Most of the readers would know about Tecno by the time since we have written some articles about their smartphones. Tecno is a budget smartphone vendor which has operations in most countries. Back in August 2019, the brand unveiled its Tecno Camon 12 smartphone. This was the latest budget offering from the brand and it had awesome specifications.
After rolling the Android 10 GSI build by phhusson, Today we have the Lineage OS 17.1 for the Tecno Camon 12 based on Android 10 GSI. Thanks to the XDA Recognized Contributor AndyYan for sharing this Lineage OS 17.1 on XDA Forum. To install this, you need to unlock your device bootloader and you can use either ADB fastboot method or TWRP Method (if available).
GSI stands for Generic System image which is an unmodified Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code, runnable on a variety of Android devices that has treble support. If you are using the Tecno Camon 12, then you can follow this guide to install the Lineage OS 17.1 on your device. As we already said, this build is based on Android 10, which is Google’s 10th version of Android OS with plenty of new features and system UI changes.
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Tecno Camon 12 Specifications: Overview
The Tecno Camon 12 sports a 6.52 inches IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution. This means that it has a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. Further, the display also sports a screen to body ratio of 82.9 percent, a pixel density of 269 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ), and an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Underneath the Tecno Camon 12, it sports the MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core SoC. This SoC is also known as MediaTek 6762. It is built on the 12nm process and has four ARM Cortex-A53 cores which are clocked at 2GHz and pairs with PowerVR GE6320 GPU which clocks at 650 MHz. This Helio A22 chipset pairs with 1GB RAM of options. Further, the device comes with 16GB of eMMC 5.1 Internal storage. Further, it is also expandable via a micro SD card slot. The device sports a dedicated SIM card slot where you guys can insert two Nano type SIM card, and a micro SD card at the same time.
Coming to the optics department, the Tecno Camon 12 sports a single rear camera setup. This camera setup includes an 8MP single sensor with support for autofocus. Further, it also comes with an LED flash and can shoot HDR, & panorama photos. There is an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture value of f/2.0. This sensor can also shoot videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
The Tecno Camon 12 has a 4,000 mAh battery which still charges over a micro USB port. This smartphone runs on the HiOS 5.5 that is based on the Android 9 Pie. It supports for Face Unlock and has a rear fingerprint sensor as well. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE. FM radio, and micro USB 2.0. Sensors on board include an accelerometer and proximity sensor. When launched it was made available in three color options namely the Midnight Black, Vacation Blue, and Hillier Purple. Talking about the dimensions, it measures about 166.7 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm (6.56 x 2.98 x 0.33 in) and weighs about 180.5 grams.
What’s on the Android 10 version?
Google has officially unveiled the latest version of Android OS called Android 10. The update is already going live for Pixel series devices. It brings plenty of new features to the device system like system UI, new gesture navigation, improved privacy and location control. The update also offers enhanced app permissions, foldable display support, security features, system-wide dark mode, etc.
The Android 10 also offers built-in call screening, multi-camera API, smart replies in the notification panel, 5G support, improved call quality, bubble feature, live caption, and more. While the latest version also improves battery life, Focus mode which is similar to the Do Not Disturb mode, etc. Apart from that Android 10 also features 65 new emojis. It also comes with direct audio streaming support to hearing aid devices.
Lineage OS 17.1: Android 10 Build
Lineage OS is an open-source and free operating system that is based on the Android platform. It is the successor to the custom MOD, the CyanogenMod, which shut down its operation in December 2016. However, Cyanogen. Inc retained the rights to the custom MOD and gave a rebranding to it as Lineage OS.
Well, LineageOS 17 will be based on the latest Android 10 and it comes with all the Android 10 features and Lineage customization options which allows users to be more advanced. Now you can enjoy Lineage OS 17.1 on Tecno Camon 12 by flashing this custom ROM.
Steps to Install Lineage OS 17.1 ROM on Tecno Camon 12
First, unlock the Tecno Camon 12 bootloader and flash the latest TWRP Recovery if your device is supported. Here we have mentioned all the requirements and download links to flash the Lineage OS 17.1 on Tecno Camon 12.
We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be responsible for any kind of damage or error that occurs to your handset while or after following this guide. This is a Custom ROM and may contain some of the bugs or stability issues. We can’t recommend you to use this firmware as your daily driver. Proceed at your own risk.
- Lineage OS 17.1 GSI Treble build is supported on Tecno Camon 12.
- You will require to unlock the device bootloader at first
- ARM, ARM64, or x86: Check your Android Phone’s Processor
- Treble Support: Check If Your Smartphone Supports Project Treble
- Download the required TWRP file, LineageOS 17 zip file, and Supported GApps file from 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.
A only arm64 – arm64 avN
A/B arm64 – arm64 bvN
A/B arm32 – arm bvN
Instructions to Install:Guide to install Generic System Image (GSI) on your Android device
We hope that this guide is helpful to you and you have successfully installed the Lineage OS 17.1 on your Tecno Camon 12 handset easily. If in case anything goes wrong or if you have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments below.
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