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Download and Install Android 14 GSI ROM [Video]

In this guide, we will show you the steps to download and install the Android 14 GSI ROM onto your device. The fourteenth iteration of the OS has just been released by Google and there are quite a few noteworthy features to look forward to. The ability to give permissions to individual images/videos instead of the entire gallery, a built-in app App Cloning feature, and the predictive back gesture are just some of its noteworthy features.

However, at the time of writing, the OS is only available for Pixel users [who could install it via Sideload, Fastboot, or Flash Tool] and it would take literally months before other OEMs get their hands on this. However, you could easily skip this waiting queue and welcome abode the latest OS via the Generic System Image. So without further ado, let’s show you the steps to download and install the Android 14 GSI ROM onto your device.

How to Install Android 14 GSI ROM Via Fastboot Commands

The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

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First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide to install the latest Android 14 GSI ROM on your device.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking.

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So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader of Any Android Device.

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STEP 4: Download Android 14 GSI ROM

  1. Grab hold of the GSI ROM for your device from the below link [list will be populated with more GSI ROMs as and when they are live]. Moreover, if you are confused between Ponces and Treble Droid AOSP, then go for Ponces as it seems to be better functioning (as per the users’ feedback)
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    ANDROID 14
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    GOOGLE GSI: FLASH LINK
    AOSP GSI ROM [PONCES]: DOWNLOAD LINK
    AOSP GSI ROM [TREBLE DROID]: DOWNLOAD LINK
    LINEAGEOS: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    EVOLUTION X ROM: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    DERPFEST ROM: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    PIXELOS: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
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    VOLTAGEOS: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    PROJECT ELIXIR: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    SUPERIOROS: DOWNLOAD LINK + VIDEO GUIDE
    FLEX UI: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    LeOS: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    HORIZONDROID: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    MIKU UI: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    PROJECT SAKURA: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
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    ANDROID 13
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    ARRROWOS: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    PIXEL EXPERIENCE PLUS: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    SPARKOS: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    CHERISHOS: DOWNLOAD LINK | VIDEO GUIDE
    Which GSI to Download: arm64/a64/bgn/bvn/bgs/vndklite? 
    
  2. Now extract it via 7-ZIP to the platform-tools folder on your PC.
  3. This will give you the system.img file, which will act as our GSI ROM.android 14 gsi

STEP 5: Download vbmeta

  1. First off, download the stock firmware for your device
  2. Then extract it and get hold of the vbmeta.img file.
  3. Now transfer the vbmeta.img to the platform-tools folder on your PC.android 14 gsi

STEP 6: Boot Device to Fastboot Mode

  1. First off, connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    command-prompt-inside-adb
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

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  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

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  5. If you are not getting any serial ID, then please install the Fastboot Drivers on your PC.

STEP 7: Disable Verity Check

Type in the below command to flash the vbmeta and hence disable the verification check of the vbmeta partition on your device

fastboot --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

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STEP 8: Flash Android 14 GSI ROM via Fastboot

  1. As of now, your device will be in the Fastboot Mode. So type in the below command to boot to FastbootD Mode
    fastboot reboot fastboot

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  2. Now delete the logical partition to free up some space on your device:
    fastboot delete-logical-partition product_a

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  3. You may now flash the GSI ROM via the below command [system.img is the name of the GSI ROM]
    fastboot flash system system.img

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  4. Once done, you’ll now have to do a format data, so use the below command
    fastboot -w

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  5. Finally, reboot your device to the newly installed OS via the below command
    fastboot reboot

That’s it. These were the steps to install the Android 14 GSI ROM on your device via Fastboot Commands. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest. And do check out the below-linked guides to fix numerous GSI-related bugs and issues:

How to Install Android 14 GApps

If you have flashed a GSI that doesn’t have GApps but you wish to install it, then do refer to our guide on How to Download and Install Android 14 GApps.

How to Install Android 14 GSI ROM via DSU Sideloader

You could also install Android 14 GSI without using the PC, all thanks to the DSU Sideloader app. To try it out, do check out the below-linked guide.

How to Install any GSI ROM on Android without PC [Video]

How to Install Android 14 GSI ROM on Samsung Devices

Refer to our below guide to install Android 14 GSI on your Samsung device.

How to Install Android 14 GSI on Samsung Devices

These were the steps to download and install the Android 14 GSI on Project Treble devices. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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