PROJECT TREBLE Posts on XDA

AOSP Android Oreo ROM Now Available for the Honor View 10

We're nearly three months into 2018, and most devices launching in the coming months will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Every one of those devices will support Project Treble, which is great news -- we've already seen the endless possibilities Treble brings to the table. It gets single, generic system images based on Android 8.0...

An Obscure MediaTek Phone with no Kernel Source can run AOSP Android Oreo thanks to Project Treble

We've made a lot of posts about Google's Project Treble in the past few weeks. One of its most important (at least for us) consequences is that Treble-certified devices must be able to boot a generic version of Android called the Generic System Image (GSI). It has made running AOSP on devices like the Honor 8...

Developer Brings Full Project Treble Compatibility to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

If you have been following the XDA Portal, then you'll know how excited we are about Google's Project Treble. In a nutshell, Project Treble is perhaps the most significant low-level change to the Android Framework in years. It involves separating vendor Hardware Abstraction Layers (HALs) from the Android Framework into a new vendor partition, and...

Samsung Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8+ Android Oreo Update Rolls Out Without Project Treble Support

Samsung doesn't roll out major Android updates right away. It takes a staged approach, launching beta programs with multiple builds ahead of a final, stable version. The company announced the Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta program back in November 2017, and after a months-long beta period, an official Oreo build has begun rolling out to the Galaxy...

Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 receive AOSP Android Oreo ROMs thanks to Project Treble

Google announced Project Treble last year in an effort to revamp the way device makers update their smartphones. Phones launched with Android Oreo are required to be compatible, but it's optional for OEMs to include Treble support with Oreo updates for older smartphones. One potential benefit of Treble support is that major software updates can...

Thanks to Project Treble, AOSP Android Oreo Boots on the Huawei Mate 10 & Mate 10 Pro

Project Treble has occupied the minds of many Android enthusiasts in the past few weeks. There was some outrage among members of the OnePlus community when it was revealed that no current OnePlus devices (including the recently released OnePlus 5T) would support Project Treble. OnePlus and Nokia have an understandable reason for not supporting Project Treble in...

Here’s Why Current OnePlus And Nokia Phones Won’t Be Project Treble Certified

Ever since the announcement of Project Treble a week before Google I/O, users have been clamoring to check which devices would be Treble certified. After my report about the benefits that Project Treble support brings to AOSP-based custom ROM development, there was renewed interest in pushing device makers to have their devices be Treble certified...

Kernel Sources Released for the Huawei Mate 10 and Honor 7X

Huawei isn't that well-known in the United States, but outside of the U.S. the company's market share has rapidly grown in the past few years thanks in part to its line-up of affordable devices sold under the Honor brand. The Honor 7X, for instance, was launched last month and features a 5.93" 18:9 display at...

A Revolution in Custom ROMs: How Project Treble makes Porting Android Oreo a 1 Day Job

The XDA forums have been the central gathering of custom ROM development for years. It's thanks to the hard work of developers on our forums that many older Android smartphones are kept alive by custom ROMS sometimes years after devices were abandoned by the device maker. Though most manufacturers release bootloader unlocking methods these days,...

I Booted Stock Android Oreo on the Huawei Mate 9 thanks to Project Treble

Just a week before this year's Google I/O, Google unveiled one of the most fundamental, low-level changes to the Android OS framework: Project Treble. Project Treble modularizes the Android OS framework to separate it from vendor code, allowing OEMs to work on new software updates without having to wait for vendors (like Qualcomm) to update...

The OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T Will Get Android 8.1 Oreo, But Not Project Treble

Oxygen OS on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T was upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo the other day, and both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T are due for an update in early 2018. That's mostly good news, but sadly, none of OnePlus's phones will support one of Oreo's headlining features: Project Treble. In an AMA...

Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project Treble. At Linaro Connect San Francisco...