Android 12 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Android 12 Custom ROM List: Unofficially update your Android smartphone!

Ever since Google announced the arrival of Android 12‘s stable release and dropped the source code to AOSP, the tinkering party is underway here at XDA. But unless you own a current-generation device like the OnePlus 9/9 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S21, there’s a very good chance that you will have to wait for a few months to have your OEM send across the latest dessert onto your phone.

But of course, this is XDA, home to the largest community collection of custom ROMs and many other aftermarket developments. While OEMs are restricted by several factors which limit their ability to provide a timely update, our community members can do a fantastic job at giving other enthusiasts a chance to try out the latest Android release on their phones, right now! Granted, the early works from developers working with inadequate (and often non-existent) official resources can’t possibly give us bug-free ROMs. But they do highlight how groups of like-minded individuals can achieve something great when they all put their minds to it.

With the large number of unofficial builds of Android 12-based custom ROMs popping up, we felt it would be a good idea to create an index of devices that have Android 12 ports available for them. Do note that these are unofficial builds and will very likely contain bugs. Please read the first few posts of each linked thread so you know the current status of the build before flashing it on your phone.

Note: In this article, we will only be providing a link to the first Android 12 custom ROM that we come across for a particular device. This does not serve as an endorsement of that particular build, nor are we suggesting that the work of others should be ignored. We are limiting what we link to in order to prevent this article from becoming too lengthy. Please visit the XDA forums for your device to see if there are other, possibly more complete, builds available.



List of devices with Android 12 Custom ROMs:

This is the current list of devices that have received an Android 12 custom ROM:

  1. ASUS
    1. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
  2. Lenovo
    1. Lenovo Z6 Pro
  3. Motorola
    1. Moto G9 Plus
  4. Nokia
    1. Nokia 6.1
    2. Nokia 6.1 Plus
    3. Nokia 7 Plus
    4. Nokia 7.1
  5. OnePlus
    1. OnePlus 5
  6. Samsung
    1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
    2. Samsung Galaxy S10eGalaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+
  7. Xiaomi
    1. Mi 11 Lite 4G
    2. Mi A1
    3. POCO F1
    4. POCO X2/Redmi K30
    5. POCO X3
    6. POCO X3 Pro
    7. Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5
    8. Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
    9. Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T
    10. Redmi Note 10
    11. Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
    12. Redmi S2/Y2


1. ASUS

Sr. No.Device, Device Forums, CodenameAndroid 11 Custom ROMDate Added
1.ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (X00TD)ArrowOS 12.0October 16, 2021

1.1. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

If you have the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 and want to try out Android 12 on your phone, then go right ahead and check out the beta release of official ArrowOS 12.0 build linked below. Note that the ROM ships with a source-built 4.19 kernel.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1


2. Lenovo

Sr. No.Device, Device Forums, CodenameAndroid 11 Custom ROMDate Added
1.Lenovo Z6 Pro (zippo)POSP 5.0October 16, 2021

2.1. Lenovo Z6 Pro

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered Lenovo Z6 Pro can now run Android 12, thanks to an experimental build of Potato Open Sauce Project (POSP) custom ROM. To know more, take a look at the forum thread below.

POSP 5.0 based on Android 12 for the Lenovo Z6 Pro


3. Motorola

Sr. No.Device, Device Forums, CodenameAndroid 11 Custom ROMDate Added
1.Moto G9 Plus (odessa)ArrowOS 12.0October 16, 2021

3.1. Moto G9 Plus

An unofficial build of ArrowOS on top of Android 12 is also available for the Moto G9 Plus. This ROM has some issues with Bluetooth and TWRP, but if you can overlook those, you can have your first taste of the latest Android version.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the Moto G9 Plus


4. Nokia

Sr. No.Device, Device Forums, CodenameAndroid 11 Custom ROMDate Added
1.Nokia 6.1 (pl2_sprout)AospExtended 9.0October 16, 2021
2.Nokia 6.1 Plus (dragon_sprout)AospExtended 9.0October 16, 2021
3.Nokia 7 Plus (b2n_sprout)AospExtended 9.0October 16, 2021
4.Nokia 7.1 (ctl_sprout)AospExtended 9.0October 16, 2021

4.1. Nokia 6.1

An unofficial build of AospExtended 9.0 on top of Android 12 is now available for the Nokia 6.1. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread linked below.

AospExtended 9.0 based on Android 12 for the Nokia 6.1

4.2. Nokia 6.1 Plus

If you have a Nokia 6.1 Plus and want to try out Android 12 on your phone, then go right ahead and check out the unofficial AospExtended 9.0 custom ROM linked below.

AospExtended 9.0 based on Android 12 for the Nokia 6.1 Plus

4.3. Nokia 7 Plus

For those of you eagerly awaiting Android 12-based custom ROMs for your Nokia 7 Plus, we have some good news for you: an unofficial build of AospExtended is now available for this device. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread below.

AospExtended 9.0 based on Android 12 for the Nokia 7 Plus

4.4. Nokia 7.1

The Nokia 7.1 has received a port of Android 12 through an unofficial build of AospExtended custom ROM. The ROM appears to be in good shape, with all basic hardware features working.

AospExtended 9.0 based on Android 12 for the Nokia 7.1


5. OnePlus

Sr. No.Device, Device Forums, CodenameAndroid 11 Custom ROMDate Added
1.OnePlus 5 (cheeseburger)AOSP 12.0October 8, 2021

5.1. OnePlus 5

For those of you eagerly awaiting Android 12-based custom ROMs for your OnePlus 5, we have some good news for you: a vanilla AOSP 12 ROM is now available for this device. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread below.

AOSP 12.0 for the OnePlus 5


6. Samsung

6.1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, and Note 10+ 5G

Samsung has yet to start the One UI 4.0 beta testing for the Galaxy Note 10 series, but you can already try out Android 12 through an unofficial LineageOS 19.0 release for the Exynos variants of these devices.

LineageOS 19.0 based on Android 12 for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+/Note 10+ 5G

6.2. Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, and S10+

For those of you eagerly awaiting Android 12-based custom ROMs for your Galaxy S10, we have some good news for you: an unofficial build of LineageOS 19.0 is now available for the Exynos variants. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread below.

LineageOS 19.0 based on Android 12 for the Samsung Galaxy S10e/S10/S10+


7. Xiaomi

7.1. Mi 11 Lite 4G

If you’re looking for an AOSP 12-based ROM instead of the MIUI skin on your Mi 11 Lite 4G, you can opt for the ArrowOS 12.0 beta build. The ROM appears to be stable, albeit SELinux is in permissive mode.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the Mi 11 Lite 4G

7.2. Mi A1

Xiaomi didn’t update its first Android One device officially beyond Android Pie, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run the latest version of Android on this phone. In fact, a vanilla AOSP 12 ROM for the Mi A1 has already popped up in our forums. Check it out below.

AOSP 12.0 for the Mi A1

7.3. POCO F1

If you’re looking for an Android 12-based custom ROM for your POCO F1, you can try out the community build of AospExtended 9.0 ROM. There are some bugs, though, so ensure that you intimate yourself of the same before proceeding.

AospExtended 9.0 based on Android 12 for the POCO F1

7.4. POCO X2/Redmi K30

The POCO X2 (the global edition of the Redmi K30) has received a taste of Android 12 courtesy of an unofficial POSP 5.0 build. The ROM offers a nearly stock Android experience, but it still has a couple of bugs that need to be ironed out.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the POCO X2/Redmi K30

7.5. POCO X3

The POCO X3 and the POCO X3 NFC share a common firmware — a design that helped these devices to get a unified AOSP 12 custom ROM. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread linked below.

AOSP 12.0 for the POCO X3

7.6. POCO X3 Pro

If you’re looking for an AOSP 12-based ROM instead of the MIUI skin on your POCO X3 Pro, you can opt for the early release build of ArrowOS 12.0.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the POCO X3 Pro

7.7. Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5

It’s great to see that development for the Redmi 5 Plus (sold as the Redmi Note 5 in India) is still going strong, as an unofficial build of ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 is now available for this phone. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread linked below.

ArrowOS 12.0 based on Android 12 for the Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5

7.8. Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi K20 Pro (sold as the Mi 9T Pro in certain regions) is the first phone to receive an Android 12 custom ROM. Grab the latest build of the ROM from the thread below and give it a shot.

AOSP 12.0 for the Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro

7.9. Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T

The Redmi Note 8 and the Note 8T have received a unified Android 12-based AOSP ROM. If you are ready to ignore some minor glitches, the ROM appears to be in pretty good shape for something that is being based on a brand new OS version that was launched this week.

AOSP 12.0 for the Redmi Note 8/8T

7.10. Redmi Note 10

If you have a Redmi Note 10 and want to try out Android 12 on your phone, then go right ahead and check out the unofficial build of Fluid 2.0 custom ROM linked below.

Fluid 2.0 based on Android 12 for the Redmi Note 10

7.11. Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

An unofficial build of AOSP 12.0 brings vanilla Android 12 experience to the Redmi Note 10 Pro. The ROM is also compatible with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. If you would like to try it out, head on over to the forum thread linked below.

AOSP 12.0 for the Redmi Note 10 Pro/Pro Max

7.12. Redmi S2/Y2

If you still have a Redmi Y2 (sold as the Redmi S2 in China) lying around, you can now flash this vanilla AOSP ROM to get a taste of Android 12. There are a few bugs that you would need to deal with, though. For instance, the Goodix fingerprint sensor is buggy, and SELinux is set as permissive.

AOSP 12.0 for the Redmi S2/Y2



Android 12 Google Apps

Apart from the ROMs mentioned above, we are going to be seeing a lot of custom builds of Android 12 released in the coming weeks. However, not all custom ROMs ship with pre-installed Google apps. In case you’re looking for a suitable GApps distribution, then you’ll be happy to know that the maintainers have already laid the groundwork to support the latest version of Android.

1. BiTGApps

XDA Senior Member TheHitMan has recently released an alpha version of the BiTGApps package. The new branch, tagged as 3.0, focuses specifically on Android 12.

Download BiTGApps



Have you spotted a custom ROM on our forums for a device we haven’t covered yet? Let us know in the comments below!

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Skanda Hazarika
Skanda Hazarika

DIY enthusiast (i.e. salvager of old PC parts). An avid user of Android since the Eclair days, Skanda also likes to follow the recent development trends in the world of single-board computing.