Manner forward of what anybody anticipated, Google debuted the first preview for Android TV 12 final week proper alongside builds for smartphones and tablets. Frustratingly, although, a glitch is stopping builders from flashing Android 12 preview builds on ADT-3.
Android TV usually lags means behind smartphones relating to main platform releases. For instance, the model new Chromecast with Google TV ships with Android 10, and Android 11 was by no means really shipped to any retail Android TV gadgets outdoors of Google’s personal developer gadget. That’s why it was such a shock to see Android 12 made accessible for TVs so shortly, however it’s a fantastic signal of the corporate’s dedication to the brand new Google TV platform.
The issue, although, is that many builders at the moment haven’t any means of accessing Android TV 12 on ADT-3, the one gadget that’s at the moment supported for flashing the replace.
Apparently, the newest model of Android 11 accessible to ADT-3 breaks the flexibility to permit OEM unlocking on the gadget. Hidden within the developer choices, the OEM unlock toggle permits customers to unlocked the bootloader of ADT-3 from a pc utilizing adb/fastboot instructions. With out that toggle flipped on, the fastboot flashing unlock command returns the error FAILED (distant: ‘unlock_ability is 0, cannot unlock’) and fails to unlock an ADT-3’s bootloader. The problem has already appeared on the Google Issue Tracker.
In principle, builders with an ADT-3 that’s on an older model of Android or that have already got an unlocked bootloader ought to be capable of set up the Android 12 previews, however we are able to’t confirm that since, properly, we are able to’t unlock the bootloader on our personal ADT-3 unit.
Askey, the corporate that produces and sells ADT-3 for Google, confirmed the problem in an e-mail, saying that the corporate is working with Google on the problem. At present, the corporate’s suggestion for getting Android 12 on ADT-3 is to attend for Google to launch the ultimate model. Not preferrred, clearly.
Google tells us that they’re conscious of the issue and at the moment engaged on a repair.
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