- December 29, 2016 at 1:24 PM #10681
Here we are presenting How to Enable Root on Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat ROM on an android devices. Lineage OS is nothing but a CyanogenMod ROM and CyanogenMod has in-built root access since CyanogenMod 12 (The Lollipop Version) but that is disabled by default. But this is not the same in case of Lineage ROM, the team has decided not to put the SU binaries into the ROM by default. But the developer can build the ROM with ‘export WITH_SU=true’ command to put the SU binaries back to the ROM. The user then just need to enable root access on their phones manually as per their need. This guide will work ONLY on an Android phone installed with Lineage 14.1 ROM.
The Lineage OS ROM does not come with an inbuilt Super User manager by default but if the ROM developer has enabled it while developing the ROM then you can enable or disable root access as per your need or selectively allow root access for either Apps only or ADB only or Apps/ADB both. You cannot see these settings unless you enable the Developer Options on your Lineage 14.1 ROM. You need not to worry because this process is really very simple and it will be like cake walk for you.
Why do I need to Enable ROOT settings on Lineage OS 14.1:
I don’t know if you really know or not, CyanogenMod (and now it is Lineage OS) was the first most popular custom ROM for android devices which comes with no bloatware (un-necessary applications). Also the Lineage OS ROM has many in-built added features unlike stock Android ROMs (AOSP ROMs). With the ROOT access on your Android phone you can further change some more settings on your phone, for example: You can tweak build.prop settings, you can customize your boot animation, you can manually change CPU frequency settings, you can add your own init.d boot scripts etc. There are many more to add on to this list.
Simplifying the above statement, if you are a developer or an advanced user or very keen to learn all these things then yes you should enable the ROOT access. With the ROOT access a user can modify the system settings and this is the potential reason that the ROOT access is disabled by default.
Steps for how to Enable ROOT access on Lineage 14.1 ROM:
The ROOT access settings are actually provided under Developer options in Lineage OS 14.1 ROM. Developer options are the same as comes in stock Android Devices. So, you need to Enable the developer option on your android device first.
Enable Developer Options on Android and then enable ROOT settings:
To enable Developer Options on an Android phone or Tablet, do the following:STEP 1:
Go to Settings. Click on About phone and then Tap Seven times on the Build number.
Here is a link explaining How to Enable Developer Options on Android or Lineage OS or any other Custom ROMs.STEP 2:
Now to enable ROOT access, open Developer options and then scroll a little bit down on the Developer Options settings and look for the Root access setting, which must be showing Disabled.
Just click on the Root access and set it to Apps and ADB or Apps only or ADB only, as per your need.IF YOU DON’T SEE THE ROOT ACCESS OPTION IN DEVELOPER OPTIONS THEN PLEASE PROCEED TO THE NEXT PROCESS TO ENABLE ROOT ON LINEAGE 14.1 ROM.
Here are some screenshots for the above settings:
Here is a video demonstrating how to enable ROOT access on CM13/CyanogenMod 13 but the same should work fine for the Lineage OS 14.1 too (as Lineage OS 14.1 == CM14.1):
How ROOT Lineage 14.1 ROM if there is no SU option for APPS in ROM:
You need to follow the following to enable root if you don’t have su access for Apps or Apps and ADB in Developer Options.STEP 1:
Download the suitable SuperSU binary provided by Lineage team to flash on Lineage 14.1 ROMs:
ARM32 SuperSU download link for Lineage 14.1 ROMs
ARM64 SuperSU download link for Lineage 14.1 ROMs
x86 SuperSU download link for Lineage 14.1 ROMsSTEP 2:
Follow the instructions in the following guide to Flash SuperSU ROOT on a Lineage 14.1 custom ROM.
NOTE: You can either use the Lineage 14.1 SuperSU or the SuperSU links provided in the above link.
That’s all. Enjoy the benefits that comes with ROOT on your Android Phone powered by Lineage OS 14.1 Nougat ROM. Stay tuned for more of such updates and if you like it then just don’t forget to subscribe.
- February 8, 2017 at 12:14 AM #12476
On Step 2, the link send us to a post where dont have any mention of Lineage 14.1, Cyanogemmod 13, Can the version be an problem?
- February 8, 2017 at 12:56 PM #12505
Hi Gerson, I have updated the guide accordingly in the link.
Make sure to follow from the following section on the other link:
HOW TO FLASH SUPERSU/LINEAGE SU USING TWRP RECOVERY AND ROOT ANY ANDROID DEVICE:
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