Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 Nougat 7.1 ROM

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    Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 has come via an unofficial build. If you want the OFFICIAL update or some more Lineage ROMs then stay tuned to the Android Nougat Lineage OS page or the latest Lineage OS 15 Android O devices list page. This Tecno W4 Lineage OS 14.1 is brought to you by iyke.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S):

    NO donation link found for iyke.

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL OR EVEN IF IT BOOTS IT MAY HAVE MANY BUGS. HAVE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT ROM BEFORE FLASHING THIS ROM AND TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Installing a custom ROM on a Tecno W4 requires to unlock bootloader on Tecno W4, which may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

    Status of Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 Nougat 7.1 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Not Known
    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Not Known

     

    Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in Lineage OS 14.1, so you may need a separate SuperSu package or Lineage OS su binary to install to gain ROOT access. Here is LineageOS Rooting guide
    If there is no in-built ROOT or it does not work for some reason then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

    HOW TO INSTALL/DOWNLOAD/FLASH/UPDATE Tecno W4 Lineage OS 14.1 NOUGAT CUSTOM ROM:

    1. Follow this if you are flashing Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 for the first time, or coming from another ROM:

      Points to NOTE:
      – Try to avoid restoring apps backup using Titanium Backup. It may break things up.
      – Don’t restore system data using Titanium Backup! It will definitely break the current installation.
      – It is also discouraged to Restoring Apps + Data using Titanium Backup.

      • Boot into Recovery. Make sure to have a Custom recovery like CWM or TWRP or any other custom recovery. If not then follow the Recovery Installation Guide for Mediatek devices (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as CWM recovery or any other recovery)
      • Wipe data factory reset, Cache partition, Dalvik Cache and Format the System partition.
        – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe data using TWRP.

        This will delete all your data on your phone. You may consider complete backup of your phone data or take a NANDROID backup of the current ROM
        backup all data on your Android phone
        Take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

      • Go to “Mount”, “Enable MTP” (if it says “Disable MTP” then no need to do anything and you are good to go from here), and connect the device to your PC.
      • Copy the GApps and Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 ROM ZIP to your phone using MTP file transfer mode.
      • First flash the Tecno W4 Lineage OS 14.1 ROM ZIP from device.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery.
      • DO NOT REBOOT YET. Now flash the Lineage OS 14.1 GApps package.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP recovery.
      • Reboot and Enjoy the Nougat 7.1 Lineage OS 14.1 ROM for Tecno W4.
    2. Upgrading from earlier version of Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4:

      • Copy the latest Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4 ROM ZIP file to your phone.
      • Boot into Recovery.
      • Flash the latest Lineage OS ROM ZIP from your phone.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery.
      • Then flash the Android Nougat GApps package.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps using TWRP.
      • Reboot and Enjoy

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android Nougat 7.1 with Lineage OS 14.1 for Tecno W4. After the installation of Tecno W4 Lineage OS 14.1 you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    How to ROOT Lineage OS 14.1.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Tecno W4 Lineage OS forum For other Android Nougat ROMs, Lineage OS 14.1 ROMs, other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

     

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