Android 12 Developer Preview for TV

Latest Update: Android 12 Developer Preview 2 for Android TV released on March 17, 2021.

The Android 12 Developer Preview for Android TV is now available. The developer preview is an opportunity for you to test your apps and provide feedback on the latest release. Further customizations in Android to improve the experience and compatibility on TV will be continually introduced with the developer previews.

With this preview, you will also be able to test and validate your apps on the new Google TV experience. Alternatively, the build images for the standard Android TV experience are also available for download.

Download the system images for the ADT-3 Developer Kit to get started. Please share your feedback and issues in the Issue Tracker.

How to get started

  1. Use the ADT-3 Developer Kit for Android TV. The provided system image is for ADT-3 developer devices only.
  2. Download the system image.
  3. Install the system image on your ADT-3 device.

Install system images manually

You can download the latest Android 12 system image and manually flash it to your test device. Manually flashing a device gives you precise control over the test environment and can be performed with command line tools.

After you back up your device data, download one of the ADT-3 builds listed below and then flash the image onto your device.

Factory image links have been updated in response to the issues caused by OEM unlock when flashing from Android 11. Developers should no longer face any issues with flashing.

ADT-3 factory images

Device Download Link SHA-256 Checksum
ADT-3 (Android TV) cb6eb907687e5d5b5e8920014acd31d58ec16c3f278aa7f2233ed432686afffc
ADT-3 (Google TV) 508f90e1624cf7c06cb618d4da3999bcfa645ee0d1d3c32a710cd260e004d558

Download ADT-3 factory system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

By clicking to accept, you hereby agree to the following: All use of this development version SDK will be governed by the Android Software Development Kit License Agreement (available at https://developer.android.com/studio/terms and such URL may be updated or changed by Google from time to time), which will terminate when Google issues a final release version. Your testing and feedback are important part of the development process and by using the SDK, you acknowledge that (i) implementation of some features are still under development, (ii) you should not rely on the SDK having the full functionality of a stable release; (iii) you agree not to publicly distribute or ship any application using this SDK as this SDK will no longer be supported after the official Android SDK is released; and (iv) you agree that Google may deliver elements of the SDK to your devices via auto-update (OTA or otherwise, in each case as determined by Google). WITHOUT LIMITING SECTION 10 OF THE ANDROID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT A DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF A SDK IS NOT A STABLE RELEASE AND MAY CONTAIN ERRORS, DEFECTS AND SECURITY VULNERABILITIES THAT CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE, INCLUDING THE COMPLETE, IRRECOVERABLE LOSS OF USE OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE.

Download ADT-3 factory system image

Download ADT-3 factory system image

adt3-spp2.210219.010-factory-cb6eb907.zip

Download ADT-3 factory system image

Before downloading, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

By clicking to accept, you hereby agree to the following: All use of this development version SDK will be governed by the Android Software Development Kit License Agreement (available at https://developer.android.com/studio/terms and such URL may be updated or changed by Google from time to time), which will terminate when Google issues a final release version. Your testing and feedback are important part of the development process and by using the SDK, you acknowledge that (i) implementation of some features are still under development, (ii) you should not rely on the SDK having the full functionality of a stable release; (iii) you agree not to publicly distribute or ship any application using this SDK as this SDK will no longer be supported after the official Android SDK is released; and (iv) you agree that Google may deliver elements of the SDK to your devices via auto-update (OTA or otherwise, in each case as determined by Google). WITHOUT LIMITING SECTION 10 OF THE ANDROID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT A DEVELOPMENT VERSION OF A SDK IS NOT A STABLE RELEASE AND MAY CONTAIN ERRORS, DEFECTS AND SECURITY VULNERABILITIES THAT CAN RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE, INCLUDING THE COMPLETE, IRRECOVERABLE LOSS OF USE OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE.

Download ADT-3 factory system image

Download ADT-3 factory system image

adt3_gtv-spp2.210219.010-factory-508f90e1.zip