On October 4, Google pushed the stable Android 12 AOSP to the Android branch. For starters, AOSP stands for Android Open-Source Project. So, Android 12’s code can now be accessed by developers.
One of the best things about Android is its open-source nature, which allows developers to create their Android OSes for different devices with tons of tweaks that one wouldn’t find in the stable, Official Android 12 release. Enthusiasts like to call these OSes ‘Custom ROMs.’ And, the first Android 12 custom ROM is already out.
Android 12 Custom ROM
The first Android 12 Custom ROM comes for Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro, thanks to the developer and XDA Senior Member abhishek987. XDA-Developers reports that the ROM is very stable.
The ROM, however, doesn’t ship with Material You since Google is yet to open-source the same. Hence, the developer has used an open-source dynamic theming solution from the developer named Danny Lin (kdrag0n).
The quick availability of Android 12 is also thanks to Google’s Project Treble. Another developer AndyYan has also compiled an experimental Android 12 GSI build that can be installed on any treble compatible device.
Looking at the Android 12 hype, we’re pretty sure that more ROMs will start appearing in a few days. Hence, if you own a Treble-compatible device and want to try out Android 12 Custom ROMs, make sure to keep an eye on the official XDA-Developers forums for your device.
If you want to know more about Rooting and flashing, check out our guides on the same. If you own a Redmi K20 Pro and want to install the GSI, check out the flashing guide. (We’re not responsible for bricked devices. Please proceed only if you know what you’re doing).