Android 13 Custom ROM on Pixel 6A

How to Install Android 13 Rom on Nothing Phone 1: Paranoid

Today we will show you the steps to install Android 13 Paranoid Android custom ROM on your Nothing Phone 1. This new entry in the competitive budget domain has managed to live up to the hype it initially created. While this was true for the general consumer, there was a certain segment of tech enthusiasts who still had some doubts regarding custom development support for this relatively new player in the market.

How to Install Android 13 Rom on Nothing Phone 1: Paranoid

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

First, you need to install the Android SDK platform tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any suitable location on your computer. It will give you the Platform Tools folder, which will be used later.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

After that, you also need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The first one will make your device discoverable by PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device into fastboot mode. On the other hand, OEM unlocking is required to perform the bootloader unlocking process.

So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Nothing Phone 1

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well.

STEP 4: Download Paranoid Android for Nothing Phone 1

  1. Grab hold of the Android 13 custom ROM for your Nothing Phone 1 from below:
Paranoid Android Topaz Alpha 1: Download Link
[NOTE: Click on the "Fastboot Option" button to download]
  1. Once downloaded, transfer the ROM to the platform-tools folder on your PC.

STEP 5: Boot Nothing Phone 1 to Fastboot Mode

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
  1. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
fastboot devices

STEP 6: Install Android 13 Custom ROM on Nothing Phone 1

  1. Execute the below command to flash the ROM onto your device [replace filename accordingly]
fastboot update filename.zip
  1. After that, type in the below command to factory reset your device:
fastboot -w
  1. You may now reboot to the newly installed OS via the below command:
fastboot reboot

Enjoy.

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