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May 2, 2020 at 6:34 PM #112413sibaKeymaster
The latest Android 11 released and the same is now available for Essential Phone via an Android 11 custom ROM build. This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to update Essential Phone to Android 11.
Other Requirements to Install Android 11 ROM on Essential Phone
To be able to install any Android 11 ROM build on the phone, it must have an unlocked bootloader and a compatible custom recovery installed.
So, to make it easier for you, we have included appropriate guides on how to unlock bootloader and install recovery in the below sections.
Plus, the custom ROMs usually lack any Google Apps like: Google Play, Google Maps, etc. out of the box. So, the post installation requiremnt is, GApps for Android 11, which is also included in the below guide.
How to Update Essential Phone to Android 11?
Installing Android 11 requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery installed on the phone. This is the reason the entire installation guide is divided into three parts as below:
- Unlocking bootloader on the phone
- Installing Custom Recovery on the phone
- Installing the Android 11 ROM on the phone
Unlock Bootloader on Essential Phone
Essential Phone bootloader unlock guide. A step-by step guide that explains how to unlock bootloader of Essential Phone.
Install custom recovery on Essential Phone
Custom recoveries are needed to flash any of these Android custom ROMs on Essential Phone. Below is a list of step-by step guides that explains how to install custom recovery such as TWRP or OrangeFox recovery on Essential Phone.
Install Android 11 on Essential Phone
- Download one of the available Android 11 ROM for Essential Phone and copy it into the phone or keep in the PC if you intend to install using ADB sideload.
- Enter into recovery and Wipe data, Cache, System and clean Dalvik cache.
– Make sure you don’t wipe or format Internal memory here. Otherwise you will lose all your phone data!
- Install Android 11 using TWRP recovery
Use ADB Sideload to install the Android 11 ROM zip file.
- Download and Install Android 11 GApps for this ROM.
- Once done, reboot the phone to boot into Android 11 on Essential Phone.
Well, after installing the Android 11 zip file you are done with the Android 11 installation for your phone. But, there are few add-on packages that you can install to unleash the real capabilities of your phone.
Below are some of the extra little things which you can install on top of the Android 11 ROM on your Essential Phone.
Google Camera or shortened as GCam, usually brings better images on your existing camera setup.
Search a compatible Google Camera or visit this Android 11 GCam page to downlaod a GCam port for your phone that may run on this Android 11 ROM.That’s all on updating the Essential Phone to Android 11! If you face any issue, then you can comment below.
Visit the Essential Phone (mata) page to get other Android 11 ROMs or other device specific topics.
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