In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the Android 12 AOPS ROM onto your Poco X2 device. Out of three series of Xiaomi devices, it is the Poco lineup that has managed to grab most of the limelight. Offering a truckload of features without burning a hole in your pockets, well its USP is in sync with every buyer’s dream. Although it does go through a few issues every now and then (such as excessive heating or touch unresponsiveness), it more often than not makes it up in other departments.
One of them is custom development. It would be fair to say that the Poco series is among the most active players in this domain. From flashing custom ROM to installing a custom recovery or even gaining access to the system partition via rooting, there’s a lot to look forward to. Then if we talk about the X2, it has already received the latest iteration of the OS. And in this guide, we will show you how to welcome it onto your device. Given here are the detailed instructions steps to install the Android 12 AOPS ROM on Poco X2.
What’s New in Android 12?
Just to recap, the Silicon Valley giants have introduced a plethora of new and interesting features in the twelfth iteration of the OS. These include the massive UI revamp thanks to the Material You design. Likewise, there’s a Wallpaper-based UX Theming that will pick up the major color from the wallpaper and theme it across various device components (such as the Notifications panel and Settings menu). Then there is an addition of the Privacy Dashboard as well.
This will tell you the date and time when an app asked for the location, camera, and microphone permissions. Moreover, there are some new accessibility features as well. These include the likes of Camera Switch that allows you to take full control of your device via your facial gestures. And you could now welcome all these features onto your device. Given here are the detailed instructions to install Android 12 AOSP ROM on the Poco X2.
How to Install Android 12 AOSP ROM on Poco X2
Before proceeding with the below steps, make sure to take a backup of all the data on your device. 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
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.
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 process.
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 on Poco X2
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 on any Xiaomi Device.
STEP 4: Install TWRP Recovery on Poco X2
In order to flash the Android 12 AOSP Custom ROM onto your Poco X2, you will have to install the TWRP Recovery. So refer to our guide on How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Poco X2.
STEP 5: Download Android 12 ROM
First off, let’s make you aware of all the features that are working and the ones that aren’t. Go through them and make your decision accordingly.
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Video Playback
- SELinux is Permissive
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You may now grab hold of the latest Android 12 ROM for your device from the below link [Credits: XDA Senior Member sreekanthpalakurthi]. The ROM does not come with an in-built GApps, so if you wish to have Google Apps and Services onto your device, you will have to flash the GApps package as well.
STEP 6: Boot to TWRP Recovery
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window:
adb reboot recovery
- Your device will now boot to the TWRP Recovery
STEP 7: Flash Android 12 ROM on Poco X2
- To begin with, go to Wipe and tap on the Format Data button.
- After that, type in YES in the space provided and hit the checkmark situated at the bottom right.
- Once the data has been wiped, head over to the Install section of TWRP.
- Then select the ROM ZIP file and perform a right swipe to flash it.
- Once done, again go to the Install section.
- This time select the GApps package and perform a right swipe to flash it.
- Once done, you may now reboot your device to the newly installed OS via Reboot > System.
That’s it. These were the steps to install the Android 12 AOSP Custom ROM onto your Poco X2 device. 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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