[Download] Google Releases Android 15 GSI for Non-Pixel Phones

Google launched the Android 15 public beta for Pixel devices last month, and now, with the release of the second public beta, the GSI for non-Pixel phones is finally available, which means Android 15 can be installed on GSI-supported devices.

What is GSI?

GSI, or Generic System Image, allows users to manually install Android 15 on their non-Pixel smartphones. It can even be installed on older devices that do not officially support Android 15, enabling users to test the new build.

Steps to Install Android 15 GSI on Non-Pixel Phones

Requirements:

Download Android 15 GSI:

Step-by-Step Guide

Caution: Installing the Android 15 GSI is at your own risk. Any issues with the device are your responsibility.

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging

  • Launch the Settings app on your phone.
  • Scroll to Developer Options. If not visible, tap Build Number seven times found in About Device or Software Information settings.

Build number Pixel

  • Enable USB Debugging.

Developer option, usb debugging and oem unlocking

Step 2: Check for Treble Support and Partition

Download Trebale Info App
Download Trebale Info App
  • Open the app, go to the Details tab, and check for Project Treble and Dynamic Partitions support.
Check Treble Info from the app
Check Treble Info from the app

Step 3: File Extraction

  • Download the Android 15 GSI file and extract the zip file.
  • Copy the system.img file into the Platform Tools folder.
  • Copy the vbmeta.img file into the same folder.

Step 4: Boot Your Device into Fastboot Mode

  • Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable.
  • Approve debugging permissions.
Allow usb debugging permission
Allow usb debugging permission
  • Open the Platform Tools folder.
  • Type CMD in the address bar and press enter.
Type CMD in the status bar windows
Type CMD in the status bar windows
  • Enter the following command in CMD. Approve permissions if prompted.
adb reboot bootloader

adb reboot bootloader

  • If Dynamic Partition is enabled, execute the following command:
fastboot reboot fastboot

Step 5: Flashing Android 15 GSI

  • In CMD, type the following:
 fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
  • Erase system data with the command below
 fastboot erase system
  • Flash the Android 15 GSI with the following command:
fastboot flash system system.img
  • Wipe user data with this command
fastboot -w
  • Restart your device with the command mentioned below
fastboot reboot

fastboot reboot

By following these steps, you can flash or install the Android 15 GSI on your non-Pixel Android smartphone. This beta build is based on pure stock Android, so expect some functionalities to be broken or missing. If you have installed Android 15 GSI on your device, share your experience in the comment section down below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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