Google’s Android 12 is now official, the software maker is already out under the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Aside from the Pixel devices, Samsung and OnePlus’s top flagship are also eligible to enjoy the latest version of Android via the beta testing program.
Android 12 comes with a new user interface powered by Material You, smart features, a better and round UX design as well as numerous security enhancements over the previous version of the Android operating system.
The Android 12 Beta program will be initiated by other Android users such as – Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, Realme, and other Chinese as well as international brands. Following a successful beta run, these device makers will send stable Android 12-based software skins to corresponding smartphones.
However, different OEMs have their own rollout and upgrade processes. For instance, some rollout procedure to major version takes time, while some wait even to begin the testing activity.
Still, there’s another way that Android phone users can install the latest Android version using an “Android 12 custom ROM”. There are plenty of developers on XDA that made this possible and brought you a collection of Android 12 custom software builds.
Download Android 12 custom ROM, which enables you to flash your phone (eligible) with the Android 12 and install the latest software features on the devices.
To be mentioned, the possibility of BUGS and Issues in these custom software is likely to be there because these aren’t Official builds of the respective smartphone maker. Below you can download the latest custom Android 12 ROM.
- ASUS ROG Phone II
- ASUS ROG Phone 3
- ASUS ZenFone 5
- ASUS ZenFone 5Z
- ASUS ZenFone 6
- ASUS ZenFone 8
- ASUS ZenFone Max M2
- ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
- ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
- Moto E 2015
- Moto G 2015 and Moto G3 Turbo
- Moto G Play (2021)
- Moto G Stylus 5G
- Moto G4 Play
- Moto G9 Plus
- Moto G5S
- Moto G40 and G60
- Moto X Play
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto G100/Motorola Edge S
- Moto Z3 Play
- Motorola Edge 20 Pro
- Motorola One Hyper
- OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 7 and One Plus 7Pro
- OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro
- OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8Pro
- OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 9R
- OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
- OnePlus 9RT
- OnePlus Nord
- OnePlus Nord 2
- Realme 2 Pro
- Realme 5 Pro
- Realme 6/6i [India]/6S
- Realme 6 Pro
- Realme 7 Pro
- Realme 8i/Narzo 50
- Realme C2
- Realme C3
- Realme X2 Pro
- Realme X7 Max 5G
- Realme XT
- Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, A5 2016, and A7 2016
- Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and A7 2017
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Samsung Galaxy A20 and A20e
- Samsung Galaxy A21s
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy A40
- Samsung Galaxy A52 4G
- Samsung Galaxy A72
- Samsung Galaxy J5 2015
- Samsung Galaxy Note3
- Samsung Galaxy Note8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
- Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Mi 5
- Mi 8
- Mi 8 Pro and 8 Explorer Edition
- Mi 8 SE
- Mi 9
- Mi 9 SE
- Mi 10
- Mi 10 Lite
- Mi 10T/Mi 10T Pro/Redmi K30S
- Mi 10T-Lite/Mi 10i/Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G
- Mi 11 Lite 4G
- Mi A1
- Mi A2
- Mi A2 Lite
- Mi Max and Mi Max Prime
- Mi Mix 2
- Mi Mix 2S
- Mi Mix 3
- Mi Mix 3 5G
- Mi Mix 4
- Mi Note 10
- Mi Note 10 Lite
- Mi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plus
- POCO F1
- POCO F2 Pro/Redmi K30 Pro
- POCO F3/Mi 11X/Redmi K40
- POCO F3 GT/Redmi K40 Gaming
- POCO M3 and Redmi 9 Power India/Redmi 9T/Redmi Note 9 4G China
- POCO X2/Redmi K30
- POCO X3
- POCO X3 Pro
- Redmi 1S
- Redmi 2
- Redmi 5
- Redmi 5 Plus/Redmi Note 5
- Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A
- Redmi 6 Pro
- Redmi 7
- Redmi 7A, Redmi 8, Redmi 8A, and Redmi 8A Dual/Pro
- Redmi 9/9 Prime India, POCO M2, and POCO M2 Reloaded
- Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C, and POCO C3
- Redmi K20/Mi 9T
- Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro
- Redmi K30 5G
- Redmi Note 4
- Redmi Note 5/Redmi Note 5 Pro
- Redmi Note 6Pro
- Redmi Note 7/7S
- Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T
- Redmi Note 9S/9 Pro India/10 Lite India, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, and POCO M2 Pro
- Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Redmi Note 9T/Redmi Note 9 5G
- Redmi Note 10
- Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
- Redmi S2/Y2
- Xiaomi 11
- Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
- Google Nexus 6
- Google Nexus 7 2013
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
- Google Pixel 4XL
- Google Pixel 4a
- Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
- Google Pixel C
12. Raspberry Pi
- Sony Xperia 1 II
- Sony Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia 5 II
- Sony Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Sony Xperia 10 II
- Sony Xperia X
- Sony Xperia X Compact
- Sony Xperia XA2
- Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
- Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ1
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia Z
- Sony Xperia Z Ultra
- Sony Xperia Z4/Z3 Plus
- Sony Xperia Z5
Some known issues on OnePlus Devices:
- Encryption is not working, so it is disabled. If you have /data encrypted, do not flash this ROM without formatting /data first.
How to install these custom Builds on OnePlus:
- Backup everything.
- The provided zip can be installed using the TWRP recovery: clear data while doing that.
- The ROM expects the firmware from OOS 10.0.1: different firmware is not tested.
- GApps is not available for Android 12 yet.
- The provided recovery allows only flashing signed images: use TWRP if you need to flash GApps or different packages.
- If you want to keep the TWRP flashed, flash the persist_twrp.zip provided here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/aosponeplus/files/Misc/
- And flash the TWRP image you prefer.
Information regarding the Xiaomi Android 12 Custom Build:
Features that are currently working on MIUI 13 build:
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Video Playback
- Download the latest build and GApps
- Reboot to recovery
- Flash proper vendor and firmware
- Flash the latest build and GApps
Android 13 Launch Delayed: What about Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Realme, Oppo, Vivo and more?
Earlier this year, Google began testing Android 13 on Pixel devices and the Android maker has now reached stability mode and taken as the final version of Android 13. However, the official launch of Android 13 has been delayed.
Later in July, Google officially confirmed that the Android 13 launch is around the corner but the launch is indefinitely delayed. In the meantime, Google didn’t make any further remarks or statements on this matter.
Even after reaching the stability mode, why Google has delayed Android 13? Will it affect the release of Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and other Android smartphone makers? Let’s find out. We’re keeping Huawei out of this since the phone maker is not an official partner of Android mobile services.
Last week, Samsung opened One UI 5.0 beta testing in different markets. According to Sammyfans, the South Korean phone maker has based this custom mobile software skin on Android 13. That’s not it, the company has already started expanding the testing program in the U.S. right after the announcement, which is kind of a fast pace testing as compared to the past year.
During the launch of the OnePlus 10T on August 3, OnePlus officially announced OxygenOS 13, which is based on Android 13. The company is testing this new software in beta on OnePlus 10 and 10 Pro devices, since the initial beta program.
On August 4, Realme confirmed Android 13-based One UI 4.0 beta testing for Realme GT 2 Pro smartphone. This update comes with a number of new early access features powered by the new Android version. However, it’s yet to confirm for more Realme devices.
Xiaomi also has its own version of Android 13-based MIUI – MIUI 13. The company is testing this software on Xiaomi 12 series both for Chinese and global models. However, a wide testing activity is yet to open.
There is also another Android phone maker including Vivo, Oppo, Lenovo, and more that has started closed and open beta activities starting in August. It seems like, Google has given permission for all of the Android phone manufacturers to begin beta programs. So that Google could feature them during the official Android 13 launch.
Hence, the Android 13 release delay has not affected anything in the process…
Samsung One UI 5/Android 13 brings Huawei derived camera feature
Huawei has been the mobile camera king for a long time, and it’s the only company that has brought revolution and evolution to the mobile camera industry. Whether you talk about, the first-ever dual camera, first-ever triple camera, quad, Penta, just name it, Huawei has done it first in place for all.
That’s not it, Huawei has not only worked on the count but also on technologies such as the Periscope camera that has first in the world produced with P30 Pro and later adopted by smartphone makers such as Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, and Samsung.
Especially, Samsung, which may have used the camera features from Huawei but is yet to perfect them such as the camera zoom.
In the latest edition, Samsung has launched One UI 5.0 beta testing based on the Android 13 software version. This new version of Samsung One UI 5.0 comes with a new camera feature that is derived from an old Huawei camera trend.
What feature? It’s called – the camera watermark, as found by SammyFans, Samsung has brought in a new camera watermark feature with Samsung One UI 5.0, which has been long been and first started with Huawei phones.
Yes, Android phone makers share features and adopt each other’s progress, while there’s no strange thing in it, which needs to be mentioned. However, when these things occur, we should gladly credit the originator.
In terms of access, the One UI 5.0 users can access this feature by visiting the Camera app, and then Settings. From here, tap on the watermark and enable the slider to activate this feature.
However, One UI 5.0 has further improved the watermark feature, which is worth praising, the advancement allows consumers to enable custom or date and time watermarks. However, on Huawei phones, the camera can only print the name fo the phone along with camera technology.
Android 13 brings new Digital Wellbeing Bedtime mode
Google is quite busy with the latest development procedure for the Android 13 system. The company is trying to implement some magnificent features that could enhance the user interface and bring a new level of experience for its consumers. And one such feature is the Digital Wellbeing Bedtime mode for Android 13.
The US manufacturer has revamped the Bedtime Mode of Digital Wellbeing for Android 13 with the latest version 1.1.463639936.beta (409068). This beta rollout now adds a ‘Dim the wallpaper’ option that undoubtedly increases the visual experience on your respective device. Besides, you will catch some new changes as you will proceed to access the feature.
What are these changes? Let’s understand them one by one.
To begin with, Google has added a new Material You-themed UI on Android 13 for Bedtime mode. Consequently, this addition will make it more convenient to access and manage the feature. On the other hand, as soon as you will enter the Digital Wellbeing app, you will catch a new card-based list for the all functions.
Again, this card-view will make it more efficient to acknowledge a particular feature and its usage on the device. Alternatively, the first card describes the real-time status of the Bedtime mode with an instant ‘Turn on now’ tab.
When you’ll click this tab, it will open a sleepy animation block with further two options: Turn off for now, and Pause for 30 min. Ahead, you will find the Bedtime routine section which works as a schedule function. You can enable it while charging or can manually control the features on your smart gadget.
Dim the Wallpaper option
The last option reads as Customize. Although, this option has already included the ‘Do Not Disturb for Bedtime mode’ and ‘Turn off Bedtime mode at next alarm’ functions. Yet, a new expansion is the ‘Screen options at bedtime’.
As the term reflects, it provides you with a few options as to how you can customize your screen while bedtime. These options comprise the following:
- Keep the screen dark: Turn off the Always-on display
- Dim the wallpaper
- Dark theme
As mentioned, Dim the wallpaper option highlights the background more effectively. Moreover, it will showcase quite an interesting combination with the Nature-inspired wallpaper collection of Pixel 6a devices.
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