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Install LineageOS 17 ROM on OnePlus 6

OnePLus 6
Written by Hassan Abbas

Download LineageOS 17 ROM on OnePlus smartphone. During the OnePlus 7T launch event, on 2nd November, the company declared an official Android 10 update especially for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T smartphones. This Android 10 OTA update brings the stable OxygenOS 10.0 along with the latest Android Q features.

Lineage OS Features:

Some of the Lineage OS features include:

  • new system UI
  • system-wide dark mode
  • enhanced app permissions
  • smart reply for messaging app
  • Wi-Fi sharing via QR codes
  • quicker access to settings
  • enhanced security features
  • adaptive battery with AI support
  • overhauled permissions etc

This guide helps you to flash LineageOS 17 based Android 10 ROM on OnePlus 6 smartphone. Looking at the OnePlus 6 specs, it sports 6.28 inches of Optic AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels of resolution. Besides, OnePlus 6 features Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor.

Variants:

It comes in three variants:

OnePlus 6:

  • 64GB 6GB RAM
  • 128GB 8GB RAM
  • 256GB 8GB RAM

Now let’s talk about the OnePlus 6 camera, it offers a dual-camera setup of 16 + 20 megapixels on the rear. Besides, it features a 16-megapixel front camera for selfie. Due to such high-end flagship features, the Lineage OS ROM runs smoothly without any lag.

Disclaimer:

All the steps given below are risky. Hence implement them carefully. We will not be held liable for any damage whatsoever.

Compatibility:

This Android 10 based Lineage OS 17 ROM is only for OnePlus 6. Flashing this unofficial custom ROM on any other device or variant will cause permanent damage or bricked phones.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Make sure charge your phone at least 50% before going further.
  • Take backup to your contacts, messages, apps, call logs, notes, etc. This is necessary as everything gets deleted in this flashing process.
  • Install the latest OnePlus USB drivers on your PC so as to detect your mobile when connected through USB cable.

Download OnePlus 6 USB drivers.

  • Enable USB debugging mode from your phone settings. Refer our guide:

How to Enable USB Debugging on OnePlus 6.

  • Also, flash the latest TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6. Refer our guide:

How to install TWRP on OnePlus 6.

  • It is necessary to root Android phones.

After implementing everything as given above, let’s check the OnePlus 6 Android 10 ROM installation tutorial.

Steps To Install LineageOS 17 ROM on OnePlus 6:

Step 1:
Download LineageOS 17 ROM.
Step 2:

Download GApps

Note: Do NOT extract both of these zip files.

Step 3:

Now connect your phone to PC and copy both the downloaded zip files on your internal storage.

Note: If you don’t have a PC, then you can directly download the zip files on your phone.

Step 4: 

Power off OnePlus 6 and boot it into TWRP recovery mode.

Step 5:

For doing that, press and hold the Volume Up + Power button simultaneously. When you see the TWRP logo leave both the keys.

Note: If you are not able to boot Android phones into recovery, use the Reboot Recovery app from Google Play Store.

This is how you can restart OnePlus 6 into TWRP recovery mode.

Step 6:

When you boot into TWRP, take Nandroid backup. Make sure this Nandroid backup is the backup of your entire Android OS. Refer our guide:

How to take Nandroid Backup on OnePlus 6.

Step 7:

After taking a backup, click the Wipe option present on the main screen.

Step 8:

Then simply swipe right to start the wiping process.

Note: This step will delete your entire phone data. Make sure to take a backup before doing this step.

Step 9: 

Go back to the main screen and again select the Wipe option.

Step 10:

Then choose the Advanced Wipe option.

Step 11:

Now just select Dalvik / ART cache, System, Data and cache partitions.

Note: Do NOT tick any other partitions.

Step 12:

Just swipe right to start the wiping process and start the OnePlus 6 LineageOS 17 ROM flashing process now.

Step 13:

To do this choose the Install option from the main screen. This will show you all the files present on your mobile.

Step 14:

Simply select the LineageOS 17 ROM zip file which you’ve downloaded earlier. On the next screen, swipe right to start the OnePlus 6 Lineage OS ROM installation process.

Wait and Calm down until the flashing completes. A successful message will appear as soon as it completes.

Step 15: 

Similarly, flash the Google Apps (GApps) zip package file which you’ve downloaded earlier.

Step 16:

Finally, everything completes now. In order to restart your mobile, select the Reboot » System option.

Note: The first boot will take more time to start than usual. But it’ll be normal after a couple of boots.

Conclusion:

I hope this guide helpful to install Android Q based LineageOS 17 custom ROM on OnePlus 6 A6000, A6003 smartphone. If you still face any problem, then drop a comment below!

Till then Spread Love and Keep Smiling.
Peace out! ✌

Also Read: Unlock Bootloader OnePlus 7T Pro Using Fastboot Command

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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