LineageOS 11 is available for OnePlus 8T. Though unofficial, the ROM is stable enough to be a daily driver. Let’s go through the steps by which you can flash LineageOS on your shiny OnePlus 8T.
Before we begin, a little knowledge for those who’re new to the custom ROM world. LineageOS is based on the Android Open Source Project with extra contributions from many people within the Android community. Most people prefer it cause, it can be used without the need to have any Google application installed. LieneageOS has got a stellar group of talented devs maintaining the project and you can view the Changelog for a full list of changes & features from here.
That being said, let’s flash LineageOS 18.1 on OnePlus 8T.
- Minimal ADB and Fastboot: Download
- OnePlus 8T Stock Firmware (if something bad happens): Download
- LineageOS Builds
Flash LineageOS 18.1 on OnePlus 8T
Disclaimer: Bootloader unlock may erase your data. So backup all the necessary data before proceeding. Also, it’s advised to have the latest software installed on your device.
So, you’ve to unlock the bootloader of your device before proceeding with the installation. If you don’t know how to unlock the bootloader, check this guide.
Once you’ve successfully unlocked the bootloader, follow the below steps.
- Download the latest build of LineageOS from one of the Mirror links given above and rename to update.zip.
- Connect your device to PC and open a command prompt window
- Input following commands in the PC terminal
adb reboot bootloader
- Your device should now be on device’s bootloader
- Now, input below commands to boot to recovery.
fastboot boot recovery.img
- Do a factory reset to have a fresh system: Factory reset > Format data/factory reset > Format data
- Then you’ve to choose: Advanced > Enter fastboot
- Once in the fastboot mode, input the following commands to flash the ROM
fastboot update update.zip
- Wait for the command terminal to completely sideload the ROM.
- Finally, reboot…
Hope you’ve successfully flashed the LineageOS 18.1 ROM on your device, in case of any further assistance needed, kindly drop in the comments.