How to Install Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4

 
 
 

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    Good news for Honor 4 users, as you can now download and install Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4. Here is how to install LineageOS 16 on Honor 4, with a step-by-step guide. This LineageOS 16 build is brought to you by developer dianlujitao.

    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 dianlujitao and Lineage OS project:
    Donate to dianlujitao
    Donate to LineageOS project
     

    How to Install Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4 - 4x
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL BUILD OF LINEAGE OS 16 FOR Honor 4, WHICH MAY HAVE MANY BUGS.
    MAKE SURE TO BACKUP ALL DATA OF YOUR PHONE.
    FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Installing a custom ROM requires an unlock bootloader on Honor 4, which has been abandoned now by Huawei.
    Because of the above said fact, devices with already unlocked bootloader can only flash this LineageOS 16 for Honor 4.
    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 Honor 4 LineageOS 16 ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Unknown

     

    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – Unknown

    REQUIRED GUIDES AND DOWNLOADS TO INSTALL LINEAGE OS 16 ON Honor 4:

    WHERE TO DOWNLOAD AND HOW TO INSTALL LineageOS 16 ON Honor 4 – Android 9 Pie CUSTOM ROM:

    Following are the two sub-sections of this Honor 4 LineageOS 16 guide:

    1. First time installation of Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4
    2. Upgrading LineageOS 16 on Honor 4 from a previous build of Lineage OS 16 ROM

    How to Install LineageOS 16 on Honor 4 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 the Honor 4 LineageOS 16 ROM and LineageOS 16 GApps ZIP file to your phone.
    2. Boot into the TWRP custom Recovery to install this Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4.

      Make sure to have a Custom recovery like a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
      – If not then download the TWRP recovery from Downloads link and follow the Custom Recovery Installation Guide (it’s a generic guide which will work for TWRP as well as any other recovery)

      – Installing TWRP recovery requires an unlocked bootloader on Honor 4

    3. Wipe the data partition (or do a factory reset), Cache partition, Dalvik Cache or ART cache and Format the System partition.

      – Here is a guide explaining how to wipe using TWRP recovery.

      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
      How to backup all data on your Android Device
      how to take NANDROID backup using TWRP recovery

    4. First flash the LineageOS 16 for Honor 4

      – Here is a post explaining how to install recovery flashable zip file

    5. Then install the MindTheGapps for Lineage OS 16 package.

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

    6. Reboot and Enjoy the Android 9 Pie LineageOS 16 on Honor 4.

    How to Upgrade or Update Latest Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4 (cherry) from earlier version of Lineage OS 16:

    1. Copy the latest ROM zip file of LineageOS 16 for Honor 4, Lineage OS 16 GApps and/or Magisk ROOT package to the phone
    2. Boot into Recovery.- Make sure you have a latest custom Recovery that should be able to flash the LineageOS 16 ROM update.
    3. Format or wipe the system partition from the custom recovery menu.
    4. Install the Lineage OS 16 for Honor 4.

      – Here is a post explaining how to install Lineage OS

    5. Reboot and see you have the GApps and ROOT access or NOT.

      – Gapps is built in such a way that it will sustain across ROM updates.

    6. If you don’t have GApps after upgrading the LineageOS 16 on Honor 4, then flash the GApps.

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

    7. If you don’t have ROOT after upgrading the Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4, then flash the SuperSU or Magisk or the Lineage SU binary.

      – Here is a post explaining How to Enable ROOT on Lineage OS 16 ROM

    8. Once everything is done, reboot and Enjoy the LineageOS 16 on Honor 4.

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 9 Pie with LineageOS 16 on Honor 4.

    After installing Lineage OS 16 on Honor 4 you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    Lineage OS 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.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Honor 4 (cherry) Lineage OS forum For other Android Pie, Android Oreo ROMs, Nougat ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

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