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Custom Project Treble GSIs get updated with the May 2020 security patches and add DC Dimming support on OPPO devices

A bunch of Samsung devices started receiving the May 2020 security patches even before Google published the security bulletin for the month and rolled out corresponding OTA updates for the compatible Pixel devices. Even if you don't have a Google Pixel phone or one of those Samsung flagships, you still have a chance to bump...

Custom Project Treble GSIs get updated with the April 2020 security patches and fixes for Xiaomi/Realme devices

As a consequence of separating the Android OS framework and the vendor HALs and Linux kernel, Project Treble enables the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) on any supported device. While Google does provide developer-centric Android 10 GSIs as well as a handy flash tool on its website, community developers have long...

Google’s Android Flash Tool makes flashing AOSP builds much easier

When Google released Android 8 Oreo, they introduced a major under-the-hood change to the way the Android OS framework and vendor drivers/the Linux kernel interact with one another. This project was given the name Project Treble, and it has made it possible for Android smartphones to boot a vanilla version of Android, called a Generic...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 GSI released for Project Treble compatible devices

As part of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google released a major rearchitecting of the Android OS called Project Treble. The change aimed to help make OS updates easier, faster and less costly for device manufacturers. On top of that, Project Treble also made it possible to boot a generic, AOSP-based system image without modifying the boot...

Behind Dynamic System Updates in Android Q: How Google is using Project Treble to improve future Android releases

Alongside the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google unveiled Project Treble: a major rearchitecting in the way the Android OS framework and the vendor HALs and Linux kernel communicate. Treble is a major initiative designed to reduce Android platform version and security patch fragmentation, and all Android-branded devices launching with Android Pie are required to...

Bliss ROMs releases an Android Pie GSI for Project Treble-enabled devices

Bliss ROMs is a popular name in the ROM community, providing an alternative experience to users who want to retain the ability to customize their device and still stick closer to the stock Android look and feel. Over the years, Bliss has managed to create its own loyal fanbase who like the ROM and its...

Latest custom AOSP GSI adds support for the Xiaomi Mi 9’s in-display fingerprint scanner and April 2019 security patches

Newer technologies are always exciting. Things like bezel-less displays (and their various approaches to implementing a front-facing camera), in-display fingerprint scanners, and 3D face scanning technology are just some of the things that have been introduced throughout the past 2 years and have given us a deep glimpse into the future of smartphones. But more...

Descendant GSI adds a “ThumbUI” feature to make it easier to navigate one-handed

Smartphones and their displays have been continuously getting bigger and taller, and there's no reason to believe that we are going to stop anytime soon. Phones have long since evolved from being purely one-handed use electronics, and most of us now find it very difficult to use them entirely with one hand. Also complicating the...

Custom AOSP Project Treble GSIs get updated with the latest March security patches and sound fixes for Motorola devices

Project Treble has been one of the best things to happen to Android in quite some time. Treble separates the vendor implementation from the main Android framework and system, allowing OEMs to update devices quicker and with lesser dependence on driver updates from silicon manufacturers. This should allow for quicker updates as well as for,...

Android Pie GSI now available for Project Treble-enabled devices

When Google first announced Project Treble with Android 8.0 Oreo, there was some skepticism among the community about how effective Treble would be at bringing faster updates to Android devices. After seeing how Treble can help kickstart the custom development process by making it possible for supported devices to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI),...

How to flash a Generic System Image (GSI) on Project Treble supported devices

If you've only heard of Project Treble in passing but haven't looked into it all that much, then you may have heard that it's supposed to help major Android updates roll out more quickly. At XDA, there's another benefit that we've spoken about at length: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI)...