Android 9.0 How To

Official Android 9.0 Pie GSI Generic System Image available for Download and Install

Google just released the official build of the latest Android version 9.0 Pie. The OTA update is currently rolling out for several Android devices including OG Pixel, OG Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This comes after the final Android P Developer Preview 5 that rolled out not so long ago last month. Several manufacturers participated in Android P last month. So Essential Phones, OnePlus, Xiaomi are also rolling out similar update for their flagship phones.

So if you think you have FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), then don’t worry, we have got you covered. The latest Android 9.0 Pie GSI builds (Generic System Images) are now available for download. Google has already uploaded the AOSP source on the developer site. Thanks to developer erfanoabdi, we now have the first Android P 9.0 Pie Project Treble ROM.

This is the same developer who brought the first build of Android P DP for all the Project Treble supported devices. You can flash this Android 9.0 Pie AOSP GSI onto fully Treble Android device. We already know that there are several Android devices out there with either official or unofficial Project Treble port. So download the GSI and flash it.

Download Android 9.0 Pie GSI – AOSP PPR1 Generic System Image

The latest Android 9.0 Pie comes with build number PPR1.180610.009 or PPR1.180610.010. Here is the same PPR1 AOSP Android P GSI available for download.

Download Android P GSI 9.0 Pie from erfanoabdi

Following is the latest GSI based on the latest Android P Developer Preview 3 or (Beta 2). Moreover, it is an unofficial build. So it is for experimental purposes only.

Android P for AB partition:

Android P for A-Only partition:

You will also need:

Downloads 2 – Pure AOSP Android 9.0 Pie GSI

In order to flash this build, all you need to do is simply extract .img from .xzformat and flash via TWRP recovery or Fastboot mode. The second build listed here does not boot for some devices. We will upload more builds soon. Thanks to gg pew.

Downloads 3 – Android 9 Pie AOSP GSI by phhusson

This is another popular AOSP Android 9 Pie ROMS by the same develoepr who brought us the Android 8.1 Oreo GSI ROMS based on AOSP, Lineage OS, and Resurrection Remix.

How to install AOSP GSi by phhusson?

  • Flash a Treble ROM first (GSI only works with 8.1 vendor).
  • Extract p-gsi-built.zip and flash system.imgvia TWRP or Fastboot mode.
  • Flash p-boot-other-fixes.zip, wifi fix, POST-sGSI_boot-patch.zip (from the erfanoabdi bootpatcher from p semi-gsi)
  • Reboot to system.

Android P GSI telegram groups:

You may also like to join these Android P Telegram groups for further queries.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie GSI on Project Treble devices?

Step 1: First, make sure you have installed a Project Treble ROM on your Android device. Some of the devices this Android P GSI has been tested and Project Treble support is enabled either officially or unofficially are listed below. Check the list and proceed with following tutorial.

Step 2: So first check if your device has Project Treble Support using this app.

Treble Check
Treble Check
Developer: KevinT.
Price: Free+

Note: Generally, Mokee ROM (latest nightly) may come with unofficial Project Treble support for your device.

Step 3: See the detailed tutorial on How to Install GSI on your Android device?

Step 4: You can simply download the Android P GSI and flash it using a custom TWRP recovery or Fastboot mode on Treble supported Android device. See the brief tutorial.

Now, for A-Only:

  • Download the latest Android P GSI to phone storage.
  • Extract the zip to get Android P GSI zip.
  • Reboot to TWRP recovery.
  • Extract and flash P-sGSI-Aonly.zip to system.
  • Mount vendor in TWRP.
  • Flash POST-sGSI zips from 1 to 3 in priority
  • Reboot to system.

Now for AB :

  • Download the latest Android P GSI to phone storage.
  • Extract the zip to get Android P GSI zip.
  • Flash P-sGSI-AB.zip to system.
  • Mount vendor in TWRP
  • Flash POST-sGSI zips from 1 to 3 in priority.
  • From Tools, flash Permissiver.zip and FBE_Disabler.zip.
  • If your device was encrypted, then go to Wipe and “format data”.
  • Reboot to system.

List of devices tested with Android P GSI and with Project Treble support are:

Device NameCodenameSupport from OEMPartition StyleArchitecture
AllView V3 Viperv3_viperAarm64
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1x00tdAarm64
Blackview A20a20✓ (Go)Aarm
Chuwi Hi9 Airn/aAarm64
Essential PH-1mataA/Barm64
Google Pixel and Pixel XLsailfish and marlinA/Barm64
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XLwalleye and taimenA/Barm64
HTC U11 PlusocmAarm64
Huawei Honor 6XblnAarm64
Huawei Honor 7XbndAarm64
Huawei Honor 8 ProdukAarm64
Huawei Honor 9stfAarm64
Huawei Honor 9 LitelldAarm64
Huawei Honor V8kntAarm64
Huawei Honor View 10berkeleyAarm64
Huawei Mate 9mhaAarm64
Huawei Mate 10 literneAarm64
Huawei Mate 10 ProblancAarm64
Huawei Mate SEbndAarm64
Huawei P SmartfigoAarm64
Huawei P8 lite (2017)praAarm64
Huawei P10 and P10 Plusvtr and vkyAarm64
Huawei P10 litewasAarm64
Huawei P20emlAarm64
Huawei P20 liteanneAarm64
Huawei P20 ProcltAarm64
Huawei Y6 (2018)atuAarm64
Infinix Note 5X604A/Barm64
Koolnee Rainbowrainbow✓ (Go)Aarm
Lava Z50z50✓ (Go)Aarm
LeEco Le Max 2x2Aarm64
Lenovo S5seoulAarm64
LG V30joanAarm64
LG G7 ThinQ™️judylnA/Barm64
Moto E5noraAarm
Moto G5 PluspotterAarm64
Moto G6aliA/Barm
Moto G6 PlusevertA/Barm64
Moto ZgriffinAarm64
Moto Z PlayaddisonAarm64
Nokia 1frt✓ (Go)Aarm
Nokia 2.1e2m✓ (Go)Aarm64
Nokia 3.1es2A/Barm64
Nokia 5.1co2A/Barm64
Nokia 6 (2018)pl2A/Barm64
Nokia X5pdaA/Barm64
Nokia X6drgA/Barm64
Nokia 7c1nA/Barm64
Nokia 7 Plusb2nA/Barm64
Nokia 8 Siroccoa1nA/Barm64
OnePlus 5 and 5Tcheeseburger and dumplingAarm64
OnePlus 6enchiladaA/Barm64
Oppo R11 / R11sr11Aarm64
Razer PhonecherylA/Barm64
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Exynos)starlte and star2lteAarm64
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (Snapdragon)starqlte/chn and star2qlte/chnAarm64
Sharp AQUOS S2ss2 / satA/Barm64
Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultrapioneer and discoveryA/Barm64
Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compactpoplar and lilacAarm64
Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compactakari and apolloA/Barm64
Wiko Lenny5w_k400✓ (Go)Aarm
Wiko View Maxp200Aarm
Xiaomi Mi 5geminiAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 5scapricornAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 5s PlusnatriumAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 6sagitAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 6XwayneAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 8dipperAarm64
Xiaomi Mi 8 SEsiriusAarm64
Xiaomi Mi A1tissotA/Barm64
Xiaomi Mi A2jasmineA/Barm64
Xiaomi Mi A2 LitedaisyA/Barm64
Xiaomi Mi MIXlithiumAarm64
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2chironAarm64
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2SpolarisAarm64
Xiaomi Mi Note 2scorpioAarm64
Xiaomi Mi Pad 4cloverAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 3S/Prime/3XlandAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro/PrimemarkwAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 4ArolexAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 4XsantoniAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 5ArivaAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon)kenzoAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon)midoAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus / Note 5 (India)vinceAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 / Note 5 Pro (India)whyredAarm64
Xiaomi Redmi S2 / Y2 (India)yslAarm
Zuk Z2 Plus and Z2 Proz2_plus and z2_rowAarm64
ZTE Axon 7axon7Aarm64

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