Update OnePlus 5T To LineageOS 14.1

OnePlus 5T succeeded the OnePlus 5 in November 2017. OnePlus completely overhauled the flagship lineup with the release of OnePus 5T. OnePlus 5T came out running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. It was very unfortunate for the OnePlus 5T to run on Android Nougat while the Android Oreo was already there. At the time of writing this post, Android Oreo has been released for this phone as well. While most of the users are looking for a way to update their phone to the latest and greatest version of Android, SultanXDA has something really different to offer. The famous XDA developer just published his unofficial version of the LineageOS 14.1 custom ROM based on the Android 7.1.2 Nougat.Update OnePlus 5T To LineageOS 14.1

A question may trickle through your mind that while there is official Android Oreo available, why you would want to get the LineageOS 14.1 which is based on the Android Nougat. CyanogenMod for the OnePlus phones is liked by the users since day 1. In the good old days, when the company released the OnePlus One, its OS was based o the CyanogenMod. Later on, the company parted away from CyanogenMod and launched its own OS named as OxygenOS. The reason for users to love this firmware was its bloatware free nature, blazing fast performance, no lags and no sluggishness and swift updates. The OxygenOS is quite close to the CyanogenMod as well. Later on, CyanogenMod was rebranded as LineageOS. So, if you want to experience something that is inclined a little bit more towards Vanilla Android, you may opt for this LineageOS 14.1 custom ROM.

The LineageOS 14.1 for OnePlus 5T has all the basic features in working state. The Face Detection works in this ROM. The fingerprint scanner is also working fine. The ROM supports various camera modes including the Video HDR mode, Antibanding control, Exposure control, Denoise control, Manual shutter speed, HDR and some other features. For better user experience and better battery life, SultanXDA has underclocked the CPU through this ROM. Although this ROM is currently in the beta stage, no major performance bugs have been reported so far.

If you are someone who likes experimenting with the phone and who has an old love for custom ROMs, you may install this ROM. To install the Android 7.1.2 Nougat LineageOS 14.1 custom ROM on OnePlus 5T, you need to follow the steps given in this guide. It’s time for us to have a look at the steps to update OnePlus 5T To LineageOS 14.1.

Preparation

  • This ROM is only for the OnePlus 5T. Do not try this on any other phone.
  • Charge your phone good enough so that it lasts during the installation process.
  • Backup your important contacts, call logs and text messages. Also, create a Nandroid and EFS backup. This is highly recommended because we will be factory resetting the phone during the flashing process.
  • Install TWRP Recovery on your OnePlus 5T.
  • Follow this guide carefully.

Note: This is a custom ROM and the process that leads to the execution of this ROM on your OP5 is also custom. Such procedures are not recommended by the device manufacturers. If something goes wrong, TechBeasts or the ROM developer or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you understand all the risks involved and you are doing this at your own risk.

Update OnePlus 5T To LineageOS 14.1

  1. Download OnePlus5T-Nougat-4.7.6-Firmware.zip file. Copy the downloaded ROM file to your phone’s internal or external storage.
  2. Boot your OnePlus 5T into TWRP recovery. To do so, power down your OnePlus 5T. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key. As soon as the phone boots up, leave the keys and let it boot into TWRP.
  3. Once you are in the TWRP recovery, tap Wipe > Factory reset your OnePlus 5T.
  4. Now get back to the main menu in TWRP recovery and tap Install > Locate and select OnePlus5T-Nougat-4.7.6-Firmware.zip > Swipe finger to start the installation.
  5. ROM installation will start now. Wait for a while and let it come to an end.
  6. Once done, reboot your phone into the system.
  7. First boot can take up to 10 minutes. Let the phone prepare the new system. You will have the new Freedom OS ROM up and running on your phone now.
  8. Since this ROM doesn’t have Gapps installed, here’s a guide on how to install Gapps: How to install GApps on Android 7.1.2 Nougat LineageOS 14.1.

This ROM is not rooted by default. You can install Magisk or SuperSU on your phone now.

That’s all. For more details, check out the ROM thread.

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