The whole Android community is hustling and bustling with latest updates on Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview. Though on a BETA program, Android 8.1 Oreo brings some significant changes over existing Android 8.0 Oreo. Along with primary changes, Android 8.1 brings a new font with the developer preview. It is the “Google Sans” font. These fonts are extracted directly from the system images itself. They are repacked into suitable files for installing. Now you can install Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans Font on your device. This font is working on Android 5.x Lollipop onwards current Android 8.x Oreo.
It is working good over every platform of Android such as Stock Android, Custom ROMs you name it. Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font is also compatible with MIUI 8 and MIUI 9. Also, those who are running Magisk and Substratum on their devices can change their lock screen fonts. A big applause for the developer elmkzgirxp for enabling this modification. In this post, we will guide you on how to enable Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font on various Android-based platforms.
Screenshots: Google Product Sans Enabled on Stock/AOSP/MIUI ROMs
Here are some screenshots of Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Product Sans font enabled for devices running on Stock Android as well as AOSP or MIUI ROMs.
Enable Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font on Stock/Custom Android OS
Like we said this font works on devices running both stock Android as well as custom Android OS. Custom Android OS includes the custom build of ROMs based on Lineage OS, AOSP etc.
Let’s see the steps to enable Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font.
Steps of Installation
Step-1 Download the GoogleSans TWRP zip file.
Step-2 Boot your device into TWRP
Step-3 Take a backup of your device data
Step-4 Now Install by selecting and flashing the zip
Step-5 Finally reboot to the system.
Now you are done enabling the Google Sans font on your device running Android 8.1 Oreo.
Well, you can undo this font too. If you want to get back to previous Roboto font, just flash TWRP_StockRoboto.zip.
Enable Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font on MIUI
Now the devices running MIUI 8 and MIUI 9 can enjoy latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Google Sans font. You can install Google Product Sans font by both TWRP recovery and without TWRP. We will see how to do both.
Install Google Sans font on MIUI devices with TWRP
- TWRP_MIUI_GoogleSans | Download | Zip file
To install follow the exact same steps you followed while installing the Android 8.1 Oreo Google Sans font on devices with stock/AOSP ROMs.
Install Google Sans font on MIUI devices without TWRP
To install Android 8.1 Oreo Google Sans font, you have to download the MIUI Theme editor.
Steps of Installation on MIUI without TWRP
- Open Themes app > Themes > Import
- Go to your device’s Internal Storage > MIUI.
- Tap on Theme > Select GoogleSans.mtz.
- Select the font from theme list.
- Then reboot to apply the font.
- To revert back to original font, simply apply the default theme and reboot.
- You won’t be able to see bold/italics font due to a possible bug.
- But if you flash TWRP, then bold/italics font will work fine.
How To Change LockScreen Font Using Magisk Manager and Substratum?
- Magisk-GoogleSans | Download | Zip file
- Substratum Theme Engine | Download | APK file
- Pixel+2+Lockscreen+Clock_1.0 | Download | APK file
Steps of Installation
Step-1 Flash Magisk_GoogleSans.zip using TWRP.
Step-2 Next install the Substratum Theme Engine
Step-3 Then install Pixel+2+Lockscreen+Clock_1.0 APK.
Step-4 Open Substratum and apply the overlay.
Step-5 Reboot to system.
- If your phone boot loops using TWRP flash the rescue package from Internal storage > Substratum folder.
Therefore, try out the Android 8.1 Oreo Google Sans Font on your device and do let us know your experience. Keep scrolling on AndroidSage for all the latest updates on Android 8.x Oreo.