How to install Android Pie 9.0 on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

In this segment we are going to show you how to install “Android Pie on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with Gapps”

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What is Android Pie ?

Android Pie (codenamed Android P during development) is the ninth major release and the 16th version of the Android mobile operating system. It was first released as a developer preview on March 7, 2018, and released publicly on August 6, 2018.

Source /> Wikipedia

 Android Pie Equipment Required :

Equipment Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

Equipment Micro SD Card 16 GB

Equipment Power Supply

Equipment Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection

Equipment Keyboard

Equipment Mouse

    Android Pie Optional :

Equipment Raspberry Pi Case

Software Required :

STEP- 1 : Downloading & Installing “Android Pie on Raspberry Pi”

  • First of all we need to download “Android Pie” image to setup Raspberry Pi.

Formatting the SD Card

  • Now, We need SD Card Formatter tool to format the SD card.
  • Once, the card is plugged in, It will automatically detect by the computer then you need to click on format to format the Card.

SD Card Formatter

Flashing the SD Card

  • After the SD Card formatted successfully use Etcher and flash the Android Pie image to SD card.

etcher

Insert the SD Card to Raspberry Pi

  • Once the card successfully got flashed then plug it in the Raspberry Pi. Follow the setup wizard to boot into Android Home Screen.

STEP- 2 : Downloading Open Gapps

Visit the Official Open Gapps Website.

  • Select the Package as shown in the picture for minimum apps requirement. After that click on the download button to download the file.

Android Pie

STEP-3 : Enabling “Developer Options”, “Root Access”, “Terminal”.

Enable Developer Options.

  • To enable Developer Options, We need to navigate to Settings –> “About phone” –> Click “Build Number” several times.

Enable Root Access.

  • To enable Root Access, We need to navigate to “Settings” –> “Developer Options” –> Enable “Root Access”.
Android Pie

Enable Terminal

  • To enable Terminal Access, We need to navigate to “Settings” –> “Developer Options” –> Enable “Local Terminal”.
  • Now, we need to reboot the Device.
  • Press & Hold F5 key, this will bring Power Options and you can reboot the device.

STEP- 4 : Boot into “TWRP Recovery Mode”

Boot Android into TWRP Recovery Mode.
  • Open the Terminal App, Then type the below given commands to Boot into “TWRP Recovery Mode”.
su
rpi4-recovery.sh
reboot

 STEP- 5 : Boot out from “TWRP Recovery Mode”

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Mount –> Boot & Mount –> System, Then use the below given command to Boot into Normal Mode.
rpi4-recovery.sh boot
  • Similarly we can use the other method if the above method not working.
  • Navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e recovery2boot.zip
  • This file will boot our system into Normal Mode.

 STEP- 6 : Installing Open Gapps in Android Pie

Boot Android into TWRP Recovery Mode.

  • Open the Terminal App, Then type the below given commands to Boot into “TWRP Recovery Mode”.
su
rpi4-recovery.sh
reboot

Now, navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e open_gapps-arm-7.1-tvstock-xxxxxxxxxxx.zip.

  • Now, once the installation finish. Then go back and select wipe –-> Wipe Factory Reset

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Mount –> Boot & Mount –> System, Then use the below given command to Boot into Normal Mode.
rpi4-recovery.sh boot
  • Similarly we can use the other method if the above method not working.
  • Navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e recovery2boot.zip
  • This file will boot our system into Normal Mode.

STEP- 6 : Google Play Store Sign in issue

  • First of all we need to download Device ID APK.
  • After that we need to copy Google Service Framework (GSF).

Device ID

uncertified

  • Once this process finish, please go ahead and restart the system using F5 key.

Step- 7 : Optimize Android Pie 9.0

  • First of all open settings and navigate to Apps & Notifications. Here you need to disable all the Apps which you don’t need or required.
  • After that we need to open Developer options from Settings –> System –> Developer Options and change the below given settings. 
Don't keep activities : Turn on
Windows animation scale : Animation off
Transition animation scale : Animation off
Animator duration scale : Animation off

 

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In conclusion,you are ready to use Android Pie on your Raspberry Pi 4.

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