Simply weeks after the general public launch of Android 11, the flashy cellular OS is operating on Raspberry Pi 4 within the type of OmniROM. It’s a formidable port, designed by maxwen of XDA-Developers and available for download as we speak. And to our shock, the OmniROM port works surprisingly nicely and has only a handful of damaged options.
The hacker-friendly Raspberry Pi platform isn’t designed to work with Android. Bizarre, proper? Builders should piece collectively free ends and create wrappers from scratch to get the whole lot working, and even then, some stuff simply gained’t fly. That’s why this port of Android 11 to the Pi 4 is so spectacular. It’s steady, and the vast majority of Android options run simply superb.
That stated, OmniROM doesn’t assist options like accelerated video playback or screencast. It’s caught in “pill mode” as an alternative of Android TV mode, and a few graphics points crop up as Mesa assist for V3D continues to be a piece in progress. We’re distant from an ideal Android 11 expertise on Raspberry Pi, and most of the people are higher off shopping for a pre-made Android TV streaming field like NVIDIA SHIELD.
OmniROM is up to date weekly and works with commonplace GApps packages, though you may go for the MicroG variant for a de-Googled expertise. OmniROM helps each USB and microSD booting by a tweakable config.txt file, which you’ll examine whereas downloading OmniROM by maxwen’s XDA-Developers forum post.