You may have heard about CyanogenMod – the most popular custom ROMs created for Android. Lineage OS is the successor of CyanogenMod. If you’re unhappy with the limitations of your stock Android, LineageOs is the way to go. Lineage OS supports over 180+ devices with the list ever growing. You can check whether or not your device is supported by visiting Lineage OS Wiki before reading further. If it is, then follow the guide to install Lineage OS on your Android.
Install Lineage OS
- Make sure you backup all your important data on the cloud or an external storage media. Data may be lost during the installation process.
- Make sure the device has at least 80-90% charge.
- Check if the device is rooted and has TWRP installed.
- Download LineageOS file for your device into your device’s internal storage.
- Download Gapps for LineageOS based on your CPU’s architecture. CPU architecture can be known by apps such as CPUz. Make sure the file is in your internal storage.
- Boot in Recovery by using the combination of buttons. This is different on different devices but the most common combination is pressing volume down and power button or rebooting the device and keep pressing power button till you see the recovery menu.
- On the recovery’s main menu, tap on Wipe and on the bottom of the screen, swipe “Swipe to Wipe” button.
- Go back to the main menu and tap Install. Select LineageOS.zip file that you downloaded and swipe “Swipe to Confirm Flash” button located on the bottom.
- After the ROM has been successfully flashed, wipe Cache/Dalvik and then go back to the main menu.
- Install Gapps and then wipe Cache/Dalvik again.
- Now tap on Reboot System button to reboot. The first boot will take some time and should not be interrupted.
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