How to Install Android 12 on Any Phone

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to install Android 12 on any phone! In this guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of getting the latest version of Android on your device. So, let’s dive right in!


Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A compatible device
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A USB cable
  • A computer with ADB and Fastboot installed

Step 1: Enable Developer Options

In order to install Android 12 on your phone, you need to enable Developer Options. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your device Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “About phone” or “About device”.
  3. Locate “Build number” and tap on it seven times.
  4. You will see a message saying “You are now a developer!”

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging

To proceed with the installation, you need to enable USB Debugging. Follow these steps:

  1. Go back to the main Settings menu.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Developer options”.
  3. Toggle on “USB debugging”.

Step 3: Install ADB and Fastboot Tools on Your Computer

In order to communicate with your phone, you need to have ADB and Fastboot tools installed on your computer. Here’s how:

    For Windows:

  • Download the Platform Tools zip file from the official Android Developer website.
  • Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder on your computer.
  • Open the extracted folder and right-click while holding the Shift key.
  • Select “Open command window here” or “Open PowerShell window here”.
  • You now have a command prompt or PowerShell window with ADB and Fastboot ready to use.
    For macOS:

  • Launch Terminal, which can be found in the Utilities folder within Applications.
  • Type the following command to install Homebrew if you don’t have it already:
    /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
  • Type the following command to install ADB and Fastboot:
    brew install Android-platform-tools
    For Linux:

  • Open a terminal window.
  • Type the following command to install ADB and Fastboot:
    sudo apt-get install Android-tools-adb Android-tools-fastboot

Step 4: Unlock Your Phone’s Bootloader (Optional)

Note that unlocking your phone’s bootloader will erase all data on your device. If you’re okay with that, follow these steps:

    A. For Google Pixel Devices:

  1. Connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable.
  2. Open a command prompt or terminal window.
  3. Type the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader
  4. Once in bootloader mode, type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
    fastboot flashing unlock
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions on your device.
  6. B.

    For Other Android Devices:

    The process of unlocking the bootloader may vary for different devices. It is recommended to search for specific instructions for your device model online.

Step 5: Flash Android 12 Image

You’re now ready to flash Android 12 onto your phone. Follow these steps:

    A. Download Android 12 Factory Image:

  1. Visit the official Android Developer website and download the appropriate factory image for your device model.
  2. B. Extract Factory Image:

    Extract the downloaded factory image file to a folder on your computer.

    C. Flash Factory Image:

      For Windows, macOS, and Linux:

    • Connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable.
    • If necessary, reboot your device into bootloader mode using ADB or Fastboot commands.
    • Type the following command to flash the factory image:
      fastboot flashall -w
    • Note: The “-w” option wipes all data on your device. Make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.

Step 6: Reboot Your Phone

Once the flashing process is complete, you can reboot your device using the following command:

    For Windows, macOS, and Linux:

  • Type the following command:
    fastboot reboot

Congratulations! You’ve Installed Android 12!

You have successfully installed Android 12 on your phone! Take some time to explore the new features and enjoy the latest version of Android.

Note: Installing a new operating system on your phone carries risks. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and proceed at your own risk. Back up any important data before proceeding.

I hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of installing Android 12 on your phone. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, feel free to reach out for assistance.

Happy exploring!

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