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How to Install LineageOS on Android

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Now you can give a new life to your mobile phone. Following these steps surely. This is all about how to flash the LineageOS,  ROM onto your Phone.

Initial Step:  Please makes sure your device and also your computer are ready to start the process

Before going through the steps be sure your devices and everything ready to process and be sure whether the phone also ready to take on a ROM. Firstly you should make sure your phone fitting with the Lineage designed specifically to your phone category. Just go to the Lineage Download page and find out the manufacture and model of your phone from it. Then check out for your category and if it supports your one, then we can start our journey ahead.

And wanna mentioning other special points for you. Also, make sure matches handset codename and processor information because some phones have multiple types. Some times it causes in Samsung Galaxy Models.

At the time you comfortable with those things, Lineage also will be fine with your phone. If a computer or any other guide method also running properly, then you should go to the ADB and FastBoot. It is very essential for before going through these steps.

Lastly, wanna mentioned the very important and little bit of hard process out of the entire process. You should unlock the Boot-loader or compatible workaround. If it free from any error your path is clear. let’s start the FLASHING!!!!

Step 01: There are a few tools you need to get success.

  • SU File: For Root Access. This is optional.
  • Lineage OS: Actual OS you set to be.
  • GApps: Google Apps package for all gooeyness. This is optional.
  • TWRP: This is custom recovery. You should need this for flashing all o the things belong to Lineage OS.

It used to be helpful for you all of this download to the same place.

Download the team win recovery project(TWRP)

TWRP is a custom recovery that is basically required before you can flash Lineage.

To gain it. click the device tag of the top of the home page of TWRP  

Download TWRP
Download TWRP

Then type your model of the phone in the given text box. You must make sure that the model name is the correct one because there are many similar names that have different models.

Download TWRP
Download TWRP

After selecting the model you need to scroll down the page and there is a section named “Download Links”.Then you need to click the appropriate link that belongs to your region.

Download TWRP- Download Links
Download TWRP- Download Links

Then click the latest version’s link, it arranges another page, now you need to click the Download button to download it.

Download TWRP- Download
Download TWRP- Download

Download Lineage Build:

If you scoured the Lineage website at the moment 50% of your process done. Then just get the latest version and ready.

Download Lineage Build
Download Lineage Build

Optional work out: Downloading the Google Apps

You may want to access your phone with the help of google account you may need to set your phone with the google apps. Then you can access the play store and utilize all features belongs to it.

Top of the GApps page you may need to choose a version of the Lineage which you will be installing. Likely it maybe 15.1 or 14.1 version.

Downloading the Google Apps
Downloading Google Apps

There you can see some categories like Platform, Android, and Variant. The most important thing to get right here is the Platform. The version of GApps you flash has to match the processor of your phone. If there is any unsure with that case GSMArena is the best way to start the process.

At the time you get confirmed with that, you need to select the Android version before, then confirmed it. And the variant means how much of stuff need to include the package. The default selection is Nano.

If you need to most stocks like experience go with full, and also recommend the Micro or larger. Is everything is done click the download to save it.

Optional work out: Download SU

After flashing Lineage some times you may need to root access, then you should get the relevant SU file. Before that, you may need to select the version that matches the Lineage version and architecture of the phone.

Download SU
Download SU

(Still, only have SU files for early versions. Not for 15.1 version)

Enable Developer Mode and USB Debugging

It needs to enable the Developer mode and USB debugging, before going through the downloaded files.

Here is the best guide to do that properly. Top of the about section of the phone, find and build number, and need to tap the number seven times. It will enable the developer mode. USB debugging>>

Then this new menu has an android debugging option, make sure to enable it. And also your device is new, you may need to enable the feature which is, OEM Unlocking.

Enable Developer Mode and USB Debugging
Enable Developer Mode and USB Debugging

Step 02: Unlock the Boot-loader.

Now you enter the second step. Now you complete the download things and enabling things.

Now you should unlock the boot-loader of the phone. Give attention to backing up the phone before.

Then connect the computer and phone over USB. And navigate the folder which is ADB and Fast booster files stored. Then need to open the command prompt or power shell window to the above-mentioned folder. There is a usual way to do this shift-right-click and select on “open power shell window here”.

open the command prompt
open the command prompt

If the device is connected in the proper way, then type adb devices on the prompt and press Enter key.

command prompt- adb devices
command prompt- adb devices

It shows your device in the list of attached devices. Before you never use ADB  it will ask from your permission for grant ADB access. You should tick to its checkbox and tap OK.

always allow from this computer
always allow from this computer

If it returns “unauthorized” at the first attempt, you need to try again, and then you have authorized access mode on your phone.

Then type adb reboot bootloader and press enter key. After finished the rebooting, type fastboot oem unlock and press Enter key to unlock the bootloader. Now your phone will reset and make sure you have a backup it early. Then you have to select “yes” using your volume button and power button. Using the volume up button will help to go to the yes option and, using the power button you can confirm it. Then we can move to custom recovery flashing.

unlock the bootloader
unlock the bootloader

Step 03: Flash TWRP

Before that device take some several time to formatting purpose. After finishing it you need to go folder which is saved TWRP and then open its command prompt or power shell window. The path for it we mentioned before. Then type fastboot flash recovery <nameofrecovery.img>

Flash TWRP
Flash TWRP

Attention on the <nameofrecovery.img> . Here you should match your file. For example you have “twrp-3.2.1-1-hammerhead.img” then your command will be “fastboot flash recovery <hammerhead.img>“. Read more- Flash TWRP>>

Step 04: Reset / Wipe partitions

Then you need to complete the process of launch the recovery. Using volume keys find the option which is “Recovery mode”, and using the power button enter recovery. Then pop-up windows have wipe option, you will need to press it and then also need to press the advanced wipe option.

Reset / Wipe partitions
Reset / Wipe partitions
Reset / Wipe partitions
Reset / Wipe partitions

After that ticking up the following System, Data, Cache, and swipe the slider to start the wiping process.

ticking System, Data, Cache
ticking System, Data, Cache

Then reboot the system using the button below.

Step 05: Flash Lineage, GApps, and SU

Again you need to back your command prompt or power shell window, and type adb push <nameoflineagebuild.zip> / sdcard In Android phones call local storage like SD card.

Flash Lineage, GApps, and SU
Flash Lineage, GApps, and SU

No need an actual SD card for this purpose. It copies linkage download file in phones local storage, for flashing.

If having optionally GApps and SU using following command you can move those.

adb push <gapps.zip>/sdcard

adb push <su.zip>/sdcard

Then you may need to move three files to your phone’s storage. When do those things you should tap the install button and then choose lineage download

lineage download
lineage download
lineage download
lineage download

It must first tab on your queue. Then tap the “Add more zips” bottom of the screen after choosing GApps. This process should repeat for the SU. Then make sure the top reads “3 of max 10 file queued”.Then swipe to flash all of the things , this process will take some several time.

lineage download
lineage download
lineage download
lineage download

Step 06: Boot and Set-Up 

After all you need to reboot your phone once.

reboot
reboot

Congratulations! Now you are with LineageOS!!


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