With the first Android 12 beta out, Android fans can now have a taste of what the latest Google Android OS has to offer. Android 12 is coming with a whole new look and that is one of the things fans are really excited about. A lot of users are tired of the complex and cluttered look that Android has offered for many years with little to no significant change and want something different.
Well, this time Google listened and is presenting a refreshed design with Android 12.
While a lot of fans would like to have a first look at the new Android 12 OS on their device, we all know, not all devices from OEMs will get into the beta program. But that is ok, with the latest DotOS 5.1 ROM from the DotOS team, many Android fans can now get an early taste of Android 12 on their device.
Did I mention that the latest device from Tecno Mobile also received the first beta of Android 12? I’m talking about the Tecno Camon 17 device. Check out how you can install Android 12 beta on Tecno Camon 17.
Custom ROMs is definitely one of the many reasons why I love Android. Even when your device manufacturer has stopped giving your device feature update, custom ROMs has made it possible to stay updated and use your device for a longer period before deciding to get a new one.
DotOS is one of the best custom ROM for Android that has been delivering a smooth AOSP experience since 2017 with several customization options and performance tweak. Like other popular custom ROMs, DotOS ROM brings a better user experience for Android devices and supports a wide range of devices.
DotOS 5.1: Android 12 Is Here!
DotOS 5.1 is based on the latest Android 11 OS, however, it brings Android 12 UI for fans. If you want to know if your device is currently eligible for the first Android 12 beta, check our previous article on the Android 12 release date, features, supported phones and how to install Android 12 beta. So, what is DotOS 5.1 bringing to your device?
Android 12 comes with several theming options and one of the biggest theming option announced is the “Monet Engine.” This feature simply changes your device theme to match your device wallpaper to give your a more aesthetic feel with your user interface.
DotOS 5.1 introduces a customized version of the new “Monet Engine” as “MonetWannabe.” The MonetWannabe at the time of this only generates an accent colour from your wallpaper, the complete system palette dynamic theming will be coming in a later update and possible supports for Live Wallpapers as well.
The settings UI has been tweaked a bit to match the DotOS design style, it is much cleaner and less cluttered. Also, DotOS team claims the package installer UI has been greatly improved compared to that on the Android 12. It looks way more cleaner, when you compare the redesigned DotOS package installer UI with that of Google.
Other Misc Additions And Changes
- May Security Patches
- Applock support
- FaceUnlock support
- Battery Prediction from Turbo
- DataSwitchTile, and CellularTile
- Silky UI for Settings
- Maintainers info inside Customizations
- Redesigned QSPanel with Android S design
- Fixed avatar icon on Dashboard’s Settings
- Revamped AboutDevice cards
- Redesigned Quick Panels
List of DotOS 5.1 supported devices
You can install DotOS 5.1 ROM on the following devices;
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (X00TD)
- Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (X01BD)
- Pixel 2 (walleye)
- Pixel 2XL (taimen)
- Motorola Moto Z2 Play (albus)
- Motorola Moto G5 Plus (poter)
- Oneplus OnePlus 3/3T (oneplus3)
- Oneplus OnePlus 5T (cheeseburger)/ 5T Pro (dumpling)
- Oneplus OnePlus 6 (enchilada)/ 6T (fajita)
- Oneplus OnePlus 7T (hotdog)/ 7T Pro (hotdogb)
- Oneplus OnePlus 8T (Codename: kebab)
- Poco F1 (codename: beryllium)
- Poco M3, Redmi 9T/9 Power/ 9 4G (Codename: juice)
- Poco X3 NFC (codename: surya)
- Realme 3 Pro (Codename: RMX1851)
- Mi A1 (codename: tissot)
- Mi 9T (codename: davinci)
- Mi 10T/ Mi 10T Pro (codename: apollo)
- Mi Note 10 Lite (Codename: toco)
- Redmi Note 4 (codename: mido)
- Redmi Note 5/ 5 Plus (codename: vince)
- Redmi Note 5 Pro (codename: whyred)
- Redmi 7A (Codename: pine)
- Redmi Note 7/7s (codename: lavender)
- Redmi Note 8 Pro (codename: bogenia)
- Redmi Note9 Pro 5G/Mi10i/Mi10T Lite (codename: gauguin)
- Redmi Note 10 PRo (Max) (Codename: sweet)
- OnePlus 7T (Codename: hotdogb)
- Moto Z2 Play (Codename: albus)
- Poco X3 Pro (Codename: vayu)
- Mi 6X (Codename: wayne)
If your device is on the list of supported devices, you can simply head over to the DotOS official download page and download the DotOS 5.1 ROM. I’ll assume you already know how to flash a custom ROM and won’t be going into the details, however, make sure you take a complete backup of your current ROM using a custom recovery like TWRP to avoid file/data loss.
Note: This site or its author will take no responsibility if you damage your device in the process of flashing DotOS 5.1 on your device. So, proceed with caution. You can check XDA forums or join your device development group on telegram for a more detailed guide on how to install.
More custom ROMs will be released for more devices, so, if you don’t find your device on the list, you may have to wait a little longer to get Android 12 on your device. Or if your device is treble enabled by default, you can install the GSI version of this ROM. We’ll post how to do that in our next article.
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