OnePlus devices are arguably among the developer-friendly devices. If you have a mere search on the web, you’d definitely find plethora of Custom Roms, TWRP and other unofficially developed resources for devices ranging from the first OnePlus product – OnePlus One to the latest and speedy – OnePlus 6. As you know it hasn’t been so long ever since the OnePlus 6 came to the wild and it’s kinda surprising to see the unofficial development sector flourishing for this device. Initially with the Official TWRP support and now a nearly stable LineageOS 15.1 is embracing the device. Let’s move to check how to install Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6.
The new unofficial LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6 has made the users joyous as it offers a lot of features compared to the stock OxygenOS – barring some of the minor bugs. Note that, the LineageOS we are talking now is different from the previous, buggy LineageOS GSI for OnePlus 6 and other Treble supported devices. In short the new LOS 15.1 is specially crafted for working on OnePlus 6 and is worth trying. Hence, let’s see how we can successfully flash the LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6.
As a quick overview, OnePlus 6 packs Snapdragon 845 with 6/8GB of RAM. It packs Full view display of 6.28. Further, it holds a 16 MP camera Exmor RS sensor supporting a resolution of 4616 x 3464 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor RS sensor.
In order to install the custom ROM on OnePlus 6, you need to root OnePlus 6. So, make it sure whether you have rooted OnePlus 6 before proceeding to install LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6.
Flash Unofficial LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6
Important: Flashing custom binary voids warranty and may render your device useless if any error happens during the process. Hence, proceed further if and only if you know what you are doing and at your own risk.
Without much ado, follow the below given step-by-step instructions.
- TWRP installed on your device. If not, see here how to flash TWRP on OnePlus 6.
- Before that you need to unlock Bootloader Oneplus 6.
- Download LineageOS 15.1 zip.
- Backup your Android device.
- TWRP-installer-enchilada-3.2.2-0.zip : Download
- GApps: Download
- Get Magisk 16.6 if root needed.
Flashing unofficial LineageOS 15.1
Follow the steps one-by-one without any fail to install LineageOS 15.1 on OnePLus 6. Once equipped with the ROM you will get all the features of the LineageOS 15.1 with some bugs.
- Save the downloaded LOS build, TWRP Installer, GApps and Magisk on root folder of your device’s internal storage
- Boot to TWRP recovery.
- Wipe Partitions: Dalvik Cache, Data and System. IMPORTANT — Don’t WIPE the Intenal Storage.
- Flash the latest LOS build.
- Flash the TWRP Installer 3.2.2
- Boot to recovery again.
- Flash GApps.
- Flash Magisk 16.6 for root(optional).
You should thank the XDA Recognised Developer Luk1337 for developing such a matured build of LOS 15.1 for OnePlus 6. Well, the project is in its initial state and does have some known bugs that we have provided below. Hence if you can’t live without these features don’t proceed or wait for the fix to come in the near future.
ROM OS Version: 8.x Oreo
ROM Kernel: Linux 4.x
- All vital hardware functions such as, RIL, Wi-fi, Hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth etc.
- Improper functioning of Alert slider
- Display inactive while offline charging
- Slight issue with the notch.
- Adaptive Display.
- May be more
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That is our guide to install unofficial LineageOS 15.1 on OnePlus 6. If you get any problem while installing LineageOS 15.1 then do comment below. We will reply you with the solution.