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How to Install AOSP Android 9.0 Pie on Lava Z60s and Lava Z61 [GSI Phh-Treble]

Lava Z60s and Lava Z61 are the latest budget line up from Lava manufacturers. Both the device comes with Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition. Here we will guide you on how to download and install Android 9.0 Pie on Lava Z60s and Z61. 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 good news for Lava Z60s / Z61 users. You can now download and install the Android Pie 9.0 GSI on Lava Z60s / Z61. 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.

How to Install AOSP Android 9.0 Pie on Lava Z60s and Lava Z61 [GSI Phh-Treble]

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 Lava Z60s / Z61

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 Lava Z60s / Z61.

[su_note note_color=”#fee9e9″ text_color=”#000000″]Warning: We are not responsible if you brick your device. Do it at your own risk.[/su_note]

Pre-Requisites:

Required ROM and Gapps Package:

  • 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 AOSP Android 9.0 Pie on Lava Z60s / Z61, you can use the ADB Sideload method.

Install via ADB Sideload

—> How to Install Generic System Image on Project Treble Devices

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I hope this guide was helpful to install the Android 9.0 Pie on Lava Z60s / Z61 based on Project Treble GSI images.

If this method doesn’t work, then go to the AOSP 9.0 Phh-Treble thread in XDA and report your issue.

Source: XDA || Credits to phhusson

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