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An early build of LineageOS 18.0 GSI brings Android 11 to Project Treble compatible devices

Android 11 is the latest Android version out there, albeit it is available officially on only a handful of devices. But since the source code of the new release has already made its way to AOSP, aftermarket developers have helped us experience all the new features on Android through custom ROMs across a growing list...

Developer boots Android 11 on 22 older devices with a Project Treble GSI

The ability to boot a generic, AOSP-based system image on a compatible Android device is undoubtedly one of the best outcomes of Project Treble. Since the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, manufacturers seeking Google certification are required to test their devices for Treble compliance by booting this Generic System Image (GSI) and verify basic hardware...

How to enable VoLTE on Qualcomm devices running Generic System Images (GSIs)

Google's Project Treble is undoubtedly the biggest restructuring of the Android OS since its inception. The Mountain View giant completely revamped the way the Android OS framework and vendor drivers/the Linux kernel interact with one another in order to reduce Android platform version fragmentation. On top of that, Project Treble also made it possible to...

UBports GSI brings Ubuntu Touch to any Project Treble-supported Android device

The ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) on a compatible Android device is one of the best outcomes of Project Treble, but a similar achievement has yet to be made in the domain of generic kernel development. Google does mandate a minimum Linux kernel version requirement with each new release of Android,...

phh’s custom Android 10 GSI adds better support for the Razer Phone and new “My Device” settings

Google first announced Project Treble with Android 8.0 Oreo in an effort to bring faster updates to Android devices and minimize the long-standing issue of fragmentation. XDA's developer community quickly discovered another interesting benefit with this modularization approach: the ability to boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) on any supported device with an unlockable...

Developers bring Project Treble support to several Samsung Galaxy phones with the Exynos 7870

The Exynos 7870 is one of the most widely used SoCs by Samsung. The OEM had been using this octa-core (8x ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz) system-on-chip in its phones since 2016 and even released the Galaxy M10 in 2019 with the same 14nm processor. Interestingly, some of the newer Exynos 7870-powered devices were...

Custom AOSP Project Treble GSI gets updated with June 2020 security patches, Netflix HD support for the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Redmi Note 9S, and more

Thanks to Project Treble, Android users can easily boot an AOSP Generic System Image (GSI) onto any supported device. Be it Xiaomi's MIUI or Samsung's One UI, those heavily customized OEM skins can even be replaced with community developed GSIs in favor of a close-to-stock Android experience. While you should be able to boot Google's...

Developers bring Android 10 and Project Treble to the HTC U11

HTC's smartphone division might not be dead after all, but the whole software update situation around existing HTC phones is a big mess. The Taiwanese phone manufacturer is having a hard time delivering the Android 10 update to its phones, with the HTC U11 Life being an exception due to its Android One branding. The...

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...

Android 11’s DSU Loader makes it easier than ever for developers to test apps on stock Android

A good app ecosystem is one of the most important pillars of the success of an operating system. Both Google and Apple recognize the value of having good applications on their platforms, and so both companies try to balance the needs of their users and their app developers. Users keep pushing for changes in the...

Android 10 custom GSI brings the latest Android OS to any Project Treble-supported device

Thanks to Project Treble, a major rearchitecting of the Android OS, it's possible to boot a generic, AOSP-based system image without modifying the boot or vendor image. OEMs seeking Google certification are required to test their devices for Treble compliance by booting this "Generic System Image," or GSI, and verifying basic hardware functionality, but they...