A/B PARTITION Posts on XDA

Unofficial TWRP enables true dual boot on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus phones are often touted as the spiritual successors to the Google Nexus lineup due to their hackability. The debutant OnePlus One can run Android 10 or even Ubuntu Touch without any issue. Advanced mods, such as multi-booting, is quite a well-known hack among the community. Now XDA Recognized Developer Zackptg5 has expanded the concept...

Magisk Canary update adds support for A-Only System-as-root devices on Android Pie

Android's ecosystem supports two types of partition layout: the traditional partitioning scheme (where the ramdisk is present in the /boot partition and mounted as rootfs and system is mounted at /system), and the newer A/B partitioning scheme, where the system is mounted as rootfs. Google has made system-as-root mandatory for devices launching with Android 9...

Magisk v17.1 released with better Android Pie and A/B device support

When it comes to rooting your Android smartphone, everybody points to Magisk by XDA Recognised Developer/Recognised Contributor topjohnwu as the best place to get started. It's one of the easiest ways to root your Android smartphone, and it has full support for Magisk Modules too. These modules allow you to systemless-ly replace files on your device's...

How A/B Partitions and Seamless Updates Affect Custom Development on XDA

When Android Nougat released, it had us talking about all kinds of new features. We got a newly updated user interface for starters along with long-awaited multiwindow capabilities and Vulkan Graphics API support. But one under-the-hood addition flew over the heads of most users. Android Nougat introduced "Seamless Updates" on devices that support A/B partitions....

LG G7 ThinQ supports A/B partitions for seamless updates

The newly launched LG G7 ThinQ is a return to greatness for the South Korean technology giant. The company has been hard at work making this the best LG phone to date. They've been trying to improve the experience of previously released devices by opening up their Software Update Center. Speaking of updates, the LG...

Xiaomi Mi A1 Utilizes Android Nougat’s A/B Partitioning to Provide Seamless Updates

The new Xiaomi Android One device, the Mi A1, is turning out to be a very interesting device. This is the first device from Xiaomi that does not run MIUI out of the box. Instead, the device runs stock Android with Google Apps and a few Xiaomi add-ons, providing a Pixel-like experience at a price...