Android 13 Custom ROMs: Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, OnePlus, Motorola, and More
Google announced Android 13 on 15th August 2022. This is the stable Android 13 update released for the Pixel devices initially. In addition, Google also pushed out Android 13 to AOSP (the Android Open Source Project / Android’s source code). In a nutshell, this is the code that makes up Android 13.
As for Android 13, the Beta Program has reached its end. However, we may see a couple of QPR beta tests for minor platform revisions and other updates. The Android 13 Stable update brings incremental improvements over Android 12 and some quality-of-life UI changes. Some top features include a new media player, App-specific languages, a better Material You implementation, a new photo picker, spatial audio support, and much more.
Android 13 Custom ROMs:
Google pushing Android 13 to AOSP means that other individuals and companies can now access Android 13 source code to make their own ROM. In other words, Android 13 is available for custom ROM developers. Many of you are excited to see Android 13 on custom ROMs, especially when you are a Custom ROM user. We see the Android 13 features on the custom ROMs. Keep an eye on this place as we share Android 13 custom ROMs in this article.
Update October 20: Paranoid Android Topaz Custom ROM based on Android 13 is now available for Nothing Phone 1, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9 Pro, Poco F2 Pro, Redmi K30 Pro, and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition. As of now, only the beta build is available for these devices. It brings Android 13 features, several UI improvements, and a new wallpaper from Hampus Olsson. You can download the beta build from here.
Asus: Asus Zenfone 5Z users can try out the unofficial ArrowOS ROM to experience Android 13.
Google: The Potato Open Sauce Project (POSP) ROM is available for the Google Pixel 3a.
Motorola: Moto G40 Fusion and Moto G60 users can install AOSP 13.0. Also, the Evolution X 7.0 is available for Moto G100 smartphones.
Nokia: If you own a Nokia 8.1 Plus, you can try out Android 13 via the unofficial AOSP 13.0 ROM.
OnePlus: Do you want to try out Android 13 on the OnePlus 5, OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 7 Pro in the form of Custom ROM? You can check out these links: Link 1/ Link 2.
Realme: Android 13 Custom ROMs are available for the below Realme devices:
Samsung: Android 13 Custom ROMs are available for the below Samsung devices:
- Unofficial LineageOS 20 for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Unofficial LineageOS 20 for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
- Evolution X 7.0 for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
- AOSP 13.0 build for Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 Plus, and S10 5G.
- Unofficial LineageOS 20 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.
- Evolution X 7.0 for Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
- AOSP 13.0 build for Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus, and Note 10 Plus 5G.
- Unofficial LineageOS 20 for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
What is the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)?
If you have no idea about AOSP, here’s a quick explanation. As you might already know, Android is an open-source platform, meaning anyone can access it. Google has now updated the AOSP with the latest version of Android — Android 13.
The Android source code is stored at AOSP, which individuals, companies, and developers can access and pretty much anyone. This means that companies and custom ROM developers can work their software on the latest version of Android and bring it to the public very soon. Most importantly, custom ROM developers can start working on the Android 13 version of their custom ROM.