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Download LineageOS 16 for Pixel 3a

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    The good news is that you can now download and install LineageOS 16 for Pixel 3a. Here is how to install LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a, with a step-by-step guide. This LineageOS 16 build is brought to you by developer pipyui.

    Follow the links to get other LineageOS 16 and Android Pie ROM builds.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S)/PROJECT:

    If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to pipyui and LineageOS project:
    – No donation link found for pipyui
    Donate to LineageOS project
     

    Download LineageOS 16 for Pixel 3a
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF LineageOS 16 FOR Pixel 3a, WHICH MAY NOT BOOT AT ALL OR MAY HAVE MANY BUGS.
    MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA OF YOUR PHONE AND FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Installing a custom ROM may require an unlock bootloader on Pixel 3a, 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; neither the developer nor I can be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

    Status of the Pixel 3a LineageOS 16 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Almost everything works

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – eSIM doesn’t work and has been removed
    – If flashing Gapps, an app downloaded at first-time setup Data Transfer Tools will crash constantly and needs to be uninstalled. This may mean you can’t transfer data from an old phone to this one via setup.

    REQUIRED GUIDES AND DOWNLOADS TO INSTALL LineageOS 16 ON Pixel 3a:

    HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL LineageOS 16 ON Pixel 3a – Android 9 Pie CUSTOM ROM:

    Following are the two sub-sections of this Pixel 3a LineageOS 16 guide:

    1. First time installation of LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a
    2. Upgrading LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a from a previous build of LineageOS 16 ROM

    To Install LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a for the first time:

    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.

     

    1. Download and Copy extract the Pixel 3a LineageOS 16 7z zip file.
    2. Start the Pixel 3a in bootloader mode by pressing Volume down + Power button when starting the phone.
    3. Execute the following commands on a command window to flash respective image files:

      fastboot flash boot boot.img
      fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
      fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
      fastboot flash system system.img
      fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
      fastboot -w (to wipe cache and data)

      This requires fastboot to be installed on a host PC. Make sure you have already installed the same.

    4. Then install the MindTheGapps for LineageOS 16 package.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install GApps using TWRP recovery.

    5. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a.

    Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a (sargo):

    1. If the LineageOS 16 is in fastboot image file format then download and extract the Pixel 3a LineageOS 16 7z zip file.
    2. Start the Pixel 3a in bootloader mode by pressing Volume down + Power button when starting the phone.
    3. Execute the following commands on a command window to flash respective image files:

      fastboot flash boot boot.img
      fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img
      fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
      fastboot flash system system.img
      fastboot flash vendor vendor.img

      This requires fastboot to be installed on a host PC. Make sure you have already installed the same.

    4. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 16 update on Pixel 3a.

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 9 Pie with LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a.

    After installing LineageOS 16 on Pixel 3a you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    LineageOS 16 ROOT.

    If there is no ROOT access for some reason even after installing the LineageOS SU binary, then you can try SuperSU rooting guide to enable ROOT access.

    Try Google Camera APK, Android Apps and Games for Google Pixel 3a:

    Once done, you can try the Google Camera APK for Google Pixel 3a or some Android apps and games from the Android APK download and the Android Game download section.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Pixel 3a (sargo) LineageOS forum For other Android Pie, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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