Install Android Oreo on OnePlus 2 via LineageOS

OnePlus 2 was the second device released by an entrant in the year 2015. Despite a big improvement on the successor OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 is barely expensive. Though OnePlus was new in the smartphone market yet One Plus 2 did quite well and managed to acquire a significant number of users. Another amazing thing was the guaranty from the manufacturer itself that offered the warranty even on the unlocked device. This led to the development of custom ROM‘s and Mods and a huge spot that developers filled with their versions of OS later. Last month Google released the latest version of its Android OS. Quite Recently OnePlus 2 has received its share of Android Oreo via LineageOS. And in this guide, we will show you how you can install Android Oreo on OnePlus 2.

While most you must be familiar with the LieageOS, it is no surprise that now you can install Android Oreo on OnePlus 2 via LieageOS 15.0 ROM. It is based on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo version and has all the key features. This includes a picture in picture mode, notification badges for app icons, lock-screen shortcuts, and other background optimizations. To give you a quick recap of OnePlus 2’s specs, it comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Under the hood is a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 3300mAh non-removable battery.

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The ROM is still in early stages but the devs have announced to update it. What this means is that you cannot have this for daily use. In case you are familiar with the possible hurdles and are eager to get your hands on the latest Android version, then get to the instructions without further ado.


Installing a custom ROM is not recommended by the manufacturer and a slight mistake could brick your device.


Early Preparations

  • Make sure the bootloader of your device is unlocked. If not use this guide.
  • Create a backup of your data including pictures, contacts, and files.
  • Charge the device to at least 60%.
  • Head over to the link and Download Android USB Drivers.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
    • Navigate to Settings > About Device.
    • Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
    • Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
    • Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.


How to Install Android Oreo on OnePlus 2

Here are couple of things you must do before proceeding with the instructions. First, install the TWRP recovery on your OnePlus 2 using the file you downloaded and this guide. Then move the ROM file to the international storage of your device.

  1. Turn your device off and boot it into recovery mode.
  2. Press and hold Power + Volume Up keys for few seconds.
  3. When the manufacturer logo appears, let go of the keys. You will end up in recovery mode.
  4. In recovery mode, tap on Wipe and select Wipe Data > Cache And Dalvik Cache via recovery.
  5. After wiping the data, navigate back to main menu and tap on Install.
  6. Select the ROM file you copied in the internal storage and initiate installation by swiping to right.
  7. Following the similar procedure install GApps that you downloaded earlier.
  8. After flashing, reboot the device by tapping on Reboot > System.

Since it’s the first boot after installing a custom ROM, it will take some time. Here’s a link to the official forum if you want to interact with the developer.

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