Android Pie with Gapps on Raspberry Pi

In this segment, we are going to “Android Pie on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B plus with Gapps

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Software Required :

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Raspberry Pi  Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus Case
SD_Card SD Card 16 GB HDD External HDD
Ethernet Ethernet Cable
Charger Power Adapter
Keyboard
Mouse
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STEP- 1: Downloading & Installing “Android Pie on Raspberry Pi”

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

Formatting the SD Card

  • Now, We need the 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 the 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 the 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.

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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”.
root

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
rpi3-recovery.sh
reboot

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

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Now, 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
rpi3-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 finishes. Then go back and select wipe –-> Wipe Factory Reset

Boot into Normal Mode

  • Now, navigate to install and select the file from the storage. i.e recovery2boot.zip
  • This file will boot our system into Normal Mode.
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Now, You are ready to use Android TV on your Raspberry Pi. If you come across any issues or have some feedback related to this tutorial, Please share your thoughts. Smile (“_”)

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