Smartphone manufacturers are often very slow in releasing new Android version updates, and when it comes to older phones, the chances of getting the new version update is very less. For example, the new Android 9 Pie update will not get on many older devices like OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, etc.

The good news is that custom ROMs update many new and older devices to newer Android versions, even if manufacturers stopped software update. Thanks to XDA, you can find latest Android 9 Pie unofficial builds for many devices. The latest added devices are OnePlus 2, OnePlus X, and OnePlus 3/3T.



Of course, OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will officially receive the new Android Pie update (release date unavailable), but OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X will not. Thanks to the AOSP 9.0 port, you can download and install it on your device and enjoy all-new PIE features.

For OnePlus 3/3T the known issues are NFC not working and encryption not supported, but everything else seems to be working fine. It means you can use your device as a daily driver. For OnePlus X, Camera HDR, USB MTP, Notification Slider and Off screen gestures are not working. For OnePlu 2, everything is working as expected.

If you are interested, you can download AOSP 9.0 port for OnePlus 2 (Pixel Experience ROM) from here, OnePlus X from here and OnePlus 3/3T (Pixel Experience ROM) from development page here.

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie AOSP Port

1. Download the ROM zip file and GApps from development page (link above).

2. Transfer both the files to your phone’s internal storage.

3. Boot into TWRP and create a backup of system, vendor, boot, and data.

4. In TWRP, select Wipe and wipe data and system.

5. Now, select Install in TWRP and flash ROM. Flash GApps in the same way.

6. Finally, reboot the phone.

What do you think about the Android 9.0 Pie for your device? Let me know in the comments section below.

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