OnePlus 3 is receiving the Android 7.1.1 Nougat via unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM. OnePlus 3 is arguably the best Smartphone in the market with a premium build at a pocket-friendly price. The CyanogenMod is no more; they closed their all services like making Nightly builds, ROM, and all other development. So the CyanogenMod supported devices will be handled by the Lineage OS team. The latest builds of the Lineage OS is based on Android Nougat 7.1.1 for OnePlus 3. Now the OnePlus 3 users can upgrade their devices to the latest Android OS version. The Lineage OS 14.1 is very great ROM and suitable for daily usage. This ROM is not officially announced by OnePlus but just a custom ROM which is developed by the third-party developers.
By following this step by step guide, you can quickly update your OnePlus 3 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat Lineage OS custom firmware. This latest custom ROM is very nicely built for OnePlus 3 but there are still some minor bugs and issues with like Facebook Messenger doesn’t work and RGB slider won’t work. Your device must be rooted and installed with the latest recovery like TWRP or CWM. Because a custom recovery will be needed to install Lineage OS 14.1 on your OnePlus 3. Before proceeding keep in mind to take a full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in install Lineage OS 14.1 Android, 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on OnePlus 3 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
Lineage OS 14.1 ROM Features:
NFC (Partially working, NO Android Pay)
Google Play application installing
Button backlight control
USB OTG Support
Power Menu customizations
Live Display (almost all of it)
In call volume slider
battery customizations fixed
This guide containing the Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM is working with the OnePlus 3 devices. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, as a result, your device might get bricked.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your OnePlus 3 during or after the installation of Lineage OS ROM. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your OnePlus 3 is at least about 80% before moving to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the OnePlus 3 on PC.
- It is highly recommended to take a good 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 Install Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat ROM on OnePlus 3:
Here we have given a step-by-step guide on how to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat based Lineage OS custom ROM on OnePlus 3.
Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM (lineage-14.1-20170104-flo071-oneplus3.zip) and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC. Do not extractthese files.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your OnePlus 3 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the Lineage OS 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 3 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 sdcard> choose zip from sdcard.
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 ROM .zip file and proceed the installation process.
Step No 9: – Once the ROM is successfully installed on your OnePlus 3, install Google Apps package by following the same procedure as given above.
Step No 10: – After the installation of Lineage OS Android 7.1.1 Nougat 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 3 to the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Lineage OS custom ROM.