th iterations of Android OS and it comes packed with many new features. The existing features also hint at some upcoming functionalities in the next Pixel series phones. Such as battery sharing in support for wireless charging of Bluetooth ear buds using your phone. See more about Android 11 from the video below. So if you want to test out the latest Android 11 onto your Android devices, here are the latest Android 11 R GSI (generic system images) for all the Project Treble enabled devices.
GSI, if you don’t already know, are generic Android OS builds that can be flashed onto any Project Treble enabled devices. This is especially useful if you are looking forward to manually updating your phone to the latest Android firmware update. You can read more about Project Treble and Android GSI online for a more detailed info.
The latest official Android 11 GSI builds (generic system images) are now available for download officially from Google servers too. For the Pixel phones, checkout the official Developer Preview downloads repository here by Google. We also have the custom Android 11 GSI by Erfan Abdi for Project Treble devices; for rest of the Android phones. Visit the download section below.
Here is the full review and top new features of Android 11 from zollotech:
Download Android 11 GSI (Generic System Image) for Project Treble
The latest Android 11 Q GSI builds are available for download. As we already know, Google released official Android 11 for the Pixel series phones. Google also released the official Android 11 GSI builds for all the Project Treble enabled devices with ARM 64 + GSM, ARM64, and x86_64 CPU architecture. You can checkout your phone’s CPU architecture from here. This is the first build, more will come. So stay tuned!
Download official Android 11 R GSI from Google (latest)
Here are the official Android 11 generic system images by Google from the Pixel phones. These can be installed on any Android phone with support for Project Treble. These images also come with GMS (Google mobile services). So you don’t need to install Google apps and services separately. It also includes ARM 64 + GSM, ARM64, and x86_64 CPU architecture.
Here are the details of the latest Android 11 GSI:
Date: February 19, 2020 Build: RPP1.200123.016.A1 Build Type: experimental Security patch level: March 2020 Google Play Services: 20.04.14
|Android 11 Type||Download Link|
Download Android 11 GSI from Erfan Abdi
Here are the custom Android 11 GSI builds for several Android smartphones from different OEM manufacturers. Currently, only Google Pixel GSIs are available for download with a few bug fixes. These GSI builds come from the popular EfranGSI Telegram Group. The developers behind the Android R GSI group are very active and constantly rolling out new versions of the latest Android 11 GSI ROMS. So keep checking the full downloads repository from below for new bug fixes.
In the future, as Android 11 officially releases and more manufacturers start rolling out Android 11 firmware updates, we will see Android 11 R GSIs from Samsung One UI, OnePlus Oxygen OS, Xiaomi MIUI, Asus Zen UI, Flyme OS, Hydrogen OS, NubiaUI, Moto, Candy ROM, Xpieria, Pixel, and many more.
Here are the details of the latest Android 11 EfranGSI:
Version: R Brand: google Model: Pixel 2 Codename: walleye Build Type: walleye-user Build Number: RPP1.200123.016 Incremental: 6203814 Tags: release-keys Security Patch: 2020-03-05 Fingerprint: google/walleye/walleye:R/RPP1.200123.016/6203814:user/release-keys Description: walleye-user R RPP1.200123.016 6203814 release-keys Raw Image Size: 2.70 GiB
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- Full Downloads repository for EfranGSI
How to Install Android 11 Q GSI on Project Treble devices?
Step 1: First of all, check if your Android phone supports Project Treble. You can use the following app to check that. Generally, Android phones launched with Android 8.0 Oreo or later support Project Treble out of the box; are treble enabled.
Step 2: Also, check if your device is A-only or AB
Note: Installing an already existing Project Treble ROM on your Android device before flashing GSI is a good option too. So even if your current firmware does not support Treble, you can still grab a treble enabled ROM and flash via TWRP recovery beforehand.
Note 2: While you can also install GSI using fastboot methods, TWRP recovery is highly recommended for non-Pixel phones. You never know what could go wrong.
Note 3: Permissiver & Zygote Fix are not needed on Android 11 GSI or any GSI build after 25th September. Also, A/B devices never needs zygote fix.
Next up, you can simply download the Android Q GSI and flash it using a custom TWRP recovery on Treble supported Android device. See the brief tutorial on How to Install GSI on your Android device.
Method 1: Flashing Generic System Images (GSI) via TWRP recovery
- Download and transfer the latest Android 11 GSI to phone storage.
- Extract the zip to get Android 11 GSI image file.
- Reboot to TWRP recovery.
- Take a full Nandroid backup.
- Wipe everything except internal storage. You can also factory reset.
- Tap on install.
- Change the type from “zip” to “image.”
- Choose to flash to the system partition.
- You can also flash the Open Gapps if you need Google apps.
- Reboot to system.
Method 2: Flashing Generic System Images (GSI) via Fastboot mode
- Perform a factory reset on your device. To do so, go to settings app and look for the factory reset option. Alternatively, reboot into recovery mode and choose factory reset option.
- Enable OEM Unlock, and USB Debugging from Developer Options on your device. To do so, go to Settings > Developer Options > enable USB Debugging from there.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot on Windows, Mac OS, Linux or Chrome OS.
- Download the Android 11 GSI image from above. Transfer files to PC, Mac Book, or Linux machine and extract to get image file.
- Connect Android phone to PC.
- Open a command prompt or terminal window on your PC where the GSI image is present. To do so, type cmd in address bar and hit Enter key.
- Reboot your Android phone into bootloader mode or fastboot mode. To do so, issue the following command through cmd or terminal.
adb reboot bootloader
- While your device is still connected to your PC, enter the following command to erase the system.
fastboot erase system
- Enter the following format to flash the Android Q system image
fastboot -u flash system
- Once installation completes, reboot your device manually or enter the following command
Download Google Apps (GApps) for Android 11 GSI
The latest Google Play services 20.06.15 beta should work on the latest Android 11 GSI.
- Download Google Play Services from apkmirror
This article originally appeared on https://www.androidsage.com/2020/02/22/download-android-11-r-gsi-generic-system-image-for-your-android-devices/