Significant Android updates regularly possess dessert-themed names, in alphabetic order. Nevertheless, months before they release, they must codenames. For instance, Android Pie was Android P, & before that, Android Oreo was Android O. This year, we had Android Q. Luckily, Google didn’t give us Android Quiche. It ditched that sweet names also decided to use numbers, starting with Android 10.
Android 10 Update: OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
Google officially announces Android 10 on Tuesday. Since traditions goes the Android 10 software begins to Pixel phones first resulted by some more partner devices. Previously Google announced the names of the smartphones from other manufacturers that are eligible to get Android 10 updates. OnePlus 7 series is one of them.
OnePlus should be working rigorously by Google to make the newest software and Android updates to the users with the aim to deliver a seamless experience. Among the same aim in remembrance, OnePlus becomes one of the first smartphone manufacturers to begin Android 10 open beta update to its latest OnePlus 7 series. The OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro receives an Android 10 open beta update on Tuesday.
“We are very excited to publish that we are able to roll out the highly first Open Beta build based on Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 Series,” OnePlus noted Oxygen OS Open Beta 1 for the OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro blog post. Including Android 10 coming onboard OnePlus 7 also OnePlus 7 Pro users will receive hands-on to some of the key features of Android 10 like live caption, intelligent reply, unique gesture navigation, dark theme, among others.
How to install Android 10 open beta update on OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus includes the application compatibility issues as the only known bug of Android 10-based OxygenOS Open Beta 1. This was expected anyways, as a lot of developers still haven’t implemented the newest APIs. Download links for OTA ZIP files as both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are given below. They are both 2GB in size, so keep that in mind if you’re on a limited data plan.
Steps to Install Android 10 on OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro
- Users will first need to download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
- Click here to download a zip pack for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
- Users will then need to copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
- Then go to Settings — System — System Updates — Click top-right icon — Local upgrade — Click on the corresponding installation package — upgrade — System upgrade completed to 100 percent.
- Click Restart.
- The phone will boot into recovery mode to format user data
- It’s done.
Note:- Before installing the next Android version users must ensure that their phone’s battery is above 30 percent and the device has a minimum of 3GB of available storage space. The user must ensure the backup of all data before installing the update. They are both 2GB in size, so keep that in mind if you’re on a limited data plan.
What comes to OnePlus 7 series with Android 10
- Upgraded to Android 10
- The brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in the Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- Full-Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- Game Space
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Smart display
- Supported intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings -Blocking settings)
- Application compatibility issues
- Low probability of system lag and stability issues
Android 10 Update: Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro began receiving the Android 10-based MIUI 10 stable update earlier this month in China. Xiaomi has now begun the rollout of the stable MIUI 10.4.8 stable update based on Android 10 for Redmi K20 Pro in India as well, as per user reports. The update offers a host of unique features such as the latest gesture-based navigation interface, dark theme, notification actions, also prioritized notifications based on the importance assigned by users. The stable Android 10-based MIUI 10 update for the Redmi K20 Pro also fixes an issue that caused the phone to erratically reboot when full-screen gestures were enabled.
Xiaomi should be recruiting beta testers to MIUI based on Android 10 over the last month, so that was clear they were getting ready for the big release. Xiaomi rolled out the 1st Android 10 beta to the Redmi K20 Pro on August 9th. The constant update begins rolling out now in China and also India. Currently, we don’t have the download links for the European/international model, which is known as Mi 9T Pro. You can download the OTA files here (make sure to download the correct one for your country). We expect that continues with more extra of the company’s devices.
How to install Android 10 on Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro’s newest update more introduces notification actions, which bring contextual suggestions as an incoming notification without opening the app. Another key change is the arrival of the prioritized notifications, allowing users to classify notifications based on quality and accordingly choose to get notified. Essentially, high priority notifications will provide a sound or vibration alert, while unimportant ones will be silenced to prevent any interruption.
Steps to Install Android 10 on Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
- Download the Android 10 package according to your region: India | China.
- Reboot your phone into TWRP custom recovery.
- Use the Wipe option to reset the phone and clear the system.
- Then use the Install option to install the custom ROM.
- There is no need to install the GApps packager afterward. Google Apps are already prebuilt into the package.
Note:- The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro should have unlocked bootloader and TWRP custom recovery should be installed. Download the right version of the zip package according to your country (download links in 1st steps). Do not try to install this package in Redmi K20 or any other Xiaomi variant as it may brick your smartphone.
What comes to Redmi K20 Pro with Android 10
Being expected, Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 Android surface gets center stage on the K20 Pro. Notable features for this version include:
- Global Dark Mode
- Improved Permission Manager
- Blur App Previews
- Digital Wellbeing
- Improved Notification Management
- Front Camera Effects
- More Ambient Display Presets
Some of the native features found in the stock version of Android 10 have been removed from MIUI 10, such as Google’s Smart Reply feature suggests responses over incoming messages on all installed apps.
Android 10 Update: Redmi Note 7 Pro
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and even after 6 months of launch, that is one of the most famous smartphones in the market. Earlier that month, Android 10 update began rolling out to Pixel series of devices & Essential phone, Xiaomi also began rolling out Android 10 based MIUI 10 update for the Redmi K20 Pro and also Redmi Note 7 Pro.
How to install Android 10 open beta update on Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Get your Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro updated to latest MIUI Global ROM with an unlocked bootloader
- You can unlock the bootloader of your Redmi Note 7 Pro by heading to http://en.miui.com/unlock/. It is important to note that bootloader unlocking and flashing ROM might void the warranty of your devices
- Now, download the latest Pixel Experience ROM from here: https://download.pixelexperience.org/violet/
- Now download TWRP for Redmi Note 7 Pro and recovery files from here: https://dl.twrp.me/violet/twrp-3.3.1-0-violet.img
- The last step is to download ADB software for Windows and Android Zip files for the Mac.
How to install Pixel Experience using Mac
- Extract the Android zip file and place the folder on your desktop
- Open Terminal
- Type cd Desktop/Android
- Enter ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
How to get Pixel Experience on your Redmi Note 7 Pro
- Switch off the phone and boot the device into Fastboot mode by long pressing Power and Volume down button simultaneously
- Now connect your phone to PC using a USB cable and the open command prompt
- Type ‘fastboot devices’ in command prompt and check if the device is detected
- If the device is detected, type ‘fastboot erase user data’ and hit enter. Now type ‘fastboot flash recovery twrp_filename.zip’ and hit enter again. The flashing process should be completed in a few seconds.
- Now, long-press the Volume Up and Power button to boot the phone into recovery mode
- When asked to allow modifications, slide to the right to allow
- Select ‘Wipe’, choose ‘Format Data’ and type Yes
- Go back to ‘Advanced Wipe’, select ‘Dalvik/ART Cache’, ‘System’, ‘Data’, ‘Cache’ and then swipe towards the right to Wipe.
- Go back and click on ‘Install’ and navigate to the location where you have stored the previously downloaded ROM file. It is recommended to store the ROM file on SD card or USB storage.
- Now, select the ROM file and swipe towards the right to flash
- After the installation, the system might show ‘No OS installed’ warning. According to FoneArena, ignore the warning and click on ‘Reboot’. This will get you Pixel Experience based on Android 10
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro updated to latest MIUI Global ROM with an unlocked bootloader – To Unlock the bootloader of your device, apply here.
- Pixel Experience ROM – Download the latest ROM ZIP file from here.
- TWRP for Redmi Note 7 Pro – You can download the recovery file from here.
- ADB software (For Windows) / Android zip file (For Mac)
If you are on a Mac you need to
- Extract the Android zip and place the folder on your Desktop.
- Open Terminal
- Type cd Desktop/Android
- Enter ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
Follow the procedure mentioned below to flash the ROM on the device,
- Switch off the phone and boot it into Fastboot mode by long pressing Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
- Connect your phone to PC by a USB cable, open command prompt on your PC and navigate to the folder where you have downloaded TWRP Recovery ZIP.
- Type ‘fastboot devices’ in command prompt and check if the device is detected by the system.
- If the system detects the phone, type ‘fastboot erase user data’ and hit enter, now type ‘fastboot flash recovery twrp_filename.zip’ and hit enter, the process will be completed in seconds.
- Now long-press the Volume up and Power Button to boot the phone in recovery mode.
- It will ask to allow modifications, Slide towards the right to allow Modifications.
- Select ‘Wipe’, choose ‘Format Data’ and type ‘Yes’.
- Now, go back to ‘Advanced Wipe’, select ‘Dalvik / ART Cache’, ‘System’. ‘Data’, ‘Cache’ and then swipe towards the right to Wipe.
- Go back and click on ‘Install’, navigate to the location where you have stored ROM file, it’s better to keep ROM file on SD Card or USB OTG drives. Select the ROM file and swipe towards the right to flash.
- After successful installation, the system might show ‘No OS installed’ warning, ignore the warning and click on ‘Reboot’, within 10 minutes device will boot with Pixel Experience ROM.
Warning Disclaimer: Bootloader unlocking and flashing ROM may void the warranty of your devices, and FoneArena is not responsible for any damage or loss caused to your device. The credit for developing the ROM and Recovery go to their respective developers.
Android 10: New branding
Google is not only done with dessert names – opting for numbers instead – but, for the first time since 2014, the company is turning up the Android brand’s look including feel, complete with a redesigned logo highlighting a green robot head. The original OS is waiting for the same, in terms of looks, but its branding is now clean & playful.
At the surface, Android 10 looks a lot of similar Pie. It’s very much business as usual.
Android 10: Features
Here are unusual of the most important features included in Android 10.
In Android 10 users can allow a dark mode to darken everything of notifications to the settings. Unlike previous dark themes, however, it applies to all apps that support it, too.
How to turn it on Dark Mode:
- Go to Settings > Display
- Toggle on “Dark theme”.
If you look at your settings menu (swipe down from the top), you can also access a dark mode switch there. You need to click on the pencil icon in the lower-left corner of the quick settings drop-down to find the new setting.
Android 10 begins with unique tools designed to help you disconnect. The biggest of these is Focus Mode. Here’s how it to turn on it:
- To enable the new Focus Mode, you must be the Digital Wellbeing beta. Sign up for the beta, and then go to Settings > Digital Wellbeing and parental controls > Ways to Disconnect.
- You’ll see three options – tap on each to set it up: Dashboard (set timers for specific apps); Wind Down (use Night Light to tint the screen for dim lighting and turn on Do Not Disturb); Focus Mode (pause apps such as Facebook or Instagram so that you can literally focus on and not get distracted).
With Live Captions, Google Assistant can process speech on-device at near-zero latency, serving up transcriptions in real-time, even when you have no network connection. Think of these as real-time captions for just about everything on your phone, and it all happens locally on the device. Closed captions are crucial for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. You can be able to turn on that feature under accessibility settings.
The back button, a classic navigation feature in Android, has been ditched in Android 10. So, instead of about the three icons at the bottom of your screen, you will see a black strip with a white dash in the center (or white strip with a black background, depending on the page’s background color).
Google has made gestures optional, however. Here’s how to enable them:
- Go to Settings > System > Gestures > System Navigation (or 3-button navigation)
- From the three choices, select “Gesture navigation.”
- There will be a tutorial of the various gestures and how to use them.
You can click the settings cog to the right of “Gesture navigation” to set the sensitivity of the screen when you back-swipe.
In Android 10, you can now set permissions so that an app can only track your location while it is in use. To find which of your apps have permission to track your location, and to change that, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Apps and notifications > Permission manager > Location
- You’ll get a list of all the apps that have permission to track your phone’s location. Tap on each and to change its permission to “Allow all the time”, “Allow only while using the app”, or “Deny”.
Privacy in Settings
There is a new Privacy Settings menu. It’s where you can find things like your notification controls for your lock screen, an autofill manager for forms, and several other privacy features.
In Android 10, you get more notification control options. When you swipe away a notification, you’ll be able to either mark notifications from that app as “silent” (to stop them) or “alert” (so you get a ping). If you don’t like either, you can press the “turn off notifications” option.