Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are resurrected thanks to modding: here is Android 12


That of modding is a magical world that, as all fans know well, manages to give a second youth – or at least a much longer life – to products no longer supported by the manufacturer on duty and today we are talking about Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL, which thanks to the community just got an otherwise impossible taste of Android 12.

If a few weeks ago we even told you about Samsung Galaxy S4 – a class of 2013 -, with today’s models you don’t need to go far back. Launched from the Mountain View house in October 2017 with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL they have long since stopped receiving official software updates, however they are not dead yet.

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL: Android 12 with LineageOS

Yes, because, thanks to LineageOS 19.0, the two ancient smartphones Made by Google can even make the leap to Android 12. Before getting too enthusiastic, it is essential to state that the build in question is a Unofficial of the very popular custom ROM based on AOSP (all the LineageOS source code is available in the relative Github repo).

If you still have a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL in your hands or in a drawer and are thinking of giving it a try, here’s straight from thread dedicated a complete list of what doesn’t work and what does:

What’s working

  • Active Edge
  • Selinux Enforcing
  • Encryption
  • RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • Room
  • Video Recording
  • Video Playback
  • Audio (Record and Playback)
  • Sensors
  • Flash
  • Led

What’s not working

  • Lockscreen shows an under display fingerprint sensor indicator
  • There is some missing functionality and a few bugs as this is a very early build of Lineage

Always in the linked thread (and in more detail at this link) find the guide to follow for installation and subsequent updates and all the necessary links.

It might also interest you: Android 12L arrives with the Feature drop and the security patches of March: news and downloads for the Pixels

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