The world of Android smartphones is a dynamic one with a multitude of devices catering to various preferences and requirements. However enthusiasts often seek more than what the stock Android experience offers leading to the rise of custom ROMs.
These modified versions of Android offer unique features, improved performance and customization options that can truly unlock your device potential.
One of the most sought after custom ROMs for Realme GT 2 Pro is the Pixel Experience ROM known for its blend of Pixel features and a fast stable OS. In this guide we will walk you through the steps to install the Pixel Experience ROM on your Realme GT 2 Pro.
Before diving into the world of custom ROMs you must ensure you have the necessary tools and have performed certain essential tasks:
- Realme GT 2 Pro device.
- A Windows or macOS or Linux computer.
- A USB cable for connecting device to the computer.
- Android SDK Platform Tools installed on computer.
- Enabled USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device.
- An unlocked bootloader (which may void your warranty).
Step 1: Install Android SDK Platform Tools
Begin by installing the Android SDK Platform Tools on your computer. These tools include ADB and Fastboot essential for communicating with your Android device. Follow these steps:
- Download the Android SDK Platform Tools here or from official Google website.
- Extract downloaded package to a convenient location on your PC.
- This will create a platform-tools folder which will use throughout this process.
Step 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking must be enabled on your Realme GT 2 Pro. This allows your device to communicate with the computer and prepares it for bootloader unlocking. Follow these steps:
- On your device go to Settings.
- Navigate to About Phone and tap on Build Number 7 times to unlock Developer Options.
- Return to Settings then go to System and then to Advanced.
- Inside Developer Options enable both USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
Step 3: Unlock Bootloader on Realme GT 2 Pro
Before proceeding further you need to unlock your device bootloader. Be aware that this process will erase all data on your device and may void its warranty.
Step 4: Download Pixel Experience ROM
Download the latest Pixel Experience ROM for your Realme GT 2 Pro from a trusted source. You can find the ROM you need by searching online. Once downloaded extract the ROM files into the platform-tools folder you created in Step 1.
Step 5: Flash Pixel Experience ROM
This firmware serves as the foundation for the custom ROM are about to install. After you have successfully flashed the LineageOS firmware use the following command to boot your device into the LineageOS recovery mode:
adb reboot recovery
Booting into recovery mode is essential for the subsequent steps and it will allow to perform a factory reset and prepare device for the installation of the Pixel Experience ROM.
Step 6: Factory Reset
As you currently have LineageOS installed, you can perform a factory reset using the LineageOS Recovery. Follow these steps:
- Boot into LineageOS Recovery by using the appropriate key combinations.
- From the LineageOS Recovery menu, select Factory Reset.
- Then choose Format Data/Factory Reset and confirm the data wipe.
- Once the process is complete you will receive a Data wipe complete message.
Step 7: Reboot to the New ROM
In this step initiate the installation of the Pixel Experience ROM from LineageOS Recovery. Follow these instructions:
- From the LineageOS Recovery menu select Advanced and then proceed to Enter Fastboot.
- Connect Realme GT 2 Pro to computer using a USB cable.
In your computers command prompt or terminal enter the following three commands to flash the Pixel Experience ROM files onto your device:
fastboot flash product product.img
fastboot flash system system.img
fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img
It is important to ensure that you have the accurate file names for the Pixel Experience ROM images (product.img, system.img, and system_ext.img), and that these files are located in the platform-tools directory on your computer.
- Wait for the flashing process to complete. You will receive confirmation messages for each command.
- To boot your device into the newly installed Pixel Experience ROM, simply use the following command:
Your Realme GT 2 Pro will now restart, and you can begin experiencing the new custom ROM with its unique features and stability.
You have taken a significant step in customizing and improving your Realme GT 2 Pro by installing the Pixel Experience ROM. It is important to note that custom ROM installation is a complex process that carries certain risks, including the potential voiding of your warranty and data loss. Ensure you follow each step meticulously and exercise caution.