If you have been looking a custom ROM for your HTC 10 then official Lineage OS custom ROM is available now for your device. Lineage OS is probably one of the closest to stock Android among custom ROMs. The official Lineage OS 14.1 custom ROM is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat which brings a couple of extra features. CyanogenMod team will now operate under the Lineage OS name, so this latest custom ROM has all the features of CyanogenMod had and even more. This ROM is not officially announced by HTC but just a custom ROM that’s why you may face some bugs and errors. Your HTC 10 should be rooted and has the latest custom recovery like TWRP or ClockworkMod (CWM) already installed.
By following this step by step guide, you can update your HTC 10 to official Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM. This latest custom firmware is quite stable and it can be used as a daily drive without any problem. Official builds are always good but custom ROMs make your device better and bring new features as well as many system tweaks that are not possible to get in the official firmware. Before proceeding, don’t forget to take a full backup of all your valuable data. Because while flashing this custom ROM, your entire data will be wiped clean. If you are interested in installing Lineage OS 14.1 Nightly Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM on your HTC 10 then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM is working with the HTC 10. Do not try to install this ROM on any other device, or your device might get bricked.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your HTC 10 during or after the installation of Lineage OS 14.1 Custom Firmware. Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make sure that the battery level of your HTC 10 is at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install proper USB Drivers for the HTC 10 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 HTC 10 from Settings > Developer Options.
- The HTC 10 should be rooted with the latest version of CWM or TWRP recovery installed that it supports the new Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based ROM installations.
Steps to Update HTC 10 to Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat Custom ROM:
Step No 1: – First, download the Lineage OS 14.1 Android 7.1.1 Nougat custom ROM and Google Apps package from the above links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, connect your HTC 10 to the PC using its USB data cable.
Step No 3: – Move the Lineage OS 14.1 firmware, and Google Apps zipped files to the root folder of SD card on your phone.
Step No 4: – Transfer the boot.img file to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your PC.
Step No 5: – Next, power OFF the HTC 10 to boot into Bootloader/Fastboot Mode. Also, disconnect the USB cable.
Step No 6: – Power ON the device while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time.
Step No 7: – Once your HTC 10 is in the Fastboot mode, navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt within the folder.
Step No 8: – Type the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step No 9: – Now, type the following command and hit Enter.
Step No 10: – Follow the on-screen instructions and choose BOOTLOADER -> RECOVERY.
Step No 11: – While the phone is in TWRP Recovery, perform a full data wipe by tapping on the ‘Wipe’ button. Then swipe on the “Swipe to Factory Reset” option at the bottom.
Step No 12: – Navigate to the Recovery main menu and tap on the ‘Install’ button. Select the firmware.ZIP file that you have already transferred to the root folder of your SD Card on the phone.
Step No 13: – Swipe on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option to confirm installation on the next screen. The installation process will be initiated.
Step No 14: – After the installation is finished successfully, you will see a similar screen like the following:
Step No 15: – Repeat the above-given step for the installation of Google Apps package on your HTC 10.
Step No 16: – Finally, select the “Reboot System” button to reboot your phone.
Your HTC 10 will boot now, and it may take about 4-5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation.
Done! You have installed Android 7.1.1 Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat custom ROM on HTC 10.