If you want to keep your Asus Zenfone Max (Z010D) smartphone updated all the time, then flash this latest Lineage OS 15 custom ROM and get the experience of Android 8.0 Oreo OS on your own device. This latest custom firmware comes with many bug fixes, improved system performance, stability and tons of new features and changes for your Asus Zenfone Max (Z010D). All credit goes to XDA developer ANAND RAMACHANDRAN to develop this amazing custom ROM. Now you can upgrade your smartphone to the latest Android 8.0 Oreo before the official stock firmware released. The ROM is still under development, so you may face some bugs but don’t worry they will be fixed with time. This ROM is not officially announced by Asus / Google but just a custom ROM. Make sure that your device is rooted and installed with the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or CWM (ClockworkMod) to flash this Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on Asus Zenfone Max (Z010D). By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Asus Zenfone Max to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
The Lineage OS 15 is one of the best custom ROMs among the Android community and it is the successor to the highly popular custom ROM CyanogenMod. Once you flash this ROM then you can enjoy all the official features of Android 8.0 Oreo like a picture in picture mode, app notification badges, lock screen shortcuts, Better copy and paste, advanced Doze mode, Better battery life and much more. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in updating Asus Zenfone Max (Z010D) to Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom firmware then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your relevant existing data on Zenfone Max.
- The stock Marshmallow OS version should be installed on Zenfone Max.
- Download and install USB drivers for Asus Zenfone Max on your computer.
- The Nexus bootloader should be unlocked.
- Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
- Your Zenfone Max must be rooted, and the latest build of either CWM or TWRP Recovery should be pre-installed on it to flash a brand new Android 8.0 Oreo-based custom ROM.
- For this firmware installation, you will also need to factory reset the phone.
- Finally, ensure that your Nexus device carries more than 70% of charge.
Please note that this guide can be used only for the Zenfone Max devices. Don’t use the firmware file given in this guide for any other device or incorrect variant. Do note that you will experience some force close errors while running this 8.0 Oreo firmware on your Zenfone Max.
Steps to Flash Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROM on Asus Zenfone Max:
Step No 1: – Download Lineage OS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM and Gapps for Android 8.0 Oreo ROMs from the above links given on the desktop of your PC. (Make sure to select the Android 8.0 Oreo OS version) while downloading Google Apps package.
Step No 2: – Connect the device to your PC and copy/paste both files to the phone’s internal storage. Do not unzip the files.
Step No 3: – Disconnect the phone from PC and turn it OFF to boot into Recovery Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 5: – While your Zenfone Max is in Bootloader / Fastboot main screen, press Volume Up to enter into Recovery mode. Then press Power to boot the Recovery Mode.
Step No 6: – Once in Recovery Mode, make a NANDROID Backup for the installed ROM by navigating to ‘backup and restore.’ Then set the file name and confirm process to begin the backup.
Step No 7: – Next, Factory Reset Zenfone Max and proceed to flash the Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM.
Step No 8: – In CWM Recovery, select ‘install zip from sd card’, then ‘choose zip from sd card.’ Find the Android 8.0 Oreo custom ROM file and confirm the installation process to begin.
Step No 9: – Once the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware installation is completed, repeat the above steps to flash the Gapps zip on your Zenfone Max.
Step No 10: – After installation is successfully finished, reboot the device in normal mode.
Step No 11: – Finally, flash the SuperSU Stable from here to get root access to the internal file system of your Zenfone Max to remove the factory restrictions and permission to install a lot of third-party apps.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any question or trouble while installing the ROM.