Download Android 13 Beta GSI on any Android Phone

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Google has finally released the fourth Android 13 beta. But as you know it is officially available for Pixel, other device owners cannot use it without any alternative. Fortunately, Google has an alternative called GSI ‘Generic System Images’. And if you want to try Android 13 beta on a non-Pixel phone, you can install GSI. Here, you can download and install Android 13 Beta GSI on any Android phone.

GSI or Generic System Image was introduced a few years ago during Android 8.1 phase. And since then it’s been available for every major Android update. Its main goal is to provide testing functionality for the latest Android version on any Android phone, even if it’s a non-Pixel phone. Developers can use it to test apps, functionality, and other development tasks on a triple-compliant device.

Android GSI is an open source project that developers can use to build custom ROMs, etc. And on top of that, it delivers a stock experience on non-Pixel phones. Now let’s move to the download section.

Download Android 13 Beta 4.1 GSI

Like Android 13 factory image and Android 13 OTA image, Google also provides Android 13 GSI builds. So anyone interested can download and enjoy the latest Android 13 beta. It is useful for developers but tech enthusiasts can also use it to experience the upcoming Android 13. Now let’s go to the download links.

Android 13 Beta 4 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 4 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 3.2 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 3.1 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 3 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 2 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

Android 13 Beta 1 GSI

TypeLink
ARM64 + GMSDownload
ARM64Download
X86_64 + GMSDownload
X86_64Download

The given links are available based on the hardware architecture of the device. So, make sure to download the correct image file that matches the architecture of your device. You can easily check the architecture using ADB commands or using any third-party apps to check system information.

As you can see there are GMS and non-GMS links in the table, so if you don’t know about GMS, it’s the package that includes all the major Google services and apps. So you can choose Android 13 GSI with GMS or without GMS, it depends on your usage. This is because Google apps are not available in some regions.

How to Install Android 13 GSI on Your Phone

Prerequisites

  • Works on Android 9 or newer version
  • Install adb and fastboot driver on your PC (Or download Platform Tools)
  • Unlock bootloader of your phone (Different method for each brand)
  • Check if your phone support project treble (steps given below)
  • Take a full backup of your phone
  • Download the correct GSI for your device
  • Download vbmeta.img
  • Make sure you are installing it at your own risk
  • Some OEMs have different process for installing GSI (It shouldn’t be much

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging

Step 2: Check for Project Treble Support

Step 3: Extract Android 13 Beta 4 GSI

Step 4: Boot your Android phone into Fastboot Mode

Step 5: Flash GSI to install Android 13 Beta 4

Install Android 12 GSI
  • Enter the below command to disable AVB Android verified boot:

fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

  • Now wipe all the data for clean install using the mentioned command (It will remove all the data):

fastboot erase system

  • Next, Install the Android 13 Beta GSI on your phone with this command:

fastboot flash system system.img

  • Now Wipe the userdata partition once the installation is done:

fastboot -w

  • That’s all, now you can reboot and enjoy Android 13 on your phone.

fastboot reboot

After reboot, setup Android 13 and enjoy it on your phone. There is also a DSU Loader method to experience Android 13 GSI without permanently installing it.

With GSI you can enjoy Android 13 features before the official launch. This is really helpful if you are a developer to build Android 13 compatible apps. You can also report bugs to Google.

Soon other OEMs will also release Android 13 based beta for their phones. Most probably after Google I/O, so if you have the latest flagship phone from other brands, get ready to try a new Android 13 beta.