This document introduces special GSI settings for facilitating xTS-on-GSI with a single image.

Changes in runtime resource overlays (RRO)

SystemUI overlays

Some devices access the private android framework resource by @*android: while overlaying their SystemUI setting status_bar_header_height_keyguard. However, referencing private framework resource IDs from RRO packages in the vendor partition crashes on these devices when GSI is used. This is because private framework resource don't have a stable ID, and these vendor RRO packages would be referencing to dangling resource references after GSI is used (b/245806899).

In order to prevent SystemUI crash, GSI adds a runtime resource overlay in the system_ext partition, which have higher overlay precedence than RROs on vendor partition, so the problematic vendor RROs would be overridden.

Lifetime of this package:

  • Starts at: Android 14.
  • Deprecation plan: TBD, depends on b/254581880.