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How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air [GSI Phh-Treble Enabled]

Here we will guide you on how to download and install Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air. This ROM is based on Android 9.0 Pie GSI with Treble Enabled. GSI stands for a Generic System image. The moniker “Generic” implies that such software images could be installed on any Treble-enabled device, irrespective of the manufacturer they belong to. We already shared the complete list of devices supported for Android Pie 9.0 Generic System image (GSI).

Now we have a good news for Chuwi Hi9 Air users. You can now download and install the Android Pie 9.0 GSI on Chuwi Hi9 Air. Full Credits to the XDA Recognized Developer phhusson who is the great man behind the work of Project Treble GSI build. Recently, The ROM development community has completely boosted Custom ROM development with the help of Project treble. We’ve seen the Lineage OS, Resurrection Remix, Mokee OS, Pixel Experience has made their way to support most of the budget device based on Kirin, Exynos, Lineage, and other obscure brands.

To install Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air, your device should have Bootloader Unlocked and should be running on latest TWRP Recovery. If you have all this, then you are good to try the new Android 9.0 Pie on your device. Follow our guide on how to upgrade, but before that. Let’s understand the features of Android 9.0 Pie.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air [GSI Phh-Treble Enabled]

What’s on Android 9.0 Pie?

Android 9.0 Pie is the 9th iteration and a major update of Google’s Android OS. The new Android Pie brings a couple of design changes to the successor Android Oreo but the most notable one is the gesture-based navigation system. Other features of Android 9 Pie are New Quick Settings UI design, Redesigned volume slider, Advanced Battery with AI Support, Notch Support, Improved Adaptive Brightness, Manual theme selection, Android Dashboard which Google calls Digital Wellbeing, and more other features.

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Features of Android 9.0 Pie:

  1. Indoor navigation with Wi-Fi RTT
  2. Gesture Navigation
  3. Dashboard
  4. App Timer
  5. Wind Down
  6. Notch support
  7. App Actions and Slices
  8. Lockdown mode
  9. Zoom in text
  10. Smarter Notification Channels
  11. Improvement in messaging apps
  12. An easier way to take screenshots and edit them
  13. Auto-Rotate Button
  14. Dark theme
  15. Increased security
  16. Default HTTPS for apps
  17. Pair up to 5 Bluetooth devices
  18. Alert tone to notify call recordings
  19. Media Panel UI change
  20. Support for HEIF image and HDR VP9 video format
  21. Autofill in browsers
  22. 157 new emojis
  23. Ambient Display for Battery Percentage
  24. Adaptive Battery
  25. Adaptive Brightness
  26. ART improvements

Guide to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air

If you are looking to install the latest version of Android OS on your device, then please follow this guide below to enjoy Android 9.0 Pie update for Chuwi Hi9 Air.

Make sure you have Unlocked Bootloader and installed TWRP Recovery on Chuwi Hi9 Air.

Disclaimer: We are at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your phone while/after installing this ROM.

Pre-Requisites:

Required ROM and Gapps Package:

  • Download and Flash Latest TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-1 or higher
  • Download GSI Treble Firmware Files Here: Download – Download ARM64

[su_note note_color=”#fefef3″ text_color=”#000000″]You will want just the GAPPS version to download and install AOSP Android Pie. Vanilla is basically plain w/o GAPPS, and FLOSS is with Open Source alternatives to the GAPPS.[/su_note]

Instructions to Flash:

To flash the Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air, you need the latest TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-1 or higher. If you already have, then make sure to download the above-given links.

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  1. First of all, make sure to download and move all the above required ROM packages on your Chuwi Hi9 Air Internal storage.
  2. You can now extract the GSI and vendor+boot zips [Complete Guide on How to extract any Zip file on Android devices.]
  3. Now reboot your phone into TWRP Recovery and Swipe Allow Modifications (Appears for the first time only)
  4. Once you are in TWRP Recovery, first of all. Take a complete backup of stock or custom ROM using TWRP.
  5. Now wipe the cache, data, and system before flashing the Android Pie 9.0 on Chuwi Hi9 Air.
  6. To Wipe data: Go to Wipe —> Advanced Wipe and select Dalvik/ART cache, cache, and Data and then swipe to wipe. [su_note note_color=”#fef0ef” text_color=”#000000″]Warning: Make sure not to select Internal storage[/su_note]
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  7. Now you can install the System image file in TWRP: Install -> Install Image -> select system.img
  8. That’s it! Reboot and enjoy!

I hope this guide was helpful to install the Android 9.0 Pie on Chuwi Hi9 Air based on Project Treble GSI images.

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