Lineage OS 15 custom firmware is now available for OnePlus 2 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. As we know that OnePlus has already stopped the official support for OnePlus 2, so the only way that enables you to still keep your smartphone updated to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, is by trying dedicated custom ROMs. If you love the custom ROM then LineageOS is one of the most popular custom OS in the Android history. In this detailed guide, we provide you the new build of Lineage OS 15 that is the alpha release of Android 8.0 Oreo which means that the firmware is not yet fully stable but the good thing is that you can get the experience of Android 8.0 OS on your device. This latest custom firmware comes with many new features and changes like new multi-window integration, revamped Notification pane, all-new Settings app, new notification center and much more. This ROM is not officially announced by OnePlus but just a custom ROM, so you may find some minor bugs, lags, and other similar malfunctions while using this software. But don’t worry you can use it as a daily driver. Your OnePlus 2 should be rooted & have the latest version of a Custom Recovery like TWRP or CWM already installed to flash the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your OnePlus 2 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM. This custom ROM brings tons of new features, improvements, enhanced system performance. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM on your own OnePlus 2 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM is working with the OnePlus 2 devices. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your OnePlus 2 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the OnePlus 2 on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a proper backup of your important data and settings on the phone using a custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP. In case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on One Plus One from Settings > Developer Options.
- Your phone should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked.
Steps to Update OnePlus 2 to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo ROM:
Here we have given a step-by-step guide on how to install Android 8.0 Oreo based Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on OnePlus 2.
Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extract these files.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your OnePlus 2 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the Lineage OS 15 firmware and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Now, disconnect the device from the PC and turn it OFF in order to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 5: – Turn ON the OnePlus 2 while pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while until the device enters into Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Go back to the main recovery menu and perform a full data wipe. This includes Dalvik cache, Cache, System, Factory data reset.
Step No 7: – Go back the main Recovery menu and choose install zip from sd card > choose zip from sd card.
Step No 8: – Find the ROM file that you’ve already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card in Step No 3. Select the Lineage OS 15 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
Step No 9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your OnePlus 2, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
Step No 10: – After the installation of Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and Google Apps, select reboot system now to reboot the phone.
It will take about 5 minutes to boots up for the first time after installing ROM on your phone.
That’s All! You have successfully updated OnePlus 2 to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with Lineage OS 15 custom ROM.