Google has recently released Android 11 Public Beta for the Pixel series smartphones. Previously, the Android 11 Developer Preview builds were available for Project Treble supported devices also. Android 11 not only brings additional features but also offers much-improved privacy & security measures, and more. So, if you have a Project Treble supported Android device and you want to get an early taste of Android 11 right now, then you can follow this full-depth guide in order to install the firmware properly. Here we’ve shared the link and guide to download Android 11 Custom ROM for any Android device.
Now, if you don’t know about GSI (Generic System Image), it’s a system image that considered as a Pure Android implementation with adjusted configurations for Android devices. It comes with an unmodified Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code that can run on any Android device having Android 8.1 Oreo or above. That means you don’t need to wait for a developer or your device OEM to release the latest Android OS update for your particular device model. Just flash the GSI build and you’re good to go.
The latest Android 11 GSI builds (generic system images) for the Project Treble Android devices are now officially available on Google server that you can check out here. Now, before heading over to the GSI flashing guide, let’s take a brief look at the Android 11 overview and features below.
What’s on Android 11 (R)?
As the name suggests, Android 11 (R) is the successor version of the Android 10 (Q). Currently, the public beta 1 build is running on the Pixel devices and expected to release the official stable version in September 2020. Android 11 is the 11th-iteration of Android OS that brings plenty of new features as well as a bunch of additional improvements over security, privacy, visual elements, and more.
Below we’ve listed all the features that will offer a much-improved user experience to the Android 11 users. Although the Android 11 Custom ROM will also offer plenty of advanced functionalities that a stock firmware can’t. Keep in mind that this is in early beta stage and may contain some bugs or stability issues. So, you can’t compare the performance between the beta and the stable one as of now. Make sure what you’re doing and take a full device backup at first. Then you can proceed.
Features of Android 11
- All-new device control
- Media control
- Advanced app permissions
- Chat bubbles
- New Pixel Launcher
- Better support waterdrop notch displays
- Support for hinge angle sensor & foldable displays
- Improved conversation and notifications
- 5G visual indicator
- Improved biometric authentication
- Secure sharing of large datasets
- Wireless debugging
- ADB incremental APK installation support
- Neural Networks API 1.3
- Improved text & input method
- New MediaCodec with Low Latency mode
- MediaParser API
- Output Switcher
- Improved Wi-Fi PassPoint
- Enhanced Wi-Fi Suggestion API
- GNSS Antenna support
- Frame Rate API
- Improved Camera support in Android Emulator
- Image & Camera support
- Better support for HEIF images
- Enhanced Accessibility mode
- Improved Autofill services
- Improved call screening
- Additional camera and image features
Android 11 GSI Details:
- Date: June 17, 2020
- Build: RPB1.200504.020
- Build Type: Experimental
- Security patch level: June 2020
- Google Play Services: 20.18.17
Android 11 Custom ROM Supported devices
How to Install Android 11 Custom ROM on your device
First, you have to unlock the device bootloader in order to flash any Custom ROM. But going to the process. let’s take a look at requirements and download links first.
- Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on your handset.
- You need an unlocked bootloader device.
- Download the required Android 11 GSI ROM file and Android 11 GApps file below.
- Keep your device battery charged up to 60% at least for a smoother process.
- Take a complete backup of your device data without Root. In case anything goes wrong, you can easily restore all the data.
Instruction via TWRP Recovery
- Make sure that you have downloaded all the required files on your device.
- Now, copy the TWRP image file, GApps file, and ROM zip file to your device’s internal storage.
- Next, reboot your Android device into recovery mode.
- You will boot into TWRP Recovery mode.
- In the recovery menu, tap on Install button > Install Image > Select the TWRP Image file from the location where you have moved earlier.
- Swipe to confirm flash.
- Now, reboot to recovery mode again using the above method (Step 3).
- In the TWRP menu, go to Wipe section.
- Select Advanced Wipe > Select the data, system, vendor, cache. Then swipe to wipe it.
- Flash the ROM zip file from the Install option.
- The system will be mounted already Uncheck it & Remount system and vendor manually. Then flash Gapps zip file as well.
- Finally, reboot your phone into a new system. Wait for it, as the boot process will take a few minutes.
- That’s it. Enjoy!
Instructions via GSI buildGuide to install GSI on your phone
We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you have successfully installed the latest Android 11 R GSI Custom ROM on your Android device easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.