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 in the case of 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 exterior of Google’s personal developer system. That’s why it was such a shock to see Android 12 made out there for TVs so shortly, however it’s an amazing signal of the corporate’s dedication to the brand new Google TV platform.
The issue, although, is that many builders at the moment don’t have any means of accessing Android TV 12 on ADT-3, the one system that’s at the moment supported for flashing the replace.
Apparently, the latest model of Android 11 out there to ADT-Three breaks the flexibility to permit OEM unlocking on the system. Hidden within the developer choices, the OEM unlock toggle permits customers to unlocked the bootloader of ADT-Three 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 difficulty has already appeared on the Google Concern Tracker.
In idea, builders with an ADT-Three that’s on an older model of Android or that have already got an unlocked bootloader ought to have the ability to set up the Android 12 previews, however we are able to’t confirm that since, effectively, we are able to’t unlock the bootloader on our personal ADT-Three unit.
Askey, the corporate that produces and sells ADT-Three for Google, confirmed the problem in an e mail, saying that the corporate is working with Google on the problem. At the moment, the corporate’s suggestion for getting Android 12 on ADT-Three is to attend for Google to launch the ultimate model. Not best, clearly.
Google tells us that they’re conscious of the issue and at the moment engaged on a repair.
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