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    Android 8.1 Oreo, LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA is now available via a development build. This LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA (us997) is brought to you by developer natemckn.

    Follow the links to get Lineage OS 16 and Android Pie ROM builds.

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S):

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

    If you want the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15 then here is the OFFICIAL LineageOS 15.1 supported devices list or the Android Oreo ROMs devices list page.

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL DEVELOPMENT BUILD WHICH HAS MANY BUGS.
    FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Installing a custom ROM on a LG G6 USA (us997) may require an unlocked bootloader, 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 LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA (us997) Android 8.1 Oreo ROM:

    WHAT’S WORKING:
    – Oreo 8.1 with April security update
    – RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
    – Wi-Fi
    – Bluetooth playback
    – NFC
    – GPS
    – Camera, including wide cam in apps that support it like the built-in LOS Snap cam and Open Camera (except 4k video recording and gcam crashes)
    – Video Playback (DRM playback working, unlike 14.1)
    – Audio (Audio levels have been tweaked but may still need further adjusting)
    – Fingerprint
    – Flash
    – Quick charging (PD and QC and wireless chargers)
    – Off-mode charging (plugging the phone in when its off/dead properly boots into charging only mode)
    – No CPU stuttering bug like 14.1 has
    KNOWN ISSUES:
    – 5 GHz Wi-Fi hotspot broken
    – BT microphone broken
    – 4K video recording broken
    – Always on display doesn’t use the low power screen – it will drain battery quickly when its on
    – USB MTP (file transfer) is broken (it works in recovery so you can switch to that to copy file if needed)
    – VoLTE broken – Unconfirmed if this actually works on stock, so it may be impossible to fix.
    – GCam crashes. The built in Snap camera app and Open Camera and others work
    – Encryption – Reports that enabling encryption leads to bootloops – Needs further testing
    – exFAT formatted SD cards are not recognized – it tells you they’re corrupted and need to be formatted.
    – CDMA on Verizon must make call out after reboot in order to have incoming calls/txt working
    – Possibly more

     

    LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA (us997) Android 8.1 Oreo

    REQUIRED LINKS AND FILES FOR THIS LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA ANDROID 8.1 OREO CUSTOM ROM:

    Root binary is NOT inbuilt in LineageOS 15.1, so you may need to install a separate SuperSu package or LineageOS su binary to gain ROOT access. Here is LineageOS 15.1 Root 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 LineageOS 15.1 FOR LG G6 USA; ANDROID 8.1 OREO CUSTOM ROM:

    1. Follow this if you are flashing LineageOS 15.1 on LG G6 USA 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.

      • Download and Copy the GApps and LG G6 USA LineageOS 15.1 ROM ZIP files to your phone.
      • Boot into the custom Recovery.
        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 CWM recovery or any other recovery)
      • 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

      • First flash the LG G6 USA LineageOS 15.1 ROM file that you have copied into the phone.
        – Then flash the Oreo 8.1 ARM64 GApps zip from your phone memory.

        – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS

      • Then reboot into recovery (don’t skip this) and flash the Oreo Gapps for LineageOS 15.1 package.
        – Here is a post explaining how to flash GApps on TWRP recovery.
      • Reboot and Enjoy the Android 8.1 Oreo LineageOS 15.1 on LG G6 USA.
    2. Upgrading from earlier version of LineageOS 15.1 on LG G6 USA (us997):

      • Copy the latest LG G6 USA Lineage 15.1 ROM ZIP file to your phone.
      • Boot into Recovery.
      • Flash the latest LineageOS 15.1 ROM ZIP that you copied on your phone.
        – Here is a post explaining how to install LineageOS
      • Then flash the Lineage 15.1 Oreo GApps package.
        (Mostly the GApps is kind of self sustainable across ROM updates. You may need to follow this only If you don’t have Gapps after updating to the latest LineageOS 15.1 on your device.)

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

      • Done. Reboot and Enjoy

    Complete the initial setup and enjoy Android 8.1 Oreo with LineageOS 15.1 on LG G6 USA. After the installation of LineageOS 15.1 for LG G6 USA you may want to enable ROOT access on your phone and here is how you can do that:
    LineageOS 15.1 ROOT.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the LG G6 USA (us997) LineageOS forum For other Android Oreo, Nougat ROMs, LineageOS 15.1 ROMs, or other ROMs and all other device specific topics.

     

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